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.
Patrick DuFrayne, LMT
Patrick is a State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. He graduated from the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia in 2010. Pat specializes in Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release. Pat’s approach to therapy is client centered. Based on the individual client's goals, ailments, medical history, and stress-related or pain-related problem areas, Pat works to achieve the desired results of the client whether an athlete or someone seeking assistance with relaxation and stress relief. Prior to studying massage therapy, Pat attended and played baseball at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA where he was named a top senior to watch by Street and Smith Magazine. He also studied at SUNY University at Albany where he was a member of the 2006 America East Conference Championship baseball team. Pat continues to play baseball locally and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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.
Allison Brunner, LSW, RM
As a psychotherapist, licensed social worker, and reiki master, Allison Brunner, LSW, RM, offers holistic, mindfulness-based, body-centered therapies. She is committed to helping you discover and heal what holds you back, causes ongoing emotional distress, or motivates you to engage in behaviors you wish to change. Together, you can bring unconscious, core material to present-moment awareness, discover what it needs in order to shift, then reintegrate old wounds into a healthier, more authentic version of your Self. Allison has successfully helped people struggling with anxiety and mood disorders (including anger, depression, developmental trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder), grief or loss, and problems with attention or concentration and self-esteem. She has completed training through the Hakomi Institute in Princeton, N.J., the Reiki School and Clinic of Philadelphia, and Temple University and integrates Gestalt Therapy, The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy, Coherence Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Open Focus, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing.