Our Team


As Founder and Director of The Portland Wellness Center, Dr. Gillaspie serves the community as a long established health care provider. She is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland Oregon, and licensed since 1981. Dr. Gillaspie has been in private practice since graduation, which has grown to become The Portland Wellness Center.

In addition to the medical and business aspects of her practice, Dr. Gillaspie has membership, and served as President, of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is currently a member of the Governor Appointed Board of Naturopathic Examiners and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Gillaspie is now offering Aesthetic medicine services as well.
www.drelainegillaspie.com
First visit? Download Dr. Gillaspie’s New Patient Paperwork (PDF)


For over 20 years, Nancy has worked as a mental health Nurse Practitioner, helping adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental health issues. Depending on client’s needs and desires, treatment includes learning cognitive-behavioral skills, energy psychology, exploring emotions using a existential-humanistic approach, mindfulness and if needed, medication management. This integrative approach promotes healing, growth and stability empowering a confidant walk forward into life.


Astrid Green, MS, LPC, CSAT is a Master’s Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Since 1993, she has treated individuals, couples, and families experiencing mental health and addiction problems.

Her primary focus is helping sex addicts and their partners heal from sexual betrayal and work towards healthy sexuality. She provides EMI (Eye Movement Integration) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help realign the body’s energy system and reintegrate traumatic events. She trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes who is the pioneer in the treatment of sexual addiction and became certified in 2005. In addition to providing treatment, she has trained other professionals on the topic of sexual addiction and co-addiction and written articles for the “Wellness Report”.

She belongs to the International Institute For Trauma and Addiction Professionals and is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Please click on the link to her website for further information.
www.respectfulrecovery.com/


Jeanne Bjorklund is a professional counselor with over 20 years experience in a variety of settings in the Los Angeles area and in the mountain communities of the Sierras. Most recently, she moved to Portland and has added Hospice training and experience to assist clients with grief and transition issues. She has also completed level I Gottman training to provide more practical tools for couples. She has 5 years experience as a children’s therapist in a residential setting. Other of her specialties include working with individuals and their childhood issues (adult children of alcoholics, survivors of abuse, etc.) and helping people with patterns of thinking and behaving that interfere with developing and maintaining satisfying relationships. Jeanne has a masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is licensed through the state of CA.
You can reach her at or by email jeanne@myportlandcounselor.com. For more information check her web at www.myportlandcounselor.com.


I am on my 9th year as a Massage Therapist and really enjoy my clients and my work with them. I truly believe that it is a mind/body therapy and people absolutely need to take time and connect with the body before things become so out of balance that serious health problems occur. Massage is preventative maintenance and can help with stress related ailments like headaches, tension, regular sleep patterns, sense of well being, work related, muscle holding patterns.

I have been working here at Portland Wellness for 4 years and really like this friendly community. My training includes Hot Stone therapy, Shiatsu acupressure, and prenatal massage. Come see what a difference massage can make.


Developed by a medical doctor in 1875, electrolysis has stood the test of time for both safety and efficacy. Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method approved by the FDA. Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types.

Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you smooth, sleek, healthy looking skin. No other solution claims such universal acceptability and success.

Waxing, threading, and tweezing remove hairs in exactly the same way: by pulling the hair out by its root. These temporary methods require a lifetime of maintenance, and are inconvenient. They may appear inexpensive, but end up costing more due to long term use. Electrolysis offers a permanent solution to the common problem of unwanted hair.

Call for a complimentary consultation, during which you are encouraged to ask any questions you might have and learn more about the process of permanent hair removal. You will also receive $10 off your first treatment!
www.hillsdaleelectrolysis.com/


Carolyn Fidan Esthetics providing the most caring and beneficial aesthetics services. Oregon State Board licensed, working in the field since 1977 receiving extensive training with European skin care and makeup lines. Specific areas of treatment include; acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, and sun damaged skin. Deep cleansing facials and micro exfoliations, dermaglide advanced microdermabrasion. A natural way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin strictly using healthier baking soda crystals.

