About Us | Practioners
Bastyr graduates Vickie Summerquist MS EAMP, LMP and Roxane Geller MS EAMP, LMP started Union Center For Healing to provide acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, massage therapy and other healing modalities. The providers work with patients to restore balance in their lives; whether the imbalance is due to a physical, emotional or spiritual concern. Our practitioners provide collaborative care so that you may benefit from a team approach.
MS EAMP, LMP
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Kate Chilson, LAc
Acupuncture and Cranial Sacral Therapy
Greer Nesbitt, BS, CMT, MSOM, Dipl. OM, L. Ac., EAMP
Alana Clark, LMP
and Certified in
Toby Cohen, LMP
Katherine Mulholland, LMP
and Maya Abdominal Massage
Roxane Geller, EAMP, LMP completed her MS in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine at Bastyr University in 2001. She is a licensed massage therapist and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. Roxane interned at the women’s health and maternity ward at Conmaul Hospital in Seoul, Korea and studied Chinese herbology in gynecology and internal medicine at Shanghai TCM University and Hospital. She has studied native shamanic healing with Char Sundust and completed a mentoring program with energy intuitive Marie Manuchehri.
Roxane’s interests are in women’s and maternal health , emotional and mental health, chronic pain and illness, and spiritual growth and development. Through her own pursuit of spirituality inquiry, she is deeply interested in engaging with others in a way that will impact their unfolding. In her sessions she uses evolutionary medicine to restoring balance of the physical, emotional and spiritual. She has a particular interest in helping women become pregnant. As a mother of two, she became pregnant at an advanced maternal age with the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine. She enjoys helping other women tend to their whole selves so they can create a fertile environment in which to welcome a child.Using her BS in Biology from UC Davis, Roxane helped conduct two University of Washington, NCCAM funded studies: Acupuncture and the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Reiki and the Treatment of Fibromyalgia. She was an acupuncturist for the Group Health Center for Health Studies study of Acupuncture for Back Pain. Currently she is the lead acupuncturist for an NCCAM funded breast cancer study, Acupuncture for Joint Symptoms related to Aromatase Inhibitors in Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer. Roxane co-owns Union Center for Healing in Seattle, Washington.
Vickie completed her MS in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine at Bastyr University in 2001. She has also received certificates in Japanese Acupuncture and Pediatric (Shonishin) Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine as well as Clinical Integration from Lonny Jarrett. Additionally, she has done extensive training in Five Element Acupuncture and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM . Vickie is also a licensed massage therapist and has training in cranial sacral massage.
Vickie treats a variety of disorders in her practice with a special emphasis on chronic pain, women’s health, depression and anxiety. She has been tremendously influenced by her studies with Lonny Jarrett the author of “Nourishing Destiny.” Sometimes her treatments provide relief from a chronic illness. Other times, treatments may be the beginning of evolution and change. Chinese Medicine can help to unwind deeply held patterns in the body that may be affecting numerous systems and hindering health on an emotional or mental level. By removing these obstacles patients may find a new ease that allows them to explore their lives more deeply. She is also constantly striving for more development and evolution in her own life and looks forward to working with people on this level. Vickie co-owns Union Center for Healing in Seattle, Washington.
Kate Chilson received an MS in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2003. She has trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Acutonics® sound therapy, and holds a certificate in massage therapy. Kate is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. She received a BS degree in Biology from Oberlin College, and has worked at the Fred Hutchinson Center in cancer treatment research for 7 years. Kate has over 8 years of clinical experience as an acupuncturist: she has maintained a private practice, worked at Gracewinds Perinatal Clinic supporting women through pregnancy and post-partum, and held internships in which she worked with elderly, refugee and chronically fatigued clients. She utilizes all her training to approach healing from an integrated perspective.
Kate enjoys helping people with a variety of health concerns, in particular acute and chronic pain, stress, fatigue, gynecologic concerns and cancer. Her treatments are excellent for helping people feel more comfortable in their bodies and for giving them tools they can use to take good care of themselves. She is honored to support her clients’ processes of physical, emotional, and mental change.
Kate’s acupuncture and craniosacral sessions strengthen the inherent wisdom of her clients’ bodies. Through awareness, unwinding and being still, her clients find that their bodies remember how to be balanced and full of vitality. Kate excels at listening attentively with her hands and helping her clients drop into a state of deep relaxation. She is an avid student of health, regularly practices meditation, yoga, and nutritious cooking, and enjoys sharing what she’s learned with her clients.
Greer is passionate about natural healing! Specializing in the treatment of physical and emotional pain, she uses a combination of East Asian Medicine modalities: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, microsystems, hot stone acupressure, cupping, gua sha, therapeutic movement and stretching, and herbal medicine. For patients dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, or addiction, with her compassionate and caring bedside manner Greer is a patient's advocate and supporter through life changes they want to make. The end goal Greer has for her patients is always improved quality of life.
Graduating valedictorian summa cum laude, she received her Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences (IL). During her clinical training she interned in the pain ward at the Stroger hospital of Cook County Chicago and the PTSD clinic at her university. Greer practiced massage for nearly 8 years before transitioning into East Asian Medicine, and was privileged to be the massage therapist to many athletes and professional dancers in Chicago. She is excited to add acupuncture and herbal medicine to her healing methods.
Alana Clark, LMP, graduated from the Extended Professional Massage Therapy 1,000 hour program at the Cortiva Institute. She is trained and skilled in Injury Treatment, Deep Tissue, Swedish and pregnancy and post-partum massage. She also holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked for over seven years in various fields in clinical research, currently working in Neurosurgery and Cardiology at UW. Alana most recently completed an in-depth, 34 hour advanced training in therapeutic massage techniques for pregnancy, labor and post-partum.
Alana is focused on helping her clients relieve the pain and stress that can impact their daily life. She believes massage and bodywork is an integral part of healing acute and chronic pain and improving the depression and stress often experienced in our busy lives. Many people learn to “live with the pain,” but Alana is a strong advocate for finding a treatment to help alleviate the symptoms so her clients may return to their daily activities with ease and comfort.
Toby completed his 1100 hour training in massage therapy from Renton Technical College in 2010, where he regularly returns to aid new classes of students through his professional insight and understanding of massage. There he gained his skills in Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point work and injury treatment that he blends into his signature style. He continues to seek out new training opportunities to hone and increase his skills, but attributes his intuitive massage ability to diligently petting cats for over three decades. He has worked in several clinics and spas in the Seattle area before happily landing at Union Center for Healing. He also has a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington, and enjoys professional furniture making and cabinetry.Toby strives to alleviate specific muscle issues while never forgetting that relaxing the body allows it to heal itself. Our bodies are a careful integration of so many different systems. When one or more of these elements falls out of balance, it may have far reaching effects. The power of touch through massage can have the ability to correct these imbalances through the body's own nervous system. This is why his treatment sessions can be both therapeutic and relaxing. A soothing, pain free, holistic approach is his goal.
Katherine Mulholland, LMP, graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, in Austin TX. She continued her studies learning Therapeutic, Sports Massage and Deep Tissue. She then became interested in the profound effects of Maya Abdominal Massage and in 2012 travelled to Belize to complete professional training in Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal
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Union Center for Healing
2100 East Union Street
Seattle, Washington 98122