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    Sutter's complementary/alternative health care services are provided by credentialed practitioners working in conjunction with physicians skilled in evidence-based Integrative Medicine. The eclectic team represents multiple healing paths and brings a wealth of experience and information to Sutter patients and the community at large.

    Our practitioners are a diverse and dedicated team that offers treatment along the many pathways of traditional and modern healing systems. These include acupuncture/eastern medicine, massage, chiropractics, osteopathy, homeopathy, mind-body integration, biofeedback, spiritual counseling, yoga, dance movement therapy, herbal therapy, nutrition, and mindfulness meditation.

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    Michael Allen, M.D. Michael Allen, M.D.
    Holistic Pediatrics 
    11344 Coloma Rd, Suite 445
    Gold River, CA 95670
    (916) 803-7040

    In his 18 years of practicing Pediatrics in Sacramento, Dr Michael Allen has seen how vital it is to nourish and strengthen each child's inherent healing ability. He offers an integrative approach to medicine that combines the best of Holistic, Anthroposophic and Conventional Pediatrics. Dr. Allen addresses not only symptoms, but strives to identify areas of imbalance by also looking at the physical, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.

    The importance of healing the whole person was first imparted on Dr. Allen in medical school at the University of Arizona, where he studied with Dr. Andrew Weil. The need to look beyond conventional medicine came again to Dr Allen through his best teacher, his son Kieran, who was born with cerebral palsy and seizures. When western medicine proved ineffective alone, Dr Allen began learning complementary and alternative treatment modalities to help his son - and they greatly improved his quality of life. Dr Allen soon discovered that the patients in his practice also asked for and benefited from these new techniques and practices.

    His son unexpectedly died at age seven. Understanding the gift that his son's life and death brought to him, Dr Allen was then motivated to take a sabbatical and begin a comprehensive study and formal training of Holistic medicine and Anthroposophic Medicine.

    Dr. Allen is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified in Holistic Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his internship and residency at Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 1992. With his wife Linda, a Craniosacral therapist, he opened the Center for Living Health in 2009.

    Suzanne Ashworth Suzanne Ashworth

    Suzanne is the owner and farmer at Del Rio Botanical, a 70 acre certified organic farm in Yolo County. Her vast knowledge of specialty produce products is reflected in her farms seed production and publications including Seed to Seed, now in its 7th printing and second edition. Other publications include Medicinal Herbs appropriate for organic production in California, and techniques for organic coffee production in Guatemala. Suzanne lectures on reducing input costs in organic multicrop farm production, as well as on specialty crops for Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA). She is a former instructor for the Small Farm Center at UC Davis where she now guests lectures and consults on Consumer Supported Agriculture and Farmers Market development. Suzanne is also a Master and Chartered Herbalist, Dominion College, and has masters degrees from UC Davis and CSUS.

    Suzanne and her staff pick, pack, and write the recipe suggestions for the nine to eleven different items in her weekly CSA vegetable box. She has designed the box for people who love to cook, and want specialty, organic, local, fresh produce including herb teas, culinary herbs, specialty fruits, and vegetables to complement their healthy eating regimen. Due to popular demand, Del Rio Botanical is also providing a weekly juice box (7 juice servings, 14 oz each) and a monthly medicinal herb box to consumers. All of the products are designed to support the idea of food as medicine. Tours and private classes are available for growing and using medicinal and culinary herbs. Contact Suzanne at 916.919.1843 or for more information on classes, events, tours, and weekly produce boxes.

    Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D. Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D.
    ABIHM, Medical Director
    2801 K Street, Suite 210
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Phone: (916) 454-7080
    Fax: (916) 733-8505

    Dr. Max is the Medical Director of the Sutter Center for Integrative Holistic Health in Sacramento, and has been a practicing internist in Sacramento since 1988. Her long-term passion for a holistic approach to healing led her into the medical profession. That interest also led her to combine her medical training and Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition with studies in medicine that encompass the mind-body-spirit connection. In working with her patients, Dr. Barish-Wreden views illness as a teacher and looks at symptoms as signposts that can direct our attention to areas that may be out of balance in our lives. Together with her patients, she strives to create a healing partnership that treats the illness while restoring balance and wholeness.

    Dr. Barish-Wreden is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1985 and completed her internship and residency at UC Davis Medical Center in 1988. In addition to her busy medical practice, Max is a popular speaker and has made numerous appearances in print and on radio and television in the northern California area. To schedule a private consultation, call her office at 454-7080.

    Deepti Behl, M.D. Deepti Behl, M.D.
    Integrative Oncology
    2800 L Street, suite 300
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 453-3300

    Dr. Deepti Behl is an oncologist (cancer doctor) with a strong interest in Integrative Medicine. She attended Christian Medical College in India and did her medical residency and oncology fellowship at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As part of her training at Mayo, she spent time with the Complementary and Integrative Medicine program there, focusing on evidence based wellness-promoting treatments that are not typically part of conventional medical care , including meditation, massage, and herbal medicine. For cancer patients, evidence-based use of some of these complementary therapies can help remedy troublesome side effects and enhance well being. Integrative modalities are being studied more and more around the world, and evidence is accumulating that there are numerous benefits for patients with cancer when these are used appropriately. Dr Behl is committed to developing an evidence based, personalized Integrative Oncology program at Sutter for our patients.

    She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Society of Integrative Oncology.

    John Crandall John Crandall
    Writing as Healing

    John Crandall was born July2, 1953, in the hospital (converted from a pig farm) at the Clovis Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico. As an Air Force brat, he lived in New Mexico, South Carolina, Northern and Southern Michigan, Oregon and Japan. The eldest of six, in a military family, John assumed responsibility for his brother and sisters, as well as his mother, when his father was stationed elsewhere.

