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.


Roxane Geller,
MS EAMP, LMP

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Vickie Summerquist
LAC, LMP

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Kate Chilson,
LAc, LMP

Acupuncture and Cranial Sacral Therapy

Brad Darr,
LMP

Massage Therapy

Katherine Mulholland, LMP
Massage Therapy
and Maya Abdominal Massage
 

Wilson Shook,
LMP

Massage Therapy

Samara White,
LAc, EAMP, LMP

Acupuncture
 



Roxane Geller, MS EAMP, LMP

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.

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Vickie Summerquist LAC, LMP

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.

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Kate Chilson, LAc, LMP

Kate Chilson received an MS in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2003. She has trained in 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 research cancer treatment at the Fred Hutchinson Center for 8 years. Kate has over 9 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 and chronically fatigued clients. Most recently, Kate completed training in acupuncture for sports injuries and performance, learning to assess the orthopedic structure of the body and precisely treat the muscles and fascia. 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.

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Brad Darr, LMP

Brad Darr, LMP, graduated from Cortiva Institute Seattle. Trained in various massage modalities he most often utilizes Myofascial techniques to help promote normal movement of muscles and break up adhesions in the connective tissue. He offers a client centered approach aimed at creating space, allowing the body to return to balance and promote healing. He hopes to foster increased body awareness as a path to better overall health and well being.

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Katherine Mulholland, LMP

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
Massage.

She shapes each session to meet her client’s needs, offering a combination of Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Sports massage. Her training in Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage addresses women’s reproductive issues, as well as urinary and digestive issues for both men and women. She has found  practicing the Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage provides her clients with the space to move more deeply into self-care.  She has a passion for teaching her clients how to develop a greater awareness and presence within their bodies. She believes we all have the ability to be our own healers and she enjoys helping to facilitate the healing process.

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Wilson Shook, LMP


Wilson Shook, LMP, studied massage at the Northwest Academy of Healing
Arts, graduating in 2014.  His highly personalized sessions draw primarily
upon myofascial, deep tissue and visceral massage, as well as more subtle
circulatory and energetic work.

Wilson is a sensitive, empathetic and intuitive practitioner, with a
particular strength of both assessing patterns of dysfunction and working
with each person's unique physical and energetic responses to fine tune his
approach.  Wilson has a particular interest in supporting his clients'
healing at the intersections of emotional and physical trauma, as well as
working through patterns of repetitive stress and compensation.

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Samara White, LAc, EAMP, LMP

Samara White, L.Ac., LMP, is passionate about supporting her patients
through their journeys to feel their best. Her clinical interests
include women’s
health, digestion, allergies, physical and emotional pain, and
pediatrics. Samara
is the author of the first acupuncture children's book, Maya & Friends
Visit the Acupuncturist (http://acupuncturekidsbook.com). She enjoys
explaining the concepts of Chinese medicine in a way that children and
adults alike can understand.

Samara has a background as a yoga instructor and a musician (harpist and
pianist). Her acupuncture and bodywork practice highlights her strong
background in craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle yet powerful modality
stemming from the manual therapy tradition of Osteopathy. This work can
allow for unwinding of tension and old patterns in adult patients, who
often find this work very relaxing and deeply transformative. It is also a
gentle and effective modality for working with babies.

Samara is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Licensed Massage Practitioner,
certified by the Milne Institute in Visionary Craniosacral Work. She is
board-certified nationally in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
through the NCCAOM. Samara holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and
Herbal Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, where she
received rigorous apprentice-style training from masters of diverse
specialties.

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Union Center for Healing
2100 East Union Street
Seattle, Washington 98122

Phone: 206-329-2060
Fax: 206-329-2357