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.

About Michael Vercos, M.S., L.Ac., Master Herbalistrachelspurr.com-

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.

Jill 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.

About John, Master’s In Family Therapy

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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.

About Malory Holmes, Licensed Massage Therapist

Malory Holmes is a Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of The Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York with special training in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. A typical session can be tailored to the needs of each individual client, and deep pressure can be easily achieved with the addition of Ashiatsu. She has a strong desire to help people and form therapeutic relationships with my clients that will help create better, more functional bodies. My goal is to help others feel better and create a relaxing space away from daily stress.

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