(503) 217-4457

3125 NE Holladay St, Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy & Massage services

2410 SE 10th AVE, Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

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2410 SE 10th Ave,
Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

3125 NE Holladay St,
Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy, & Massage services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition, and Counseling services

Emergency Announcement here

Our Providers

At Be Well Holistic Health, our providers specialize in a wide variety of gentle modalities that are in alignment with our mission and principles of care. They are unified in approach while coming from many different styles of holistic medicine. 

Acupuncturists

Douglas Wingate, acupuncturist

Doug Wingate

(he/him)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Douglas Wingate (he/him) has has been in private practice since 2011 in Portland, Oregon and began working in the neurology department of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital in 2018. He specializes in the use of acupuncture and massage in the treatment of neurological conditions in children and adults including acute and chronic pain, stroke rehabilitation, PTSD, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries. He is also recently board certified in Functional Hyperbaric Medicine.

Page Morrison

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Page Morrison (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist, healer, and graduate of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Supporting patients into a restful healing state is an important part of Page’s sessions. She uses guided meditation, shiatsu massage, gentle acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine in her treatments. She is also happy to share Chinese Medicine based nutrition and lifestyle guidance to support wellness. Helping her patients to connect with their innate healing potential is her goal.

Kate Drake, licensed acupuncturist

Kate Drake

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Kate Drake, LAc, MAcOM (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner in the state of Oregon. She completed her medical training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Areas of interest and continued learning include sports medicine acupuncture, sound therapy, toyohari no-needle acupuncture, medical and natal astrology, quantum shiatsu massage, myofascial release, mindfulness meditation, and hypnotherapy. Areas of focus include pain management, musculoskeletal conditions, internal medicine, women’s health, stress management and mental health.

kate is not currently accepting new patients

Amy Homer-Brown, licensed acupuncturist

Amy Homer-Brown

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Amy Homer-Brown (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon, born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados. She has always been drawn to the art of medicine and healing.

Amy’s acupuncture style follows closely with Traditional Japanese techniques which are gentle and incredibly effective. Such techniques include non-insertive needling, moxibustion and gentle bodywork such as sotai, myofascial release, and cranialsacral therapy. Amy enjoys working with a diverse patient population and works with patients with conditions such as (but not limited to) stress, anxiety and depression, acute and chronic pain and physical rehabilitation (such as neurological conditions, injury, stroke).

amy is not currently accepting new patients

Aubrey Kelly

(she/her)

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

Aubrey offers an extensive set of acupuncture and bodywork skills developed over many years of professional experience. Her healthcare journey began in 2008, and she has been fortunate to work with many amazing teachers along the way. She started in private practice in 2013 and continues to hone her intuitive style. Aubrey utilizes gentle Japanese Meridian/Channel theory and eight other time-tested theories to work with your internal systems. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with the vagal circuitry, specifically for trauma recovery. Along with acupuncture, she may incorporate sound therapies, journey work, breathwork, herbs, supplements, and gua sha in a session. She is also experienced and comfortable in the use of functional diagnostic labs. She happily collaborates with other doctors to get you the support you need for your unique health situation. Aubrey loves to learn new things, research issues and bring new insight to her patients. At Be Well, Aubrey focuses on women’s health, and more specifically on making high-quality healthcare accessible for Minority communities. 

Patty McDuffey

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Patty has practiced acupuncture in both Bend and Portland, and worked within the health insurance industry. Like many others, she entered the acupuncture field of medicine after experiencing exceptional relief through natural dietary therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs for health concerns that were not responding well to other forms of treatment. She strives to understand what is at the root of dis-ease and will do her best to help each patient realize their own unique healing potential in an effort to find greater balance, peace, and well-being. She is happy to be a part of Be Well Holistic Health and to serve within what she hopes will grow into a foundation for a national healthcare system in the United States. 

patty is not currently accepting new patients

Alyssa Shaffer

(she/her/ella)

Licensed Acupuncturist

I’m an acupuncturist and herbalist who loves working with folks to achieve their wellness goals. I particularly love treating clients experiencing digestive issues, acute and chronic pain, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, menstrual issues, and fertility concerns.  I fell in love with holistic medicine while in college after being disappointed by certain aspects of the conventional medical system. Being a bigger bodied person, I believe there are limited medical and wellness spaces that feel comfortable for larger folks, and I strive to create a space where every body is welcome. As a Colombian-American, I also aim to provide more access to holistic wellness modalities to the Latine community and offer services in Spanish as well as English.

