Practitioners

Ariana Tosatto (Therapy)

As a professional counselor, art therapist and Certified Hakomi Practitioner (a unique, mindfulness-based, somatic therapy), I utilize expressive and body-based modalities that move the therapeutic process past, “just talking”, into deeper layers of experience. The process of talking is typically linear, rational and often relies on information we already know. However, the lived experience of our personal challenges are often quite the opposite: non-linear, messy and confusing. Because of this, we need approaches that get us “out of our head” and instead into our hearts, bodies and then minds. From a more integrated perspective, we not only see our blockages with more clarity and compassion, but further strengthen the connection with our inner- most self that drives us towards growth, and the personal transformation we are seeking.

In an atmosphere of safety and genuine collaboration, I help my clients become aware of unconscious habits of body and mind, building insight into how these patterns lend us protection while also inhibiting deep healing and creative growth. The people I work with are individuals who are seeking personal growth, and are interested in dynamic, creative and engaging therapeutic modalities.

Some of the areas I specialize in are:

    • Pre and postpartum support & support for parents
    • Life transitions (marriage, childbirth, moving, etc.)
    • Working through familiar patterns of feeling and reacting that never seem to bring satisfaction
    • Inner child work
    • Self- esteem issues
  • Attachment-based relational work focused on couples or families

  To learn more visit: www.arianatosatto.com

To reach Ariana directly, call (267) 571- 8124

Click here to book a free introductory session

Anastasia Fujii (Therapy)

I believe that therapy begins with the building of a strong, collaborative relationship. Through the creation of this alliance, it becomes possible to discover an individual, couple or family’s goals for treatment and to engage dynamically in the therapeutic process. I see therapy as a space for growth and healing, co-created and nurtured by both client and clinician. My practice is psychodynamic, relational, and at its core holistic, recognizing and integrating the biological, psychological, and social aspects of experience, as well as the individual, institutional, and cultural roots of issues as they arise. I have a deep awareness of the profound impact of oppression on the psyche and am dedicated to maintaining a practice that is affirming of all identities and experiences. Areas of expertise include LGBTQ+ identity, family planning, addressing trauma, and surviving chronic illness, though I welcome diversity of focus in my practice.”

Anastasia holds a Master of Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work and has trained as a full-spectrum doula. Anastasia is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To read more about Anastasia’s practice, please visit www.anastasiafujii.com. To schedule a brief phone consultation or first session, contact Anastasia by email at anastasiafujii.lcsw@gmail.com

BethBeth Jellinek (Therapy)

I am a licensed professional counselor; my framework is holistic, with an awareness of cultural and systemic impacts on mental health. I bring deep empathy, openness, creativity, warmth, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic relationship. Using modalities of mindfulness practices, insight-based talk therapy, and CBT, we will work together to integrate your experiences that need healing and/or understanding. I believe that the therapeutic process can impact my clients ability to grow, heal, and reach their full potential. Areas of expertise include grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family transitions, aggression, existential crises, and interpersonal relationships.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming; talking to a non-judgmental professional in a safe and nurturing space is one avenue to acceptance and momentum. Please give me a call for a free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to speaking with you!

Available: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Contact: 215.804.4137 Website: www.bethjellinek.com

 Carrie Powell (Therapy)

I believe that therapy can be playful-engaging-transformative ground for new beginnings to emerge.  If you are looking to collaborate on: cultivating a deeper sense of yourself, becoming more free from habitual reactions, or developing sustainable self care practices, I would love to meet you!  If you are seeking support with imagining ways for your child to thrive, I am here to help.

I utilize all of the arts and creative expression in my practice as a mental health counselor.  I am eclectic and holistic in my approach, integrating my background as an artist with my training as an Expressive Arts Therapist.   Woven into this practice is a working knowledge of a variety of complementary theories and practices including: how the gut microbiome and brain are an allied axis, the impact of nutrition on mood, mindfulness based stress reduction techniques, energy medicine and energy healing.  I work with those who are seeking an alternative experience to traditional talk therapy, where we can tune in together to the alchemical process of healing via aesthetic and energetic expression.

Areas of interest include: children/adults who identify as being a Highly Sensitive Person, navigating life transitions, times of transformation, symptoms of depression and anxiety, parenting strain, spiritual development. I understand the challenges that the Highly Sensitive Person and Empath encounter in our stimulating world, and how these sensory overwhelms impact mental health.

I combine lifestyle/nutrition coaching with mental health counseling to assist individuals in moving from surviving to thriving.

For more information, please see: www.stillemerging.com

To contact me directly to set up a free initial phone consultation, call: (267) 587-6176

Peter 2Peter Richan (Massage)

Peter Richan is a certified massage therapist practicing for 17 years in
 Philadelphia. He combines aspects of myofascial release, trigger point
 therapy, meridian clearing, deep tissue massage, as well as mechanical and 
structural integration, to help clients find ease of movement in exercise,
 dance, and everyday life.

Peter’s study of the Alexander Technique, 
stretching, and structure and mechanics of the anatomy has kept him feeling 
good over his long career as well as helped him support clients to become
 more aware of their bodies and bring home useful information from sessions into their lives.

Available on Tuesdays & Fridays.

