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VIE HEALING was created by Mona Dan: Acupuncturist, herbalist, holistic lifestyle leader, and passionate health educator. VIE HEALING brings evidence based eastern wellness treatments, products, and practitioners together to comprise a holistic approach for the mind, body and spirit.
Our curation gives our community a haven of relaxation to live happier, healthier, fuller lives — with pop-up and visiting partners constantly refreshing our perspective and keeping us current.
VIE HEALING represents a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond health fads, juicing and quick fixes. It’s a healing medicine, merged together with the wisdom of the east and the knowledge of the west, offered for those seeking out wellness, healing and longevity.
People come to us to find the root of issues, gain a new perspective on health + wellness, and high-powered natural remedies.
Kristen Kennard is a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist specializing in Women’s Mental and Reproductive Health and Marriage/Relationship counseling. She offers compassionate, behavioral health services to address challenges related to: Adjustment/Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Fertility & Gynecological conditions, Pre/Post-Pregnancy, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Birth Trauma & Loss, Pre-Marital/Marital, Behavioral health provider-to-provider consultation.
Kristen Levitt is a graduate from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health issues including infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy termination, pregnancy after infertility and loss, third party reproduction, birth trauma and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Kristen has worked in psychiatric inpatient unit, psychiatric outpatient program, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, middle school, high school and university settings inanition to the past nine years in private practice.
She has her Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C, is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Mental Health Professional Group, Resolve: The National Infertility Association, National Association of Social Workers and Postpartum Support International.
Maya Grobel is a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist in private practice in West Los Angeles and for Kindbody fertility clinics in California, where she specializes in supporting individuals and couples struggling to conceive or building their family in alternative ways. Maya and her TV producer husband Noah made a feature length film documenting their tumultuous journey to parenthood, which ended with the birth of their daughter via embryo donation in 2015. The film, called One More Shot, debuted on Netflix in January 2018 and is now available on Vimeo on Demand. Maya recently received a grant through U.S. Health and Human Services Department to support an organization she co-founded called EM•POWER donation, an educational company focused on empowering choice in embryo donation.
Kriszta Tiwari is a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, through Bauman College, Berkeley. She specializes in fertility nutrition and women’s health with a focus on preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Her entire career is centered around her passion and love towards food, well-being, and the eagerness to share everything she learned about ways of nourishing oneself. Prior to her career in nutrition, Kriszta was a chef and entrepreneur. She owned a catering business as well as a food truck. Her philosophy has always been that nutritious food should be delicious. Her love for food, nature, herbs, and cooking comes from her roots in rural Transylvania (bring on the Dracula jokes!). She was raised by many generations of strong and wonderful women. She cherishes all the knowledge and passion she inherited from them, especially her grandmother who taught her to work from her heart, and with compassion.
I am a clinical psychologist who loves to work with women in all stages of life, especially those who have struggled with reproductive challenges and infertility and those who are pregnant or postpartum after infertility struggles. I have professional training in maternal mental health and infertility and personal experience with the incredibly complicated and emotional world of assisted reproduction. I believe that you have the wisdom and clarity to make the best decisions in your life, and my role is to help you learn to listen to your mind and body to get in touch with what that is. I practice a combined approach that includes CBT therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based therapy techniques. I often find that women need help giving themselves permission to rest, receive, and recover and I aim to be a voice to encourage that. I would love to support you wherever you are in this process. LGBTQ and BIPOC affirming.
Dr. Ciara Byrne completed her graduate studies at Columbia University and the University of Vermont, having studied as an undergraduate at University College Dublin. She has trained extensively in using Mindfulness based therapies, including the Mind/Body program for women experiencing infertility at the Domar Center, Boston IVF. She serves as the Clinical Director of Sage Fertility, and is also currently enrolled in the two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program, through the Awareness Training Institute with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
Ciara has conducted research and published papers on the impact of mindfulness practices on reducing anxiety, depression, and increasing overall well-being.
Carmen is passionate about supporting women in childbirth, and captivated by the miracle of new life. Originally from Nicaragua, Carmen immigrated to San Francisco with her family when she was a little girl. Through her family’s challenges, she learned the power of supporting and being supported by others and comes from a family of strong, creative and resilient women who have inspired her to love people.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from the Wheaton College Graduate School where she studied spiritual formation. She has experience supporting birth at home, in the hospital and at free standing birth centers. She is happy to support you in whatever setting you choose. She is a DONA certified birth doula. She is Rebozo certified, Hypnobabies trained, and a new Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.