    John has spent time as a surgical nurse, fire systems engineer, mason, electronics technician in the Air Force, refrigeration engineer, teacher, and executive director of a non-profit counseling, which he founded. His education includes a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and Doctorate level Psychology courses. He teaches Expressive Writing classes for the University of Davis Extension, and also facilitates private clinics, public workshops for Sutterwriters, and for those who have Multiple Sclerosis in their lives. John is the author of Poet Healed, published by the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Press (LAMP) in 2005. He is an Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. John has taught classes and workshops in art writing, pottery, blacksmithing, foundry techniques, domestic violence and fire suppression.

    Sutterwriters, an expressive writing program intended to help people use writing as a means to heal, was created by Lawrence Spann, Ph.D. and launched at the Sutter Medical Center Library in 2002. In 2003, John became interested in the use of expressive writing as a healing art. Invited to a Sutterwriters writing group at the Sutter Library, he found that the method benefited his own healing. He wrote with Dr. Spann, and played an important role in the growth of the Sutterwriters program. In 2005 John began facilitating Sutterwriters Groups with Dr. Spann, one of which still meets with John in the Resource Library (6th floor of the Beuhler/Cancer Building). Almost every Tuesday evening, you can find a group of Sutterwriters in the Sutter Resource Library bent over paper or laptops writing. John provides prompts, and people who once never considered themselves writers create stories, poetry and bits of memoir, often surprising themselves by what appears on the page.

    In these writing workshops, healing happens. Writing images from your memory and imagination is a healing act. That which was broken or only dimly understood comes clear as you write. Many famous writers have said that they discover what they mean as they form it into words. The essential act of making art recreates the artist as it reforms the world.

    Several years ago, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that asthma and arthritis patients showed a significant reduction of symptoms when they wrote about stressful experiences. The growing fields of both journal and poetry therapy hold much promise in the areas of personal development, healing, and growth. Researchers continue to validate the positive, healing aspects of writing alone but more importantly with others.

    When we can translate an experience into language we make the experience graspable. We may see improvements in what is called "working memory", essentially our ability to think about more than one thing at a time. We may also find we are better able to sleep. Our social connections may improve, partly because we have a greater ability to focus on someone other than ourselves. Standing back every now and then and evaluating where we are in life is really important.

    When we can share our experiences in a safe, supportive environment, we realize even deeper benefits. We no longer endure in a vacuum, we become part of a community, supporting and being supported by others.

    For more information about Sutterwriters or other Writing as Healing groups, please contact John Crandall at or 916-708-9708.
    Denise Dempsey, C.M.T, RMT Denise Dempsey, C.M.T, RMT
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instruction, Massage and Reiki
    Davis and Mid-town Sacramento
    (530) 304-4341

    Denise Dempsey facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs and leads meditation, yoga and wellness classes and workshops locally and nationally. Her programs are based on sound scientific research showing that this 8-week class teaching mindfulness meditation and gentle movement can improve health and well being on many levels, including symptoms related to chronic health problems, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and general stress. Classes are 8-weeks long and meet once weeks, with an all-day class retreat on a weekend. They include both experiential practice of the techniques as well as supportive and informative group discussions. The classes are designed to be adaptable to individual needs, including students with disabilities or mobility issues. The cost is $360 and class materials include two CDs and a workbook for home practice as well as free participation in future class retreats. Free informational sessions are offered four times a year.

    Denise has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness as well as under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the nationally acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Denise completed two years of training with the Hakomi Institute of California in the use of experiential psychology for health and well-being. Denise's work facilitating body-mind integration and personal grown are informed by her work as a certified massage therapist and reiki practitioner, as a yoga teacher and her work with experiential education through the Outward Bound School. She holds a degree in Human Development from UC Davis and is a co-founder and former director of the Davis Holistic Health Center. Denise is also an artist, and has practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years.

    Millie & Hazel Dog Millie & Hazel Dog
    Therapy Dogs
    Sutter General Hospital
    2801 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 95618
    Millie & Hazel are our two "facility dogs" - trained animals that help our hospitalized pediatric patients to recover more quickly from their illnesses. Millie and Hazel have been working in the pediatric unit at Sutter Memorial Hospital for three years now and are considered by most pediatric patients the greatest part of their hospital stay. They have been credited with helping children speed up their recovery process by providing companionship, acceptance without limitations, a calm temperament and unconditional love. These two highly skilled service dogs were trained by Canine Companions for Independence in Santa Rosa. In her free time, Hazel enjoys swimming, playing fetch and running with her handler Tracy Auble, CCLS. Millie is happy doing anything, as long as she is with her handler Jennifer Johnson, CCLS.

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    Bella Dreizler, P.T. Bella Dreizler, P.T.
    Holistic Physical Therapy 
    (916) 267-5478

    I have lived with my family in the Sacramento community since 1972, and my early professional life in physical therapy ran the gamut from pediatrics to home health to acute hospital care. Around 1980, I settled into orthopedics with a specialty in manual therapy, opened Dreizler Physical Therapy in 1990 and offered quality hands-on care to thousands of patients until 2005. When I knew it was time to deliver health care in this community in a new way, I sold the practice. Now in beautiful East Sacramento space, I continue seeing individual clients for holistic physical therapy sessions that focus on hands-on care and educational support for a personal movement practice. Many clients are dance and yoga students.

    All this personal change was precipitated by 5Rhythms, a dancing path I continue to immerse in. This moving meditation transformed the way I conceptualized my own body in motion, shifted my work in healing and challenged what I thought I knew about who I was, my relationship to other people and what I was doing in this community. In 2008 I received certification to teach 5Rhythms. Classes focus on full embodiment and it truly feels like I am providing health care in a unique and very effective manner. I am also drawn to the practice and teaching of yoga. My studies in kundalini, Iyengar and yin have expanded what I know about the body. The yoga classes I offer blend the pragmatic wisdom of physical therapy and the spirit of yoga. The website will introduce you to all the facets of my active professional life. To make an appointment with me, please call 916-267-5478.

