Practitioners

 

Dr. Kateryna Dukenski (she/her)

Licensed Psychologist

I am doctoral level psychologist, with 17 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. The world of relationships is my main specialty and development of deep therapeutic connection with each person is at the heart of my work. My main goal in each session is to help my clients to untangle anything that might be standing in the way of their authentic relationship with others and themselves.

I believe in the power of spoken words. By creating a safe, compassion-filled therapeutic space I encourage a meaningful conversation where clients can experience strength in their vulnerability, develop insight and self-compassion. I seek to understand a person in their full complexity within their families, communities and a large context of their ancestral and cultural wisdom. Given I identify with three different cultures I am especially sensitive to a diverse range of experience of being a human.

My therapeutic toolbox includes traditional and modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy combined with the wide range of mindfulness and body-centered approaches to healing. I am currently studying the family constellations process which I am utilizing in my work with trauma.

Some of my specialties include treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, low self-esteem, trans-generational trauma, PTSD, personal growth, postpartum and parenting issues, dynamics in relation to adult children of alcoholics and narcissistic abuse. I am also passionate about working with persons suffering from psychotic disorders, personality disorders and adults with high functioning autism.

I know how important it is to find a therapist who feels just right for you and I know how the journey of finding one can be daunting. Feel free to reach out with any questions. If you want to learn more about my practice, feel free to call, email me and visit my website at www.drdukenski.com, (484)4413322, dr.dukenski@gmail.com.

Peter 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 (she/her)

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 (she/her)

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,  book online here, or buy a gift card here.


(photo by Lightgazing Photography ig: @lightgazings)

Julia Taylor (she/her)

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

 

Bec Jimenez (they/she)

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

Tyrell Blacquemoss (they/he)

Tyrell Blacquemoss is a Sangoma, a South African Traditional Healer, trained in ancestral practices, certified in Usui Reiki II, and a graduate of Cornell University. The ancestral practices include:

  • Conjure, the African Traditional Religion born in diaspora
  • initiated as a Pachakuti Mesa Carrier
  • Elder of Eanna Temple in South Africa
  • African diasporic and Western Herbalism
  • Qigong
  • Kongo, Igbo, Ndau, Nguni, Afro-Native influenced ways of being

Tyrell also has familiarity with these ancestral practices:

  • Toltec Chichimeca Dreamplanting
  • Southern Folk Medicine
  • Sonoran desert Curanderismo
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

In healing work, I prefer every step to be as gentle as possible with information and context provided for overview, preparation, and integration. I have volunteered in advocacy and organizing work for survivors of domestic violence and abuse. In addition to my work for others, my practice is very personal and has supported me through eighteen months of houselessness, PTSD symptoms, and healing from domestic violence.

My ancestral energy work supports breaking up the unseen and enormous blockages that can be present for folks who have experienced generations of trauma. I specialize in working with LGBT family, trauma survivors, Black and Indigenous folks and those seeking ancestral wisdom. I work to bring homecoming, remembrance and sacred archiving and transmission of lineage wisdom. The energy healing and traditional medicine that occurs during a session is given and received through cultural performances of song, storytelling and individual consultations on the study of dreams and cultural practices for spiritual development, personal development and a bit of entertainment. All individual sessions are done remotely and group work is done in-person. I also teach classes on movement meditation and dreamwork remotely and in person. There is both a teaching and energy clearing component to every way of working with me.

My clients have had success moving through:

  • Grief and transitions
  • Chronic pain
  • Persistent anxiety
  • General stress
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Spiritual hygiene needs for diviners and direct care practitioners
  • Tension Headaches
  • Nightmares
  • PTSD symptoms
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Lack of peace, boredom, desire for more joy

For a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation book here.

For a sample of Tyrell’s work, please enjoy this 30 minute video session.

Tyrell can be contacted at causereignthedreamworker@gmail.com and more information can be found at www.causereign.com.

Jarmél by Jarmel (she/her/queer), artist

Adding sunshine and rainbows to this sick sad world.

Jarmel Reitz is a ceramics and multimedia artist who runs her studio out of the basement at Threshold Wellness. Jarmel is a Philly local, and all her clay is sourced from Pennsylvania, and all glazes are non-toxic + lead free + made in the USA. Jarmel loves working with people to create custom work that will makes your dreams come alive! You can check out all her rad work and learn more at jarmelbyjarmel.com, and look in on her instagram @jarmelbyjarmel for even more inspiration.

Suzie Maruska (she/her), artist

Suzanne Maruska Kaplan is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.

“Female vulnerability is exploited at home and in the workplace. What does it mean to retain femininity while being a ‘strong’ woman? Why does my own idea of being strong often mean refusing to ask for help? How are appropriate boundaries created and maintained? I want my work to convey the anxiety I feel navigating these themes.”

Visit lazermaruska.com for all Suzie’s work.

(photo by Lightgazing Photography ig: @lightgazings)

Taylor Cawley (they/them)

Front Desk

Taylor Cawley is the front desk assistant for Threshold Wellness, the office manager for Threshold’s naturopath, Dr. Tara Nayak, and an assistant to Threshold’s resident artist, Jarmel Reitz. Taylor joined Threshold in the spring of 2019, where their love of organization, detail, and communication makes them a happy helping hand for everyone who walks through the door. Coming to Threshold has allowed Taylor more time and energy for their creative pursuits as a theatre artist, both independently and with Shoe Box Theatre Collective (shoeboxtheatrecollective.org). Taylor also works at West Philly Community Acupuncture.

Taylor enjoys spending time making animal friends, being near water, shouting about astrology and tarot with their fellow witches, thinking about gender, fantasizing about their next art piece, eating falafel, and traipsing about West Philly.