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 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 M.A., LMFT, LAADC, Psy.D. Clinical Director
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 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in maintaining healthy relationships. Her expertise has catapulted her into the spotlight. Featured on several episodes of the Dr. Phil Show as a mental health expert, DeAnna is a routine contributor for NBC News, The Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, MSN, Fox News, Yahoo, Glamour, Today, and several other prominent media outlets. 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 also attained 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) and Consider the Lily. 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
Bing is 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. Featured as an addiction expert on several episodes of the Dr. Phil Show, Brook is a published contributor for U.S. News and World Report, MSN, Refinery 29, Yahoo Lifestyle, Romper, INSIDER, MEL Magazine, The Stitcher Podcast, and multiple other national platforms that address addiction and mental health in America. An experienced facilitator, Brook works directly with the family to help coordinate an interruption of the loved one’s active addiction cycle, discontinue enabling factors, and help expedite the loved one’s entry into treatment. Happily married with two children of his own, Brook treats each family that he encounters with a sense of obligation and duty.
JUANITA WELLS, CADC-II, ICADC Director of Clinical Development
Juanita serves as the Director of Clinical Development at New Method Wellness. Having joined New Method Wellness in 2013, Juanita served for 5 years as a practicing clinician before accepting the role of Assistant Clinical Director in 2018. During this time, Juanita helped expand the role of the LGBTQ+, trauma, and aftercare programs. Now, in her role as Director of Clinical Development, Juanita utilizes her extensive clinical background in pursuit of identifying relationships with other nationally prominent treatment providers that address mental health and addiction in America. 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
Doug serves as the Program Director 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. 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.
TRACY MARSHALL, CADC-I Counselor
Tracy is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-1) at New Method Wellness. Having focused her college education in the field of psychology, Tracy utilizes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help aid her clients towards a transformative and healing treatment experience. Mindful and compassionate, Tracy utilizes her own lived experience in long-term recovery to help the client see themselves as capable and worthy of living their very best life. Raised in Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, Tracy maintains a passion for running, healthy living, and investing quality time with her two teenage sons.
April Donna, LMFT, CEFP
April is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. April has been partnering with New Method Wellness to provide Equine Therapy for over 10 years. She utilizes a trauma-informed approach to her work, focusing on the horse-human connection as a pathway to healing. She is passionate about sharing the transformative power of horses, and firmly believes in the horses ability to facilitate change. April is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and received specialized training in Equine Facilitated EMDR.
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.
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.
BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, BS, CATC III Counselor
Barbara is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC-III) at New Method Wellness. Having served honorably in the United States Army, Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and went on to further her studies to become certified through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) with her CADC-II credential. Believing that addiction is a family disease, Barbra has added value to the Method Wellness program by introducing the Adult Children Anonymous (ACA) group, which enables clients to further understand the way family dynamics impacts their addiction. After losing her daughter to addiction, Barbara was drawn to the field of recovery with hopes of using her experiences to help others. Barbara is currently completing her Master’s in Counseling at Concordia University in pursuit of her LPC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KENZI RUTHER, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist
Kenzi has been a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2018. Kenzi graduated from the University of Kansas with her bachelor’s in Music Therapy where she found her passion for working with individuals in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Having worked in various corrections settings (county jail, federal prison, and state prison), Kenzi currently works for Sonic Divinity Music Therapy Services LLC where she treats individuals in various treatment centers in the Orange County area. Kenzi’s passions include traveling, music, yoga, being in nature, family time, being with her kitty (MoMo), and football – GO CHIEFS!
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.
CATHRYN KRUGER, C-IAYT, RADT-I, LPCC-I
Cathryn serves as a valued member of the New Method Wellness clinical team. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Concordia University Irvine with a major in humanities and a minor in psychology, Cathryn began pursuing an advanced Clinical Counseling Degree from Lesley University. Utilizing a holistic, client-centered approach inspired by positive psychology and humanistic theory, Cathryn aims to offer every New Method Wellness client a creative way to express psychological and emotional content through the mind-body connection. Cathryn is also a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Registered Drug and Alcohol Technician (RADT-T). Originally from Chicago, Cathryn spends her free time outside surfing, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful Southern California weather.
