Marnie Boccella, L.Ac., L.S.W.
Marnie, Co-founder of Still Waters, came to Acupuncture while facing a debilitating back injury and was captivated by the power
of this energetic healing art. She is a graduate of the Won Institute's Acupuncture Studies Program
where she learned to combine both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Constitutional Five Element styles of acupuncture.
Marnie was also trained in "Acupuncture Physical Medicine," a style using trigger point dry needling most suited to
help release myofascial constrictions. In her practice, Marnie specializes in treating issues of fertility and
hormonal/menstrual irregularities, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, sports related injuries, anxiety and depression.
She is a firm believer in the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit and uses her energetic skills to harmonize the physical and spiritual, bringing a greater sense of health and vitality to her patients.
Prior to studying acupuncture, Marnie studied Reiki, receiving her Master Certification from Philadelphia's Reiki School. She is a Licensed and Masters level Social Worker graduating with honors from the Temple University School of Social Administration. Marnie also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University.
Dan Johnson, LMT
Dan Johnson, co-founder of Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies, is a State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.
He graduated from the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia. Dan specializes in Therapeutic and Sports Massage, Deep Tissue,
Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, CranioSacral therapy and Myofascial Release. Subsequent to his education at the Massage Arts Center, Dan furthered his study
of CranioSacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute – attending seminars for Craniosacral I and II and SomaEmotional Release I.
Dan also trained with Elaine Stillerman in Mother Massage whose curriculum focuses on the physical and emotional needs of women during and after pregnancy.
Dan’s approach to therapy is based on the specific needs of the client. Whether it be an athlete recovering from a sports-related injury, a mother dealing with the effects of pregnancy, or an individual suffering from stress induced by the demands of school, work or family. Dan ensures that each client come away from treatment feeling renewed and rejuvenated.
Debi Phillpotts, Vedic Thai-yoga Bodywork Practitioner
Debi, a certified advanced practitioner/certified instructor of Nuad Boran Thai-Yoga Body Work is based in Philadelphia, PA. Debi studied under Michael Buck of The Vedic Conservatory and also in 2009 attended a month long Soma VedaThailand Externship Program with Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James DM(P), ND, MD(AM). In addition, her credentials include certification in all four levels of Five Element Shiatsu in 2001 at The Meridian Shiatsu Institute with Linda Marrical. While building her Shiatsu practice, she found that most of her clients enjoyed the few stretches she had to offer and would often suggest to her clients to try a yoga class. In 2007 Debi integrated the two modalities of Nuad Boran Thai-Yoga Body Work and Five Element Shiatsu into her practice. Because of her knowledge of the energy channels/acupoints from her Shiatsu training and her years of experience with yoga, this was the most natural progression to enhance her healing practice into what she now refers to as Vedic Body Work, allowing her clients to receive tailored sessions specific to their needs. Debi is also a certified Reiki II practitioner. Debi enjoys the many gifts that life has to offer such as family and friends, vegetarian cooking, gardening, traveling, music, mantra, meditation, yoga, dance, arts and culture. Debi lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter and works at her three locations throughout the Philadelphia region.
Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)
Brittany began her work as childbirth professional after the birth of her son in 2006. She assists families in creating birth and parenting experiences about which they feel positive, confident, and informed. Her approach to birth and parenting focuses on building awareness of one's intuition and combining it with learned knowledge in a way that is respectful of the needs and abilities of each individual. Brittany is a Birth Works certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified birth doula and a certified breastfeeding counselor with Nursing Mothers Alliance. She has also completed birth doula training with Birth Arts International and is currently completing a training course through BAI in Advanced Women's Herbal and Aromatherapy education.
Brittany also provides postpartum doula services and breastfeeding support to families in the community while helping mentor and guide new doulas as they begin their journey into the birth world. Please visit www.blossomingbelliesbirth.com/birthclasses2.html for more information about Brittany's upcoming classes.
