Practioners

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Dr. Carol Bowman

Carol has dual board certification in both Internal and Holistic Medicine. She brings to Harford Holistic Center over 10 years of experience in the practice of Holistic Internal Medicine, combining the best of Western conventional medicine with time honored alternative therapies.  She specializes in Energy Medicine and hands on energy healing, using both research based therapies and intuition. Dr. Bowman is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association and serves on the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She works with a team of skilled professionals to create the ideal environment for treating a wide array of medical conditions as well as enhancing health and well being.

Dr. Marianne Cloeren

Marianne is board-certified in both Internal and Occupational, and Holistic Medicine.  A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, she trained in her specialties at Johns Hopkins institutions.  Her work has included primary care, occupational and environmental medical care and public health.  She has a long-standing interest in holistic medical approaches.  She has expertise in occupational and environmental medical issues, including chemical sensitivity, problem buildings, and disabling occupational injuries.  Dr. Cloeren’s holistic focus area is homeopathy.  Read more about homeopathy here…

Kitty Devlin

Has over 25 years experience in education and health care, including mental health. She has worked at prominent psychiatric facilities and in private practice as a mental health counselor and myotherapist. Her education includes an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, a C.A.S. from Loyola College, and an M.A. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Several years were spent working as an acupuncturist at the Common Ground Wellness Center in Portland, OR, where she also serviced as a member of the Board of Directors. For the last five years, she has worked with individuals with immune disorders, particularly chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. In addition to preventative issues, she also works with menopausal symptoms, PMS, headache, acute and chronic pain, candidiasis, and stress. Kitty integrates acupuncture, bodywork, nutrition counseling and Chinese herbal remedies in her work.

Rosemary Dehn, LCSW-C

Holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning.  She also earned a certificate from Southeastern Community Mental Health Center for additional training in family systems therapy.  She participates in ongoing training by attending conferences, workshops and seminars in related fields of mental health such as depression and anxiety and issues related to addictions, stress management, parenting, blending step-families, and marriage and family therapy.

Mrs. Dehn

Has experience in the mental health field having worked in both a psychiatric hospital setting and an outpatient mental health treatment center.  She was also employed by Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland for seven years providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in Harford County.  She served as Director in Harford County for three of those years.  For the past several years, she has been in private practice in the Bel Air area.

Mrs. Dehn also has experience as an educator, speaker, group leader, and presenter of workshops.  She is an active member of her community.

Tom Erline

Is a Certified Massage Therapist, both nationally and in Maryland.  After a thirty year career in mathematics and science, he made a career shift into the health sciences.  Tom is a yoga instructor and a member of the American Massage Therapists Association.  His special areas of interest include zero balancing energy release, Swedish, and deep tissue massage.

Rita Gill

Rita has been practicing yoga for twenty years. After finishing her bachelors in Art history she decided to seek a teachers certification in Yoga concentrating on Breast Cancer Survivors and Lupus patients.  Seeing a need for prenatal care she was trained further and certified to develop a blend of conscious breathing and natural movement with the relaxation and stillness of meditation.  Rita focuses on the practice of Asasana, Pranayama and meditation to heal, to strengthen and nourish the body and mind. Along with yoga she has been practicing and preaching alternative approaches to medicine.

Certified in Aromatherapy in accordance with the regulations and standards of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy for the Northwest College for Herbal & Aromatic Studies she has developed a line of Organic Aromatic Holistic Healings. Pure Common Scents has become a trademark name used in many homes from California to Maine.

Christina Jagodzinski

Is a graduate of the Von Lee International School of Esthetics and a member of the International Massage Association.  As a Licensed Esthetician, Chris is trained to recognize the skin as a major organ of the body, influenced by the Nervous system, the Endocrine System, and Blood Circulation.  Chris’s treatments include Clinical Support programs with the aid of being able to buy melatonin. Chris specializes in European Facials, Back Treatments, and waxing services.  Correct skin care can be a vital part of sustaining balance and well-being.

In addition, Chris is continuing her studies to obtain certification in the Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  We feel that this will be a great addition to the many other services provided at Harford Holistic Center.

Gregory Marsalek

Gregory is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Registered Hypnotic Anesthesiologist and Forensic Hypnotist. Additional certifications include: pain management from the National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anesthesiology; HypnoBirthing Practitioner ; Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner, and a graduate of the World Institute of Cognitive Sciences. In addition, Greg is also a Reiki (Usui) Master teacher/practitioner and certified handwriting analyst. He has experience as an educator, speaker, and presenter at workshops in areas of Hypno-Birthing instructions, stress management, pain management, self-esteem issues, memory enhancement, academic achievement, motivation, smoking cessation, weight management, regression, achieving excellence, morale and productivity issues.

Kerry Ritchie, LCSW-C

Masters of social work from University of Maryland at Baltimore and is licensed as a clinical social worker. Kerry works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her modalities of treatment include individual, family and play therapy. Specialties include anxiety, depression, women’s issues, ADHD, sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse, attachment issues, school difficulties, divorce, family conflict, parenting concerns and behavior problems in children.Kerry’s experience in the mental health has included work in outpatient and inpatient settings, the public school system and community outreach.  Kerry also has a special interest in the therapeutic use of pets and previously developed and implemented a pet therapy group for at risk adolescents in the school setting.

