We are a team of therapists, naturopathic doctors and healthcare professionals that specialize in providing high quality individual therapy, couples therapy, and naturopathic care (acupuncture, physical medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine). Although we are trained in different forms of healing and healthcare, our practitioners have a shared vision to help all clients restore mind, body, spirit and relationship by providing effective and compassionate care.
We were all born to be uniquely ourselves, to feel safe, loved and connected, to believe we have purpose and possibility, to feel whole. For most of us, it’s not long before we experience trials in life that leave us disconnected, broken and in pain. It’s easy to wonder if we’ll ever be whole.
The truth is humans are incredibly resilient. When given love and the right resources, restoration will follow. And although “restored” is defined as, “back to the original state,” we believe most of us have yet to truly experience our greatest potential state of being.
The journey to restoration often leads us to discovering new parts of ourselves, and also ones that are strangely familiar and will eventually feel like home. The world needs more people who have done the work to become whole, restored. It’s from this place that we can truly love and support one another.
If you resonate with our vision, we would love to have you join us on the journey to restoration!
- Connection – We move toward connection with ourselves, each other, and the world.
- Courage – We have courage to be vulnerable and take risks.
- Growth – We embrace growth, learning, and change.
- Equality – We believe in equality, neither better nor less than
- Accountability – We take accountability and do the right thing.
- Wholehearted – We live wholeheartedly because we are enough.
“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
– Dr. Brené Brown
MEET THE TEAM
Nick Puchalski, LMFT
I have always been really good at noticing the emotions and feelings of others. I thought of it as a superpower. My own therapist once said that it is probably why I became a therapist. I initially felt a sense of pride, but as we continued therapy, she informed me that this was also an adaptive strategy that protected me from feeling and facing my own emotions. This realization began an ongoing work of connecting more authentically with myself and others. It lead to growth in my confidence and freedom to be myself and improved the work I do with my clients. With the support of my therapist, I was able to uncover this old strategy that was causing issues in my adult relationships and marriage. This type of healing and change is why I love the work that I do.
I am passionate about helping people grow, heal, and restore themselves in ways that we cannot and should not do alone.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) I believe we are built for connection. Through a safe and caring therapeutic relationship, I guide my clients toward deeper healing and connection. I have over ten years of therapy experience and have extensive training and hold a certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I am experienced at helping couples heal from the following:
- affairs, betrayals, and relationship injuries
- feeling stuck in repeating the same conflicts
- moving from disconnection and disengaged to connected and engaged
- rebuilding trust and intimacy
- maintenance and optimization of the relationship
- building stronger attachment and security
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which has proven effective at helping individuals heal from traumas both big and small. This therapy reduces both the physical and psychological distress that often comes with trauma. I also utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), also known as parts work. I use IFS approaches to supplement and deepen my work with both couples and individuals. Apart from helping clients in therapy, I enjoy supervising and supporting therapists that are wanting to improve their EFT and couples therapy skills and approaches. I am a AZBBHE supervisor and EFT supervisor candidate.
*I am licensed in Arizona and Minnesota. I can provide telehealth services to Minnesota residents.
Education & Training
- St. Mary’s University – Twin Cities
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Fully Certified EFT therapist
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) – trained
- Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT) board member
- International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) member
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) member
- Psychology Today member
Keely Puchalski, ND
As a child, I struggled with performance anxiety in school, music, and sports. I was naturally talented and performing and perfectionism quickly became my way of earning love. I was passionate and motivated but struggled finding adults and role models I could connect with. When it came to dealing with the harder things in life, I wound up parenting myself and caring for others. I was conflicted about aspects of my faith and my purpose in this world and often felt isolated and confused. At 17, I left my senior year of high school to start college, eager to begin life as an independent (almost) adult. I brought with me an ACE score of 5 (adverse childhood experiences – a survey used to predict longevity, physical and mental health ailments). I would later learn this left me predisposed to the many physical health challenges and traumas I soon suffered as a young adult. I coped with these painful experiences by shutting down my feelings and becoming more resilient. I worked harder, traveled the world, lost myself in relationships, focused on helping others, and leaned on my faith. I told myself I was okay, but the reality was, I wasn’t okay.
