At New Method Wellness, we are proud of our highly qualified and empathetic professional treatment team. With over 60 employees and growing, we have the opportunity to provide the individualized treatment our clients deserve on their road to recovery. From our Clinical Director to our Nutritional Therapist, we have the most educated and experienced addiction professionals serving on our treatment staff. Each staff member brings to the table their expertise, years of experience and their passion for substance abuse treatment, treating New Method Wellness as their home away from home.
ED BLUM, CADC Chief Executive Officer, Owner / Founder
As an Owner/Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at New Method Wellness, Ed Blum brings a supportive no-nonsense approach to the center. He is passionate about recovery service and has been a crucial leader in the development of New Method Wellness, bringing the center’s strengths to the forefront. Ed’s hands-on, personable leadership style enables him to connect with clients during the course of their treatment; his vested interest in each person’s progress makes clients feel that they have a personal ally at the highest level of the organization. Ed cites the consistency and spiritual values of the company as its strengths, and he sees his contribution as rearticulating those fundamentals. Ed has a 30-year background as a successful business executive and has served in the military for 15 years. He enjoys cooking for crowds and loves to play golf.
DEANNA J. CROSBY Clinical Director, AMFT, LAADC, Psy.D. Student
DeAnna M. Crosby supervises a team of caring, well-trained clinicians who provide continued support throughout a client’s stay. With over 20 years of experience working with clients in recovery, Crosby is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who specializes in maintaining healthy relationships. Her expertise has catapulted her into the spotlight, as she was featured on Dr. Phil, Jane Valdez-Mitchell, National Geographic’s Taboo, and has been published in Elle Magazine as well as The Huffington Post.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Irvine, Crosby did postgraduate work at Centaur University where she graduated at the top of her class with a CAADAC certification in Centaur’s chemical dependency program. Following her time at Centaur, Crosby received her Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Depth Psychology.
As a recovering addict, Crosby brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to her clinical leadership and believes a comfortable, structured and supportive environment is an essential part of maintaining long-term sobriety. In addition to her passion for recovery, Crosby is extremely involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As a current Woman of the Year candidate, Crosby is campaigning to raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors.
BING CROSBY, BA Chief Financial Officer, Owner
Bing is an Owner as well as the Chief Financial Officer at New Method Wellness. He oversees the organization’s payor relations, support services, information technology, legal, standards and compliance, and health information management areas. Having owned several businesses in the past including a daycare center, Bing is well suited to serve as our financial strategist. He is utilizing his financial management and strategic planning experience to help New Method Wellness continue to grow and provide cost effective services to clients and their families. After landing a football scholarship at Boise State University, Bing went on to graduate from Vanguard University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
SUSIE HOPSON-BLUM Owner/Founder
Having been in recovery for over 25 years, Hopson-Blum has been an active, vital member of the recovery community ever since she went into treatment in 1988. Her experience managing and directing a behavioral health treatment facility has its roots in Sober Pacific Living, a sober living house which opened its doors to clients with a passion for treatment and recovery. Susie Hopson-Blum used her professional expertise and personal experience to establish New Method Wellness, a substance abuse treatment center that takes a holistic approach to recovery.
BROOK MCKENZIE Director of Clinical Outreach
Brook McKenzie serves as the Director of Clinical Outreach and Family Liaison for New Method Wellness. An experienced interventionist, Brook works directly with the family to facilitate an interruption of the loved one’s active addiction cycle, discontinue enabling factors, and help expedite the loved one’s entry into treatment. Featured as an addiction expert on multiple episodes of the Dr. Phil Show, Brook is a published contributor for U.S. News and World Report, MSN, Yahoo Lifestyle, INSIDER, The Stitcher Podcast, and multiple other national platforms that address addiction and mental health in America. Happily married with two children of his own, Brook treats each family that he encounters with a sense of obligation and duty.
KC GOODING Director of Business Development
KC Gooding serves as our National Director of Business Development. As an expert in the field of addiction and mental health, he also serves as our Executive Level Admissions Counselor and Family Support Specialist. Almost every family that makes contact with New Method Wellness receives the opportunity to meet, speak with, and receive support from KC. Having several direct relations with our nation’s best and most capable providers, KC works tirelessly to ensure that every family has access to the best treatment options available for their loved ones. As a dedicated advocate for our industry, KC is an invaluable ally for our communities, our families, and our nation at large.
