Therapists

Amanda Fields, LMP

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My name is Amanda.  I have been practicing massage for 12 years.  I’ve learned through study and experience that pain is a complicated condition and unique to each person.  What drives me are the success stories I’ve been a part of over the years. For instance, the business owner who gained an extra three hours of sleep a night and the teacher who went from having severe pain while walking to getting back out on the golf field within 3 months.  I have a unique skill set and knowledge base that continues to evolve with new discoveries in the health care field and touch therapy.

Amanda excels at treating conditions associated with injury and/or pain, which would limit her clients from doing normal every day activities. She is certified in Thai Massage and Gua Sha (Gwa Shaw), a technique that uses narrow edged tools to glide over the skin. Amanda uses Thai Massage, Gua Sha and Deep Tissue techniques to improve movement around the joints and relieve pain associated with knots and muscle tension.

Amanda started her career in Massage Therapy at Ashmead College where she entered the clinical and sports massage program. She received her massage license in 2003. For the next few years Amanda would work at various spas and salons, until taking a job for a chiropractic office where she could reach her full potential in clinical massage.  For the next six years she received hands on experience in treating various injuries ranging from acute car accident injuries to chronic overuse injuries.

Amanda resides in Vancouver, WA with her husband and two beautiful children. She is a strong advocate for whole body health and practices self-care by eating lots of yummy healthy food, lifting weights and going to yoga. She enjoys cooking, reading and spending her spare time with her family and friends

Hours

Monday and Friday:

9:30am-2:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday:

2:00pm-5:45pm

Connie Burgstahler, LMP, CHt, RMT

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I’m a Massage Therapist as well as a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist. I am also an Advanced CranioSacralist, Scar Manipulator, and also dabble in Lymphatic Drainage. My passion is working with Cancer Patients at all stages of their therapies.

Connie Burgstahler is the founder of WHOLE-HEALTH Wellness Group. She is a Licensed Massage Practitioner who goes above and beyond the annual criteria required of her to maintain her license. She blends many modalities in her practice, including CranioSacral and ZeroBalancing therapies. She currently specializes in post motor vehicle accident therapy and oncology massage. Connie is also a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and touts advanced training in SomatoEmotional Release. In 2007, she founded Gydid-Ima-Tree Productions, Inc. through which she has produced a series of guided imagery/self hypnosis CDs with consistent sales the world over.

Hours

Monday – Friday:

8:30am–5:30pm

Saturday:

8:00am–12:30pm

Jaymie Mackler, ND, LAC

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Dr. Jaymie Mackler is a licensed Acupuncturist and Naturopathic physician.  Her main goal is to help you feel better.  Whether you seek less pain and more mobility,  a good night’s sleep,  balanced moods, better digestion,  or hormonal balance, she will listen to your needs and give you tools to help you attain these goals.    She loves using acupuncture with her patients because, along with its many medical benefits, it provides relaxation and a time and space for healing that we don’t often get in our busy world.

Dr. Mackler graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2005 with an ND (Naturopathic Doctor) degree and MSOM (Masters in Oriental Medicine) degrees.  She is dual licensed in the state of Washington and certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Hours

For more information call 360-718-7603 or see www.flourishnow.com

Tuesday:

9:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday:

9:30am-4:30pm

Friday:

9:30am-5:00pm

Other times may be available by appointment only

Jeni Gall, PT

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My name is Dr. Jeni Gall. I have a true passion for the intricacies of human movement and a love of teaching. I believe the art of Physical Therapy is in helping clients recognize habits and patterns of movement that are contributing to pain and dysfunction and then teaching practical strategies for lasting change.

Graduated with Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University, OR (2003)

Clinical Experience includes pediatrics, orthopedics & sports, women’s health, and skilled nursing

400+ hours of continuing education

Comprehensive Movement Training – Certified Orthopedic Movement Specialist (2013-2014)

Credentialed Clinical Instructor – American Physical Therapy Association (2013)

Board of Directors, Vice President – Mastering Pain Institute (2015)

MovePT offers physical therapy for babies through adults, community workshops and events, and Workplace Programs. Clinic hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and select Saturdays. Special programs and events by appointment.

Hours

Tuesday and Thursday:

9:00am-6:00pm

Select Saturdays:

8:00am–12:00pm

Jessica Sun, LMP

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My name is Jessica sun. I am offering a different style of massage skill- with a simple pain cure that is introduced. Pain cure is from an old Chinese medicine massage skill which fits with your immediate pain needs. My massage is semi painful and enjoyable all at the same time, but its real healing for your pain.