Thankfully, a couple of heroes came into my story. One was a close relative and mentor who introduced me to therapy. He told me that if I ever wanted to be truly successful, I needed to work on my issues. I was deeply grateful and felt seen and supported. He sent me a link to Psychology Today, and I booked my first session. The second was a naturopathic doctor who turned out to be the first medical provider who actually listened to my health concerns, validated them, and recommended treatment that didn’t make things worse, but started to move the needle in the right direction. My healing journey has been a lot of work and full of twists and turns, but the resources and tools I’ve gained for my physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health have brought me to a place of peace and fulfillment I didn’t know was possible. Everything I’ve learned through my own journey has given me a passion for guiding others to the same hope and healing. I would be honored to be part of your healthcare team!
As a licensed naturopathic doctor, I believe the body works as one whole integrated system and is innately capable of healing itself when given the right support. A large part of my work is dedicated to establishing the foundations for health – nutrition, movement, sleep, hydration, connecting with nature, and optimizing mental wellness – as well as removing any obstacles to cure – stress, toxins, allergens, environmental exposures, etc. In addition to treating mental health conditions, I have additional training and experience in treating gastrointestinal disorders and acute and chronic pain. Some of my favorite therapeutic modalities include acupuncture, physical medicine, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), red light therapy, regenerative injections, botanical medicine, and supplementation. In addition to my work as a physician, I hold a research scientist position at the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research, where I conduct natural products research and help to formulate, improve, and provide scientific evidence for natural therapies. I regularly publish and present my research to members of the scientific and medical communities and the general public. I also assist in teaching acupuncture and clinical practice skills at Sonoran University of Health Sciences.
Education & Training
- Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine) – Tempe, AZ – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – High Honors
- Bethel University – St. Paul – Bachelor of Arts – Summa Cum Laude
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) member
- Puchalski, Keely*, Salehi, Arash* & Shokoohinia, Yalda & Zolfaghari, Behzad & Asgary, Sedigheh. (2022). Differentiating Cannabis Products: Drugs, Food, and Supplements. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 13. 906038. 10.3389/fphar.2022.906038.
- Dunning, Mareshah & Schroeder, Sydney & Goelz, Linna & Sulser, Adrienne & Rose, Tiffany & Puchalski, Keely & Langland, Jeffrey. (2021). Antimicrobial activity of the volatile substances from essential oils. BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. 21. 10.1186/s12906-021-03285-3.
- Koehler, Heather & Puchalski, Keely & Ruiz, Guillermo & Jacobs, Bert & Langland, Jeffrey. (2020). The Role of Endophytic/Epiphytic Bacterial Constituents in the Immunostimulatory Activity of the Botanical, Astragalus membranaceus. The Yale journal of biology and medicine. 93. 239-250.
Alice Veirs, ND
I grew up in the sunny state of New Mexico among the cottonwoods and cacti. I spent every chance I could outside and so grew my passion for the outdoors. My mother was a midwife, so I was exposed to various forms of natural medicine at an early age, as well as the idea that our bodies have an innate healing wisdom. When it was time for me to go to college, I chose Northern Arizona University because of its mountain top location that reminded me so much of home. Despite the climate being familiar I struggled with home sickness and depression my first year away. Then tragically I lost a friend to suicide. Using therapy, meditation, yoga, and time in nature with good friends, I was able to come back to myself and find passion for life again.
I worked hard the next three years and knew I wanted to go into the medical field. However, something about the allopathic medical system didn’t sit right with me. I knew there was more to healing than pharmaceuticals or surgery, and that idea from my childhood, of the body’s innate healing wisdom rang in my head. It was then that naturopathic medicine introduced itself to me and I knew I had found the right path.
I attended Sonoran University of Health Sciences and graduated with honors in Nature Cure. I went on to complete a first-year general medicine residency with emphases on primary care, women’s health, digestive health, and acute conditions. I integrate traditional naturopathic modalities including botanical medicine homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle modification with modern therapies, including IV therapy, injection therapies, pharmaceuticals, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I am passionate about helping my patients find optimal wellness through individualized care. I don’t just want to treat conditions but want to get to know my patients and their concerns.
Education & Training
- Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly Soutwest College of Naturopathic Medicine)- Tempe, AZ- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Honors in Nature Cure
- Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, AZ – Bachelor of Arts
- Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), member