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Welcome to Pacific Bay Integrative Health Center!

We're glad you're here!  Our practitioners have the unique ability to work together to bring you complete, comprehensive health care.  We partner with our patients, staff, and each other to provide open-minded health care options that respect the wisdom of the individual, of nature, and the healing power of relationship.

A sliding scale for psychotherapy services is available for those without insurance or in financial need.

Please call us any time to find out more about to learn more about the services we offer.

About Michael Vercos, M.S., L.Ac., Master Herbalist

Michael is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1990.  A graduate of Emperor's College in Santa Monica, California, where he earned a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine, Michael received additional training at hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai, China.  Michael is a Master Herbalist and highly-skilled acupuncturist who employs Chinese massage therapy techniques as well as Western nutritional assessment and supplementation.  Utilizing a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and massage, Western nutritional counseling and supplements, Michael specializes in:

  • Pain Management
  • Endocrinology (hypo- & hyperthyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc.)
  • Immune System Disorders & Deficiencies
  • Respiratory Disorders (allergies, asthma, sinusitis, etc.)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, indigestion, constipation, etc.)
  • Gynecological Issues & Infertility
  • Pre-, Peri- and Postnatal Care (nausea, back pain, constipation, lactation issues/mastitis, etc.)
  • Psychological Disorders (anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, etc.)


In addition to to music, Michael has a strong personal interest in physical fitness and the martial arts for more than 35 years, including Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Thai Boxing.  He is a father of three.

About Jill Howe-Vercos, M.A., MFT, Level II EMDR Therapist

Jill holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in practice since 2001, as well as a Level II EMDR Therapist.  Believing that the client is the expert on her/his own life experiences, Jill utilizes a client-centered, integrative therapeutic approach with an emphasis on Positive Psychology and Attachment, in addition to Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.  She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages in the following areas:

  • Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Skill-Building
  • Support for New Parents
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Healthy Aging
  • Grief & Loss


Jill is also the Associate Director and Manager of The Antioch University Counseling Center, a community mental health clinic in Culver City, California, and an adjunct professor in the Master's in Clinical Psychology program at Antioch University Los Angeles.  A mother of two and stepmother of one, her personal interests lie in family, music, literature, travel, and the arts.