Jessica moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles 3 years ago.  She graduated from  ZMS the academy massage school  . Jessica learned her unique massage techniques from working at a traditional Chinese medical clinic in Los Angeles for 2 years. She has learned all the fundamentals of the traditional Chinese medical massage-TuiNa from daily practice and has now combined a variety of styles and skills to create her own therapeutic massage. Jessica specializes in neck, shoulder, and back pain.

The main benefit of my massage is that it focuses on the specific problem, This technique is very beneficial in reducing pain throughout the body.
Anyone who wants to avoid the side effects of drugs or a chemical based treatment can adopt this effective massage technique to alleviate their pain.

Jessica loves to travel, and gain knowledge within different cultures as well as spending time with her dogs.

Hours

Monday:

10:00am-5:00pm

 

Wednesday:

10:00pm-5:00pm

 

Friday:

10:00am-5:00pm

Ken Ellsworth, CHt

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Ken Ellsworth is certified as both a Master Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He is an expert in personal performance improvement, helping clients overcome obstacles and subconscious blocks in their business and private lives. He also specializes in anxiety, negative emotions, phobias and habits.

Ken’s West Coast business background is varied and illustrious, and includes stretches as an executive, stock broker, marketing coach, and business owner. For more than 25 years, he enjoyed a lucrative corporate career, but long-time interests in the human psyche lead him to studies in Psychology, Hypnosis, Negative Emotions, Guided Imagery and Neuro Linguistic Programming. He eventually sold his Southern California business, and moved to Washington State to open a private hypnotherapy practice.

Ken is an accomplished public speaker whose clients have included American Express Financial, Oregon Realty, RE/MAX Realty and Century 21. He has taught trained and coached real estate and insurance professionals in the fine arts of marketing and client psychology.

In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches classes on Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Belief Change, and Success Conditioning. He has published numerous articles on hypnosis, and using psychology, subliminal influence and emotions in the selling and marketing process.

Lisa Block, RMT

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I was first introduced to Reiki in 2012 while receiving a massage from Connie Burgstahler, owner of Whole Health Wellness Group.  I was amazed at the incredible feeling of peaceful warmth that filled me and I wanted to share that experience with others.  I continued to learn more about Reiki over the next 2 years and completed Usui Reiki I and II training in 2014. I started Compassionate Healing in November 2014 and became a Reiki practitioner at Whole Health Wellness Group.  In May of 2015 I traveled to Glastonbury, England to study Holy Fire Reiki under William Lee Rand, and obtained the level of Reiki Master Teacher.

I am originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, but my family relocated to Longview, WA when I was eight years old, and I consider the Pacific Northwest my home. I attended college in Utah, where I studied Theatre Arts and minored in French. After college I found myself working (not on Broadway!) but in the hi-tech industry, teaching PC hardware and software classes to faculty and staff at Santa Clara University and other Bay Area companies. I returned to the Pacific NW in 1995 and spent the next 18 years in the Tigard-Tualatin area raising my two beautiful children, Christopher and Isabel. I moved to Vancouver, WA in 2013 and joined the amazing team of practitioners and healers at Whole Health Wellness Group in 2014.

I received my Usui Reiki I and II training and certification from Reiki Master Teacher Tammy Slate in 2014, and my Usui / Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher training and Certification under William Lee Rand in 2015. This week-long class was held in an Abbey in Glastonbury, England, and our class was blessed to visit Stonehenge and spend over an hour inside the circle of stones meditating and “soaking it all in”. We also visited other spiritually historic sights in the Glastonbury area such as the Chalice Well and the Tor.

I am a member and volunteer with the Northwest Reiki Association, a member of the International Association for Reiki Professionals, and of the International Center for Reiki Training. I have completed certification courses under Renee Madsen at the Northwest Psychic Institute as a Certified Channel and an Angelic Healer. I continue to educate myself in all areas of spiritual and energy healing modalities and am always excited to learn new ways to increase my ability to bring healing and compassion to others.

My hobbies include fishing, reading, singing, baking, and yoga. I love to explore new places and cultures and travel as much as I can. I’ve been blessed to have been able to experience China, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Jamaica, Aruba, and Australia.

Hours

Tuesday:

8:00am-5:00pm

Melinda Nickles, ND, LAC

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Dr. Nickels goal is to provide compassionate, high quality natural health care for you and your family, using both Western and Eastern approaches to wellness. She provides acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, lifestyle advice and more — all aiming to bring you to a state of dynamic balance where you can bounce back more easily from the challenges that life brings to you and your health.

Dr. Melinda Nickels is a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist. She earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the National College of Natural Medicine, and completed a two-year training in homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy. Prior to Natural medicine, Dr Nickels worked in physics research, internet programming, and house building – all with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. It is here where she found that brilliant, simple solutions to today’s problems can be found in the work of our predecessors, and that portals open when tradition and modern science come together.