Vanessa Wesley

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist and chinese herbalist

Vanessa is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for her patients. She uses a variety of modalities in her treatments including tui na, fire cupping,  electroacupuncture and light therapy. She enjoys helping her patients understand the connection between nutrition and their skin and overall health.

Vanessa received her master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Her post graduate studies have included advanced training in dermatology and gentle Japanese style acupuncture.

Ocean

(fluid pronoun)

licensed acupuncturist

Ocean (fluid pronoun) is an aspiring Taoist Priest/Priestess from Thailand. He is passionate about providing therapeutic experience for his clients through an integrative session of Japanese Acupuncture, Sound healing, Thai massage, Thai oil massage, and Energy medicine. 

Ocean is passionate about supporting clients through:

  • Physical and emotional pain
  • Nervous system regulation
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Lack of joy, feeling out of touch with self
  • Sleeping problems
  • Digestive issues and autoimmune conditions

 

In particular he loves to support members of the queer and and BIPOC community. Ocean is currently accepting new patients and patients with the Oregon Health Plan.

Chiropractors

Dr. Brandy "B" Hagan

(they/them)

chiropractor

Brandy “B” Hagan (They/Them) is a neurodiverse Trans graduate from the University of Western States Doctor of Chiropractic program. They have over a decade experience working in the mental health and substance use recovery fields in & around the Portland area. While attending graduate school they served as a Student Liaison to the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) and Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine’s (OCIM) Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine’s (SAIM) Executive Board. They aim to offer care based on guiding principles of body-autonomy, collaboration, & weight-inclusivity. They practice the diversified method for Chiropractic and are trained in Activator Method as well. In their free time they enjoy practicing aerial arts, listening to audiobooks or reading, and taking naps.

DR. BRANDY IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE

Dr. Ginger Werwinski

(she/her)

chiropractor

Dr. Ginger Werwinski, she/her, is a chiropractor licensed and practicing in both Oregon and Washington since 2007.

Treatment with Ginger may include: manual adjusting, low-force Activator adjusting, extremity adjusting, manual therapy, trigger point therapy, cold laser, therapeutic exercise, and guidance for work or lifestyle modifications.

Additionally, she is trauma informed and gives support from a weight neutral, HAES (Health At Every Size) standpoint.

On a personal level, Ginger knows first hand what it is to experience constant chronic pain; to have one’s life upended by chronic illness. She knows that making changes for your health can feel overwhelming. But she has also learned from her own experience that even incremental shifts can add up over time to big health changes, and she no longer lives in constant pain.

Ginger is available for care on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays and accepts Oregon Health Plan, most private insurance and Motor Vehicle Accident insurance. She is accepting new patients at Be Well!

DR. GINGER IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE

Functional Neurologist

Kimber Savage Chiropractor

Dr. Kimber Savage

(she/her)

chiropractor

Dr. Savage (she/her) is a Chiropractic Physician and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. She graduated from University of Western States and completed her clinical neuroscience training with the Carrick Institute.

Her practice focuses on balance disorders, concussion care, migraine headaches and improving the quality of life of those living with Parkinson’s. She enjoys employing a variety of brain-based rehabilitation approaches, as well as mindfulness meditation training, positive mindset training and neurofeedback. She believes that actively involving conscious awareness in the process of healing is a key contributor to positive clinical outcomes.