    Fran Fisher, RN, Ph.D., AASECT Certified Fran Fisher, RN, Ph.D., AASECT Certified
    Clinical & Educational Sexologist / Sexuality Counseling
    8850 Auburn Folsom Road
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
    (916) 791-8426
    Classes are taught in Davis, Sacramento, and Roseville
    Whether you or your loved one is recovering from a physical trauma or dealing with personal sexual issues that worry you or seem insurmountable, Dr. Fran offers a private, confidential, comfortable space for you to unburden yourself of your worries and stresses and begin to regain your inner wholeness. Sexual Spiritual Harmony is her motto, in her opinion one cannot be spiritually whole if there is discordance within your sexual self. Working through long standing concerns frees a lot of energy to help heal your mind, body and spirit, enriching your life and your relationships not only with your partner but with all your loved ones. To schedule a workshop, speaking engagement, office, phone or Skype consultation, contact Dr. Fran at 916-791-8426 or email
    Dennis Godby, M.A., N.D Dennis Godby, M.A., N.D
    Naturopathic Medical Consultations
    2530 J St., Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 446-2591

    Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, is a California-licensed primary care naturopathic doctor. He earned his medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Godby is the founder and director of the midtown-located Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center.

    "My goal as a naturopathic doctor and teacher is to assist patients in living to their fullest potential, physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. Preventing illness is the ultimate goal in naturopathy. However, when a person becomes out of balance and has a "dis-ease," the first principle of naturopathic doctors is to do no harm - to utilize the most natural, non-toxic, and the least invasive therapies first. Another high priority for an ND is finding the underlying cause(s) of illness, not merely treating symptoms, therefore, hundreds of diagnostic and functional medicine labs are available to help diagnose."

    Dr. Godby also holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and nutrition. After receiving his M.A. in Theological Studies in 1990, Dr. Godby taught social justice and non-violence at the high school level for seven years, and has been a community activist since 1981. Dr. Godby, a national leader in naturopathic medicine, is the founder and the lead runner of The Run, a 3,200 mile, 30 mile per day journey across the USA in 2011 to promote a healthier America and natural medicine healthcare options ( Dr. Godby is an avid runner, completing more than 45,000 lifetime miles, including also, a 3,006 mile run across the U.S. for peace in Central America in 1984-1985. Dr. Godby frequently writes and lectures on a variety of health, fitness and wellness topics around the Sacramento area and throughout the nation.

    To schedule a private consultation or a FREE 15 minutes to ask questions, or to invite Dr. Godby to speak to your group about a health theme of your choice, please call (916) 446-2591, or E-mail

    Peggy Gulshen, M.A. Peggy Gulshen, M.A.
    Art Therapist
    Sutter Cancer Center
    2800 L Street, Suite 400
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 454-6555

    Peggy is a board-certified, registered art therapist and a California-licensed marriage & family therapist. Peggy received her Master of Arts degree with a concentration in art therapy from California State University, Sacramento under Dr. Donald J. Uhlin, ATR. She has been employed by Sutter Medical Center since 1981, and her clinical art therapy experience began with child and adolescent psychiatric inpatients. That year, she was also recruited to join the Sutter Hospice team, serving the child/teen members of hospice families. Out of her hospice work, Gulshen developed the Children's Bereavement Art Group (CBAG) in 1985. Peggy is the current director of CBAG, a nationally recognized program that serves grieving children of the Sacramento area through peer support groups integrating art therapy and grief theory. In 1991, CBAG was given the Point of Light award by President George Bush.

    In addition to her work with children and other grieving patients, Peggy founded, developed, and currently facilitates an art therapy group for adult cancer patients called "Healing Images". Peggy also co-developed and currently facilitates the Children's Art Therapy Support Group (CATS), a peer support group for children and teens facing cancer in their families.

    To register for, or to receive more information about any of the art therapy programs, please contact Peggy at (916) 454-6555.

    Theresa Johnson, MLIS Theresa Johnson, MLIS
    Medical Librarian
    Sutter Resource Library
    2801 K St. Suite 115-B
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 733-9672

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    Theresa Johnson is the medical librarian for the Sutter Resource Library. She has a BA in Spanish with a minor in Education from CSUS and a Master's in Information and Library Science from SJSU. She has worked for Sutter Medical Center Sacramento in the Sutter Resource Library since 1994.

    As a medical librarian her work includes providing for the information needs of the physicians and staff of SMCS, their patients and the community. She is very familiar with the major reference works and resources in the health sciences and complementary medical modalities. The library has many resources that focus on healing, wellness and the mind-body connection. The library materials can be borrowed at no charge. These materials are in various formats, from printed books and journals to audio CDs and DVDs.

    Kandeel (Kay) Judge, M.D. Kandeel (Kay) Judge, M.D.
    Medical Consultations
    2801 K Street, Suite 510
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 733-5090

    Dr. Judge is a board-certified internal medicine specialist, with an interest in holistic medicine. She has a private practice and also sees patients for integrative medicine consultations. Her passion is in finding the mind-body-spirit balance that helps people reach a profound healing. At the office visit, health recommendations may include a combination of conventional medicine as well as alternative modalities to assist patients in reaching their Prakruti- i.e., the wellness balance that they were born with. To schedule an Integrative Medical Consultation, please call (916) 733-5090.

    In addition, Dr. Judge and Ken Watson, RN, run group medical visit classes, "Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives", where patients with medical co-morbidities are guided in leading effective changes in their health and lifestyle. For more information on the classes, please check To help train our future generation of healers, Dr. Judge coordinates an integrative medicine rotation for family practice medical residents. For information on this, please contact

    Dr. Judge received her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She was a senior staff physician and teaching attending at Henry Ford Hospital prior to joining Sutter Medical Group in 2003. She is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and has an interest in Ayurvedic medicine.