How does it work?

Our unique procedure uses specifically formulated baking soda crystals that are propelled at high speed across the skin’s surface to efficiently abrade the skin. Micro exfoliation also applies a mild suction to the surface of the skin. The result is a dramatic increase in blood flow and circulation throughout the treated area. This stimulates cell renewal and collagen production. In addition the increased blood flow helps the body carry away toxins and impurities that are stored near the surface of the skin. The combination of exfoliation and increase blood flow leaves you with healthier, clearer, and more youthful looking skin.

What are the benefits?

• Decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age/sun spots
• Improves acne related scarring.
• Increases production of collagen and elastin
• Repairs sun damaged skin
• Stimulates the production of new cells.
• Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone.
• Reduces pore sizes
• Leaves skin silky and smooth
• Over time the result is firmer, and more youthful looking skin.

Does micro exfoliation treatment hurt, and will I have any downtime?

Micro exfoliation is a relatively painless procedure. Immediately following the treatment your skin will have a vibrant, healthy appearance as well as a smooth texture. Our unique baking soda treatment will allow you to resume your day without downtime.

How often do I need treatment?

Treatments are usually performed in a series of six with the first three treatments scheduled once per week and the next three treatments at two week intervals. Once the desired results are achieved maintenance treatments can be performed once every 4 to 6 weeks.

European skin care line France Laure from Montreal/Quebec Canada. Since 1970. Botanicals and Marine extracts and vitamin elements delivers results that you can see and feel.

Skin Care Packages and gift certificates are available for microdermabrasion and deep cleansing facials.

To make an appointment please call Carolyn Fidan Esthetics at 971-712-8322.

Visit Carolyn’s website at www.carolynfidanesthetics.com


Dr. Rhead grew up in Idaho. He graduated from Boise State University and from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR. Dr. Rhead has done extensive training in Manual Therapy. He is a Practitioner of Lowen Systems: Dynamic Manual Interface Therapy. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and likes to kayak on the river.


I believe in the healing power of telling your story. Before I was a counselor, I was a newspaper reporter. People I interviewed frequently told me that it felt good to share their concerns, to be heard and understood. I, in turn, enjoyed giving voice to their experiences. As a counselor, I have the additional privilege of collaborating with clients to change their stories or to write new ones.

My primary focus as a counselor has been supporting children, teenagers and adults as they grieve a significant loss, such as a death, an illness, a loss of a relationship or a life change. My work with grief and trauma, both in hospice and grief support settings, has taught me that we have an incredible, natural capacity to heal from even the most painful and difficult experiences life can hand us. Through my work in medical and mental health clinics, I have learned to appreciate the close relationship between physical and mental health and the value of treating the whole person when addressing anxiety, depression, and stress-related issues.

As a counselor, I have witnessed people healing and reengaging with life with great courage and have heard first hand about the importance of living life well. Often, the most powerful gift you can give another person is not an immediate answer or a solution to a problem, but instead, the gift of presence.

I have been fortunate to train and work at Kaiser Permanente Hospice, Kaiser Mental Health, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor by the state of Oregon. I received my Masters in counseling from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and my Bachelor of Science in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University.
For more information, see my resume in the Forms section or contact me at amy@bwellcounseling.com.
(503) 422-7050
www.bwellcounseling.com/


Bonnie’s gentle and unique approach to patient care is popular with her clients. She utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques in her physical therapy practice, primarily Dynamic Manual Interface (DMI), of which she is a Certified Practitioner and Instructor. DMI utilizes self-corrective mechanisms of the body, and is used to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. One of her primary core values is to see holistic transformation in people, which is reflected in her treatments. She values the uniqueness of each individual under her care.

