Our Mission Is Simple — To Partner With Our Patients!
Practical Healing’s ultimate goal is to co-create rhythms and habits to achieve the highest expression of health with equal importance placed on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This is accomplished by engaging in a therapeutic partnership and equipping patients with the tools and support required to make meaningful and sustainable life changes. We desire to serve our community by creating excellent functional medicine care accessible and affordable. The Practical Healing team strives to provide functional medicine care through a team-based approach in a family-oriented setting. Through robust education and the practical application of functional medicine principles, we desire to develop a community where health is valued and healing is possible.
Director of Patient Relations
Addison graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for helping others and is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call the office. She is here to ensure that your patient onboarding experience is smooth and that you remain connected to our team and informed of our current events! Addison is a devoted mother and wife and loves spending quality time with her family and friends.
Marigold Wellness Collective Liaison
Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for nutrition, movement, and the vision of the Practical Healing Center. She has seen firsthand how integrating function medicine principles has improved her own health.
When not working, Elizabeth can be found meeting with her planner group, puttering in the garden, and spending time with her family. She has been married for almost 33 years and has three adult children.
Jeanne has used her nutritional background and culinary skills as a Wellness Coach, Personal Private Chef, and Corporate Chef. Her years of experience in public speaking and leadership have given her opportunities to work with mom’s groups, homeschool groups, after-school programs, ministry organizations, and community events such as the Akron Home and Garden Show.
Jeanne and her husband Keith share a love of food, travel, outdoor activities, and hot, sunny weather. Life is full enjoying their 3 children, family, friends, and serving in their church.
Gina Jones - MS, RDN, LDN
Gina has successfully improved patient vitality and health through functional medicine and a patient-centered approach to help patients overcome thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalance, and autoimmune diseases,
as well as obtain optimal health through nutrition.
Lindsay Malone MS, RD, CSO, LD
Lindsay Malone is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Xavier University and MS in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Her decade of experience in healthcare and education includes advanced practice at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where she most recently practiced within the Center for Functional Medicine as well as teaching at CWRU Medical and Dental Schools. Lindsay’s approach to nutrition is individualized and evidenced-based. She believes that nutrition does not stand alone as a lifestyle determinant of health but is influenced by other factors, including genetics, the microbiome, stress, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, culture, and life experiences. The ideal diet for each person will take into account and address all of these factors for a personalized and realistic nutrition strategy.
Lindsay’s guiding philosophy for personal wellness is – good health is a lifelong journey, not a destination.
Lindsay is also mom to 3 and wife to Dan – she enjoys cooking (surprise, surprise), running and spending time with her family.
Mindy Wills, CT
Mindy Wills, MA, LPC completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and began her career in mental health working with clients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Eventually, Mindy took time off to spend as a stay-at-home mom to her 2 children. As time passed, she began to feel she was being called and has passionately served in ministry for 13 years. She helped to found a thriving non-profit pregnancy and parenting support center and served as its Executive Director for almost 10 years. Mindy’s ministry experience has given her acute compassion for the emotional and spiritual pain people often experience, and a belief that we all in our own way are searching for hope, healing, and wholeness. People have always gravitated to Mindy for a listening ear, advice, and support. In order to become better equipped to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of the people she encounters, several years ago Mindy began a graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Mindy’s approach to counseling blends her own personal experience of emotional and spiritual healing with the knowledge she has gained through serving in ministry and a broad understanding of counseling techniques. She is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Practical Healing by providing compassion and support to those looking for someone to walk alongside them in their personal journey toward emotional and spiritual healing and health.
HEALING SUPPORT TEAM
She is a staff member for Freedom weekends, in prison ministry by having supportive relationships with inmates and their families; serves on teams with her husband with Finding Freedom International, and in national Conference Prayer, Intercessor, and Prophetic teams.
She is a trained medical and chiropractic assistant who has served patients on one and educated many as a Business and medical practice representative. She has over 32 years of experience as a communicator, leader, and educator in all types of intercession, biblical lifestyle application, and character growth seminars to women and married couples. Shawnda and her husband Bob have been married 44 years, have 2 sons, a delightful daughter-in-law, and are the grateful grandparents of Zeke.
Sue’s husband, Ken Radke, went to be with the Lord in 2003. Sue continued in ministry with discipling women, leading ladies’ Bible studies, and speaking at various events.
She is currently an affiliate staff with CRU and the Division of How to Take a City for Christ Through Discipleship. Sue continues to hold ladies’ bible studies, prayer meetings, and couples homegroups in her own home. She also meets with women one on one for spiritual counseling and disciplining. People call her a spiritual strategist.
