“The caliber of the practitioners is amazing. They have an intuitive ability and are truly gifted.” —CSS Client
Ayurveda Consultations, Reflexology and Oncology Massage
Teri holds a 4-year master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM), and a Master of Science degree from University of California, Davis in community health and organizational development. She has studied in India and is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner.
Teri has an active practice and takes an East-West approach in all of her treatments, teachings and individual consultations. In her work with cancer patients, she incorporates Ayurvedic lymphatic drainage and reflexology of the feet, hands, ears and head. She also uses pranayama breath work, guided meditation and cranio-sacral therapy to support healing. In her Ayurveda consultations Teri also offers nutrition counseling and self-care education. Learn more: ayurvedasimple.com
Psychotherapy & Group Counseling
Natalie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has worked in the health care field for almost 30 years, specializing in treating individuals, their families and caregivers around living with illness, loss and chronic pain.
Natalie also consults with caregivers to support them in their unique needs while dealing with a loved one with cancer and other illness. Her eclectic treatment approach is tailored to every individual’s needs. She works with children, couples and families, and has done research in many areas, including the issue of parenting through cancer.
Natalie understands the impact cancer can have on one's life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 when her son was two years old. To find out more about her practice: drnataliecp.com
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy & Reiki
Marissa is a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Reiki Master. She is also a licensed California Massage Therapist. Marissa’s own personal story and healing journey led her to pursue alternative energy work studies. Her intention is to assist those facing life’s challenges using her heart, knowledge and experience.
Marissa has been studying energy work and metaphysics for over 17 years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from SUNY College at New Paltz and spent much of her career working in corporate environments. To balance this, she felt it was important to follow her calling to be of service and began volunteering for various organizations including hospice and mentoring programs. After working as Program's Volunteer Manager at the Vintage House for four years, she is now interested in getting back to service. She is delighted to use her skills to benefit CSS clients.
If you are not familiar with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), please read about the service here.
Dr. Danielle is a California licensed naturopathic doctor, practicing natural family medicine in her hometown of Sonoma. After managing a successful practice in San Diego for several years, she has returned to the Valley to be closer to family and to be an active member of a strong community. She earned her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from San Diego State University.
While attending NCNM, Dr. Danielle completed a clinical rotation in integrative cancer care and has since incorporated the skills and expertise within her private practice. It is Dr. Danielle’s goal to improve the quality of life of her patients by enhancing vitality and safely balancing organ systems that are compromised during conventional cancer treatments. Learn more: sonomaroots.com