    Yoshiko Kage, L.Ac., M.S. Yoshiko Kage, L.Ac., M.S.
    Acupuncture & HerbAncient Future Urban Sanctuary
    4944 Sunrise Blvd.  Suite B-22331 K Street Suite 2
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628Sacramento, CA 95815
    (916) 486-8529(209) 601-0164

    Yoshi is a licensed Acupuncturist in both California and Japan. She initially treated her acupuncture patients in Tokyo for 12 years before permanently relocating to California. Practicing in the greater Sacramento Valley for over 9 years, she has been focusing her healing arts on patients who seek relief from a wide range of ailments. Yoshi specializes in pain relief, women's problems with menstruation and menopause, injury recovery, addiction recovery, and enhancing vitality and immune function. She also specializes pediatrics acupuncture for night cry, teething, vomiting milk and bedwetting. Her acupuncture style is a very unique Non-invasive Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, which utilizes gold and silver needle techniques instead of piercing the skin during treatment.

    Core Service Offerings

    • Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
    • Non-invasive Japanese Acupuncture
    • Moxa/Heat Therapy OR Integrated Heat Treatments
    • Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Sei Tai (Balancing the Body)
    • Diet Consultation and Healthy Eating Coaching
    • Gentle Exercise Coaching
    • Movement-based Expressive Arts and Education

    Yoshi also has been extensively involved with Movement Based Expressive Arts Therapy & Education at the Tamalpa Institute in Marin County, CA. In 2009, she began serving several communities including New Dawn Recovery Center and Sacramento County's Boys Ranch with this additional healing modality. She strongly believes that this particular art therapy has a strong healing power for physical, emotional, and mental aspects of peoples' everyday lives. Her deep-seated dream is to integrate this healing modality with Acupuncture to further serve with greater impact those patients who want to experience change for the better in their total well being.

    Yoshi's office is located at 7529 Sunset Ave., Suite F-2, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. To schedule an appointment for a FREE 15-minute consultation with Yoshi, please call 916-486-8529. You can also find more information online at

    John Grindler Katonah, M.Div., BCC John Grindler Katonah, M.Div., BCC
    CPE Coordinator
    Spiritual Care Services
    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
    2800 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 454-2222 ext. 79122

    Reverend John Grindler Katonah is a certified ACPE Supervisor and the Pastoral Education Coordinator/Chaplain for the Spiritual Care Services Department of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary with a focus on pastoral care and counseling. He is an ordained pastor in the Church of the Brethren, with 7 years of street ministry to troubled youth and the last 30 years in hospital chaplaincy work.

    John completed his CPE residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. A Board Certified Chaplain for many years, John was director of the Pastoral Care and Healing Arts Department at Evanston Hospital for 21 years where he became an Associate Supervisor in 1996. At that time he developed and coordinated the CPE program at Evanston Hospital until 2007. Previously John served as staff chaplain at several medical centers in Illinois: Mercy Hospital in Aurora and Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

    John grew up outside New York City and later San Francisco, settling in the Chicago area to attend seminary and start a family. His wife also completed CPE training and went further to become a health psychologist and professor. They have three wonderful adult daughters who each have chosen helping professions other than ministry. John finds balance through canoeing, biking, stringed instruments, family gatherings and silent contemplation.

    Amer Khan, M.D. Amer Khan, M.D.
    Sleep Specialist and Pediatric Neurologist
    2 Medical Plaza Drive, #205
    Roseville, CA 95661
    (916) 773-8711

    Amer Khan, M.D. is board certified in Sleep Medicine and in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. He leads the division of sleep medicine at Sutter Medical Group and is an active member of the team of pediatric neurologists at Sutter Medical Group.

    Dr. Khan follows the principle that you have to sleep well in order to maintain your emotional and physical health, restore it from the effects of stress and illnesses and do your best in life. He has initiated sleep wellness programs that involve helping individuals with insomnia and other sleep problems through integrative medicine techniques that are not only scientific but have been in use in ancient cultures around the world for thousands of years with proven benefits. He collaborates with specialists in these techniques to help individuals make the most efficient and productive use of their waking time by maximizing the restorative benefits of sleep.

    In his medical practice he is experienced in treating children and adults with all kinds of sleep problems including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep walking and restless leg syndrome. He also sees children for neurological problems.

    He uses cutting edge technology and investigations. He initiated and maintains a successful program in telemedicine through which patients can visit with their physician via internet based teleconferencing, thus enabling them to get medical care without having to visit the physician’s office.

    Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Karachi University, Pakistan. He completed his pediatric residency at Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, and child neurology fellowship at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis. He provided pediatric medical care in a small medically underserved rural community in Florida and has participated in medical relief missions overseas.

    Dr. Khan is an active member of the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and California Sleep Society.

    Linda Lazar Allen, CAMT Linda Lazar Allen, CAMT
    Craniosacral Therapy and Emotional Healing 
    11344 Coloma Rd, Suite 445
    Gold River, CA 95670
    (916) 452-9440

    Linda works with adults and children and is known for her nurturing touch and ability to discover and gently release tension and trauma in the tissue and nervous system that can cause pain and dysfunction, allowing the entire body to relax and self-correct. She also specializes in working with emotional difficulties such as grief/loss, depression, anxiety and stress.

    A journey of healing led Linda to bring her gift of compassionate healing into practice. The diagnosis of cerebral palsy and seizures in her son Kieran led her to CST when western medicine failed to help him. After witnessing CST's profound effects, she took a class to help her son, only to realize that this was her heart work.

    Linda's inner journey continued with the death of her son at age seven. She once again witnessed the effects of these therapies in her own healing and grief, notably the depth of emotional healing reached through Heart Centered Therapy (HCT). She now integrates HCT into many of her sessions as a tool to gently help identify and transform the emotional component of disease in the body, without reliving the trauma. She is also a teaching assistant for HCT workshops around the country.

    With adults she has treated such diverse conditions as emotional trauma, headaches, pregnancy/postpartum support, vertigo, back pain, joint immobility, and neck pain. Children intuitively feel the effects of her work, which has helped with sensory processing disorders, neurological issues, anxiety, feeding problems, tortocollis, colic, behavior problems, ADD/ADHD, and sleep disorders.