Dayna Wikowski Sharp, LCSW
Dayna's work as a therapist is to assist my clients through the process of cultivating emotional balance and well being. She offers a holistic approach, understanding that the brain, the body and the spirit are interconnected. It is Dayna's belief that through the course of everyday life in our society, we tend to become dis-connected from parts of ourselves and from the universe at large—She sees therapy as an opportunity to enhance and strengthen both the connection within ourselves and the world around us. Dayna works to help her clients find relief from anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal challenges, substance abuse and other unwanted behaviors and patterns. She offers an ecclectic approach to psychotherapy, incorporating cogntive-behavioral, analytic and meditative therapies. Ultimately, Dayna believes in providing individualized services based upon her clients' needs.
Jill Maier, MA, LPC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Jill’s philosophy is to create a supportive, safe space so individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; while challenging one to grow, learn, and heal old wounds. Jill has over a decade of experience working with clients on life transitions, relationship struggles, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, domestic violence, dissociation, depression, and anxiety. Her training and experience include a client-centered approach to counseling using a blend of supportive talk therapy, education, journaling, relaxation and cognitive-behavioral and exposure based techniques.
In addition Jill has years of experience supervising graduate students and new professionals. Clinical supervision is offered to individuals working towards their license or those who are interested in ongoing professional guidance.
Jacqueline Jaffe O'Duor, LCSW
Jacqueline is a Pennsylvania licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate training in sex therapy at the Council for Relationships. With over a decade of experience, Jacqueline assists people in overcoming struggles affecting mood, health, work and intimate relationships. She specializes in issues related to anxiety, stress, identity, sexuality and chronic illness.
Together, you and Jacqueline will clearly define your vision of successful life functioning. This will provide the framework for you to master current and future challenges. Rather than prescribing behaviors, she will guide you through the principles of effectively engaging in your daily life and interactions with others. Her mission is to help teens, adults and couples develop insight into their concerns so they can make the best decisions for themselves and better navigate their relationships.
Julia Ferrence, MSW, LCSW
Therapy is about personal understanding, change, growth, and finding happiness within yourself. As a cognitive therapist, Julia helps clients see the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and use this inner awareness to improve their day to day lives. Julia works with adolescents and adults in individual, family and couples therapy to overcome emotional and relational challenges that may be keeping them from achieving their goals and living happy, fulfilled lives. She has expertise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, family stressors, work/school stressors, loss, pain, and chronic illness. While utilizing a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation and Strengths Based Perspectives, Julia works collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve overall wellness.
Julia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a training program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. If you are looking for a supportive and nurturing environment to gain a better understanding of your challenges and wish to lead a happier, healthier more enjoyable life then Julia may be the right therapist for you. Please call or email to schedule a free phone consultation.
Amanda Geraci, LSW
Amanda is a psychotherapist and Pennsylvania licensed social worker. With over ten years of experience in counseling, communication mediation, and stress management, she supports her clients through an individualized style of healing and treatment. She has studied multiple types of therapy modalities such as Mindfulness meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative therapy to name a few, and uses them based on your personal needs and goals. Amanda believes talking about and addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, or stress and anger in a holistic way can bring about change and healing in any stage of life. She engages healing through increasing relationship fulfillment, improving body image & overall self-image, nutrition assessment, life transition support, and recovery from trauma and loss. No two people are the same or have the same story, so you and Amanda will decide together what works best for you to improve your quality of life and overall health & wellness. Her practice is informed and motivated by the strength and resiliency of those she works with and she encourages empowerment, growth and resolution in your sense of self and personal relationships.
Amanda received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Temple University.
Lisa Akinskas, PharmD, RYT
Lisa is a licensed pharmacist who has completed additional training in health promotion, yoga, and positive psychology. Her education in both eastern and western modalities has allowed her to develop a comprehensive view of what it means to “be well”. She believes that the foundations of health and wellness begin with bringing attention, awareness, and quiet back into our everyday lives.
Her coaching programs focus on pre-diabetes, self care, and yoga, and they are intended to help clients initiate and maintain lasting lifestyle changes. They emphasize creating a solid foundation on which continued growth and enhancement can occur. Each program combines eastern and western concepts to help individuals bring attention and care back to their bodies and minds. More information can be found on her website: www.purawellnesscoaching.com.
Lisa earned her PharmD from Rutgers University in 2007 and her MA in Wellness and Lifestyle Management from Rowan University in 2013. She completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Life Institute in Devon, PA in 2013.