DR. KIMBER CURRENTLY HAS A WAITING LIST. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST

Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Lily Martin

(she/her)

Naturopathic Doctor

S. Lily Martin, ND is a Naturopathic Physician offering virtual holistic care. She has a focus on digestion and hormonal health, with a goal of overall wellness. With the goal of finding the root-cause of your illness, Naturopathic Doctors treat the person not the diagnosis. Our toolkit is vast and includes herbs, supplements, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, homeopathics and more. In working with Dr. Lily you can expect a comprehensive intake, thorough testing, personalized treatment plans, and consistent follow-up.

Dr. Lily is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients. 

Dr. Lana Ferris

(she/her)

Naturopathic doctor

Lana Ferris, ND is a naturopathic doctor. She specializes in mental health, eating disorders, and transgender health.  In addition, she especially enjoys working with complex trauma, highly sensitive people, and burnout.

Dr. Lana takes a medical approach that is compassionate and personable, yet evidence based and thorough. As a naturopathic doctor, complex cases are some of Dr. Lana’s favorite.  She relishes the process of deciphering the relationship between seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Dr. Lana accepts Oregon Health Plan and most private insurance. 

Dr. Michelle Ritola

(she/her)

Naturopathic doctor

Michelle Ritola, ND is a Naturopathic doctor who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 2021.  Dr. Michelle is a fat positive provider using components of the Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating frameworks and is a member of the Association of Size Diversity in Health (ASDAH) and Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN).  She loves finding the root cause of dis-ease as well as helping people feel at peace in their own bodies.  Her role at Be Well Holistic Health is adjunctive mental health care, working with her patient’s primary care doctor and other specialists to address mental health in a holistic way.  Her special focus is on the neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Dr. Michelle is now seeing new adult OHP patients through Be Well Holistic.

Dr. Ben Reebs

(he/him

Naturopathic doctor

Dr. Ben Reebs is a dedicated naturopathic doctor based in Portland, OR, who believes deeply in the healing power of nature. Dr. Ben emphasizes a holistic and individualized approach to treatment, focusing on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness.

Dr. Ben specializes in:

  • complex and chronic illnesses, 
  • environmental medicine (such as mold/ mycotoxin illness and environmental toxicity),
  • chronic infections (such as Long Haulers, EBV, and tick borne illness), 
  • autoimmunity, 
  • gastrointestinal conditions. 

Physical Therapist

Dr. Ruth Will

(she/her)

Physical therapist

Dr. Ruth Will, DPT has a treatment style that reflects a personal and professional arc towards grounded and anatomical basis, honoring the body’s inherent wisdom and personhood. Ruth’s inclusive and relational approach is informed by each patient’s body, story and lived experience.

She brings personal knowledge to the treatment room, holding space for patients to reconnect with their body, learning its language, and facilitating a felt sense of connection and collaboration. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University in 2014.

DR. RUTH IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE

Massage Therapists and Chiropractic Assistant

Lark E Strong-Collins

(he/they)

chiropractic assistant

Lark Strong-Collins is a chiropractic assistant and supports Dr. Brandy Hagan DC at Be Well. 

He is passionate about assisting fellow members identifying under the LGBTQIA2S+ umbrella. When not at Be Well, Lark enjoys being a cat dad to his lazy boy Sauerkraut, getting out on their kayak (whenever the weather permits), being a drag artist, and honing in on any of many side hobbies sharing the spotlight that week. They are excited to be a part of the Be Well family, and to be a resource and advocate for members of the community. 

Lark and Dr. Brandy are available, working as as a team supporting OHP and most private insurance patients with chiropractic care. Patients receive 30 minutes of chiropractic from Dr. Brandy followed by 30 minutes of adjunct therapy from Lark. 

Willow Hall

(she/her)

licensed massaged therapist

Willow is a dedicated and proficient practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the field of massage therapy and energy medicine. Her practice is rooted in unconditional positive regard for all individuals and bodies, with a particular focus on providing inclusive and informed care for LGBTQIA2S+, trans, fat, and neurodivergent individuals. Her work skillfully weaves clinical and intuitive approaches and is guided by the belief that everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for in a way that acknowledges and respects their unique experiences and identities.