    In addition to her Bachelor of Arts, she has advanced training in Craniosacral Therapy, Chikly's Brain and Neurosystem, Emotional Balancing, Acupressure, Barnes Myofascial Release and Anthroposophic Medicine.

    Brett J. Lemire, D.C. Brett J. Lemire, D.C.
    2354 Maritime Drive, Suite 100
    Elk Grove, CA 95758
    (916) 683-3900

    Brett is a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and has been a practicing chiropractor specializing in manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise since 1989. He is the founder and owner of Universal Chiropractic & Functional Rehabilitation. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Lemire has been driven to improve the effectiveness of the care he provides to his patients. He has sought out specialized training from leading authorities in the field of manual therapy and rehabilitative sciences. His integration of traditional manual therapy (chiropractic) with reflex locomotion, soft-tissue therapy and advance stabilization techniques have allowed for better outcomes for patients suffering with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

    Brett has over 500 hours of post-graduate training through Southern California Health Sciences University with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of functional pathologies of the locomotor system. He is currently board eligible as a diplomat through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Additionally, Dr. Lemire is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lemire, call his office at (916) 683-3900.

    Michael Levin, M.D. Michael Levin, M.D.
    777 Campus Commons Road, Suite #140
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    (916) 333-5800

    Dr. Michael Levin graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1978. He completed an internship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati (1979) and was a Resident in Anesthesiology at UC Davis (1980-82). He then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at UC Davis (1993). He has been both an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology (1994-2000) and a Clinical Instructor at UC Davis (1992-1993). Dr. Levin began a private practice treating chronic pain patients in 1994, and is currently the President of Sacramento Pain Clinic and Medical Director of the Functional Restoration Center. Dr. Levin became Board Certified in Anesthesiology in 1985 and received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pain Management in 1994.

    While many patients may benefit from a traditional approach to pain management, such as injections, medications, or surgery, others may require a more comprehensive approach. In 2002, the Sacramento Pain Clinic realized that a holistic and wellness-centered plan to treat chronic pain may be more beneficial to patients who don't respond to initial treatments. Thus, the Compass Center for Functional Restoration was launched in 2002. The Compass Center is the first comprehensive multidisciplinary team and program in the Sacramento area dedicated to helping patients learn to self manage their chronic pain, improve their ability to function, and decrease their reliance on medications, procedures, and doctors. Our program has a clear objective: by helping our patients to improve their ability to function, we will enable them to return to work and to become more active in their families and communities. For more information about our program, or to schedule an appointment, visit us at

    Risa MacDonald, P.T., Ph.D. Risa MacDonald, P.T., Ph.D.
    Physical Therapist
    East Sac Physical Therapy
    5260 Elvas Ave
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    (916) 457-8802
    Fax: (916) 457-7609

    Risa has over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist and is co-owner of East Sacramento Physical Therapy. Risa's longtime interest in women's health led to the founding of Physical Therapy for Women in 1992. Physical Therapy for Women is a separate clinic adjacent to East Sacramento Physical Therapy, dedicated to the treatment of women only, both in the management and in the prevention of painful and/or embarrassing conditions that affect women throughout their life span; Risa is passionate about breaking the silence around incontinence, pelvic and sexual pain. Since 1992, she has further developed her expertise in women's health issues as well as pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children. Pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain affect bowel, bladder and sexual function, which have a significant impact on one's quality of life. Risa recently completed her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at Boston University and guest lectures at California State University, Sacramento.

    The out-patient clinics of East Sacramento Physical Therapy (treating chronic pain and incontinence in men) and Physical Therapy for Women (women and children) treat the whole patient, emphasizing patient education and empowerment while utilizing many modalities including standard physical therapy for acute and chronic pain conditions. Biofeedback is also used for re-education and relaxation training for chronic pain conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction. Manual therapy procedures including myofascial release and trigger point massage identify and release fascial restrictions which may be referring pain and inhibiting function. Therapeutic exercise and functional activity retraining are also emphasized. Lymphedema management is offered as well. Our clinics are dedicated to enhancing the physical health and quality of life for both women and men suffering from pain, elimination disorders and incontinence. To schedule an appointment with Risa at East Sacramento Physical therapy or Physical Therapy for Women, call (916) 457-8802.

    Tara McConnell, MT-BC Tara McConnell, MT-BC
    McConnell Music Therapy Services
    P.O. Box 9026
    Auburn, CA 95604
    (916) 996-1589

    Tara McConnell, MT-BC, is a board-certified Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist. As a graduate of University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in 1995, Tara specializes in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) evidence-based techniques to treat persons with physical, neurological, emotional, and/or developmental needs as well as music therapy for personal wellness and growth, (i.e., Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, mental illness, developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome). She is the owner of McConnell Music Therapy Services, based in Auburn, CA, established in 2002, where she provides community-based services to the Sacramento and Placer county areas. Tara and her staff currently provide inpatient individual and group music therapy services at the Sutter Cancer Center and Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento.

    Lydia Mendoza, LCSW Lydia Mendoza, LCSW

    Lydia is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working at Sutter Medical Foundation since 2001. Her primary responsibilities include conducting group medical appointments in partnership with a physician, teaching the Mind Body Health Stress Management class series for the downtown Sacramento region, cardiac rehab, and Internal Medicine, and seeing patients individually who may need help finding resources to support their mental health. She brings over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and social worker and 15 years as a yoga instructor to her work, helping patients move toward health with an emphasis on the whole person.

    She received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis in Economics and her Masters in Social Work from CSU Sacramento. She also has additional training in Relational Psychotherapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy which she uses in her private practice in midtown Sacramento.

