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

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.

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Michael Vercos, M.S., L.Ac., Master Herbalist, Clinic Director

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.)
Meet Our

Exuberant Team

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Jill Howe-Vercos, M.A., LMFT

Jill (She/Her) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in practice since 2001, as well as a Level II EMDR practitioner.  Believing that the client is the expert on their own life experiences, she utilizes an integrative client-centered approach including theoretical focuses and interventions such as Attachment Theory, Trauma-Focused, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapies.  Jill works with adults and adolescents who are ready for change, offering the support needed to make change happen.  She has a special focus on relationship issues, parenting support, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.

Malory Holmes

Malory Holmes

Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of The Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York with special training in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Has a strong desire to help people and form therapeutic relationships with my clients that will help create better, more functional bodies.

Wijitra Pimros Kidd

Wijitra Pimros Kidd

Licensed Massage Therapist Training
Has 15 years of massage experience, 6 years in Venice CA

•2010 Wat That Thong Institute of Massage Bangkok Thailand

•2016 CAMT Adaman Institute of Massage Oceanside CA, USA

•2019 Academy of Thai

Warrior Massage Nam Khem, Takuapa Phang Ng, Thailand
With her masterly and intuitive touch, she will find and release your stressors. Heal your strains, leaving you many times lighter and happier than when arrived.

Michelle Liva

Michelle Liva, M.A., AMFT

Michelle is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT #116811, supervised by
Jill Howe-Vercos, LMFT). She understands that life presents unique challenges at every turn, so
it is her goal to collaborate with clients in exploration of ways to maximize overall wellbeing.
Using trauma-informed & attachment-based methods to approach her work, Michelle supports
clients in creating robust emotional skillsets that empower them to masterfully encounter the
ebbs and flows of life. Michelle loves working with teens, adults, and couples and has been
trained in Levels 1 & 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as Levels 1 & 2 of the
Trauma Resiliency Model.

Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin, M.A., AMFT

Brooke is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT #117777, supervised by Jill Howe-Vercos, M.A., LMFT).  She is committed to the well-being of all clients and goes above and beyond to cater to their needs.  Brooke’s background in social work, public relations, and education have informed her sense of curiosity about human stories; past, present, and (possible) future.  While her approach is eclectic, she prefers to lead with humanity rather than any one modality.  She works with a variety of clients including individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression to life transitions, addiction, and family relationships.  Every circumstance is unique, and each therapy session is tailored to suit the needs of the client.

Wijitra Pimros Kidd

Licensed Massage Therapist Training
Has 15 years of massage experience, 6 years in Venice CA

•2010 Wat That Thong Institute of Massage Bangkok Thailand

•2016 CAMT Adaman Institute of Massage Oceanside CA, USA

•2019 Academy of Thai

Warrior Massage Nam Khem, Takuapa Phang Ng, Thailand
With her masterly and intuitive touch, she will find and release your stressors. Heal your strains, leaving you many times lighter and happier than when arrived.

I've been a patient for years and each and every visit is as thorough and consummately relieving as the last. They truly care about their patients and offer a range of treatments in a beautiful, relaxing, California casual, super clean atmosphere.

R P

Been going to Pacific Bay for about a year now for both acupuncture and massages. Always a great experience, very friendly staff, and wait times are non-existent. Highly recommend.

Justin Reynolds

Michael is awesome. He has a friendly and welcoming style that makes him easy to talk to- and he really listens! He's very knowledgeable about acupuncture and other treatments and programs. His office offers other therapies - and now even offers COVID help too! It's so nice to have him in the neighborhood.

Hal Ski

Used to live up the street from the office and I still go there to this day! Dr. Vercos is great. Covid testing too.

Nicholas Cohen

I’ve worked with michael on and off for the last couple of years for neck and back pain after an accident. He is very knowledgeable and relaxed, always taking plenty of time with me to address my needs. My favorite part is that he offers several modalities for back pain, not just acupuncture, but laser, massage, and back adjustments. My partner has been seeing him well with good success and we are happy to have Michael in our corner.

Alex Dolce

My goodness gracious how thankful I am the lord sent me here doctor is amazing and very understanding I highly recommend this acupuncturist!

Ashley Dean

Dr. Vercos has patched me up numerous times. I wouldn't be nearly as happy, healthy or active without his talents.

Camilo Santana

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