Gathering Thyme's Collaborative Healthcare Team
We are a diverse group of highly-skilled holistic practitioners whose mission is to help our clients in their healing process and their quest for optimal health. Because we believe the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual are integral to overall health, our team makes use of modalities that activate, unblock, and support healing on all levels. Our clients take an active role in their own health, even amidst illness, and employ a variety of healthcare options complimentary to Western medicine.
Our educational and experiential events keep our community current with the latest research and findings regarding both challenges to and the pursuit of optimal health.
The retail shop is women-owned and staffed by experienced Western herbalists and clinical nutritionists. We offer an expertly reviewed selection of supplements, herbs and healthcare products to faciliate health and healing so customers are ensured high-quality options.
|Certified Classical Homeopath||Deborah Landowne|
|Clinical Herbalist||Cheryl Fromholzer|
|Clinical Nutrition & Counseling||Kia Sanford MS CN|
|Herbalist & Quantum Biofeedback Educator||Catherine Abby Rich|
|Clinical Psychologist||Dr. Arinn Testa|
Cheryl Fromholzer Western Clinical Herbalist
Cheryl Fromholzer, Founder of Gathering Thyme, is a Certified Clinical Herbalist who takes a multi-pronged approach to health using customized herbal formulas along with dietary and lifestyle guidance. Her goal is to stimulate each individual's innate healing power through the use of medicinal plants to address underlying imbalances, not just the symptoms, and to prevent dis-ease. Cheryl offers both short and full sessions at affordable rates.
As Director of the Explorations in Western Herbalism program here at Gathering Thyme, she is passionate about empowering the community in the use of herbs to address illness and as preventive means for living a vibrant, vital life. For more information on herb school, visit: Explorations in Western Herbalism
Catherine Abby RichHerbalist & Quantum Biofeedback Educator
Catherine Abby Rich has been an herbalist and educator for over 40 years. She trained as a folk medicine maker in the Bavarian Alps, Mexico, the U.S. and in India, where she apprenticed with the well known Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad. Catherine Abby was a founding member of the Marin County Farmers Market and for 23 years was their resident herbalist. Her "Combining Forces” products are wildcrafted, organic and enhanced with flower essences she personally creates. In addition, teaching local plant medicine to all ages is one of her most cherished talents, her lifetime assignment and delight. In the year 2000, Catherine Abby began combining her herbal knowledge with the remarkable science of quantum medicine. She has become a respected practitioner of Quantum/SCIO Biofeedback*, and through this medium she is able to utilize her knowledge of both ancient and modern wisdom, helping others further their quest for optimal health and well-being.
The Quantum/SCIO is a computerized system that seeks to balance body mind and spirit, at the subtle energy level. This state-of-the-art, interactive biofeedback device manages both stress and pain and utilizes Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), analogous to a lie detector. Every cell, organ, neurotransmitter, parasite and emotion has a characteristic frequency or vibration. This device sends 9,600 such frequencies to the super-conscious via head, wrist and ankle bands. The device then records the degree to which our bodies react. Like an accomplished master, piano tuner, the SCIO finds what in us is off key and attempts to tune us back to perfect pitch and harmony. Each person's situation is unique. The SCIO prioritizes programs such as reducing stress through unblocking meridians in the electro-acupuncture system, utilizing injury repair, addiction protocols, anxiety management re-training program, brain-wave balancing and much more.
Kia Sanford Clinical Nutrition & Counseling
In addition to being an avid gardener and culinary adventurer, Kia Sanford holds Master’s degrees in both Human Clinical Nutrition and Marriage/Family/Child Counseling which she uses in tandem while working with clients to help them foster long term health. She has worked in the Oakland, San Leandro and San Lorenzo schools with economically challenged families and children, and taught 6th grade outdoor ed, rock climbing and backpacking to kids in the California foothills. Kia has taught nutrition and lifestyle classes and conducts individual consultations with clients all over the country. Whether challenged with cancer, recovering from surgery, changing body composition or working to prevent the onset of chronic disease, Kia firmly believes that what we eat, drink, and how we move everyday is vitally important. Kia’s love of good food, and understanding that food can be medicine, informs her positive focus on all the wonderful things we can and should be eating to create and maintain health.Special Interests:
- Personal Pantry House Calls
- Private Kitchen Coaching
- Private Clinical Nutrition Counsultations
- Get REAL: Realistic Eating & Active Lifestyle Program
- Group Classes & Workshops
- Corporate Wellness Programs
- Grocery Store Field Trips
|Web:||Get Real Lifestyle|
Deborah Landowne Certified Classical Homeopath
Deborah Landowne, CCH, studied Classical Homeopathy in San Francisco at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy. She has used homeopathy as her primary healthcare choice for over 15 years, after experiencing a profound healing from both a debilitating acute infection and other chronic health conditions.
My primary interests are in helping people be the best they can be, physically, mentally and emotionally. Homeopathy can help relieve many complaints at all phases of life, by strengthening the body’s innate healing ability. I am especially interested in helping young adults become healthy so that their future children will also be healthy, with the intention of reducing the burden of chronic illness on our families and our society.
Arinn Testa Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Arinn Testa, Psy.D is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. To support her clients through their unfolding experience, she integrates an array of holistic methodologies with more than two decades of traditional psychoanalytic training. In addition to her private practice at Gathering Thyme she is a professor of Forensic & Counseling Psychology at Holy Names University.
Dr. Testa recognizes that imbalance in one aspect of an individual will ultimately lead to over or under functioning in the other aspects of a person’s life to compensate. Rather than traditional “talk” therapy, this approach seeks to bring balance into the biological, psychological, spiritual, and socio~cultural aspects of the self. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits.
Clinical Psychologist, License # PSY 22398Special Interests:
- Emotional and Neuroplasticity
- Unlocking Unconscious Motivations
- Trauma, PTSD, and the Effects of Stress on Health
Susan Audrey Dreamwork Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist
When we listen to our nighttime dreams, we hear our soul’s “truth” and tap into our intuitive Self, which can inform us about our health, relationships, and emotional blocks to attaining our goals as well as show us ways to ignite our creativity and re-imagine our lives.
Susan Audrey, CHT, is a multi-disciplined dreamwork practitioner who specializes in guiding individuals and groups through the fascinating and transformative journey of discovering the wisdom of their dreams. Susan uses associative, imaginal, experiential, and embodied approaches, many of which are Jungian-based. She is a strong believer in integrating a dream’s teachings for use in waking life and guides dreamers through reframing, active imagination, and self-awareness and self–acceptance practices that encourage claiming the disowned parts of one’s self unveiled through dreamwork. Susan also encourages integration through art, movement, song, meditation and ritual. Hypnotherapy may be incorporated as well in one-on-one dreamwork sessions, especially for work with nightmares and reoccurring dreams.
Susan has studied Dream Tending™ with Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara; dreamwork and intuition with Jeremy Taylor, renowned dreamwork facilitator and author; and gestalt dreamwork with Randal Churchill, master hypnotherapy instructor and author of Become the Dream. She received her certification in hypnotherapy from the Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Northern California and is a member of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
Susan is also a writer, editor, artist, and photographer and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Jungian Psychology. She became interested in dreams over 15 years ago when she began having prophetic dreams.
Areas of focus:
- Women’s empowerment
- Support in transition (divorce, loss, new beginnings)
- Breaking old patterns (getting unstuck)
- Demystifying reoccurring dreams and nightmares
- Spiritual deepening
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