Amy Bennett believes that it takes courage to live authentically and to live authentically is to plumb the breadth and depth of human existence with all of its inherent joy and pain. We can
acknowledge that suffering is part of the human journey and that these struggles are inevitable, but also opportunities for growth and greater wellness. To Amy, it’s a privilege to
provide compassionate companionship in times of difficulty, struggle, and suffering and in times of
growth, change, and celebration.
Amy provides integrative clinical mental health counseling for individuals, couples,
families, and small groups. Counseling is provided from an eclectic theoretical perspective with an
emphasis in existential and cognitive-behavioral theory.
She believes holistic treatment is the most efficacious mode of therapy. Thus, a client’s
wellness is addressed inclusive of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors.
Amy Bennett, MA, LGPC, NCC is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist serving Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her specialties include: Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Care, Integrative Counseling PTSD, Adoption and Attachment Related Issues, and Biofeedback.
I help people who dream about being that perfect mom while seeming to juggle it all on social media but in reality, you know you feel suffocated by mom guilt. I can teach you ways to ignore that inner critic so you can be gracious with yourself when you mess up.
I know from my own journey that being a mom can be completely overwhelming and you may feel like you are losing your identity. I’d love to help you through this time so that you can boost your confidence in your parenting skills and create memories that make you feel like you can handle life’s unexpected moments.
Motherhood doesn’t have to suck. I am honored to work with my clients to celebrate their wins, accept life’s difficulties, embrace our imperfections, and create a better community for the people in our lives.
I believe that moms who trust their own strength will change the world. If your inner critic is constantly telling you that you are a bad mom and you want to feel like yourself again, then please contact me.
Dr. Lindsey Buckman is a licensed psychologist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Buckman has an inclusive
and collaborative style, which allows patients to feel affirmed and empowered as they work
through their treatment goals. Dr. Buckman has specialties in the areas of anxiety, chronic
medical conditions, depression, fertility, LGBTQIA+ issues and weight management. In addition
to her practice, she is a faculty member in Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona
State University and she is active in the American Psychological Association. She is an avid
traveler and endurance athlete.
Hi! I’m Emily. I am a midwife and lactation consultant with 10 years of experience working with birthing and growing families. I have a background in out-of-hospital birth, clinical lactation services and years of personal breastfeeding experience. I feel honored to have worked with hundreds of families to find real solutions to their baby feeding challenges, I am passionate about meeting parents where they are, connecting them to resources, and helping to create a sustainable support plan beyond one-on-one care.
I love adventuring in the forests of Washington with my 2 little boys, horseback riding, cooking, and drinking really good black coffee.
Throughout the years I have been baffled and perplexed by the way society views speaking about reproductive issues as a form of taboo. Individuals are expected NOT to talk about their reproductive struggles; while others are allowed to ask about their family dreams. Even though this is sadly a common occurrence, there are not many places out there offering support to these individuals…until now!
During my master’s program, I spent my time reading, researching, and learning as much as I could about how to best counsel those experiencing reproductive losses &/or struggles. I have, also, completed Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Couple’s Therapy. Because, reproductive issues DO NOT just affect one partner, it affects the couple as a whole.
I graduated with honors with my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Even though my education has been completed, that does not mean I have stopped learning. I have made it my mission to read, learn, and participate in as much education & training’s, as I can, regarding reproductive issues and couples’ therapy.
I love what I do and specialize everything I do to fit with my clients’ preferences and unique needs to “Rediscover You”.
Donor Concierge is a premium donor and surrogate consulting company that serves as a starting point for individuals and families exploring third-party fertility. The founder, Gail Sexton Anderson started Donor Concierge in 2006 with a single vision, to help alleviate the stress and complexity for those seeking third party fertility by offering a resource to help identify donors and surrogates with greater ease, higher quality matches, and the highest level of personalization available in the market. Through an extensive network of the best fertility industry connections, the Donor Concierge team of specialized fertility coaches guides clients through the matching process for egg donor, surrogate and sperm donors, tailoring each search to the needs of client families.
Alissa Alissa (she/her) is a Women’s Health Expert & Motherhood Advocate, author of Unstuck: From Understudy To The Study Of Your Undercarriage, and host of the podcast Myth of Motherhood who is all about cracking open the taboo topics of pregnancy and motherhood. A former Broadway performer and certified Pilates instructor specializing in pelvic health, she uses movement, mindfulness, and good ol’ education to help you stop suffering in silence so that your journey to and through motherhood can be healing and empowering stages of life. By sharing women’s stories, she believes we can initiate change toward better reproductive care. Alissa is a very excited mom and loves practicing cartwheels and handstands with her son.