Hours

Monday:

10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday:

9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday:

10:00am-6:00pm

Nadene Neale, MD

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Dr. Nadene Neale is different in that she’s a general and primary care naturopathic practitioner, not necessarily a specialist. She can help you prevent and maintain your health as a whole through diagnostics getting you to a new healthy norm.

Dr. Nadene Neale is a Naturopathic Physician, born and raised in a small town in upstate New Jersey. She earned a degree in Microbiology with an emphasis in medicine from Colorado State University in 2004. Then in 2010 she received a Naturopathic Doctorate, with Honors in Research, from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Neale believes that people carry within them the answers to most of the questions they have about their own health. She says the thing she most takes pleasure from is describing to her patients the truth and logic in how the body heals, and providing customized tools to get the job done. She takes into account mental and social factors, rather than just physical symptoms, a philosophy that is the core of holistic medicine. For five years Dr. Neale conducted her own study using over 1000 clinical trials. The results gave her the foundation to develop nu5 – 5 ordered steps for sustainable change and, she says, “crazy-good health.” Dr. Neale’s passion for holism and sustainability goes beyond the treatment room – she believes both are a way of life and lives her own to reflect that conviction.

Dr. Neale was recently asked if she looks at life differently since becoming a naturopathic doctor. Here is what she said:
“Now that I’m an ND, I live my life more consciously. Once you know about what harms or supports your own health, it’s hard to ignore the facts. It seems every decision I make – how I spend my time, what I do with my money, what goes into my body, what doesn’t go into my body, who I remain close to and share with, what is in my environment – is processed through an ever evolving “algorithm-of-health equation.” My “conscious life” is more delicious, more engaging, more stimulating, more tantalizing, more energetic, and more challenging then I ever thought possible.”
Dr. Neale’s practice, nuHealth Clinic, is located at Whole-Health Wellness Group. For more information, call 360- 836-5730 or visitnuhealthclinic.com

Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

10:00am-6:30pm

Nicole Snyder LMP

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My name is Nicole Snyder. In March 2012 I graduated the massage program at Everest college and have been licensed and an active massage therapist since April 2012. From school I have worked at a day spa, a resort spa and a chiropractic office. During my employment at the chiropractic office I realized that I was ready to fly on my own, and “Body Vitality” was created.

 

From working in completely different atmospheres- Spa: Relaxing, luxury, swedish/light pressure, stress relieving and chiropractic: injury focused, medical/following doctors diagnoses – I have learned that my style is best when it meets in the middle. My treatments are mainly working with injury recovery and prevention (pre/post athletic activity), but I believe that the mind needs to relax in order for the body to heal. I practice deep tissue, trigger point release, sports massage, stretching, Guasha and swedish techniques in my massage treatments. In addition to that I use essential oils and magnesium oil to complement the treatments.

 

Other then my professional life, I am a mother to a beautiful little girl named Nyomi. We love going on hikes, going to the beach, going on other adventures, dancing, and doing artsy things. I also love working out, learning all types of different things, and am beginning to love reading books focused on physical health, mental health, self improvement, success, and spirituality.

Hours

Wednesday – Friday

9:00am–6:00pm

Saturday

9:00am–5:00pm

Nila Jones, MD

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I am a solo practitioner, which means that I don’t employ anyone to work for me. No nurse or MA, no scheduler, no one else between me and my patients. This keeps my overhead low and allows me to spend significantly more time with my patients, getting to really know them, answering their questions and meeting their needs on a much more personalized basis than you can get at a “traditional” doctors office. The norm in America is for the doctor-patient time to be about 7 minutes during an office visit. I spend an hour with each patient during their first visit, and no visit is less than half an hour.

Dr. Nila Jones has been a resident of Northwest since 1996. She moved here from California after getting married to the most supporting man in the world, Jeffery Jones, She raised 5 children and then decided to become a doctor. She took 3 years to complete her undergraduate work at PSU, attending school part-time at times, but for the most part going full-time. She also worked in the microbiology lab at PSU before going to work at the cyto-genetics lab at OHSU.

She was accepted into medical school at OHSU in 1993, after getting her degree in Biology from PSU. In 1998 she went to Wisconsin for three years to complete residency at the Family Practice Residency Program at the Medical School of Wisconsin in Racine, Wisconsin. There she was appointed Chief Resident during her third year.

She offers a full range of family medicine, except obstetrics. Her areas of interest are weight loss and chronic pain management. Both of these fields are under treatment in the Vancouver area, and are not well understood by most MDs.