LIANA FLINT, MS, RDN, LDN Dietitian
Liana Flint serves as the Registered Dietitian at New Method Wellness. Liana earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Point Loma Nazarene University and her Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Grand Valley State University, completing both programs with Honors. She wrote her master’s thesis on the links between personality, close relationships, and disordered eating. From 2020-2021, Liana was the Registered Dietitian at a residential eating disorder treatment center, where she led the nutrition therapy component of treatment for both adolescent and adult clients in individual and group settings. Prior to joining the team at New Method Wellness, Liana had worked in a variety of clinical, community, and telehealth nutrition roles. Her goal is to make nutrition concepts relatable and understandable to her clients, and to support and challenge them throughout their wellness journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JIMMY OLIVIERI, BA Medical Operations Director
Jimmy Olivieri serves as the Medical Operations Director for New Method Wellness. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Arizona State University, Jimmy’s administrative functions include medical appointment scheduling, pharmacy fill-order management and logistical care coordination between members of the clinical, medical, and operational departments. As an Alumnus of the New Method Wellness program (2014), Jimmy understands first-hand the importance of maintaining a safe, comfortable and caring environment. An avid dog-lover and practitioner of Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Jimmy utilizes humility and compassion to inspire others towards change.
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.
ASHLEY CORWIN Director of Operations
Ashley serves as the Director of Operations at New Method Wellness. Having joined the team in 2017, Ashley’s primary focus is on the detoxification process, coordinating patient care by interfacing with the medical, psychiatric, and clinical components that comprise the New Method Wellness program. Owing to a personal background overcoming her own obstacles, Ashley provides a compassionate, secure and non-judgmental space for the individuals to feel at home in our facility. A graduate of the New Method Wellness herself, Ashley seeks to always champion the needs of the client as her first priority. In her free time Ashley enjoys scary movies, hiking, fishing and playing video games.
KRIS KERELUIK Assistant Director of Operations
Kris Kereluik serves as the Assistant Director of Operations 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 to do with the great outdoors.
MACY KRONBERGER Senior Support Staff
Macy Kronberger serves as Senior Support Staff at New Method Wellness. Her most important role is to ensure the client’s safety and comfort throughout all intervals of the program. Whether managing the upkeep of the facilities, observing and documenting the changing needs of the client milieu, or providing logistical support between client, therapist and medical staff, Macy is always seeking to exhibit the company motto of excellence in client care. One of the many things Macy enjoys about her career at New Method Wellness is being able to contribute to the client experience in a positive way by listening to their story and being a pro-active part of their recovery journey. Macy is currently pursuing a degree in psychology.
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.
ALANA LIPP Human Resources Manager
Alana Lipp serves as the Human Resources Manager at New Method Wellness, specializing in talent recruitment, staff development, and employee benefits. Alana 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. 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. Gifted with insight to recognize depth of character, talent, and experience, Alana recruits cream-of-the-crop individuals who share our passion for client recovery and wellness. Alana enjoys spending her free time volunteering at a local women’s shelter and spending time with family and friends.
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.
SUE MORAN Front Desk Supervisor
Sue serves at the Front Desk Supervisor for the Outpatient Clinical Facility at New Method Wellness. Responsible for a wide breath of duties ranging from care coordination , facilities management, and client communications, Sue is one of the favorite smiling faces of every New Method Wellness client and staff. Kind, endearing, and helpful, Sue seeks to ensure that operations run smoothly and effectively, so that the important work of recovery can remain the core focus of the New Method Wellness mission. When sue is not contributing to the care of the clients at New Method Wellness she enjoys dinning out , spin classes , roller skating and exploring boutiques.
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.
BECCA BRISTOW Yoga Instructor/Reiki Master
Becca Bristow is 200 Hour Registered Yoga Trainer (RYT) and a Reiki master. She started her own healing journey five years ago when her therapist recommended yoga to help ease her stress and anxiety. She attended yoga classes for one year and noticed a significant change in her mental health. After that she was on her path, she began seeking to help others heal through yoga and reiki as well. She is currently continuing education and training to become a Yoga Therapist and have her own yoga studio to further her mission. “My mission as a Yoga Instructor is to assist my clients in their personal transitions and through their healing journeys. Whether individuals struggle with mental health, physical injuries, addiction, or just following the calling of their soul, I will guide them with an intuitive heart that is powered by a divine purpose.”Becca also has personal experience with recovery, having her own recovery time of 2 years. “ I couldn’t think of a better place to be, then to be working with a clientele that I deeply understand.”