Born and raised in the Eugene area, and after getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Oregon, she traveled to Chicago to study Physical Therapy at Northwestern University Medical School, Programs in Physical Therapy. She also has a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Communication, which was helpful during the 20 years she lived, worked and taught in numerous countries in Asia. From Northwestern University Medical School’s Physical Therapy Program, Bonnie is the 2013 recipient of the Community Service Achievement Award.

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, music, traveling, photography, art and spending time with her family and friends. She is also fluent in Mandarin, Russian, and Nepali languages (and is a bit rusty in Spanish).

Bonnie Holland
bonnie.pt@yakpost.net
www.yakattack.typepad.com/


Ramah is intuitive, skilled, and has a tool belt of techniques for massage which allows her to tailor each treatment to each patients’ needs. She has been a practitioner since 2006 and has worked in luxury spas, wellness centers, and in private practice in Bend and Ashland, Oregon. Ramah completed her bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Portland State University in Social Sciences.

As a native Oregonian, Ramah enjoys hiking, gardening, meditation, and soaking in remote hot springs. She spends her time with her son and is passionate about children and nature. She volunteers at her son’s school and promotes children being outside in the natural areas that she helps maintain.

Ramah is thrilled to be working under the umbrella of the Portland Wellness Center.

www.freerangemassagepdx.com


Amy graduated with honors from the Massage Therapy Training Program at Ashmead College in Tigard, September of 2007, and has been practicing the art of healing and relaxation ever since.

After working in the retail and service industry for years, she decided there must be something more, something that she could feel proud to be doing. Massage has been the career that she never realized she wanted until it came to her.

She loves finding those problem areas and putting her energy and focus into correcting the imbalances to give her clients the relief they need and deserve.

Amy combines Swedish Massage with Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release among others to customize a massage that meets each individual’s needs.

Amy is credentialed on ASH, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, and United Healthcare for massage. She can also perform massage for car accident, PIP or worker’s comp cases.

www.amyrosemassage.com


About 10% of cancers are hereditary and a formal risk assessment can help you understand if you are likely to benefit from genetic testing for hereditary cancer. People with high hereditary cancer risk are generally recommended to have cancer screening tests more frequently and starting at a younger age than the general population, and there are also other interventions to manage high hereditary cancer risk. The main risk factors for hereditary cancer are when certain cancers occur prior to age 50, especially breast, colon, uterine, stomach; when there are multiple family members with same cancer, or if there are certain cancer clusters in the family. This is especially true for breast and ovarian cancer in the same family, or colon and uterine cancer in the same family. Male breast cancer is also a sign that there could be a hereditary problem.

Nancy Ledbetter, RN, CNS, APNG, AOCNS has been providing cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling and testing since 2000. She is an oncology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who is certified as an Advance Practice Nurse in both oncology and genetics. Nancy earned her BSN from Vanderbilt University and her MS from University of California at San Francisco. She is also a graduate of the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment.

In her current role, Nancy draws upon a wealth of prior oncology experience in medical oncology, radiation oncology, oncology clinical trials, and bone marrow transplant. She is an active member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, from which she received the President’s Award in 2015, and the Oncology Nursing Society.

Online scheduling is available for patients at www.cancerriskrn.com.


Angelicia Fisher, Owner and Licensed Aesthetician at Lotus Blossom, is dedicated to providing the utmost in skin care therapy by focusing on the individual holistically, fusing science with nature to achieve optimal results. With her education in nutrition, Angelicia is able to treat your skin issues from a whole body perspective that will heal and rejuvenate: mind, body and soul.

Specializing in teen and adult acne for over sixteen years, patients see a difference immediately following their service, and within six weeks of treatments, the results are remarkable: blemish free, clear and healthy skin! Anti-aging is another specialty at Lotus Blossom, with proven results in non-surgical alternatives to obtain firmer and more youthful skin.

Lotus Blossom also offers full body organic waxing for both men and women. Your waxing session at Lotus Blossom will be quick and professional, comfortable and soothing. Your skin will be silky smooth for weeks at a time.

Re-emerge at Lotus Blossom today.

www.lotusblossomskin.com