SUE ANNE TINYO, RADT-i Director of Client Affairs
Sue Anne is our Director of Client Affairs at New Method Wellness. Sue Anne comes to New Method Wellness with a rich history of management work with business development and customer service. As the Director of Client Affairs, Sue Anne is often the first face our new clients see during the intake process and the last face they see during discharge. A constant with every client throughout their time at New Method Wellness and long after, Sue Anne coordinates check-ins with alumni and ensures that all clients transition efficiently back into their families, work and personal life as a sober member of society. She is extremely personable and kind, making her a valuable confidant for our clients.
JUANITA WELLS, CADC-II, ICADC Assistant Clinical Director
Juanita serves as Assistant Clinical Director at New Method Wellness. She has a profound understanding of the recovery process and her diverse background and thoughtful insight provide a comforting voice of reassurance to our clients. She demonstrates the compassion to gently guide the client as well as the entire family down the path of recovery. She believes pro-active measures are necessary when an individual is suffering from the disease of addiction. Always willing to go the extra distance, she ensures our clients receive the highest quality of care possible. She thoroughly enjoys working with the clients and feels rewarded by having the opportunity to see them make major changes over the course of treatment. Juanita is a duly accredited Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC-II) with International Accreditation (ICADC).
DOUG PLEIMAN, MSW, CADC-II, ICADC Program Director/Therapist
Doug serves as Program Director and Therapist at New Method Wellness. Strong leadership skills, relatability, and a passion for service make Doug a valuable asset to the clinical team and client population alike. Having received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech, Doug started his professional career as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Then, having witnessed the power of transparency and transformation in addiction counseling, Doug was inspired to earn his Master of Social (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California. Doug’s compassion and commitment for persons with drug and alcohol addiction motivate him to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.
DR. MARGARET SINNER, BS, MBA, PhD. Clinical Supervisor
Margaret E Sinner serves as the Clinical Supervisor to PhD candidates at New Method Wellness. Born and raised in North Dakota, Dr. Sinner grew up with basic values of kindness, generosity and service to others. Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, and went on to earn her MBA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Dr. Sinner works now as a business owner and health and wellness advocate. She has been married for 38 years and still adores her husband. Her primary extra-curricular passion is playing golf.
ENZA DELISO Director of Operations
Enza Deliso serves as the Director of Operations at New Method Wellness where her responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations, ensuring that client needs are met and structuring the client-centered staff to reflect demand. A professional in the health care industry, Deliso’s past cancer care experience enables her to assist clients in their recovery at New Method Wellness as she serves as an empathetic liaison between the clinical staff and the clients. In addition to her passion for recovery, Deliso advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and is a strong animal rights activist.
Tammy Toombs, MPAS Assistant Director of Operations
Tammy joins New Method Wellness as the Assistant Director of Operations, helping clients navigate their daily schedules in a safe, comfortable environment. Tammy has worked in the health care industry for over 15 years, holding two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Physician Assistant Studies. Tammy also holds a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. With an abundance of her own personal, educational and professional experience in addiction recovery, Tammy uses her deep compassion and knowledge to serve every client in the best way possible. Tammy was born and raised in Texas, where she earned her black belt in karate and found her love for outdoor sports and recreation. Residing in Southern California now, Tammy continues her active lifestyle and dedication to health and wellness.
DR. STANLEY CHOU, MD Medical Director
Dr. Chou received his Doctor of Medicine and undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California, where he graduated as the university valedictorian. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Oregon Health & Science University, where he was elected chief cardiology fellow. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Stanley Chou is a true believer of proactive and preventive healthcare and uses a holistic approach with his patients that combines advanced medical therapies with nutritional eating, regular exercise, and stress reduction. Dr. Chou’s approach to treatment starts with patient listening, followed by a complete and thorough examination. He then works to tailor a personalized plan to meet his patient’s needs, goals, and unique medical and physical condition. He understands that although patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, they can respond very differently to treatment.