Bonnie is a holistic functional nutritionist who specializes in women’s health. She addresses the root cause of troubling symptoms through diet and lifestyle modifications. Her private clients and program participants describe finding new awareness and tools to optimally fuel full-body wellness. Bonnie lives in Berkeley, CA where she serves an international client base through a 100% virtual consultancy.
Dr. Barrett Cowan
Dr. Cowan has specialized in treating men with infertility for over 20 years. He received his medical degree with honors and completed his urology residency and fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. He remains committed to helping couples who struggle with infertility issues. He has published multiple scientific articles and authored a chapter on a commonly read fertility book.
Dr. Kelly Walker
Dr. Walker graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, completed her Urology residency at University of California San Francisco, and her fellowship in male fertility and microsurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Walker also received her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Her research focuses on quality improvement and tele-health to deliver exceptional male fertility care.
Marissa Nelson is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Sexuality Educator (CSE) who helps couples experiencing infertility to learn the specific psycho-emotional skills to break free from isolation, shame and fear, and start enjoying deep connection on their path to parenthood. Her extensive clinical knowledge of couples issues yet accessible and contemporary style makes couples and sex therapy conversational, warm and fun.
An internationally recognized expert, she is the creator of IntimacyIVF and IntimacyMoons Therapy Couples Retreats, rated by Women’s Health and Bustle Magazines as one of the top couples retreats worldwide. She has also been frequently featured in over 75 national and international media publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBC, CNN Health, Glamour, Latina and Black Enterprise.
Marissa graduated with a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy from Drexel University where she received the Department of Family Therapy Service Award. Marissa also pursued post-graduate studies, receiving a Certificate in Sexual Health & Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is pursuing a second Masters Degree in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.
Natasha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with families and individuals (adults and children). Her areas of clinical interest include working with adoption (fostering, kinship, and international), attachment, anxiety, and women’s health. Natasha is trained in Prepare/Enrich for premarital counseling and psychological first aid. When working with Natasha you can expect a provider who is compassionate, genuine, and nurturing. Natasha’s therapeutic style is focused on holistic, solutions-oriented care that allows you to address what feels more important to you.
Natasha has worked in a variety of settings, such as domestic violence shelters, schools, community-based, in-home, group home, and outpatient care since 2012. Her approach is influenced by attachment theory, experiential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and systems theory.
After more than a decade as a yoga teacher and studio owner and almost as long as a structural yoga therapist – Nicole’s own journey of trying to become pregnant, pregnancy, loss, rainbow pregnancy, home birth and getting back into her body after baby showed her just how little we support our women through fertility and made her decide to devote herself to pre and postnatal care and empowerment.
She profoundly shares the philosophy that pregnancy, birth and labor are spiritual and strength based actions and if we prepare for the marathon of motherhood we get to be present to it and enjoy it so much more!
Currently Nicole works with a small group of private clients working through all different aspects of the fertility and motherhood journey. When working with clients Nicole works to create customized whole life strength based practices tailored to the yogi/yogini she is working with. Nicole is also leading mom’s groups for Union Square Play, is their in-house expert on all things mama wellness and is in the process of planning the first Informed and Empowered Birth conference coming in the spring of 2022.
Sari Broda is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant whose mission is to empower parents to feel confident about their baby’s sleep. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Child Behavior Specialist, which allows her to provide parents and their babies with a very holistic and unique approach to sleep. Sari works with parents of children ages 0-6 years old.
Toby Richman comes to Kindbody with a stunning whole-body approach to better movement. She has embraced guiding clients to learn ease of movement, mobility and strength through her skills as a Pilates rehabilitator and 20+ years in women’s health, specializing in pelvic floor health.
Toby loves the daily challenge of matching client needs with unique personal solutions. Her focus is treating the whole person, going beyond the complaint of pain; paying close attention to learn how each person moves through the day and flows through their life.
Toby is a passionate lover of daily cycling and yoga, hiking, nordic skiing and snowboarding, her family, her friends, her gardens, laughing and all dogs! She adores helping women learn to move with unrestricted grace.
Tonya Wood is a licensed psychologist who has over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Training in the Psy.D. program at Pepperdine University. She has a private practice in the greater Los Angeles area, with an emphasis on relationships, women’s health and infertility.
Throughout her career Dr. Wood has worked in a variety of academic and community settings with a particular focus on providing quality services to marginalized populations. She has extensive supervision and teaching experience and has provided numerous public presentations on various subjects such as cultural diversity, clinical supervision, community violence; adaptations of evidence based practices for community mental health, self-care and professional development. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and was 2020 President of the California Psychological Association.
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