Gina L. Sager, MD, FACS,

A longtime meditation and yoga practitioner, is a retired board certified general surgeon, named one of Baltimore’s Top Docs in 2000.  Dr. Sager believes that cultivating skills to respond effectively to life’s stresses, and thus contributes to well being, and ultimately, to being well.  Dr. Sager has paraticipated in professional training courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and his staff at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society.  Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s work is world renowned.  Dr. Sager’s course is modeled on his work.

Meditation Groups

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Meditation Groups

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Led by Carol L. Bowman, M.D.- every other Wednesday
7:00 – 8:15 PM

Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Please call us at 410-515-9070 to reserve a seat.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Enjoy better emotional physical and mental health by learning how to turn crisis into opportunity.  This eight week stress reduction course is one of self-discovery, rooted in the practice of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga to increase mind-body awareness.  Eight weeks can change the way you perceive, and therefore respond to, stressful situations.  This is an opportunity to explore what’s right and good about yourself, your life, and your relationships, while cultivating skills to manage the ordinary and extraordinary stresses of your life more effectively, for better emotional, physical, and mental health.

Homeopathy

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Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars, which was first described by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann.  200 years of clinical experience has shown him to be right.

Hahnemann observed that the effects of a medicinal substance given to healthy subjects tended to be mimic there diseases the substance cured. Although these provings in healthy volunteers used large doses of substance, homeopathy uses very dilute preparations and slaappillen melatonine in some cases so dilute that not a single molecule of the original substance can be measured.

Homeopathy works at an energetic level, not as a pharmaceutical that needs a certain dose to bring about cell reactions.  Homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to heal itself.  Classical homeopathy matches a particular symptom complex to the correct remedy, and has been used to successfully treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses.

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Aromatherapy 

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Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plant to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological, and spiritual realm of the individual’s response to køb melatonin and various aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual’s innate healing process.

As a holistic medicine, aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.

It is a natural, noninvasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease, and to assist the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.

Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic extract which are distilled from a variety of aromatic plant material including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles and twigs, peel of fruit, wood and roots. This is a most pleasant and effective individualized treatment for a wide variety of conditions.

Hypnotherapy,

Hypnotherapy a clinically effective way of focusing the mind, is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and addictive behaviors including but not limited to smoking cessation.

Hypnosis is quite effective in pain management for a variety of conditions such as fibromyalagia, starka receptfria sömntabletter, migraines, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, and many more. HypnoBirthing ® is a wonderful alternative available in natural childbirth .

In addition, hypnotherapy could be used in place of anesthesia, particularly in patients who prove to be allergic to anesthetic drugs.

In non medical patients hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for problems such as motivation, procrastination, decision making, personal achievement and development, performance enhancement, academic achievement, self-esteem , buried or repressed memories, relaxation, and stress management. And of course regression for those who have a need to know.

Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, and other types of bodywork are hands-on therapies that release muscle tension and improve circulation. Many therapies also affect “reflex” points on the body, enhance lymphatic drainage, and more.

The Benefits of Massage

  • Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and spasms.

  • Reduces anxiety and mental fatigue

  • Promotes joint flexibility and increases range of motion

  • Provides a nurturing and caring touch

  • Increases your awareness of your own physical and psychological well-being

  • Provides a deep state of relaxation

Therapies

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In addition to conventional medicine which focuses primarily on treating conditions with pharmaceuticals and surgery, the Harford Holistic Center offers a wide array of complementary treatment options.

Acupuncture

Aromatherapy

Herbal Medicine is the use of plants for medicinal purposes. Plant extracts are ingested in tincture, capsule, tea, or infusion form, or are applied topically to the skin.

Homeopathy

Holistic Psychotherapy nurtures individuals who struggle with basic human issues such as loss, freedom, isolation and purpose.  Through a series of relaxed conversations between you and our therapist, individuals are enabled to tap into their strengths and challenged to broaden their perspective thereby expanding their sense of possibility.  Integrating additional therapies such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutritional and herbal supplements offer additional benefit.

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Holistic Skin Care treats a wide range of skin problems and diseases.  The holistic approach takes into consideration factors beyond the surface of the skin such as nutrition, hormonal changes, allergies, and stress that affect the health or your skin.  By combining all natural skin care products and treatments with therapies to balance the remainder of the physical, emotional, and mental bodies, rapid and permanent resolution of skin problems can be achieved.

Hypnotherapy

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a field of medicine dedicated to making the work and home environment safe and healthy.  An occupational medicine physician specializes in assessing and managing work and environment related illnesses and injuries.

By realizing that humans are beings of energy, one can begin to comprehend new ways of viewing health and illness, based upon the understanding that the molecular arrangement of the physical body is actually a complex network of interwoven energy fields.This energetic network, which represents the physical/cellular framework is organized and nourished by “subtle” energetic systems which coordinate the life-force with the body.

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Acupuncture 

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Acupuncture is an ancient technique in which a skilled practitioner inserts hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to prevent or treat illness. Practiced for over 2,500 years in China, where it originated, acupuncture is part of the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM), which views health as a constantly changing flow of energy known as sömntabletter receptfria, or qi (pronounced “chee”).

In TCM, imbalances in this natural flow of energy are thought to result in disease. Acupuncture aims to restore health by improving the flow of qi.According to the principles of TCM, qi flows through the body via 14 primary “meridians” or channels.

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