KATHY SHINOZAKI, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH Physician Assistant
Kathy graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Masters of Public Health from Touro University – California. Kathy is certified through the California Association of Physician Assistants and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Kathy was working in endocrinology and hepatology prior to focusing her practice in addiction medicine. Her primary goal in patient care includes a complete patient focused history, a thorough physical exam, and an open and realistic treatment plan with her patients. Kathy believes each patient’s story is different, and thus each treatment plan should be individualized.
TALA KIKALAYE LVN
Tala Kikalaye serves as a LVN nurse At New Method Wellness. She has a great passion for self-rehabilitation and prides herself on living within the clarity of her example. After playing a strong role in her brothers recovery, she wanted to assist in the process and the solution. Tala’s compassion allows her to be a guiding compass for others during this personal time and journey of self-realization. With eight years nursing experience and a degree in integrative nutrition, she was able to merge her clinical background and holistic experience into one. She understands that recovery is a personal journey and she aspires to be an energetic force in the healing process.
DR. RANDALL TURNER, DO Addiction Psychiatrist
Dr. Randall Turner is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Having earned his Medical Degree from the distinguished Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, he then completed his Psychiatric Residency training at the prestigious Loma Linda University. At New Method Wellness, Dr. Turner serves as direct supervisor to Michael Clark, PA-C, MSPAS. Married with four children, Dr. Turner is a talented musician who enjoys reading, bird watching, and traveling.
MICHAEL CLARK, PA-C, MHS Physician Assistant (Psychiatric)
Michael received a B.A. in psychology from University of Tennessee. He received his Masters of Health Science from the University of South Alabama where he belonged to the Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society, Michael is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Michael is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Michael cares for the psychiatric needs of patients with an emphasis on communication to ensure each patient is thoroughly assessed. He works closely with our medical team to ensure any concerns are met. Michael Clark is supervised directly by Dr. Randall Turner, DO.
KARIN GRISHAM, BSN, MSN-FNP Medical Operations Coordinator
Karin Grisham is the Medical Operations Coordinator at New Method Wellness. A graduate of Seattle University (BS, Ecology) and Pacific Lutheran University (MS, Family Practice/Nursing), Karin developed her passion for helping people while working in a busy trauma center/emergency room for eight years. At New Method Wellness, she is responsible for liaising with the Medical Staff to best ensure an optimized and effective approach to meeting every client’s medical needs throughout the course of treatment.
ABBY TERRELL, BA Human Resources Manager
Our Human Resources Manager, Abby Terrell, specializes in talent recruitment, staff development, and employee benefits. Responsible for implementing human resource management strategies, she stays up-to-date on the latest trends in employee development so that New Method Wellness can continue to be the leader in addiction research, education, and counseling practices. Abby works diligently to ensure that personnel records, policies and procedures meet compliance objectives while consistently providing support and resources to the New Method Wellness staff. Gifted with insight to recognize depth of character, talent and experience, Abby recruits cream-of-the-crop individuals who share our passion for client recovery and wellness. Abby earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University and loves spending time with family, discovering new brunch spots and exploring local beaches.
LOUIS HEIT, MFT, LCSW Clinical Supervisor
Louis Heit is our Clinical Supervisor, providing supervision and clinical oversight to our counselor and therapist team. He is licensed in California as both a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, has Professional Certificate training in Business Management from the University of California, and has over thirty years of experience in providing direct care, training, supervision, program development and management, with specialties in trauma recovery, substance abuse treatment, mood disorders, and pain management. In addition to running a private practice and his work at New Method Wellness, Louis is a clinical preceptor for the US Navy, Camp Pendleton Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, and is on the faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Social Work.
DR. TRACY L. PROCTOR, PsyD., LMFT.
Dr. Proctor serves as the head of the utilization review for New Method Wellness. Dr. Proctor began her career as a parent educator for the County of Orange, working with the children and family services department. In this role she provided education to focus on issues common to families in crisis such as safety, communication, problem solving and effective parenting. Her goal was to reduce the impact of trauma, decrease stressors that can trigger the onset of mental health problems and increase overall family resiliency. This role ignited her passion for working with families in crisis. Dr. Proctor received her Masters Degree in Psychology and Mental Health Therapy from Hope International University. She went on to complete her Doctorate at Capella University with a Specialization in Clinical Psychology. Tracy has provided clinical leadership to numerous substance abuse facilities over the years; serving as the Clinical Program Director and Chief Clinical Officer. In Tracy’s spare time she enjoys being with her family and volunteering within the community assisting those in need.