    Linda Meyers, LCSW Linda Meyers, LCSW
    Social Worker
    3288 Bell Rd
    Auburn, CA 95603
    (530) 886-2310

    Linda is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working for Sutter Health for over 20 years as a medical social worker and clinician, in inpatient and outpatient settings, in addition to private practice psychotherapy. She brings over 35 years of professional and personal experience with holistic medicine to her work, integrating her view that physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental factors are dynamically linked in the process of creating health and healing. She received her BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, and her Masters in Social Work from CSU Sacramento. She has training in psychotherapy, meditation, imagery, hypnosis, relaxation techniques, movement and expressive art therapies, and bodywork, having been a practicing massage therapist for 15 years. She has also received professional training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, now widely taught around the world in diverse settings and validated by substantial research.

    Currently, Linda is part of the Group Medical Appointment program at Sutter Medical Foundation, where she partners with physicians to address the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of health. She is part of the Integrative Oncology and the Sleep for Life group medical appointments, and teaches a series of classes on Mind/Body Health and Stress Management to Sutter patients and employees.

    Althea Moynihan, RN, MPH, RYT Althea Moynihan, RN, MPH, RYT
    Yoga Instructor

    Althea began her professional career as an RN, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in Chicago, IL, and later completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She worked as a clinical nurse in the pediatric intensive care units at the University of Illinois Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and then branched out to work in the community and home health. Her positions ranged from direct clinical service to health services consultation, to health education, both here and overseas.

    Althea discovered her passion for yoga and the healing arts while she was raising her family, and became a certified yoga teacher after studying at the world-renowned White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. She has been practicing yoga for more than 17 years, has been a teacher since 1999, and is currently the Director of Yoga/CAM Services at Healing Pathways Integrative Medical Clinic in West Sacramento, CA. In addition, since 2009 she has also been providing yoga-based movement therapy at the Fair Oaks Therapeuticum where she works with clients with acute and chronic pain, psychological and mental struggles, and other emotional and developmental issues. She works collaboratively with physicians, psychologists, and other professionals in healthcare. Utilizing Yin, restorative, structural and traditional Hatha yoga, basic pranayama and meditation techniques, in combination with conventional nursing evaluation and client care planning, Althea works one-on-one with her clients in a very personalized and customized series of sessions, complementing their therapeutic work with other professionals. A popular and sought after teacher, she leads classes at studios and fitness centers in the greater Sacramento area, as well as corporate and specialty classes for groups, and leads yoga retreats and workshops on a regular basis. She incorporates a variety of Hatha Yoga traditions into her classes, and blends the best of these traditions to create sequences to meet her students where they are, emphasizing mindfulness, gratitude, humility and personal creativity. She believes that yoga therapy is the creative use of the techniques of yoga to guide, stimulate, support and maintain one's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, and the real practice of yoga is done off the mat.

    Althea is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a certified fitness instructor through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America.

    To schedule an appointment for private yoga sessions, or to make a referral for Yoga Therapy, please contact Althea at (916)296-0423, or email her at More information about Althea, her teaching schedule, and retreat offerings can be found on her website:

    Reverend Lisa Norlander Reverend Lisa Norlander
    Spiritual Care
    2800 L St
    Sacramento, CA
    (916) 733-8848 ext. 79120

    Reverend Lisa Nordlander is a certified supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and has been the Director of Spiritual Care Services at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento since 2001. Lisa received her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is an ordained United Methodist clergywoman, with six years of parish experience. She completed clinical training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, The Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal/Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas, The University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, The Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez, California, and at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento; she has done inpatient work since 1987 and has been employed at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and Woodland Healthcare in addition to Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.

    Lisa also provides clinical training to countless ministry students and has been an ACPE supervisor since 1991. To reach Reverend Lisa, call (916) 733-8848.

    Nelson S. Ong, D.C. Nelson S. Ong, D.C.
    2354 Maritime Dr. Ste 100
    Elk Grove, CA 95758
    (916) 683-3900

    Nelson S. Ong, D.C. is a California Board Certified Chiropractor and a member of Sutter Health's Integrative Health Program. He was first introduced to chiropractic in 1992 while working as a chiropractic assistant at Universal Chiropractic Center. That same year, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident and became a chiropractic patient himself. Chiropractic care helped him maintain his ability to pole vault, weight train, swim and wrestle. He continued to learn more about the nuts and bolts of the human body while working at Sierra Eye and Tissue, recovering tissue from organ donors. In 1998, he was accepted at Palmer Chiropractic College West and earned his chiropractic degree in 2001. Soon after, he became a California Board Certified Chiropractor. Today he uses chiropractic care to maintain the health and well-being of his patients.

    Dr. Ong integrates traditional chiropractic care with postural stabilization, rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques developed worldwide. Additionally, he specializes in the treatment of musculo-skeletal and extremity-based injuries/conditions while consulting with local businesses on how to reduce job-related injuries. His patient base is diverse, with patients ranging from infants to the elderly—he even provides support to expectant mothers.

    While practicing full time, Dr. Ong remains active volunteering in his community. The City of Elk Grove, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Sierra College, Apple Computers, Palmiter School, North Western Technical College, The Greenhaven Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Unified School District and The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life are just a few of the organizations that he has performed volunteer work for.

    Duane J. Paterson, D.C. Duane J. Paterson, D.C.
    2354 Maritime Dr., Suite 100
    Elk Grove, CA 95758
    (916) 683-3900
    Duane Paterson is originally from Canada and spent 13 years in the construction industry. A significant back and neck injury landed him in a chiropractic office, and as they say, the rest is history. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1992 and has been specializing in manual therapy, postural restoration, and rehabilitative exercise since then. His integration of specialized training in manual therapy (chiropractic), soft tissue therapy, and balance and stabilization techniques produce better outcomes for patients experiencing joint and muscle pain, as well as the postural and movement dysfunction that aggravates and accompanies pain.

    Dr. Paterson practices what he preaches with a regular routine of stabilization training, weight training and aerobic fitness. He is a former competitor in kick-boxing and martial arts, and is a nationally ranked water-ski racer and boat driver. He currently resides in Elk Grove with his wife Julie, three dogs and two cats.


