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Dr. Amato has been a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in California since 2005. He has always been fascinated by the science of Medicine and the way the human body exists and functions in nature. He discovered Alternative and Natural Medicine at an early age through family and friends and began his journey into the healing practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was also trained and certified in Massage Therapy and Natural Healing at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC. Dr. Amato completed a Master’s degree in Tradtional Oriental Medicine (M.T.O.M.)at the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. He earned the honor of Summa Cum Laude among his graduating class. Dr. Amato has also completed a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.) at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. There he trained with Eastern and Western Medical Doctors in an integrated clinical environment. His specialties include Pain Management , Neurology, Women’s Health and Fertility. Dr. Amato also received extensive training in Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dermatology and Oncology in this extensive program.
"A great acupuncturist. Very detailed, takes his time and cares. Every time i leave the office i feel like a new person. The gold facials are amazing. I am obsessed, my skin looks fresh and it takes off years."
May 19, 2017
"Gives a careful, through, consultation to assess your needs and give you the best care. It was my first time. I could not find the office and I was late, yet, he was kind and understanding. Somehow he makes you feel incredibly comfortable while poking you with needles. I felt renewed after my session. I will definitely be returning."
June 20, 2017
"Dr. David is incredible. I have a huge fear of needles, but he is so gentle and makes the experience very relaxing. I now get acupuncture and cupping weekly. I was in excruciating pain from sciatica and since I've been coming in for acupuncture the pain has been getting much better. I highly recommend acupuncture."
November 1, 2016
"Dr. A is truly amazing. I came in with extreme pain not to mention I found him on Yelp called at the last min, and just like that Dr.A called me back and told me to come in. I had very bad sciatica, been suffering for awhile. Let's just say that presentation is everything the office was so inviting very elegant smelled amazing and nice relaxing zen full music.
Dr.A was very professional as he explained everything as he did it which for me being a first time getting acupuncture made it much more comfortable, he also preformed cupping on my back, all truly an amazing experience.
Afterwards no more pain in my sciatica, and I felt very relaxed I will be coming to see Dr.A again as much as my PPO allows. I recommend this for anyone who wants to try acupuncture as he is very gentle and explains in detail, anyone just looking to relax try it.
Dr.A is truly a ZEN master."
November 6, 2017
You did it! You are here. The first step towards change is recognizing you need support. Life can present with challenges, obstacles or barriers that can throw you off your course. Looking within, building coping skills and having a safe place to explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions will help guide you back on your course. As a licensed MFT and Art Therapist Channie (sha-nee) utilizes an eclectic, collaborative, holistic approach to guide an individual to externalize their pain in both verbal and non-verbal forms of expression, to connect mind, body and spirit and increase overall functioning in all areas of one's life. Channie received my Masters Degree (MA) from Phillips Graduate Institute, with a major in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy with over 12 years of service.
Channie specializes in working with adolescent girls, transitional youth, addictions, grief, bereavement, anxiety, OCD, chronic pain and depression. As an art therapist, Channie is familiar with utilizing alternative forms of expression, such as art expression, movement therapy, music therapy, and play therapy in addition to traditional talk therapy. Art therapy is a non-verbal modality of self-expression to better understand one's emotional conflicts, develop social skills, improve self-esteem, decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger and improve overall functioning.
Seeking help is one of the hardest things to do. Making the first phone call is the next step towards your recovery. Finding the right therapist is so important in your treatment. "My promise is, if it's not a good fit for you, I will provide you assistance in finding a therapist that can guide you to a positive experience in your recovery".
As a mother of three children, Channie has a deeper understanding of the challenges a family might face, and a greater appreciation to the family dynamic. She is passionate and dedicated about her field to inspire positive change and growth in a supportive and safe environment.
Art therapy combines counseling techniques with the creative process of art making and self-expression to help individuals improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
You don't have to be an artist to express oneself through art. It's about process not product.
Art Therapy is beneficial for all ages.
Art therapy can be beneficial in a wide range of cases, including addition recovery, trauma recovery, grief/loss treatment, sex addition recovery, compulsive gambling recovery, and treatment for mental and emotional challenges such as depression, panic, and anxiety.
My name is Julie Bork Padula. I am an associate Marriage and Family therapist and art therapist. I believe there are many ways to create a deeper connection to oneself. Based on what your needs are, I will support your journey using talk therapy; art and mindfulness.
My basic philosophy is that we all have an innate inner strength and wisdom waiting to be tapped into. Sometimes that strength and wisdom is right there ready to be accessed, and other times there are protective layers covering it up that require time and attention in order to heal.
I work with adults, teens, and couples specializing in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, addiction, phase of life issues, and trauma. I look forward to exploring avenues with you that will lead you to greater self awareness, personal fulfillment and embodying your inner strength and wisdom.
Feel free to check out my Art Therapy Instagram @the_healing_image
I am a mental health therapist by trade and have spent many years working with adolescents, adults and individuals who felt like they were stuck and could not move forward. I am also a certified energy healer and a certified life coach. I use a combination of evidence based cognitive/behavioral tools, energy healing techniques, and mindfulness to empower clients to change and heal. I do not believe in year after year of therapy, and that the client ultimately decides on the changes they make. I help my clients heal, transform and inspire others to do the same.
"Ms. Bitar was great and really helped my husband and I work on some conflict resolution strategies."
Sep 19, 2023 by Breeanna S.
"Patricia was extremely helpful in providing tactics and strategies for processing a recent loss. She is great at what she does!"
In Private Practice called YOUR DIETITIAN, and with 19 yrs of experience in Medical Nutritional Therapy and Nutritional Counseling, Registered Dietitian - Lana Temme, RD, helps clients achieve remarkable results in Weight Loss, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Diagnosed Digestive Issues, Food allergies, Eating Disorders, and Proper Balanced Vegetarian and Vegan diets. She has extensive experience working in Clinics and Private office settings, where she collaborated with a well known Endocrinologist, multiple Nephrologists, General practitioners, and Pediatritians, to improve their patients’ Health outcomes. You can find what customers say of her on YELP under Lana Temme. She provides individualized nutritional therapy consultations taking into account your goals and medical conditions. She is IN-NETWORK PROVIDER for United Healthcare, PPO Bue Shield, HealthNet, BlueCross, Oscar Health, and Medicare. She studied at UC Berkeley and completed her Coordinated Dietetics Program and Internship at CSULA. Her website is www.yourdietitianLA.com To schedule a consultation, call: 818-937-3438.
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