DR. RUTA STERNBERGS, Ed. D,. Psy. D., CADC-II Therapist
Dr. Sternbergs is one of New Method Wellness’s longest serving therapist. She started her career as a registered nurse (RN), which lead to her interest in the psychological needs of individuals. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University, where she was asked to co-evaluate their inaugural Master’s Program Specializing in Counseling Women. Ruta also completed the requirements for her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from the American Behavioral Studies Institute. For the past several years, she has been an active member of the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Orange County. She has discovered that her true calling is in the field of addiction recovery. “I cannot think of any other disease that has such a profound impact on so many.” She considers it to be an honor to connect and work with clients as they embark on their personal recovery journey. Ruta enjoys her family, friends and all creatures, big or small.
GENEVIEVE GARCIA, MA, Psy. Therapeutic Arts Instructor
Genevieve is our Therapeutic Arts Instructor at New Method Wellness. She finds that having a creative outlet enables individuals to express emotions that are sometimes difficult to communicate through words. Genevieve facilitates workshops where clients use a variety of different media as an outlet to express themselves through being creative. She finds that creativity can be a wonderful tool to build confidence, express emotions, and process difficult experiences. Her goal is for clients to be in the moment and lose themselves in the process, to experience peace, insight, positive reinforcement, and expression through creativity. Genevieve has studied both psychology and art. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a certificate of Therapeutic Arts Facilitation from Chapman University’s extended education program.
LINDA SNELL, MSW, LCSW, CATC IV Therapist
Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at New Method Wellness. Linda achieved her Masters in Social Work from USC and spent the last year as a therapist for Hoag Hospital Community Health Center, specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Linda is a wonderful contribution to the New Method Wellness team with her experience, her leadership attributes, and her passion for helping others. On her free time, Linda volunteers at Saddleback Church where she is a PEACE leader responsible for developing outreach programs to enhance self-efficacy.
MARISOL ALSTON, MSW Resident Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Marisol serves as a constant bright spot in the lives of the New Method Wellness client. With a welcoming demeanor and warm-hearted smile, Marisol believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to find their own strength. Before joining the New Method Wellness clinical team, Marisol completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Indiana Wesleyan University. Shortly thereafter, Marisol was accepted into the Mater of Social Work (MSW) Graduate Program at the prestigious University of Southern California. Choosing an emphasis on Adult Mental Health and Wellness, Marisol was quickly aligned with the advanced training curriculum offered under the tutelage of the New Method Wellness clinical supervisory board. It was here that Marisol’s passions were solidified. Having dedicated her life to the betterment of others, Marisol seeks to empower individuals with the will to work towards excellence. In her free time Marisol savors every moment she spends with her children and dogs.
JASON WOODRUM, ACSW Therapist
As a Therapist, Jason’s practice is informed by his own experience in treatment and the joy and freedom he has found in sobriety. Jason graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University in Southern California, with an emphasis in Adult Systems of Recovery in Mental Illness. His professional background consists of work in Dual Diagnosis Clinics, addressing the interconnectivity of addiction and mental health. Jason continues to explore new behavioral health interventions such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in order to link his patient with the tools toward achieving long term sobriety. In his free time Jason is an avid fan of film, music, sports, video games, and above all else, spending time with his fiancé and pets.
PERZAN K. IRANI, BBA, CADC-III, ICADC Director of IOP
Perzan is a Mastery Level Certified Trauma Dynamics Practitioner; Trauma Dynamics focuses on organic body processes to resolve the energetic impact of stressful and overwhelming life events. Perzan received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University graduating with highest distinction in the top 5% of his class. He would later study psychology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He was trained in Gestalt Therapy by Brad Blanton, Ph.D., author of the bestselling book Radical Honesty™, eventually becoming a coach and trainer. Perzan was trained in meditation and yoga science directly from Ram Lev, founder of The American Meditation Institute. While on a journey of personal transformation, he studied Zen Buddhism and Eastern Philosophy at the Zen Mountain Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. Winner of the Cambridge Who’s Who Award for Professionals and a 15-year veteran of the Human Potential Movement, Perzan is a duly accredited Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC-III) with International Accreditation (ICADC) and a specialization in Mental Health/Co-Occurring Disorders.
BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, BS, CATC III Counselor
Barbara served three years in the United States Army and earned her undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies at Southern Illinois University with a minor in Criminal Justice. After losing her daughter to addiction, Barbara was drawn to the field of recovery with hopes of using her experiences to help others. She furthered her studies to become a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC-III) and later became certified through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) with her CADC-II credential.
Believing that addiction is a family disease, Barbara is passionate about educating and empowering families who may be struggling with a loved one’s addiction. She adds value to New Method Wellness by introducing the Adult Children Anonymous (ACA) group, which enables clients to further understand the way family dynamics impacts their addiction. She is dedicated to supporting clients and their families through their recovery journey. Barbara is currently completing her Master’s in Counseling at Concordia University in pursuit of her LPC.
EDDIE MENDONCA, CATC-II, CADC-II Counselor
A Drug and Alcohol Counselor at New Method Wellness, Eddie has attended both the University of Utah and The College of the Sequoias with an emphasis in Biology. He completed an addiction studies program at the Training Institute for Addiction Counselors and earned his CATC-II credential with the California Association for Alcohol & Drug Educators (CAADE). He also became credentialed with California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) and has his CADC-II.
Upon earning his certification, Eddie began his quest to consistently deliver an effective counseling practice to those afflicted by drug and alcohol addiction. With his background in both Biology and Addiction Studies, Eddie has a strong working knowledge of the physiological compositions that link the human body to both mind and spirit. He masterfully develops and combines therapeutic techniques, quickly centering on achievable objectives, judiciously selecting evidence-based practices, maximizing out-of-session change opportunities, and facilitating therapeutic follow-ups to best ensure that treatment gains are sustained post-integration. His techniques are extremely instrumental in instilling hope in the individual.
Thomas Chevolek IV, CADC-II Counselor
Thomas has worked in case management and in the field of substance abuse since 2014. As a counselor, he utilizes a humanistic and person-centered approach to meet people where they’re at, and as a recovering addict, he empathizes compassionately with his clients and advocates for them to build a solid foundation of trust and mutual understanding. Thomas studied Psychology at Chaffey College and completed his addiction studies program at the Training Institute for Addiction Counselors (TIAC), earning his credential with the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) and now holding his certification with California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Inspired by hope, Thomas enjoys watching his clients transform.
KRIS KERELUIK Senior Support Staff
Kris Kereluik serves as a member of the Senior Support Staff at New Method Wellness. Sober since 2013, Kris helps our clients cultivate a sense of pride in their recovery. Having joined the New Method Wellness team in 2015, Kris has had the opportunity to serve the needs of hundreds of clients. Attentive and kind, Kris is yet another trusted confidant for our clients to look to during their treatment process. Kris enjoys his family and friends, and anything that happens at the beach.
DEREK MILAM Senior Support Staff
Derek Milam serves as a member of the Senior Support Staff at New Method Wellness. An active member of the Orange County recovery community, Derek has served on the front line of client interactions since 2015. Responsible for helping maintain the structure and health of the client community, Derek is a reliable presence that any client can turn to for support and guidance. Derek enjoys all manner of outdoor activities, including volleyball, basketball, and water sports.
JAMES SHOFFEITT, CADC-II Serene Waters Adventure Therapy
Serene Waters Adventure Therapy was founded in 2016 By James Shoffeitt. He has a deep passion for helping guide men and women of all ages to discovering their own internal peace, sense of serenity, character strengths, and personal recovery. James has been clean and sober since 2008, and has been counseling for over six years. Serene Waters Adventure Therapy has been specifically created to promote individuals in early recovery to have first-hand experiences with coping skills, discover their own spiritual path, explore nature, have fun, reconnect with innocence, interact with peers on an intimate level, learn necessary tools for recovery, and open up in an alternative therapeutic environment.
TRACY MCKENZIE Special Projects Coordinator
As the Special Projects Coordinator at New Method Wellness, Tracy McKenzie is tasked with a wide purview of responsibilities. From interior design and decoration of our homes and offices to the administration of complex contract negotiations that benefit our clients and staff alike, Tracy works directly with the executive staff to best carry out the vision of the New Method Wellness founders. With a management level background in Business and Finance, Tracy seeks to constantly raise the level of quality that New Method Wellness embraces. A native to Southern California, Tracy’s personal journey into long-term recovery allows for a remarkable blend of both knowledge and compassion.
KAMMY INGRAM, BA Bookkeeper
Kammy is our bookkeeper and joined the New Method Wellness team in 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. Kammy has 20 years of bookkeeping experience and provides accurate and timely assistance to all departments, handling anything that comes her way with grace, dignity and a smile. The epitome of compassion, thoughtfulness and professionalism, Kammy is truly an asset to our team and is happy to help whenever she is needed. In her spare time, she volunteers in her community and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
STEPHANIE JONES Compliance Coordinator
As the Compliance Coordinator at New Method Wellness, Stephanie is responsible for implementing company policies and procedures, and she stays up-to-date by compiling and analyzing internal and external information. To ensure company compliance, she prepares for and coordinates ongoing completion of state and nationwide regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), The Joint Commission and The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). With a rich history in administration, she brings proficiency and professionalism to the New Method Wellness team. When not at work, Stephanie can be found playing with her twins and spending time with friends.
EDMUND ERICKSON, MAOM, LAc Acupuncturist
Edmund is our Licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist at New Method Wellness and has over 16 years of clinical experience. He uses the following treatment methods in clinic: traditional Chinese acupuncture, traditional Japanese meridian therapy, and the balance method. He also treats the following: detoxification, addiction, pain of any kind (physical or emotional), weak digestion, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue, and mind-body disconnection. Edmund is Nationally Certified as a Diplomat in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.
GINNIE THOMAS, CMT Massage Therapist
Our Massage Therapist at New Method Wellness, Ginnie Thomas, is passionate about sobriety and has been a firsthand witness to the overwhelming effects of addiction, not only on the mind and body but the spirit as well. Ginnie is well aware of the therapeutic benefits of massage and healing touch. Her massages ultimately help clients reconnect with themselves. “It is a blessing for me to have a skill that helps people feel better, a bright spot in their day,” she says. Clients appreciate how much massage can ease stress, decrease anxiety, relieve physical pains, and provide additional support to the process of recovery. Ginnie has been practicing massage therapy since 1998 and has been with New Method Wellness since 2010.
DESIREE LEE Yoga Instructor
A certified Yoga Instructor and Master Reiki Healer at New Method Wellness, Desiree is a catalyst for transformation and growth as she helps clients find their individual paths toward a healthy mind, body and spirit. For the past seven years, Desiree has funneled her passion for health and spirituality through mastering her craft as a yoga practitioner. In class, she focuses on simple meditation and breathing techniques. Gentle movements take away stiffness, allowing energy to flow more freely, develop strength and flexibility, and calm the body and mind. Clients end up feeling more comfortable and relaxed in their body. Her practices assist clients with anxiety, depression, racing thoughts, cravings, disconnection, and much more.
TRACY MARSHALL, RADT-I Front Desk Coordinator
Tracy loves working with people and has always been very empathetic and compassionate. Tracy studied psychology in college, had a career in Human Resources, and recently became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-1). Tracy uses her lived experience to contribute to her work in the field of addiction recovery, where she finds her purpose and pours out her positive energy and joy into everything she does. Tracy has a passion for running and healthy living. In her spare time, she loves being with her teenage sons, reading, and going to the beach.
SPARROW GOUDEY Native American Group Facilitator
Sparrow Goudey (Tsalagi/Cherokee/Wyandot) is the founder of Waya Nv-No-Hi (Wolf Road) Healing the Circle Workshops With 25 years of continued sobriety, she has developed and conducts workshops for both Native and non-Native communities that assist adults and adolescents, affected by drugs, alcohol, eating disorders and mental illness by incorporating curriculum, traditional arts and spirituality as tools for change, growth and recovery. Sparrow is also an international trainer for White Bison and the Wellbriety Training Institute. She facilitates Mending Broken Hearts, Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps, Mothers of Tradition, Daughters of Tradition and Wellbriety Celebrating Families curriculums and is devoted to helping individuals and communities that suffer from addiction and trauma.