She is not contracted with any insurance companies, including state and Medicare but rather runs a subscription or concierge style clinic. Her patients pay a monthly fee, for which they receive up to 15 visits per year with no other charge involved. Patients who have medical insurance can use it to cover labs, medications or imaging just as they would if their provider was a “preferred” provider.

She works in an integrative environment, working closely with naturopathy, massage therapy, nutrition, acupuncture and other alternative providers. “My preference would be to assist someone in making lifestyle changes that will help them for the life over giving out a drug that will only help in the short run. Most people, including myself need more education and understanding of the human body and mind, and how complex and diverse we all are”

Hours

Monday – Thursday:

10:00am-6:00pm

Richelle McMann, LMP

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Richelle’s primary focus is therapeutic bodywork.  Her emphasis is working with athletes at all experience levels, increasing their function with proper body mechanics and building strength.Her extensive hands-on clinical care experience provides a strong foundation to treat all patients recovering from motor vehicle accidents to surgical care.

Richelle McMann has gained extensive experience working with acute and chronic soft tissue injuries since graduating massage school in 2005. Her clinical experience in medical departments assists to provide appropriate care for all types of patients.

Currently, Richelle is working on her research internship at Oregon Health Science University.  In addition she is working on classes to complete her Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Exercise and Sports Science degree, with an emphasis in Athletic Training.

This PNW native enjoys stand up paddling, dancing, cooking which of course lead to eating!

Hours

Monday – Saturday

Sarah Larson

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As a primary care physician, I offer a patient-centered approach to address your medical concerns. I will conduct the appropriate testing and assessment techniques from the worlds of Naturopathic, Chinese and convention Western medicine to diagnose and treat each patient’s unique health concerns. It is my hope you achieve your optimal healthy state by helping you make permanent and beneficial changes either through the use acupuncture, Western or Chinese herbs, hydrotherapy, dietary and lifestyle modifications, homeopathy, injection therapy and/or medications.

Passionate about helping patients improve their health by offering a wide range of Naturopathic, Chinese and traditional Western medicine treatment options, Dr. Sarah Larson believes helping patients regain optimal health and well-being requires both the empathetic listening to and observing of each individual; “one size fits all” does not apply. She relies upon appropriate conventional testing, labs and imaging alongside Eastern pulse, tongue and countenance diagnostic techniques to arrive at the correct diagnosis and to then provide the most efficacious and beneficial treatment options. The utilization of Western and Chinese herbs, pharmaceutical medications, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and lifestyle and dietary optimization are all part of a large tool box from which she builds individualized and achievable treatment plans while consistently following the latest research. Dr. Larson does embrace the belief following the healing course of nature will help return each patient to a state of health and well-being when given the appropriate assistance, time and space to do so. A reduction in inflammation, improved nutrition and digestion, proper sleep and exercise are all important aspect to improving one’s state of health.

Sarah graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). Before starting her own practice, she completed a two year residency approved by the Council of Naturopathic Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Edythe Vickers at An Hao Natural Health Care Center in Portland, Oregon and also practiced with Dr. Linda Meloche at Abbey Road Clinic in Carlton, Oregon. Her undergraduate work in psychology was completed at the University of North Dakota, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Science with a pre-medicine emphasis.

As a primary care physician, Dr. Larson focuses on acute and chronic diseases, autoimmune conditions, acute and chronic pain and cancer as well as more common conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. While in medical school, Sarah completed an additional 2 year internship in women’s health and offers exceptional health care services such as: female wellness and annual examinations, hormone testing and balancing, birth control education and prescribing.

When she isn’t working, Sarah savors time spent with her fiance, family, friends and new puppy, an American Bulldog rescue, Chance. She enjoys hiking, road biking, being outdoors near or on the water or simply exploring both Oregon and Washington’s breathtaking natural beauty.

Hours

Monday – Saturday (Call For Availability)

Susan Stokman, LMP

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Susan believes in whole body wellness. She believes that the art of her practice involves piecing together the mechanics of the healing body with clients who have had personal injuries from auto accidents, sports injuries and who suffer from chronic low back pain.

Susan believes the better you know your body, the healthier you can be.

Susan is originally from the Midwest, but relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 1992 after serving in the United States Navy for 4 yrs where she met her husband. Since living here in the NW, Susan has spent 24 years working in the mechanical/engineering field where she has learned critical thinking skills which are put to use every day in her massage therapy sessions.

Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, son and 3 dogs.

Her favorite things to do are fishing, hiking, kayaking and outdoor photography, which you may view some of her work located within her office. Susan also enjoys team sports such as softball and volleyball.

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

8:30pm-5:00pm

Saturday:

1:30pm-5:00pm

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