For appointments a few days or more in advance, email peterrichan @ gmail.com or call: (hm) 215-336-6857.  For appointments day of, call: (m) 215-207-6811

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 8.29.29 AMMissy Meyers (Massage)

Baltimore Native Missy Meyers, started her massage career over a decade ago. Her personalized sessions combine various techniques and modalities for a complete healing experience. Whether you are dealing with a sports injury, TMJ pain, headaches, or just all over wear and tear of the body, Missy will work with you to figure out the right bodywork plan. She offers and combines Deep tissue, Myofascial Release, TMJ massage, prenatal massage and a wide array of stretching techniques. At its core, Missy believes there should be a balance of relaxation and therapy in each massage. Her goal is to meaningfully connect with you and transcend the massage table

Missy may be reached by phone at  443-554-0262 or by email at missyleemeyers@gmail.com

April Shaver (Massage)

I have been providing therapeutic massage since 2005, working in medical and spa settings. My goal is always to connect with my clients so they can receive the maximum benefits of each massage. I believe in what I do and enjoy making a difference in people’s lives.  I use a Swedish based massage and incorporate other techniques depending on the needs of my client. Every massage is unique.  I offer work with pregnant women, reflexology, warm bamboo, and much more.

I am available Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  You can reach me at aprilshaverlmt@gmail.com or 267-235-0362 or book here


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Julia Taylor (Craniosacral Therapy and Massage)

Julia Taylor is the director of Threshold Wellness.  She is a nationally certified massage therapist, practicing Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and therapeutic massage in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Julia teaches anatomy and physiology and self-care workshops.   Now, in her fifth year doing bodywork, she offers therapeutic touch with a deep listening, and trust in the body’s capacity to transform, heal, and amaze. To find out more about Julia and her offerings, go to www.bodyvoto.com

Tara Nayak (Naturopathic Medicine)

As a naturopathic doctor I am trained and happy to handle any health concern as a general practitioner. I specialize in the treatment of chronic diseases, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances. Health puzzle solving is my passion! Whether a patient is dealing with an acute illness, trying to prevent future problems, or dealing with a lifelong health issue that hasn’t been figured out, I work to uncover the underlying causes of health concerns and provide lasting solutions that fit into my patients’ busy lifestyles!

I hope to provide the Philadelphia community with a different option: a doctor that listens and works to understand rather than just to eliminate symptoms. In clinical practice I use the world’s best technologies such as genomic and microbiome analysis to assess whole health combined with treatments focused on personalized nutrition and botanical (herbal) supplementation.​ I am currently accepting patients of all ages and offering a free 10 minute phone consultation as an opportunity to chat about how I can help you feel better! Please visit my website here .
Contact and Appointment Scheduling 
Telephone: (215) 485-3427
I will be featured on the “Nothing Off Limits” Podcast with host Michelle Owens talking about the blood type diet and my practice here in Philadelphia.  Please check it out!
here or here on iTunes as of 9/24/18.

Bec Jimenez (Acupuncture)

Bec Jimenez L.Ac. is a graduate of the Won Institute in Glenside, PA where she earned her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Bec believes that in order to truly heal, you must treat and honor all three points of health: body, mind and spirit. When all three aspects of the person are addressed, full health and wellness can be obtained. Bec was originally introduced to acupuncture when it helped her break an 8 year long nicotine addiction, while helping her ease and reverse her own personal PCOS and hormonal imbalance symptoms.

Bec specializes in treating women with reproductive health issues, specifically:

  • Hormonal and menstrual imbalance caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
  • Infertility caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Idiopathic infertility

Bec also has extensive experience treating post operative scar tissue formations with the use of electroacupuncture techniques. Electroacupuncture aids in expediting the skin’s ability to undergo cellular renewal to repair the tissue and regain neurological sensation in the affected area.

Some examples of post operative scar work:

  • Scars from accidents
  • Cesarean section
  • Skin cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Gender-affirming surgery (top surgery)

In addition to her specialities listed above, Bec has had success treating:

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

-Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

-Circulatory Disorders

-Gastrointestinal Disorders

-Cosmetic Issues

-Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

-Immune Disorders

-Addiction

-Emotional and Psychological Disorders

-Respiratory Disorders

Contact Bec Jimenez at 978-870-6912, bec@threepointsacupuncture.com, or threepointsacupuncture.com

Vanessa Vieira (Esthetician)

I am an esthetician & the newest practitioner at Threshold Wellness! My main goal in skin therapy is to create a safe and welcoming space for all clients to come with their concerns. My approach to treatment relies heavily on utilizing the body’s own ability to heal and working with your skin through nourishment and movement. I am committed to the constant pursuit of knowledge and am always continuing education with courses in advanced esthetics, massage, nutrition, and more.
Some of the conditions I have had success in treating:

  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Reactive/Sensitive Skin

All treatments are fully customizable for each individual client. By infusing products and ingredients that mimic the structure of our own skin, we are able to regain balance within our skin’s barrier. Each service includes a tailored infusion.

Other modalities available and used in conjunction:
LED Therapy, Microcurrent Massage (for lymph drainage and connective tissue), and Targeted Collagen Induction Therapy (for scar revision).

To read more and learn about my services, visit: Serpent Skin Holistics

To reach me directly, please email: vanessa@serpentskinholistics.com