Willow is available for a limited number of scholarship visits per month. If you would like to apply, please click below to fill out an application form.

Nutritionists

Jamie Menzel

(she/her)

Licensed Certified Nutritionist

With two decades of commitment to health equity, accessible nutrition, and herbal medicine, Jamie aims to provide nutritional care that supports the body’s healing process from a trauma-informed, gender-affirming, and Health at Every Size perspective. Her primary area of focus is on the relationship between nutrition and mental health, with a special interest in the prevention and improvement of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

Jamie accepts the Oregon Health Plan and is accepting new patients for one on one telehealth consults with no out of pocket cost to the patient.

Kastania Rasmussen

(she/her)

holistic nutritionist

Kastania Rasmussen, MScN (She/Her) is a somatic nutritionist with a masters degree in holistic clinical nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Kastania identifies as a queer cis-woman of Danish descent who respectfully honors practicing somatic nutrition as a white settler on colonized land belonging to Indigenous communities and First Nations people. 

Kastania specializes in food relationship, nervous system support, eating disorders and disordered eating and the somatic-emotional aspect of nutrition and nourishment. She receives ongoing continuing education from ERED (the Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders Institute), has training in IFS (Internal Family Systems), has completed training in Somatic Intuitive Healing (a somatic therapy approach), holds a Chiropractic Assistant Certification for manual body work at Be Well and will complete her training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2026. 

Gabriella Gonzalez, certified holistic nutritionist

Gabriella Gonzalez

(she/they)

Holistic Nutritionist

Gabriella (she/they) is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She graduated from The Wellspring School for Healing Arts in Portland where she studied nutrition with both a Western and Eastern lens.

Her philosophy of nutrition work is grounded in self compassion and a health at every size approach. She offers Food Access + Education sessions to help cultivate a nourishing relationship to self. These sessions provide individualized, food & lifestyle focused support. By utilizing resources, tools & nutrition education she will work with you to find solutions that feel empowering + practical for your life.

GABRIELLA IS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE

Therapists & Counselors

Chris Doud

(they/he)

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Chris Doud, LCSW (they/he) is a trauma-informed psychotherapy associate. They use a psycho-dynamic, social-justice-minded, and person-centered approach. Chris is dedicated to cultural humility and responsiveness. They are skilled in coordinated care (including for gender-affirming care), case management, and trauma-informed psychotherapy. Chris has many years experience as a therapist in the mental health field. 

Chris’s client-centered therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR, including dyadic resourcing).

chris is not currently accepting new clients

Celia Heffernan

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Celia Heffernan (she/her) is a Professional Counselor Associate. She is honored to support individuals in discovering a sense of safety and ease within their bodies and their interpersonal relationships as they navigate life with increased agency, authenticity, and fulfillment. Celia works with people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, and has a particular interest in supporting individuals who are new to parenthood or beginning romantic relationships. 

Celia’s approach is trauma-informed, attachment-oriented, and with a focus on the strengths of the individual as the foundation of healing. Sometimes the techniques we develop that have once kept us safe and afloat in the face of challenges may later get in our way. Celia collaborates with clients to identify and shift unhelpful or harmful patterns and cultivate new ways of responding with greater compassion for themselves and others. 

CELIA CURRENTLY HAS A WAITING LIST. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST

Amy McDonald

(she/her)

Clinical social work associate

Amy McDonald (she/her) CSWA hails from the Oregon Coast and has been practicing social work for the last 15 years. She has been deeply affected by her dog Dottie, chronic Lyme disease, Star Trek, her therapist, principles of radical mental health and creating “good trouble”, the trauma that has taken her out of her body, and the patient love of those who’ve helped her back into her body. She has had the privilege of supporting folx experiencing: chronic illness, anxiety, trauma, first-episode psychosis, systems survival, identity and relationship challenges, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and parenting challenges.

Amy is currently accepting new patients with Oregon Health Plan: Care Oregon, Trillium, and Pacific Source OHP. 

