(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

In addition to owning Be Well Holistic Health, Dessa is the Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) non-profit, TeamWorks International (EIN 20-2629300). The mission of TeamWorks International is to build healthy and lasting relationships through a paradigm of service that is based on partnering with people to positively impact communities.

Our objectives include:

  • Collaborating the strengths and resources of community members for the purpose of holistic community development
  • The practice of a philosophy that addresses education, healthcare, infrastructure development, and environmental preservation
  • Promoting relationships that facilitate learning and dialogue in the areas of sustainability, peace studies, and culture

Food as Medicine: Empowering patients through nutrition education and food resources

At the Be Well Nutrition Education Program we empower patients through nutrition education & resources to help increase access to fresh, nourishing and culturally relevant food. We recognize nourishment on a mind, body, spirit level & focus on meeting patients where they are at.

We hope to develop the program over time to include a full library of resources accessible in different formats and languages, a kitchen tool library, monthly group cooking classes, a free grocery store and meal prep service. We will also partner with local farms to make fresh, local food more accessible to our patients

Nourishment happens on all levels.

The Food Empowerment Program is a multifaceted program that focuses on making Chinese Medical Nutrition food education + resources accessible for the community.  Our program offers one on one sessions with a Holistic Medical Nutritionist.  These sessions are offered on a sliding scale basis, $5-$100 (50% pay less than $20/visits) Sessions may consist of support with:
  • Food/lifestyle based changes, 
  • Meal planning/budgeting,
  • Recipes, 
  • Cooking classes, 
  • SNAP application assistance 
  • Resources to help increase access to fresh food.

Pet End of Life and Memorial Support Fund

TeamWorks acknowledges that pets are family and that this loss can have a significant impact on the ones who love and care for them. A pet falling ill and passing can bring tremendous emotional and financial costs to a family, and this fund helps directly support people to help ensure every pet is able to rest with dignity.  

Applying for Assistance

The Pet End of Life and Memorial Support Fund assists people who are in the process of losing, or who have recently lost, a pet and who are seeking support around their passing.

This program partners with local community groups and organizations to ensure people who are low income have access to critical services, such as pet end of life care, cremation, grief/loss counseling, and other related needs surrounding the loss of a pet.
deaf and hard of hearing community sign language services

Providing equitable access to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Our current initiative is to facilitate access to acupuncture of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community in the greater Portland, Oregon region. There are significant barriers to holistic health care for this community – the primary one is language.

Be Well Holistic Health is the only holistic medical clinic focused on providing equitable access to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

Please consider supporting Teamworks International and Be Well Holistic Health by donating to the fund to establish and pay for Professional Certified American Sign Language Medical Interpreting.

The gift of even one session could make a significant impact.

Deaf people experience illness and depression just like hearing people do, but communication barriers prevent diagnosis and treatment, resulting in negative outcomes. When providers do not have the skills to communicate effectively with Deaf patients, pressing health issues may not be identified or discussed, which can obscure other problems or illnesses.

Professional Interpreting is critical in a healthcare setting. Be Well Holistic Health is groundbreaking in our commitment to make acupuncture accessible to this community.

The cost to hire a professional certified medical interpreter for one  session ranges between $55-$140.

To learn more access barriers to alternative medical care for the Deaf/HoH community, read this here.

Support our project today with a donation

Donate with a check:

Please write checks addressed to:
TeamWorks International
Subject Line: BWA ASL

And mail to:
TeamWorks International
3125 B NE Holladay St.
Portland OR 97232

Donate over the phone

Call our office at (503) 217-4457 

Thank you for your support!

*3.5% surcharge is automatically added for phone and online donations to cover the merchant fee. If you would like to avoid this charge, please mail a check to TeamWorks International – 3125 B NE Holladay St. Portland OR 97232

*EIN 20-2629300

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