ABOUT 

OUR VISION

We are a team of therapists, naturopathic doctors, and other 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.

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WHY RESTORED?

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!

OUR VALUES

 

  • 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

OWNER, THERAPIST

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. 

*Nick is licensed in Arizona and Minnesota. He is able to 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

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

OWNER, NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

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 through 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 treat the body as one whole integrated system that has incredible potential to heal when given the right support. I love helping clients with establishing the foundations for health – nutrition, movement, sleep, hydration, connecting with nature, and optimizing mental health – and removing any obstacles to cure  – trauma responses, stress, toxins, allergens, environmental exposures, etc.  In addition to treating mental health conditions, I have advanced 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, 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 teach 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

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) – member 
    • Society for Ethnobotany (SEB)  – member

    Publications

    • 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.
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    Alice Veirs, ND

    Licensed Naturopathic Doctor – Gilbert, AZ

    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 treat conditions; I 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
    • Residency – Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly Soutwest College of Naturopathic Medicine)- Tempe, AZ – General Family Medicine
    • Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, AZ – Bachelor of Arts

    Professional Affiliations

    • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), member

    Sage Jaurequi, LAMFT

    Licensed therapist – Phoenix, AZ & telehealth

    I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive training and experience in helping individuals, couples, and families improve their relationships and overall well-being.

    I specialize in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) which are proven and effective approaches for helping couples, individuals, and families overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I also incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into my practice, which is a highly effective treatment for trauma and other emotional issues.

    In addition to my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR, I am also fully trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. This approach emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining a strong foundation of friendship, trust, and intimacy in romantic relationships, as well as developing the skills necessary to effectively manage conflict and express emotions in a healthy way.

    My goal as your therapist is to create a safe, supportive, and non-pathologizing environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and identify and address any obstacles to your emotional wellbeing. Whether you are struggling with individual issues or facing challenges in your relationships, I am here to help you navigate the complexities of your life and find the happiness and fulfillment that you deserve.

    Outside of being a therapist, I have worn many hats in my life including being a flight attendant, a social advocate, and an educator. For more than 25 years, as an international flight attendant, I interacted with people from all over the world and gained a deep appreciation for different cultures and perspectives. In my 20’s, after losing many friends to HIV, I began my journey as an HIV advocate. I have extensive experience in HIV education, testing, and case management. In my role as an HIV educator, I developed and delivered training programs that have helped countless individuals learn about the virus and how to protect themselves and others. As a case worker, I provided support to individuals and families affected by HIV, helping them navigate the complex healthcare system and access the resources they needed to manage their condition. Additionally, my 15 years of corporate training experience has given me a wealth of knowledge and expertise in areas such as leadership development, team building, and communication skills.

    Thank you for considering me as your therapist. 

    Education & Training

    • California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University – Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – advanced training
    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) – trained
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – trained, level 3

    Professional Affiliations

    • Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT) board member
    • Psychology Today member
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    Seol Ki, LMSW, PhD

    Licensed therapist – Gilbert, AZ (Bilingual: English, Korean)

    I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and have received training in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, Gottman Method, and Expressive Art Therapy. My professional experience encompasses working with individuals of all ages, including children, adults, couples, and families. My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment, assisting you in your pursuit of peace and happiness.

    I was raised in a tumultuous environment, amidst family members grappling with chronic rare disease, alcoholism, and suicide. During my twenties, I made the decision to embark on a new journey by leaving South Korea and venturing to New Jersey for a fresh start. There, I actively sought assistance from therapists, peer support networks, and 12-step programs. As an international student and immigrant, I came to recognize the significance of culturally competent and bilingual health care. This realization propelled me to choose the path of becoming a therapist.

    For a decade, I served as an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University and ASU, engaging with hundreds of college students across the East Coast and Southwest. This experience granted me a deep understanding of the issues confronted by young adults— depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I possess significant proficiency in behavioral addiction research, harm reduction education, and mental health treatment.

    Education & Training

    • Arizona State University – Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Rutgers University – Ph.D. in Communication (focusing on behavioral addiction and recovery process)
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – trained, level 2
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, and Expressive Art Therapy

    Professional Affiliations

    • Psychology Today member

    Publications

    • Sweeney, K., Daniulaityte, R., Mendoza, N., Ki, S., & Doebbeling, B. (2022). “It’s also pushed people to a new level of desperation:” COVID-19 impacts on experiences of persons who use illicit opioids. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2022.2160391
    • Daniulaityte, R., Sweeney, K., Ki, S. et al. (2022). “They say it’s fentanyl, but they honestly look like Perc 30s”: Initiation and use of counterfeit fentanyl pills. Harm Reduction Journal, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-022-00634-4
    • Ignacio, M., Oesterle, S., Mercado, M…Ki, S….& Doubeni, C. (2023). Narratives from African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latinx community members in Arizona to enhance COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination uptake. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 140-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-022-00300-x

    Jeffrey Cohen, LPC

    Licensed therapist – Scottsdale, AZ & telehealth

    I was raised with the implicit message that self-sufficiency and toughness, in all endeavors, were required to survive. That message echoed from father to son. My dad’s motto was, “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” That was his reality. My father never spoke of his past; subsequently, I learned from my mother that he was the son of an alcoholic house painter and a harsh controlling mother.

    I felt like a phony because self-sufficiency and toughness were a far cry from my sense of self. I was engulfed in fear and alienation. I was shut down and depressed. I thought financial success and other unhealthy coping strategies would surely solve my emotional pain, so I spent 25 years as a stockbroker. I sometimes experienced exhilarating highs following a successful transaction, but it would never last. I needed help and finally decided to address my developmental trauma and destructive lifestyle. I was going to allow someone in. I broke the mold and started seeing a counselor. I slowly realized that my value was inherent. I had nothing to prove.