AMY CURRENTLY HAS A WAITING LIST. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST

Lisa Headings

(she/her)

Expressive Arts Therapist

Lisa Headings is a lifelong explorer of creativity and former educator turned Expressive Arts Therapist and Professional Counselor Associate. Lisa uses a trauma-sensitive and client-centered approach to meet her clients where they are at emotionally and mentally. She supports her patients as they redefine what is possible for their lives. Over the years, she has had extensive experience supporting people who are working through life transitions, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues regain the confidence they need to create more joy and add color back into their world. As an expressive arts therapist, Lisa incorporates multiple modalities of creativity into sessions, giving her clients the opportunity to to express themselves and their needs through sound, movement, visual image-making, writing, or any multitude of combinations that they may wish to explore.

Lisa currently offers both in-person and telehealth appointments for Oregon Health Plan patients and looks forward to connecting with you to discuss whether Expressive Arts Therapy might be right for you.

LISA IS TAKING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CALL/TEXT (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE A FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION

Yulya Trinidad

therapist

Yulya is a queer psychotherapist with a somatic approach, specializing in working with creatives, change makers, chronically ill and disabled folks, and fellow ADHD and autistic folks. She works from a harm reduction and explicitly anti-racist, queer/trans-affirming, sex positive, poly and kink affirming, fat/body positive, and anti-oppressive lens.

She invites clients to bring the many parts of themselves, as well as their spiritual traditions, culture, rituals, and ancestral wisdom and practices into the therapy space. 

Yulya’s professional passions include interpersonal neurobiology, mind-body connections, relational and community building, creative expression, intergenerational healing, anti-oppressive multicultural practice, and resilience.

Yulya accepts OHP and most private insurance. 

YULYA CURRENTLY HAS A WAITING LIST. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST

Morgan Vanderpool

(they/he)

licensed clinical social worker

Morgan Vanderpool, LICSW, (they/he), is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington & Oregon, and has experience supporting folx desiring support with: Complex Trauma Resolution, Gender & Sexual identity Integration, Neuro-expansive & inclusive living, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation.

Morgan is a bilingual (Spanish/English), queer, non-binary, neurospicy, ecologically and intersectionally grounded: collective neuropractor, restorative practice facilitator, neuro-sensitive movement specialist, choreographer and community builder; with 12+ years of experience as a body-based global complex trauma specialist and licensed clinical social worker. 

MORGAN IS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE TEXT/CALL (503) 217-4457 TO SCHEDULE A 15 MIN CONSULT

Ru

Therapy Dog

Ru is a 3.5 lb. chihuahua who is available for cuddling!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dessa Bingley Licensed Acupuncturist

Dessa Bingley

(she/her)

FUNCTIONAL HYPERBARIC MEDICINE DIRECTOR

Dessa’s (she/her) goal is to support her patients in getting well naturally.

Dessa is a licensed acupuncturist practicing Traditional Chinese & Japanese Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has a private clinical practice and specializes in pain relief, support during stressful times of transition, and support with grieving. Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine, helping the mind and body move through difficult times and is widely recognized for its effectiveness in promoting physical and emotional health.

Dessa is board certified in Functional Hyperbaric Medicine and accepting new clients. She is not currently accepting new clients for acupuncture.

Chris Carter

(he/him)

hbot manager

Carter has a myriad of interests, ranging from healthcare and natural sciences to construction and artsy crafts. Formerly an LMT, Carter has returned to the world of healthcare to lead our hyperbaric oxygen treatment clinic. When not at the clinic, he enjoys a variety of hobbies that generally involve hand-crafting gifts for friends and attending local comedy shows.

Robin Weisner

(she/they)

Social

Support Staff

Office Manager at Be Well Holistics Heather Brandi

Heather Brandi

(they/she)

Office Manager

Heather Brandi (they/she) is Be Well Holistic Health’s office manager and is here to ensure that we provide you with the highest quality of care. They bring over 10 years of management experience, most of which comes from working with small businesses.

