About Us

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.

 

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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

 

 

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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.

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John graduated in 2007  with a Master’s in Family Therapy, and has been in practice for 5 years.

Life is too complicated not to need some help and support from time to time. I believe it takes a certain amount of bravery to recognize when we need help, and even more to seek it out. In order to provide the best possible support specific to you and your situation, I am most interested in getting to know you, your goals, and your expectations for therapy. I have a relaxed approach and have created a warm environment in which you can feel comfortable right away.
My approach includes a balance between understanding/processing your feelings, with actions-plans/skill-building. I find this to be the most effective approach for positive lasting change. I believe therapy is most helpful when it is used to improve life, not replace it.
I am a good listener, who truly believes in people’s ability for positive change. I want to help, and it starts with getting to know you, and then together finding the most helpful path for reaching your goals.
John Specializes in:
  • Adolescents and adults
  • Individuals, couples and families
  • Anxiety
  • depression
  • life transitions
  • interpersonal relationships
  • obsessive-compulsive
  • self-esteem
  • sports-related issues
  • coping with divorce
  • stress management
  • Integrative approach including cognitive-behavioral, narrative and psychodynamic therapy.

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Michelle is a massage school graduate of the Academy of somatic healing arts in Norcross, Georgia. With four years of massage experience, she has developed her own personal blend of Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy. Her goal is not simply to have her clients feeling well until they reach the parking lot, but instead to have them feeling well for longer periods of time and to have consistent improvement after each massage session.

Michelle currently attends Santa Monica College with a long term goal of receiving a bachelor’s degree in physiology from UCLA. When she is not in school or doing massage, she loves surfing and practicing Aikido in Culver City.

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