    My counseling style is collaborative. We together will get to the root of those limiting beliefs and dysfunctional survival strategies that are no longer effective. My mission is to help you discover your chosen path of hope, strength, and recovery. I know from life and clinical experience that you can get there.

    My clients receive the benefit of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Therapies CBT, NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR). In addition, I am a certified Meadows-trained therapist and apply their trauma-informed model which is an extremely effective paradigm in the resolution of trauma and dysfunction.

    Education & Training

    • Grand Canyon University – Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
    • San Francisco State University – Bachelor of Arts 
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – advanced training
    • Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR) – trained
    • Meadows – certified 

    Professional Affiliations

    • Psychology Today member
    • American Mensa Member
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    Shirley Dayley, LAC

    Licensed therapist – Gilbert, AZ (Bilingual: English, Spanish)

    I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and have received training in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma. I believe every person deserves the utmost respect, compassion, and kindness and consider it an honor to embark on a therapeutic journey with each of my clients. I also believe in the transformative power of a warm, empathetic, and genuine therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, my priority is to create a safe and supportive space for understanding and growth. My approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered. My professional focus encompasses strengthening the family unit and the individual.

    I firmly believe that within each person lies the power and ability to overcome personal and relational challenges.

    I was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and when I was a child I found joy in being with friends, laughing, and learning at school. I was known for my sense of humor, love for reading, and quick learning. My teachers were amazed that, by age 4, I was already a proficient reader, thanks to my mom, who devoted long hours to teaching me. However, things were not always smooth at home. Every situation could transition in a matter of seconds from blissful to chaotic due to my dad’s constant mood changes. Things were so confusing that I had a huge question mark constantly hanging over my head. The big question motivated me to find answers, and I started to become interested in psychology and family relationships.

    After dedicating many years to studying mental illnesses and family dynamics, I have come to understand that mental illness impacts not only the individual experiencing it but also the entire family unit. Thanks to great role models, I was able to develop faith in God, learn about the importance of families, and understand that we not only should endure life but can also find joy in the journey. I am a strong believer that trials are an unavoidable part of life; they are the crucible through which we emerge stronger, improved, and spiritually refined. Living with my dad and experiencing mental illness firsthand was not easy. Nevertheless, through this experience, I have cultivated heightened empathy, compassion, and mercy toward my own mistakes and shortcomings, and I can extend these gifts to others as well. Today, I possess a clearer comprehension of what my father endured as I grasp the magnitude of his solitary struggle in the absence of professional aid. My motivation is to extend a helping hand to ensure that no one journeys through the realm of mental illness alone.

    In my view, our body, mind, and spirit collaborate harmoniously in the pursuit of healing. Healing, to me, is a place of acceptance. It doesn’t entail an absence of pain from our past; rather, it’s a space where we confront the reality of our circumstances, no longer entangled in a fight to alter it. Healing is a place where we embrace our experiences as part of who we are. 

    Education & Training

    • University of the Cumberlands
      in Kentucky – Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
    • Brigham Young University – Bachelor of Science in Family and Marriage — Human Relationship Emphasis
    • Marriage, Family, and Human Relations Certificate – BYU Idaho
    • Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning Certificate – BYU Idaho
    • Certified PICK Program Instructor, Love Think – Dr. VanEpp Institute
    • Certified Couple Link Program Instructor, Love Think – Dr. VanEpp Institute
    • Parent as Teacher Fund: 0-3 and 3-5 Certified
    • KIPS Certified

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Board for Certified Counselors
    • Psychology Today member
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    Adriana Brandes, LMT

    Licensed Massage Therapist – Gilbert, AZ

    Connection lies at the very heart of my practice, for I believe that true self-care necessitates a profound connection—to oneself, to others, and to the natural world that surrounds us.

    For many years, I struggled with a profound disconnection from myself. It was difficult for me to engage with my academic studies and create meaningful relationships. It was a time marked by feelings of isolation and uncertainty, prompting a deep longing for rootedness and authenticity.

    In pursuit of self-love, I embraced a transformative journey into holistic healing practices. I received training in massage therapy, reflexology, natural aesthetics, and herbal medicine. Through my training and experiences with these treatments, I was able to reconnect with myself and gain the confidence I needed to pursue higher education and advance my career goals.

    Motivated by my holistic wellness journey, I went on to earn two more degrees –  a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in Herbal Medicine. These academic pursuits weren’t just about gaining knowledge; they were about diving deeper into the intricate connections between the human body and the natural world and bridging the gap between modern science and traditional healing wisdom.

    Drawing from my diverse background in both scientific studies and holistic practices, I now bring the best of both worlds to assist clients in need of relaxation, recovery, or deeper healing. With an integrative perspective of whole-person health, and a commitment to facilitating personalized holistic wellness journeys that harmonize mind, body, and spirit, I leverage the restorative power of touch and intuitive healing techniques to support each client in my care. My approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for the interconnectedness of all aspects of health.

    Some of my specialties include:

    Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Release Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure Reflexology, and CBD/Essential-Oil Infused Massage 

    *See services page for more information* 

    Education & Training

     

    • Master of Science in Herbal Medicine – American College of Healthcare Sciences, Portland, OR, With Honors
    • Bachelor of Science – William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
    • Massage & Bodywork License – Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Hackensack, NJ
    • Oncology Massage Certification – Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Hackensack, NJ

    Professional Affiliations

    • Women In Neutraceuticals (WIN) member