After having a child, Heather began researching ways of living more holistically and alternatives to western medicine. Working for a holistic health clinic that shares the same values is wonderful! She truly enjoys the vibrant, nurturing community at Be Well, and looks forward to supporting you with all of your holistic healthcare needs and helping you to navigate healthcare barriers.

Heather also has an MA in Philosophy and is a certified relationship coach, and is a current graduate student studying Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling.

When not at the desk, you’re most likely to find Heather playing modern board games, reading a book, or going for a swim. They enjoy traveling, working on their family tree (and have gotten Italian citizenship recognition through this research), and they love owls!

Christine DeVillier

(she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Christine DeVillier is part of our administration team. She helps to schedule patients, answers patient questions, and prepares their paperwork for visits. 
 
Christine has long enjoyed eastern medicine, learning various Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies and practices at home from her grandmother, who had assisted in her elder brother’s TCM practice in China and Hong Kong before immigrating to the United States. Christine treasures this connection to her heritage as a proud Chinese American. 
 
Christine also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. In her spare time, she enjoys genealogy research, skincare, cooking, discovering delicious new restaurants, and taking care of her dog.

Ashley Tramutolo

(she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Tramutolo is part of our administration team. She is currently working during off-hours to prepare insurance paperwork for visits for Be Well patients. 

Ashley is also going to school for Network Administration.

In her spare time, she likes to hike with her dog, play the banjo, and practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is currently a white belt but close to getting her blue belt.

Christy Neuworth

(she/her)

administrative assistant

Christy Neuworth (she/her) is part of our administrative team. Christy assists patients and practitioners with scheduling and communication. She enjoys helping patients find care that supports their unique needs and experiences. 
 
Christy’s passion for holistic, inclusive wellness stems from personal and professional experiences over the last two decades- through her work in counseling and Reiki, and her own health journey, she knows firsthand how important it is to have a care team who makes you feel seen and accepted.
 
Christy holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Education, and has enjoyed offering her creative wellness programs to local children and families. In her spare time she likes adventuring with her two daughters, snuggling her two cats, painting, and reading young adult fiction. 
Margarita Schnieder

Margarita Schnieder

(she/her)

Billing Specialist

Tasha Searles

(she/they)

advanced practice nurse

Tasha Searles, APRN, AGCNS-BC is a Queer, Autistic, ADHDer with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome + some other commonly co-occurring conditions. Originally from Indiana, they now reside in Portland, Oregon with their two rambunctious cats. Tasha enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, learning, and finding new ways to be creative.

 

Professionally, Tasha is trained as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (a type of advanced practice nurse, similar to a Nurse Practitioner), and has been a nurse for over a decade —mostly working with individuals impacted by chronic or complex health conditions. They started in diabetes care and became a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, so much of their work has been related to diabetes and nutrition. They also spent many years as a Nurse Navigator helping clients navigate the healthcare system. Their personal health journey, and realization of the huge gaps in available care, led them to shift their professional practice to serve others on similar journeys as their own.

 

Tasha has been told she’s inquisitive and “a very good detective”. Being curious, digging deep, and thinking outside of the box (all while keeping the whole picture in mind) are really her favorite things in this life. Tasha’s style in working with patients is as a consultant & coach. She believes you are the expert in your own self and aims to empower you, provide hope, and help you to use your own innate wisdom to live your best life!

 

Tasha’s goal is to create a safer space for all to receive appropriate healthcare that is affirming & accommodating of individual needs; a space that encourages exploration and self-determination of what wellness & thriving mean in your individual life. They practice from a trauma informed perspective that is neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, disability, & HAES affirming. Tasha is able to order diagnostic tests and prescribe medications, but also works with clients on nervous system safety, nutrition, hydration, gut health, musculoskeletal health & movement, sleep, mental & emotional health, stress management, creating a life they love, finding joy, & more.

 

Tasha is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients ages 16 & up. Because all visits are conducted virtually, Tasha does not serve as a Primary Care Provider (PCP). 

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurodiversity Affirming care
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare