Natural Awakenings' Wellness Profiles for 2018 - Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess NY Edition
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207 Washington St., Ste. 103, Poughkeepsie, NY
845.249.2510 • MS@Bambini-Peds.com • Bambini-Peds.com
Bambini (meaning “children” in Italian) offers families the resources of a typical pediatric office—checkups, urgent visits and prescriptions with expanded hours—but they try to go a little further by recommending options such as herbs and homeopathic remedies, as circumstances and interest suggest.
Services offered: Integrative pediatric care.
Areas of specialty: Lyme disease, ADHD, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), children on the autistic spectrum.
Philosophical approach: “At Bambini Pediatrics, we believe that the integration of traditional/allopathic pediatric care with complementary/holistic options puts us on the cutting edge of a growing trend, and may give children a better chance of coping with the health challenges of the 21st century.”
Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and Health Coach
@ the Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Ave., 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY
Jodi Baretz helps women shift their mindset and perspective about the daily challenges they face, which improves their relationships with friends, family and, most importantly, themselves. A keynote speaker and author on the topic of mindfulness, Baretz has a new book, Mindful Is the New Skinny, which will be published this spring.
Services offered: Psychotherapy, mindfulness, meditation and holistic health coaching, as well as speaking on the topic of mindfulness.
Areas of specialty: Stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, midlife transitions, healthy eating, weight loss and gluten free lifestyles. Coaching offered via individual, group and Skype sessions..
Philosophical approach: “Once you shift your mindset from weight loss to well-being, focus on the present moment and cultivate awareness without judgment, you will experience less stress and anxiety, and be lighter inside and out.”
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Hudson Valley Natural Health
@ The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Ave, 2nd Fl., Mount Kisco, NY
Dr. Kurt Beil uses a holistic, integrative approach to increase health and address illness. He merges the science of modern health care with the art of traditional healing to naturally optimize health and well-being.
Services offered: Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine, including botanicals, nutrition, homeopathy, mind body medicine, ecotherapy, acupuncture, Moxa, cupping, qigong, stress reduction.
Areas of specialty: Acute infections, allergies, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, chronic disease, depression, digestive complaints, endocrine/hormone imbalance, environmental toxicity, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, immune support, inflammation management, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, men’s health, obesity, stress, tobacco dependence.
Philosophical approach: “There is an inherent healing force within each person that needs to be supported,” Beil says. “When the barriers to health and root causes of illness are addressed, optimal health and wellness can flourish.”
Nina Chaifetz, LCSW-R, CHHC
Psychotherapy and Wellness Counseling
White Plains, NY • NYC
Committed to helping people find greater happiness, balance and fulfillment, Nina Chaifetz works with adults who are in crisis or life transitions or who are seeking personal growth. She offers support and guidance to help create positive change and improve their quality of life. “I work holistically, treating each client as a whole person, working with the emotions, mind, body and spirit,” she says.
Services offered: Tailored sessions using insight-oriented psychotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, art therapy, mindfulness techniques, nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
Areas of specialty: Anxiety, relationships, depression, self-esteem, body image, parenting, loss, career changes, health challenges, life transitions, identity and purpose, spirituality, women’s issues.
Philosophical approach: “I believe that people have the inherent ability to transform their lives, especially with positive support and guidance. I create collaborative relationships that focus on strengths and awareness in order to shift thoughts, feelings and actions.”
Center for Aligned Healing
Energy Healing Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Holistic Physical Therapist
175 King St., Chappaqua, NY
Bernadette Bloom balances the body’s energies for optimal physical health and emotional well-being with esoteric healing, a high-vibrational energetic technique from Tibet. She can resolve pain, trauma and other symptoms naturally, and detect disease before it manifests physically.
Services offered: Esoteric healing, ThetaHealing, Reiki, holistic physical therapy, cranial fluid dynamics. In person and long-distance sessions available.
Areas of specialty: Allergies, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, neck and back pain, PTSD, cancer, multiple sclerosis, emotional and mental stress, Parkinson’s, neurological imbalances, ADD, autism, addictions, hormonal imbalances, asthma, depression, chronic fatigue, migraines, arthritis, fertility issues, fatigue, migraines, arthritis, pre- and post-surgery support, Lyme disease.
Philosophical approach: “I ask for the highest and best good to happen for our clients at all times, and we bring that vibration through the mental, emotional and physical bodies to create peace, harmony and bliss."
Lorraine E. Cucci, RN
Healing Path to Health
Pleasant Valley, NY
Lorraine E. Cucci is a registered nurse, certified reflexologist, Usui Reiki master, medical intuitive and integrative healthcare practitioner. As a nurse for almost 40 years, she possesses a broad clinical knowledge that emphasizes her holistic approaches to health and wellness. As an integrative healthcare practitioner, she combines her medical knowledge with her medical intuition and complementary health modalities to provide compassionate support to her clients in their quest for health and wellness.
Services offered: Reflexology, Reiki, health teaching and management, wellness consultations, medical intuition, aromatherapy, hypnosis, past-life regression.
Areas of specialty: Stress and chronic pain reduction, Lyme disease, general wellbeing, health teaching and health management, medical intuition healing.
Philosophical approach: “I seek to assist my clients to move beyond the disease state to achieve balance of the whole person—body, mind and spirit. In doing so, they will be empowered on their healing path to health.”
Leigh Damkohler, DC, PC
Sports Chiropractor & Licensed Massage Therapist
Patients benefit from receiving individualized care from Westchester’s only dually licensed practicing sports chiropractor and massage therapist,” says Dr. Leigh Damkohler. “For 20 years I have been helping people move, perform and feel better.”
Services offered: Chiropractic adjustments; therapeutic massage (medical, sports, deep-tissue, relaxation); Graston Technique; craniosacral therapy; postural corrections; therapeutic exercise; nutrition.
Areas of specialty: Sports injuries; strains/sprains; disc herniations; carpal tunnel syndrome; thoracic outlet syndrome; tennis or golf elbow; sciatica; back, neck, arm, leg and foot pain or numbness.
Philosophical approach: “Each person heals at their body’s own pace,” Damkohler says. “How we move, what we put into and onto our bodies, our emotions—all those factors affect healing.”
Alan M. Dattner, MD
Integrative Medicine and Dermatology
17 Rodman Oval, New Rochelle, NY
914.637.0908 • HolisticDermatology.com
Dr. Alan Dattner sees skin conditions as symptoms of a deeper imbalance and treats them naturally by addressing the underlying digestive and inflammatory issues to create optimum health. “By rebalancing the function of the body, my patients experience so many positive side effects, including improved overall mood, metabolism and vitality,” he says.
Services offered: Board-certified dermatology, organic skin-care treatments, biochemical nutrition, herbal medicine, functional medicine, neuromuscular therapy, applied kinesiology, Ayurveda, anti-aging medicine, skin surgery, Asyra analysis, Scenar treatments, craniosacral adjustments. Dr. Dattner treats people who are still suffering with skin disorders despite care by multiple dermatologists and alternative practitioners, or who are unwilling to take the risk of the drugs they have been prescribed.
Areas of specialty: Chronic and challenging skin diseases; all conditions of skin, hair and nails; acne; eczema; seborrhea; psoriasis; rosacea; pityriasis; contact dermatitis: digestive and metabolic issues; environmental sensitivities; food allergies; candida; chronic fatigue; Epstein-Barr virus; cytomegalovirus; lymphomatoid papulosis; aging; hidradenitis, alopecia; hair loss; perioral dermatitis.
Philosophical approach: “We believe that people with challenging skin disorders deserve to have the help of a board-certified dermatologist with a background in studying the immune system that causes inflammation, who is also an expert in using natural remedies to help them gain control of the underlying causes of their problem.”
Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic
Dr. Somesh Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, E-RYT 500 Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician
Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte. 35, Cross River, NY
Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic is a practice that combines the ancient art of Ayurvedic healing with the modern science-based principles of naturopathy to create a holistic path to wellness. “We treat the whole body, not just the disease,” Kaushik says. The clinic is open Monday through Wednesday.
Services offered: Panchakarma therapy, hydrotherapy, vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathy, diet and nutritional counseling, lifestyle management, emotional well-being, detoxification, food sensitivity, parasite elimination, heavy metal detox, therapeutic yoga, anti-aging programs, pediatrics, pain management, women’s health.
Areas of specialty: ADD/ADHD, addictions, allergies, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, breathing/lung issues, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, colds, cough, flu, depression/anxiety, diabetes, digestion/intestinal problems, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines, heart conditions/diseases, HIV/AIDS, immune disorders, infertility, kidney problems, sexual dysfunction, skin problems, sleep/insomnia, smoking, stress, urology, weight management, yeast/fungus.
Philosophical approach: “Healing takes place when the body is brought back into balance,” Kaushik says. “A body out of balance promotes disease. Bringing the body back into balance includes an individual, customized plan of diet, supplements and lifestyle changes.”
Flowing Rivers Acupuncture
Pam Todd Battle LAc, DiplOM (NCCAOM)
603 Warburton Ave. #3, Hastings on Hudson, NY
At Flowing Rivers Acupuncture, Pam Todd Battle offers relief, comfort, balance and overall well-being with Oriental Medicine. She personalizes her treatment approach to the concerns of the individual patient by establishing a foundation of trust, listening to and collaborating with him or her. Most insurance plans qualified for acupuncture treatment are accepted. Call for a free 20-minute consultation.
Services offered: Oriental Medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas), functional medicine assessment, stress reduction, cupping, auricular therapy, detox and dietary support.
Areas of specialty: Headaches and body pain (back, shoulder, knee, elbow, etc.); reactions to stress, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia; women’s health concerns, such as painful or irregular periods, infertility and menopausal symptoms; other chronic health issues including addiction and digestive, sinus, respiratory and skin complaints. “In addition to treating these complaints, acupuncture provides a relaxing, restorative and refreshing time-out from daily routine and stress,” Battle says.
Philosophical approach: Acupuncture’s effects have been compared to rebooting a computer, Battle says. “Acupuncture advances comfort and healing by tapping the body’s own internal ‘pharmacy’ to rebalance the action of neurotransmitters, endorphins and other biochemical agents to promote better blood flow, a reduction in pain and stress, hormonal balance, improved immunity and metabolism and more.”
Suzanne B. Goodwin, LMSW, LP
66 Main St., Bedford Hills, NY
Suzanne B. Goodwin has a private therapy practice where she works with individuals, couples and families. Conveniently located in northern Westchester, her office is a five-minute walk from the Metro North train station and is easily accessible from the Saw Mill River Parkway.
Services offered: In addition to sessions for individuals, couples and families, Susan Goodwin offers therapy for adolescents and their parents. She is also launching a new service specifically for divorced women. She will partner with a certified divorce financial analyst to provide a highly customized program including long-term financial planning, as well as therapy to address the emotional aspects of this life transition.
Areas of specialty: Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, divorce recovery, relationships, parenting, life transitions. Special focus on women’s issues, parenting children with special needs, adolescent mental health, marital therapy.
Philosophical approach: “I believe we are born to be biologically, emotionally and spiritually ‘connected’ to others. Each of us has inner resources we may not have yet learned to access. Together we will discover your innate strengths and resilience, providing the tools you need to redirect negative patterns and overcome challenges.”
Full Circle Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Michelle Rocque
1609 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY
Full Circle is a small animal hospital for cats and dogs, but it welcomes other companion animals for routine care too, including birds, rabbits, ferrets and pocket pets.
Services offered: Traditional and holistic treatments, dentistry, surgery, diet/nutrition consultation, phone consultations, nutritional supplement offerings, house calls.
Areas of specialty: Allergies, natural alternatives for chronic issues, nutritional consultations.
Philosophical approach: “My passion in medicine lies especially in nutrition and alternative modalities such as nutraceuticals, homeopathy and herbal medicine for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets.”
Dr. Roseann and Associates
Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN, LLC
Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, Board-Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner
898 Ethan Allen Hwy., Suite 6, Ridgefield, CT
Satellite Location in Newtown, CT
"Our clinic bridges neuroscience with research-based clinical therapies that support the central nervous system and reduce symptoms without the use of medication,” says Dr. Roseanne Capanna-Hodge, a licensed professional counselor who is board-certified in neurofeedback. “We view and support mental health with the use of cutting-edge technology.
Services offered: Neurofeedback; biofeedback; Pulsed Electro- Magnetic Field therapy (PEMF); psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/tapping; hypnosis; somatic body therapy; meditation; play and art therapy; parent coaching; social skills groups; executive functioning coaching; psychoeducational assessment; neuropsychological assessment; 360° Reboot® Intensive Therapies Program.
Areas of specialty: ADHD/ADD; addiction; autism; anxiety; behavioral issues; concussion; chronic pain; chronic disease; depression; dyslexia; headaches/migraines; executive functioning; learning disabilities; Lyme and tick-borne disease; OCD; Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) / Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS); phobias; PTSD/trauma; school problems; sleep problems; social anxiety; speech and language; tic disorder.
Philosophical approach: “We offer integrative, brain-based mental health support that works effectively yet gently to support or restore wellness. We believe in identifying root causes and addressing physiological stress in order to support healing.”
Claudia Gukeisen, MA, CAHC
Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor
The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY
Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute
6369 Mill St., Suite 101, Rhinebeck, NY
“I am committed to teaching clients how the ancient science of Ayurveda applies beautifully and easily in our busy modern world,” says Claudia Gukeisen. “Gentle and simple shifts can create deep healing and permanent changes.” In addition to being a certified Ayurvedic health and nutrition counselor, Gukeisen is an Ayurvedic culinary educator and a practitioner of Reiki and Divine Sleep yoga nidra.
Services offered: Ayurvedic health counseling sessions plus follow-ups; Ayurveda Immersion package; safe, simple seasonal cleanses; Ayurveda workshops and daylong retreats; Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra classes; private Reiki and Yoga Nidra sessions; HeartMath Resilience Coaching for adults, teens and kids ages 6 and up.
Areas of specialty: General health and well-being, stress, low energy/fatigue, sleep issues/insomnia, chronic pain, digestive problems, autoimmune issues, migraines.
Philosophical approach: “We are connected to the rhythms of nature on a daily, seasonal and stage-of-life basis. Applying this to food and exercise choices, stress management, sleep and relationships helps create lasting change and healing.”
Lorraine Hughes, Registered Herbalist (AHG)
Empowered By Nature
1129 Main St., 2nd Floor, Fishkill, NY
As the sole proprietor of Empowered By Nature, Lorraine Hughes practices planetary herbalism, offering several wellness modalities at her private office on Main Street in Fishkill. Office hours are by appointment only.
Services offered: Wellness consultations (a full clinical intake and interview in order to assess energetic imbalances and provide a protocol unique to each individual); reflexology sessions (a therapeutic hour of rest and relaxation); Reiki; qigong; and aromatherapy.
Areas of specialty: Preventive health approaches, aging well, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue, insomnia, fertility, weight loss, adrenal insufficiency, low energy, blood-sugar regulation, support for cancer survivors, pre- and post-surgical support, autoimmune issues, stress, PTSD.
Philosophical approach: “I firmly believe that by supporting our life force by giving our bodies the appropriate nourishment—foods, herbs, self-love, movement and compassion—that suits our individual constitutional profile, vital health can be attained.”
Jackie Marcin, LMT
2537 Route 52, Suite 3-3, Hopewell Junction, NY
Infinity Massage is a space where people will find true care, says owner Jackie Marcin. “Our mission is to help people relax and reconnect with their bodies, emotions and hearts in order to experience a more fulfilling, pain-free way of life.”
Services offered: Massage therapy, Emotion Code, tuning fork therapy, reflexology, acupressure, energy work.
Areas of specialty: Stress relief, injury prevention, pain management, relaxation, emotional healing.
Philosophical approach: “Healing is a journey. There are times of bliss, times of struggle and everything in between. Each area of our lives impacts all the others, and the result is our state of health. Feeling good naturally is possible.”
Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, LLC
Michael Wald, MD, DC, PhD, Director of Longevity
86 Smith Ave., Mount Kisco, NY
Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco is the home of Dr. Michael Wald, “the Blood Detective,” who is also a double board-certified nutritionist. He provides personalized lifestyle and nutritional advice focused on the individual patient. Author of 10 books, including Frankenfoods and The Anti-Aging Encyclopedia, Wald also hosts Ask The Blood Detective Saturdays on PRNFM.com. He works as, and in partnership with, a health coach, as well as with Mark Leder, DC, a nutritionist who provides non-force chiropractic, and Sunny Seward, a certified clinical nutritionist. The center offers hyperbaric therapy, transdermal nutrition (bypassing the gut) and Wald’s original Blood Detective Technology for interpreting blood work and other tests.
Services offered: Nutrition, laboratory, hyperbaric (ambient air) therapy, transdermal nutrition, non-force chiropractic, ultraviolet light, low-temperature sauna and more.
Areas of specialty: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, overweight/obesity, intestinal issues, neurologic problems, musculoskeletal issues, hormonal issues, toxicity, headaches, skin problems, cancer, malabsorption syndromes.
“You are unique. Healing is a process, and with a focused, natural approach, most health issues can respond. Personalizing natural therapies is the key to
improving one’s current health, maintaining health and managing disease—with the help of my team of natural healers.”
Jodi Kennedy, DC, PAK, Owner
11 Miller Rd., Mahopac, NY
Dr. Jodi Kennedy is a chiropractor and applied kinesiologist who is committed to helping her patients restore and maintain a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle naturally. She combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to address her patients’ health needs. With a holistic approach that looks beyond the spine and chiropractic adjustment to get her patients well, she uses a natural solution for pain that is both unique and effective. This total-body approach to health is customized for each patient to effectively treat his or her specific problem.
Services offered: Applied kinesiology; chiropractic adjustments; craniosacral therapy; acupressure; Nutrition Response Testing; massage; reflexology; physical therapy; progressive orthotics through the Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System, an exercise program that promotes quick, safe, healthy foot function, optimizing comfort and performance for both men and women.
Areas of specialty: Back and neck injuries, disc herniations, numbness/tingling, sciatica, migraines, TMJ, tendonitis/bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, sinus/allergy complaints, digestive complaints, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia.
Philosophical approach: “We believe in the Triad of Health: everything in the body is connected. To successfully restore and maintain a state of health, you must give the body the nutritional building blocks it needs to heal and remove the chemical, emotional and structural roadblocks to healing. Then, and only then, can the body attain a state of optimal wellbeing.”
Julie Johns, MS, CHES, ICF/ACC
Cancer Journey Certified Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Julie Johns is a certified health education specialist, an international coach federation/ associate certified coach, an integrative nutrition health coach and a certified coach with the Cancer Journey, which provides both personal and cancer coaching services to the growing population of patients, survivors and caregivers. The Cancer Journey’s whole-person healing philosophy focuses on healing the interconnected physical, mental and spiritual bodies by utilizing its proven Cancer Journey Roadmap and S.L.A.M.S. Technique Model.
Services offered: Personal coaching for those affected by cancer and autoimmune disease; integrative nutrition health coaching; cancer- and/or health-related workshops for groups.
Areas of specialty: Cancer, autoimmune disease, integrative nutrition.
Philosophical approach: “I help clients achieve their stated goals by helping them to look at how they uniquely perceive their world. Then, armed with greater self-awareness, they can make profound changes in perspective so that they can live their lives in greater alignment with their values and strengths, ultimately living life with meaning and grace.”
Craniosacral Therapy at The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Ave., 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY
Joy Matalon’s craniosacral therapy with Somato- Emotional Release allows chronic physical, emotional and spiritual issues to be intimately explored, bringing relief from pain and activating a healing process that continues after the session is over.
Services offered: Craniosacral therapy, Somato-Emotional Release.
Areas of specialty: Anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injuries, migraines, back and neck pain, tinnitus, TMJ, vertigo, and many other conditions.
Philosophical approach: “Our bodies and minds store the residual effects of stress and trauma. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle bodywork that can access beneath one’s habitual defense patterns, balancing the autonomic nervous system and bringing healing and self awareness to body, mind and spirit.”
Fred Lisanti, ND
Attending Doctor at Integrative Med Solutions
266 White Plains Rd., B-1, Eastchester, NY
Integrative Med Solutions is an advanced natural medicine clinic focused on restoring health, vitality and wholeness to its patients. IMS provides modern health care customized for each patient based on a synthesis of ancient healing arts and cutting-edge natural medicine. “Central to our technique are acupuncture and naturopathic medicine,” says Dr. Fred Lisanti. “These proven systems are transforming health care with empirically tested treatments for a wide range of health conditions.”
Services offered: Acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nutritional counseling, clinical hypnosis, yoga.
Areas of specialty: Pain management; stress management; anxiety/depression; general, acute and chronic concerns; infertility; weight loss; smoking cessation; allergies.
Philosophical approach: “At IMS, we know you are unique and require tailor-made therapies. We also know that the most valuable things we can offer you are time to listen to your concerns, compassion for the impact this issue has on your life, and expertise in designing a personalized plan for your condition. It’s through our deep commitment to understanding your unique set of health concerns that we create integrative solutions that are custom-fit, realistic and effective. Underneath it all, our work stems from a philosophy that heart-centered compassion is the source of all forms of healing. And we ensure that all our clients feel this gentle, nonjudgmental acceptance as soon as they enter our sacred space.”
Laurie R. Mallis, MD, LAc
2424 Rte. 52 Ste. 1A, Hopewell Junction, NY
After more than 25 years in traditional Western medicine, Dr. Laurie R. Mallis formed SearchLight Medical to provide a better way to deliver care to her patients. “SearchLight Medical is a private practice that focuses on holistic healing to help my patients overcome acute and chronic medical conditions without relying on pharmaceutical treatments,” she says. “I work very closely with my patients to plan treatments that are individualized to help them achieve a better state of health. The energy treatments I utilize in my practice tap into the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”
Services offered: Medical acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, AcuGraph Qi Analysis, ONDAMED Biofeedback Therapy, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System for face and neck, Mei Zen abdominal acupuncture for fertility or weight loss, and Reiki.
Areas of specialty: Acute and chronic medical conditions, neurological diseases, sports injuries, pain management, allergies, stress/anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, women’s health issues, weight loss, fertility, facial rejuvenation.
Philosophical approach: “I treat the entire patient—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—as all these areas are interconnected and must be balanced in order for the body to achieve a healthy state. It is important not to focus only on the presenting symptoms, but to look for the root cause of any condition. When this is accomplished, the body is able to heal on a deeper and longer-lasting level.”
Rev. Deborah Moldow
251-B Heritage Hills, Somers, NY
Rev. Deborah Moldow was ordained as an interfaith minister in 1993. She has worked internationally and at the United Nations and is the founder of the Garden of Light (GardenOfLight.org). Rev. Deborah leads monthly Interfaith Sundays at the Chapel at Croton Falls and a monthly Spirit Salon at Katonah SPACE.
Services offered: Spiritual counseling, weddings, baby blessings, memorials, speaking.
Areas of specialty: As a spiritual counselor, Rev. Deborah guides individuals through deep listening and simple practices to find purpose, heal relationships, cope with loss, address health issues and navigate careers. She also helps guide couples to the wedding of their dreams, and provides highly personal baby blessings and memorial services.
Philosophical approach: “Humanity is at an evolutionary crossroads heralded by an emerging spiritual impulse that is changing us from the inside out. Each of us has a special role to play in this awakening. Let us explore together.”
Reviva Skin and Body Solutions
Amy Kowal, Owner
929 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Reviva is a holistic skin-, body- and soul care studio offering customized, natural treatments for the face and physical body, as well as energy healing and guided imagery for the spiritual body.
Services offered: Facials, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne treatment, dry skin treatment, sensitive skin treatment, (non) chemical peels, dermal rolling, microcurrent, radio frequency, fat melting, waxing, Reiki, chakra balancing, aura cleansing, aromatherapy, meditation, BrainTap, classes.
Areas of specialty: Aging skin; acne; hyperpigmentation; sensitive skin; dry skin; loose, crepey skin; wrinkles; enlarged pores; cellulite; circumference reduction; stress; cancer.
Philosophical approach: “Outward appearance is directly influenced by internal peace and emotional stability. Stress and trauma can add years to your looks. My skin treatments focus on both physical and spiritual care for total body and soul beauty.”
427 Main St., Beacon, NY
NuSpecies Health Centers provide free health consultations and custom recommendations of its raw, organic, liquid, whole-food nutritional formulas. “We have integrated medical staff with our nutritional staff, all providing nutritional consultations,” says Aston Farquharson, president of NuSpecies Corporation and NuSpecies Foundation. “Our experienced NPs and RNs also provide counseling on medication, medical reports and diagnosis, as well as guidance to our clients’ medical practitioners. We work with our clients until they achieve their health goals.”
Services offered: Ongoing guidance and support from nutritionists and medical practitioners to help people naturally maintain or rebuild their health; whole-food nutritional formulas and detoxifying and weight-loss programs.
Areas of specialty: More than 15 years’ experience supporting the health of clients with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases, fibroids/cysts, menstrual problems, fertility, prostate enlargement, constipation, sickle cell, and many other health issues resulting from toxins, hormonal imbalance and insufficient nutrition.
Philosophical approach: “The body rebuilds itself by always seeking to normalize its biochemical cycles. Phytonutrients and biochemicals existing in nature in their complete structures with enzymes furnish the tools for the body to rebuild or replenish damaged cells. Our formulas are designed to provide these tools.”
Susanne Saltzman, MD
250 E. Hartsdale Ave. St. 22, Hartsdale, NY
914.472.0666 • HartsdaleHomeopathy.com
Dr. Susanne Saltzman has 25 years of clinical family practice experience treating acute and chronic illness in children and adults. “My emphasis is on homeopathic and functional medicine to decrease dependency on pharmaceutical drugs,” she says. Saltzman has successfully treated thousands of patients for a wide variety of diseases and conditions.
Services offered: Classical homeopathy and functional medicine.
Areas of specialty: ADD and ADHD; autism; allergies; anxiety disorders; asthma; depression; diabetes; migraines; chronic fatigue syndrome; fibromyalgia; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; high cholesterol; interstitial cystitis; Lyme disease; menopause; polycystic ovarian disease; multiple sclerosis; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); thyroid disorders; autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma; weight loss.
Philosophical approach: “The human body is innately brilliant. We all have the capacity to heal. Homeopathic medicine provides that catalyst by treating the whole person and recognizing that someone’s mental and emotional states are just as important as the physical symptoms in facilitating the healing process. Functional medicine restores gut function (‘leaky gut’), addresses environmental toxins, rebalances hormones and emphasizes that food is your medicine."
Deanna Scaldaferri, LMT
At The Temperance Center
453 White Plains Rd., Suite 201, Eastchester, NY
I am a licensed massage therapist with a warm, nurturing style,” Deanna Scaldaferri says. “I am intent on helping to encourage a positive mind, body and soul experience.”
Services offered: Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal and hot-stone massage; reflexology; aromatherapy; hydrotherapy; polarity therapy.
Areas of specialty: “Whether you are looking for relaxation, an escape from the everyday stresses of the world, or relief from pain or tension in your body, I can help you,” Scaldaferri says.
Philosophical approach: “Each person has specific needs, and I am focused on individualizing each of my sessions to meet those needs. My goal is for every client to leave feeling cared for and with a better sense of body, mind and soul.”
Scarsdale Dental Spa & Wellness
700 White Plains Road, Ste. 20, Scarsdale, NY
Scarsdale Dental Spa & Wellness offers the finest clinical dental care and services as well as a relaxing, spa-like environment, all designed to support the needs of a variety of patients, from the most at-ease frequent smilers all the way to the most phobic patients, who, because of their fear, struggle with getting the care they really need.
Services offered: General and cosmetic dentistry, 24-hour emergency dentistry, implants, pediatrics, endodontics, periodontics and full-service orthodontics, all under one roof. A full suite of wellness services are offered inside the Greene Healing Institute, including massage, Reiki, energy medicine, chakra balancing, life design, plant-based oil therapy, aromatherapy, and a boutique filled with self-care products and energy medicine in the BEMER Salon.
Areas of specialty: Implants and cosmetic restoration; missing, loose or broken teeth; smile and bite restoration; self-care items and resources for use between visits.
Philosophy of healing: “Our approach starts in the mouth, but since we treat the whole person, we take pride in supporting your overall healing, body, mind and spirit. Self-care is an inside job, and we help you find the path to your own individual wellness.”
Samantha Slotnick, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
495 Central Park Ave., Ste. 301, Scarsdale, NY
914.874.1177 • DrSlotnick.com
As a behavioral optometrist, Dr. Samantha Slotnick takes a holistic approach to vision care, for all ages. She specializes in vision therapy and rehabilitation for vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, attention, performance and efficiency.
Services offered: Holistic vision care for children and adults; behavioral optometry; vision development; comprehensive eye/vision evaluation; vision therapy and rehabilitation; infant vision (InfantSEE provider); and educational workshops and seminars on vision, learning and attention (check website for events).
Areas of specialty: Learning-related vision problems, strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing, eye-teaming, eye-tracking, convergence insufficiency and visual problems that interfere with attention (mimic ADD/ADHD and dyslexia). Children and adults, all ages.
Philosophy of healing: “Vision is our means of touching what lies beyond our grasp. Who we are shapes our view of the world, our use of our vision and our outlook for the future. Behavioral optometry provides each individual with a personalized opportunity for self-evaluation, growth and change, with impacts extending far beyond the visual process. You can indeed envision your world!”
Katherine J. Scoville, DO, PC
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
311 North St., Suite 307, White Plains, NY
A board certified osteopathic physician who is on the faculty of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in NYC, Dr. Katherine Scoville employs osteopathic manipulative medicine— holistic, hands-on treatment that helps patients of all ages achieve health and pain relief. Treatment supports the body’s self-healing capacity by restoring normal structure and function.
Services offered: Osteopathic manipulativemedicine, including cranial osteopathy, is a powerful, subtle hands-on treatment for almost any condition. The doctor gently guides the body’s framework back into alignment as a complement or alternative to mainstream medical options.
Areas of specialty: Medical challenges at all ages. Newborns and infants: birth trauma, suckling issues, palsies, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colic, constipation, respiratory issues. Children: ear and upper-respiratory infections, asthma, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, developmental delays, orthopedic sprains/strains, post concussion. Adults: neck/back pain, sciatica/ nerve impingements, herniated discs, arthritis, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal issues such as GERD, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, headaches, swelling/ lymphedema, pre-and post-surgical care, anxiety depression, pregnancy-related issues, trauma.
Philosophy of healing: “I seek to promote health, and not simply to eliminate disease. Health arises from a balance of body, mind and spirit. People have an inherent capacity to maintain health when all systems are properly balanced. With previous experience as a shiatsu practitioner and instructor, I enhance my medical practice with an understanding of the Eastern perspective on health and healing.”
Henry C. Sobo, MD
Optimal Health Medical, LLC
111 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT
203.348.8805 • email@example.com • DrSobo.com
"We provide a supportive and healing environment to encourage our patients to thrive while receiving individually tailored treatment,” Dr. Henry Sobo says.
Services offered: Services offered: Stem cell therapy; platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for joints, erectile dysfunction and hair restoration; hormone therapy; allergy evaluation and treatment; IV vitamin C infusions; cancer support programs; weight-loss programs.
Areas of specialty: Anti-aging medicine, regenerative medicine, allergies, natural hormones, weight loss, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, osteoarthritis.
Philosophy of healing: Dr. Sobo believes that the best of both medical and nutritional approaches to patient care is more effective than either approach alone. Illness treated with natural, nontoxic substances avoids medications and their risks or side effects.
Pain Specialist Andy Steigmeier LMT, CSCS
The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Ave, 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY
Andy Steigmeier’s approach is a whole-body philosophy called Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT), which was specifically developed to address pain and improve body function and range of motion. The techniques used and the approach he offers have been successfully used to address many neuromuscular conditions, often when other approaches have failed.
Services offered: Integrated Positional Therapy, Strength and Conditioning.
Areas of specialty: Low-Back and Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tension Headaches, Sciatica, Knee Pain, TMJ, Tennis/Golfer Elbow, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Postpartum, Posture Correction.
Philosophy of healing: “Pain and adverse neuromuscular conditions are the result of muscular skeletal imbalances that pull the body out of proper alignment— subsequently creating tissue compression, inflammation and pain that can encompass nerves, muscles and bones.”
Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC
The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith St., 2nd Floor, Mount Kisco, NY
Focused on the healing of body, mind and soul, Dr. Lawrence Stern, a practicing chiropractor for more than 33 years, is highly trained in Network Spinal Analysis, wellness chiropractic, sports medicine, personal development/ leadership skills and training, and the mindful and heart-centered Hakomi Method. “My training offers a unique integration of abilities, which are embodied in the foundation of my practice,” he says. “My goal is to facilitate your journey to unlock the healing potential within you.”
Services offered: Network Spinal Analysis with Somatic Respiratory Integration, wellness chiropractic, Awaken Consulting, Hakomi Method.
Areas of specialty: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic stress, anxiety and depression, Lyme disease, chronic muscular skeletal aches and pains, addictions, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Philosophical approach :“Optimal wellness requires a healthy, flexible and adaptable nervous system. Humans have a unique and innate ability to self-heal and reorganize at higher levels of complexity than commonly known, utilizing Network Spinal Analysis. Each patient’s unique life experience will lead them to the elements of integrated care they need to facilitate their individual journey towards perfect health.”
The Center for Health and Healing
Holistic Health and Learning Center
4 Smith Ave., 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY
914.864.0462 • Center4Healing.net
The Center for Health and Healing is a family-owned, boutique- style holistic health and learning center. Its mission is to provide education and healing modalities from ancient and modern times. It offers a multidisciplinary team of independent, holistically trained professionals who understand the interconnected states of the mental, emotional, physical and energy systems.
Services offered: Bodywork: acupuncture, body massage, craniosacral therapy, integrative chiropractic, positional therapy, strength and conditioning programs. Natural medicine: Ayurvedic health, Chinese herbs, classical homeopathy, naturopathic medicine. Mental/ emotional services: addiction therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), empowerment coaching, psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, holistic health coaching, meditation, women’s groups. Energy healing services: Reiki energy healing, shamanic healing, intuitive counseling. Holistic learning: community healing circles, classes, workshops, retreats and professional trainings with international authors and speakers.
Areas of specialty: Intuitive intelligence development, ancient healing, natural medicine, holistic health and learning.
Philosophical approach: “Our approach to healing comes from an intelligence that is not only academic, but also emotionally and intuitively intelligent. We align ourselves with nature, the Earth and all sentient beings, embracing our power, intelligence and inherent wisdom to heal and restore balance to our inner and outer world.”
The Weiss Institute
Briarcliff, NY, and Midtown Manhattan
The Weiss Method helps people lose weight and overcome sugar addiction, nicotine addiction, alcohol addiction, overeating and other unwanted habits. It is simple and painless, with a success rate of over 80 percent.
Services offered: The Weiss Method calms down the stimulus of the particular addiction so that afterward a person feels indifferent to or repulsed by the addictive substance. Generally a one-time treatment is sufficient, apart from treatment for alcohol or overweight.
Areas of specialty: Weight loss through quitting sugar and white flour, quitting alcohol, quitting smoking, quitting drugs and overcoming obesity. The Weiss Institute has an 80 percent success rate and more than 30 years of experience. Treatment is painless, with no medication, hypnosis, needles or negative side effects.
Philosophical approach: “At the Weiss Institute, our healing approach is to produce tangible, sustainable results without the usual struggle. After treatment, people report feeling less stressed, with far more vitality and well-being and a wonderful new freedom from their previous situation.”
The Temperance Center
Merrill Black, Founder/Owner, LCSW, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist
453 White Plains Rd., Ste. 201/203, Eastchester, NY
The Temperance Center is a team of practitioners offering services for children, teens and adults in a nurturing and calming environment. They offer an array of modalities to help heal the mind, body and soul. Founder and owner Merrill Black is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Life Force Yoga Level 1 Practitioner.
Services offered: Psychotherapy, Reiki, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, imagery/visualization, breathwork, systematic desensitization, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, intuitive healings/readings, intuitive health and wellness coaching, Reiki trainings, bimonthly adult guided channeling meditation group, workshops, monthly BFRB (body-focused repetitive behaviors) support group, yoga classes.
Areas of specialty: Panic disorder, fears and phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, depression, relationship issues, stress management/reduction, past-life regression, weight loss, weight-loss surgery clearances, insomnia, smoking cessation, sports injuries, pain management, irritable bowel syndrome, supporting IVF treatment.
Philosophical approach: “It is our goal to treat the whole person in very individualized ways. The various modalities that we offer can enable the person to reach optimal health.”
Baptiste affiliate yoga studio • Power vinyasa yoga
992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
MaryRose Donaghy, owner and founder of Firefly Yoga, a certified Baptiste Yoga instructor who is currently in the Fit to Lead program, says she is “lit up” about the expanding Firefly community and the growing impact of Baptiste Yoga in the world. Students in Firefly’s Baptiste Yoga classes experience the three practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga: asana (yoga poses linked together), meditation (presence) and inquiry (discovery). Donaghy and her team of Baptiste-certified and -inspired leaders create programs and practices designed to generate connection and growth and to empower people to live their purpose.
Services offered: Firefly’s new 3,100-square-foot space offers 35 weekly classes, 80 percent of which are Baptiste Power vinyasa, a series of poses done using alignment and tools to create the fullest expression, measurable growth and vitality. Firefly’s community space offers a full-service juice and smoothie bar (open to the public all day) and a yoga retail space. The practice space consists of two studios and a changing room. As the Hudson Valley’s only Baptiste affiliate studio, Firefly is committed to “creating possibility, empowerment and leadership,” Donaghy says. “Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, each class is available to you. We invite you to come just as you are. In addiction, we offer gentle yoga, ashtanga vinyasa and align your vibe.”
Areas of specialty: Guest programs from the Baptiste Institute, international yoga teachers sharing their practices, alignment workshops, teacher-training programs. Upcoming programs include 40 Days to Personal Revolution (Jan. 7); Stretch Your Soul Yoga and Community Kirtan (Jan. 19); True North Alignment (Apr. 7-8); teacher training orientation (Sep. 5). For details, visit FireflyFishkill.com.
Philosophical approach: “Our purpose at Firefly is to meet each person where they are that day and through the physical practice create empowerment and possibility. We want to give each person the opportunity to live their purpose in the world and be fully expressed.”
Rubystar Healing Arts
47 E. Market St., 2nd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY
Rubystar is an empowering and spiritually enlightening center located in the heart of Rhinebeck. Melissa Allen, Spiritual Teacher and Healer, Holistic Psychotherapist and Transpersonal Counselor, created this unique healing space, which offers an array of opportunities and methods to help people grow, transform and create an extraordinary life by raising their vibrations.
Services offered: Vibrational energy healing, transpersonal psychotherapy, spiritual advisement, transformational life coaching, psychic-intuitive counseling; wedding officiating; yoga and movement classes; pop-up workshops on health and wellness; events for spiritual advancement, healing and personal growth. A “glam-industrial gem” overlooking the center of Rhinebeck, Rubystar is a high-vibe event space for private or business gatherings, bridal or birthday parties, sacred retreats, holiday celebrations and much more. Rubystar’s retail shop (open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and seven days a week by appointment) offers crystals, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other healing items and gifts.
Areas of specialty: In addition to workshops, specialty events, master-led healing retreats and classes with cutting-edge special guests, Allen will be offering a broad array of services, drawing from her natural gifts and talents both locally and globally, based at Rubystar.
Philosophical approach: “My vision and intention for Rubystar is to hold space for, anchor and increase light and love on earth, to help heal the world through my work with each individual I heart-connect with.”
The Khader Center
Dina Khader, Owner
4 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY
"We are a premier nutrition and rejuvenation center providing state-of-theart nutritional services and top-of-the-line professional nutritional supplements,” says Dina Khader. “We are the only healing center that provides therapeutic clay packing in the tristate area.”
Services offered: Nutritional consultation for weight loss as well as serious medical conditions, including cancer, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis and all organ-specific conditions; lectures; personal training; brief weekly newsletters.
Areas of specialty: Therapeutic clay packing. Sole provider of a proprietary bioenergetic testing.
Coming in 2018: Group detox in January, April and October; spring presentation on brain health by Dina Khader.
Philosophical approach: “I have developed a multistep plan that incorporates a number of cutting-edge, integrative strategies, individually tailored to the needs of each client. My primary goal is simple: I want to help you achieve optimal health, so that you can enjoy healthiness, happiness and longevity.”
Sarah’s House of Health
900 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY
Sarah’s House of Health is the brainchild of Sarah Montgomery— wellness coach, physical therapist and now entrepreneur. “I wanted to offer a place where people could come and experience many different areas of wellness, all with the intent of helping them feel better in some way,” she says.
Services offered: Therapeutic massage, organic skin care, Reiki, spiritual counseling, past-life regression, health and life coaching, personal training, physical therapy, weight management, yoga, vision board workshops, BEMER therapy, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Coming in 2018: Vision board workshops, Serenity by the Lake spa days, Animal Reiki, spiritual movie night, restorative yoga, nutritional education workshops, paint night, book club, knitting classes.
Philosophical approach: “Our passion is to empower women to dream of a better life and to help them achieve it through services and support. We want you to leave here feeling better than when you came in.”
Awaken Wellness Fairs
Westchester, NYC and Florida
The Awaken Wellness Fairs educate people about the many paths to a healthy body, mind and spirit that are available in today’s world, including ancient techniques as well as cutting-edge technologies.
Services and products offered: More than 100 exhibitors, including speakers, healers, vendors and readers, offering information about wellness to the general public. Past exhibitors have included MDs blending Eastern and Western medicine; aromatherapists; energy healers offering Reiki, polarity and Therapeutic Touch; vendors of unusual, often handmade and always natural and healthy products, including toiletries, lotions and unique jewelry (often imbued with special intentions or made from recycled materials); and intuitive readers who connect on a psychic level.
Coming in 2018: The Awaken Fair will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY, on April 22 and November 18, and in NYC on July 29. There will also be an Awaken Fair in Florida in January 2019.
Philosophical approach: “As producers and organizers of the Awaken Fair, our philosophy is ‘Awaken to your best self.’ The event is a smorgasbord of possibilities for the public to sample—not every offering is for everyone. But everyone can find at least one resource to help feel better, be better, do better!”
Yoga in the Adirondacks, LLC (YitA)
Rhodella Hughes, Owner
2 Coulter Rd., Bakers Mills, NY
YitA is a studio nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, minutes from Gore Mountain ski resort— where yoga embraces nature.
Services offered: Retreats, classes, workshops, events, Young Living Essential Oils education. “Incorporating essential oils with yoga creates a powerful synergistic practice,” Hughes says.
Coming in 2018: A spring open house, date to be determined (visit website for details); Young Living Essential Oils workshops; seasonal retreats.
Philosophical approach: “Our studio’s philosophy is living a meaningful and purposeful life through wellness and awareness of the self. Through self-acceptance and gratitude, we continue to grow our oneness through the mind-body-spirit connection.”