    • Pre-Medical Education - Red Deer College. Alberta, Canada, 1988
    • Doctor of Chiropractic - Palmer College of Chiropractic- West, 1992
    • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist- National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Recipient - Clinical Excellence Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, 1992
    • Certified Pain Reflex Release Technique, Super Spine Institute, 2004

    Former Chiropractor for the Northern California and National Water Ski Racing Association

    Mark Pedroncelli, DC Mark Pedroncelli, DC
    3908 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    (916) 443-0111

    Dr. Mark is a northern California native born and raised in Novato. He attained his Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education in 1988 from California State University Sacramento and has since considered this his home. Graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1995 he then returned to Sacramento. He was honored by the California Chiropractic Association in 1996 and 1997 as Outstanding New Doctor of the Sacramento Valley District. Dr. Mark continued his education attending post graduate training in Industrial Disability Evaluation(IDE) and Qualified Medical Evaluation(QME) In 1997. That same year he completed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner(CCSP) program at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. In 1998 he opened Pedroncelli Chiropractic Clinic in midtown Sacramento. He continued to further his education and training in spinal rehabilitation and exercise and industrial injury prevention through 2000. In 2003, Dr Mark completed Whiplash, Brain Traumatology and Crash Reconstruction certification training.

    Dr. Mark has spent the last decade fostering relationships with primary care, internal medicine and specialist Physicians in the midtown area and throughout greater Sacramento. He specializes in treating chronic neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions and injury that have failed traditional medical intervention. He also treats acute sports, motor vehicle collision and work related injuries utilizing manual manipulation, soft tissue therapy, spinal stabilization and rehabilitation protocols. Much of his practice is referral based from medical doctors and he enjoys working with other health care providers to treat the whole patient.

    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pedroncelli, call 916-443-0111 or email

    Cynthia B. Reynolds, M.F.T. Cynthia B. Reynolds, M.F.T.
    Behaviorist, Marriage and Family Therapist
    Sutter Medical Foundation
    8170 Laguna Blvd, Suite 220
    Elk Grove, CA 95758
    (916) 691-5982

    Cynthia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, working as a Behaviorist for Sutter Medical Foundation since 2006. Cindy (as she is better known) helps to provide a number of services to patients throughout the Sutter system including education, support and resources. Her goal is to treat people using a holistic approach, and she enjoys working collaboratively with physicians to help heal the whole person: working with the mind, emotions, and body to promote health and wellness. Cindy believes that whatever ills affect the physical body, there is also a psychological and emotional impact to consider on the path to healing.

    At Sutter Medical Foundation, Cindy works in a number of capacities with Primary Care Physicians and Specialists. These services include providing educational classes on managing stress and improving sleep, weight management, diabetes education and reducing anxiety and depression. In addition, Cindy helps patients and their families with the impact on their sense of well-being and control when making life style changes to managing chronic, long term health conditions. To enroll in any of her classes: Mind, Body and Health stress management classes call her at 916-691-5982. Or, for Sleep for Life educational classes call her at 916-773-7941

    Cindy also has a private practice in the Sacramento area. She graduated from California University of Sacramento with a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in 2000. She has also achieved additional training and credentialing in Child Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Art Therapy, Visualization techniques and Hypnosis for trauma recovery, with training in domestic violence and assault.

    Cynthia B. Reynolds, MFT, License #42262
    Behaviorist, Marriage and Family Therapist

    Miles J. Roberts, L.Ac. Miles J. Roberts, L.Ac.
    Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine
    3504 Walnut Avenue
    Carmichael, CA 95609
    (916) 483-0743

    Miles J. Roberts is a California and Japanese-licensed acupuncturist. He is a graduate of the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Osaka, Japan, receiving his degree in 1978. He worked for two years at the Kyoto Pain Control Institute in Japan before returning to the United States in 1980. He is the founder and director of Holistic Health Care in Carmichael, where he has been practicing for the past 25 years.

    His primary treatment focus is pain. He views pain as one means through which the body, and sometimes the soul, communicates its needs. He sees therapy as a cooperative effort aimed at addressing those needs in an environment and manner that empowers both the patient and the therapist.

    Miles is also a certified yoga instructor, an accomplished martial artist, and a musician whose skills, unfortunately, do not yet adequately reflect his enthusiasm. Miles' office is located at 3504 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael, California; to schedule an appointment or to register for a yoga class, call (916) 483-0743.

    Robert Robinson Robert Robinson
    Advanced Rolfing Practitioner
    3101 I Street, Suite 202
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 447-4329

    Robert Robinson is a skilled practitioner of a system of deep structural body work known worldwide as Rolfing®, named after Dr. Ida Rolf, who began developing this system of healing in the 1940s. Robert started his training under Dr. Rolf in 1974, and has taken thousands of additional hours of advanced training in Rolfing®, as well as in CranioSacral® techniques, muscle energy techniques, and movement training. A Certified Advanced Rolfing Practitioner, Robert is also an instructor in Myofascial Bodywork, and is an active member of the Rolf Institute of Boulder, Colorado, the National Guild for Structural Integration, and The International Association of Structural Integrators. In addition to his private practice, he is an instructor at The Healing Arts Massage School in Sacramento.

    Rolfing® involves direct, manual manipulation of the muscles and connective tissue of the human body in order to restore structural integration - the proper relationship among the elements of the body's structure. Rolfing® allows clients to regain their resilience and physical potential. It is the Rolfer's ability to work with the whole body as a structural system that gives Rolfing® its reputation for improving the quality of life among clients who have suffered body misalignments due to lifestyle habits, personal stress, or injuries.

    Additional information about Rolfing® can be found at To schedule an appointment with Bob, call (916) 447-4329. Bob's web page is

    Glayol (Goli) Sahba M.D. Glayol (Goli) Sahba M.D.
    Family Physician and Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor
    2701 “I” Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 337-3362

    Dr. Sahba is a Board Certified Family Physician, Functional Medicine Physician and a Holistic health and nutrition Counselor.
    With nearly 20 years experience as a Family Physician in Sacramento, she decided to study nutrition, and Functional Medicine to fulfill her passion for helping adults, teens and families live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives. Her nutrition program can help to prevent and treat diseases that are often difficult to control such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, headaches, and digestive problems, and it can bring about SUSTAINABLE results through Lifestyle Changes and Personal Transformation. Her Functional medicine approach can reach back to find the root cause of chronic illnesses and to bring about improvement and even reversal of many conditions such as those described above.

    Dr. Sahba has trained most recently with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her Family Medicine training at the University of California, Davis. Her undergraduate work in Chemistry was completed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.   Dr. Sahba leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching to adults and teens. Her nutrition/health-coaching program consists of 12 one-hour sessions over a 6-month period, enough time to have lasting and most importantly, LIFE-CHANGING BENEFITS.

    In her spare time, Dr. Sahba is an avid organic gardener, and enjoys many forms of movement such as Five-Rhythms, ballroom dancing, and cycling. She also enjoys playing musical instruments such as violin and the Tar.

    To schedule an initial 15 minute complementary phone consultation, you may call her at (916) 337-3362. Her website is at

    P. Nandi Szabo, M.A., ADTR P. Nandi Szabo, M.A., ADTR
    Dance/Movement Therapy
    P.O. Box 191355
    Sacramento, CA 95819
    (916) 529-1079

    P. Nandi Szabo combines art and dance training with clinical training in psychology to create a holistic healing process that furthers the emotional, physical and spiritual integration of the individual and/or group. Expressive therapy is a combination of traditional psychotherapy and the intentional use of creative arts to promote healing and well-being.

    Through workshops, retreats, and dance/movement therapy support groups, Szabo uses movement and art as a vehicle for healing, personal growth, self-understanding and group cohesiveness. She translates the healing potential of the arts into her work with those with physical and emotional issues, having worked with children, the chronically and mentally ill, as well as with healthy growth-minded individuals. Recently she has been using art and movement with women recovering from breast cancer.

    Szabo holds a master's degree in expressive therapy with an emphasis in dance from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. She is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association to provide individual dance/movement therapy and training in the field, and facilitates workshops and retreats for hospitals, corporations, educational groups and social service organizations. As well as maintaining a private practice and consulting business called Creative Interventions in Sacramento, Szabo also teaches at Sacramento City College.
    Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT
    Middle Way Health
    708 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 2
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    (916) 492-9007

    Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and founder of Middle Way Health in Midtown, Sacramento. Middle Way Health is a center for healing, creativity and growth, providing holistic healthcare for adults, couples and families. The group practice offers customized programs that include Buddhist Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Biofeedback, Shamanic Healing and Writing Coaching.

    Stephen graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in 1992 and specializes in Buddhist Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Biofeedback and Mindfulness Meditation. He provides his clients with compassionate support and encourages them to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals. He blends traditional psychotherapy with alternative meditative traditions to emphasize non-judgmental awareness, energy and the cultivation of loving kindness.

    Theodora Wilner, MA, RYT Theodora Wilner, MA, RYT
    Wellness Advisor/Yoga Instructor
    4265 Winding Woods Way
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    (916) 241-9074
    Winter 2013 Support Groups

    Theodora began her wellness career as the Executive Director of the California Governor's Council on Wellness and Physical Fitness. As a Wellness Advisor, Theodora now offers yoga, relaxation techniques, meditation instruction, and customized healing practices in private homes to those recovering from illness and injury. She specializes in breast cancer recovery. Her private practice helps clients feel better and breathe easier.

    Theodora also helps organizations improve the morale and longevity of their workforce through the design, development, and implementation of worksite wellness programs.

    A popular speaker, Theodora offers presentations and workshops on Wellness topics such as Stress Management, Fighting Fatigue, Financial Fitness, and Happy Eating, to name a few. Her most recent passion is leading Empowerment/ Support groups on "Second Half of Life," and "Jnana (Wisdom) Yoga."

    An Ivy League graduate, Theodora devoted her early career to the management of non-profits. In 1996, she became credentialed as a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.)

    To schedule an appointment or presentation, contact For more information, explore her website:

    Gary Yeatts, LCSW Gary Yeatts, LCSW
    Meditation, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis & NLP
    1441 Secret Ravine Parkway, Suite 140
    Roseville, CA 95661
    (916) 202-3646

    Gary Yeatts is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and limits his practice to guided imagery, hypnosis, and coaching. He works in a complementary way with your physician to assist you in your journey to optimum health by helping you to align body, mind and spirit towards your healing. The power of your mind is your untapped resource for healing, and Gary is adept at helping people to unlock and utilize that power to help them heal. He is experienced in helping people with persistent or chronic pain, tobacco or food addiction, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, nail biting, fear of heights, fear of speaking in public, or other chronic concerns.

    For additional information about guided imagery, visit or call Gary at 916-202-3646 or 866-363-2016.

    Chill Yee, M.D. Chill Yee, M.D.
    Family Medicine /Sports Medicine/Medical Acupuncture
    635 Anderson Rd., Suite 10
    Davis, CA 95616
    (530) 758-1122

    Chill C. Yee, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at UC Davis. He holds an integrative medicine fellowship from the University Of Arizona School Of Medicine, and a sports medicine fellowship from the Montana Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Yee is also a certified medical acupuncturist and received his credentials from the UCLA Helms Institute.

    Dr. Yee's professional interests are sports medicine, family medicine, integrative health medicine, and medical acupuncture. He is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Board of Holistic Medicine, American Academy Medical Acupuncture, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

    Always staying on top of the latest advancements in his fields of expertise is a high priority for Dr. Yee. He values bringing the latest techniques and practices to improve his patient's way of life. Because of his extensive research Dr. Yee has been involved in lecturing and publishing his findings.