Sue is a Registered Nurse presently working in pain management at Southwest General and the Surgery Center. Sue lost her 43-year-old son Pete in 2014 when he drowned in Lake Erie while saving a young girl. Sue has a son and two daughters-in-law currently living in Medina. She has eight grandchildren that she adores. She loves “Family” and has dinner every Sunday at her home.
Susan Facemire, PT, DPT, CPPC
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Born and raised in the desert, Susan attended University of Nevada Las Vegas where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Science in Kinesiology. During that time she also found her love for physical therapy through working as a technician in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and also found running. She completed her first half marathon, several 5 and10Ks and triathlons.
After graduating, she packed up and headed east, landing in Ohio at Walsh University where she continued her studies working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her time at Walsh she discovered the specialty field of Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and fell in love from the start, knowing that was the population she wanted to serve. Through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond there is a lack of resources and services available to women to educate and empower them during these changing times physically, mentally and emotionally. Susan works to bridge the gap working with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to guide women through their journeys including pregnancy and postpartum wellness care, physical therapy to treat common but NOT normal issues such as leaking, prolapse, diastasis associated with pregnancy/postpartum, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse and other issues that limit a woman’s ability to do things they love.
When she isn’t in the clinic, she loves staying active with running, spending time with her family, her husband Steve and two children Maverick and Evelyn. As a family, they love to camp at their camper down in Loudonville
HEALTH COACHING TEAM
Certified Therapeutic Art Coach and Health Coach
Kim is an ICF Certified Coach for Teens and Adults in Therapeutic Art, Health, Emotional Intelligence, and Empowerment. She is passionate about helping others discover what whole-self changes are achievable with the partnership of nutrition, self-understanding, self-care, and mindset. And she believes that “healthy” looks different for everyone as they discover their unique strengths.
Kim is passionate about helping teens feel seen and heard. She specializes in helping them build their social and emotional intelligence muscles to better handle all that life demands of them. She also loves helping both teens and adults equip themselves with the tools they need to manage new wellness routines, chronic pain, stress and overwhelm.
Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and their three daughters finding unique ways to give back, creative art and great coffee. And she especially loves seeing the “lightbulb moment” in others.
Her specialties include working with women who struggle with chronic stress, low energy, hormone imbalances, and thyroid and adrenal health issues. She believes in helping others reclaim their body and their health from a holistic, inside-out approach. Through a personalized and sustainable approach, clients are able to look, feel and function at their personal best.
She is based out of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently works with clients all over the U.S. She has specialized training and experience in Functional Holistic Nutrition, Functional Medicine Health Coaching, Mind-Body Wellness, Holistic Clean Living, and Corrective Exercise.
To work with Allison, please contact her at:
Visit her website http://www.finessefitnesswithallison.com
Follow on Social Media: @wellnesswithally, Facebook @finessefitnesswithallison
Melanie Schvartz, NBC-HWC, FMCHC
Melanie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. After seeing her and her family’s health transformed by the power of food and functional medicine, Melanie was inspired to help others learn about the power of what’s on their plate. She loves to help clients understand the interconnectedness of physical health, stress, food, movement, sleep, and most importantly: joy, fun, and creativity. Melanie’s favorite aspect of coaching is watching clients come to understand the power they have over their health outcomes, and partnering with them to incorporate changes that are simple, sustainable, and fit into their life rhythms. Melanie loves the outdoors, all things creative, and snuggling with her six kids and a stack of books.
Melanie specializes in helping women, simplifying wellness, and cultivating joy.
To work with Melanie please contact her at:
Carlien Hefer, NBC-HWC
Health & Wellness Coach
Carlien is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness coach. She has been a practicing weight loss coach since 2014 and intends to become a Certified Functional Medicine Coach by early 2022. Her office is in Medina for in-person appointments and remote Zoom meetings are offered as well.
Her interest in health and using food as medicine began after she saw the impact food and lifestyle changes had on the health of her youngest son, who was born with respiratory issues. The improvement in his health was what motivated her to make healthier and more natural choices. She has a passion forsharing what she’s learned from her experiences with others.
After working with hundreds of weight loss clients, she saw that some people were still struggling with weight, despite dietary changes. She was motivated to help find the root cause of a person’s specific weight and health concerns, which has led her to study Functional Medicine.
She believes that to make lasting lifestyle changes, one needs to be educated, inspired, and empowered.Her goal is to help clients understand how their choices affect their health and wellness by offering toolsand guidance to make healthier choices. She is driven to inspire others to make small steps and loves tocelebrate her clients’ accomplishments!
Even though she works with clients 16-years and older, she loves helping middle-aged people learn howto lose weight, keep it off and get rid of nagging aches and pains so they feel great!
She loves spending time with her husband and three children. As a farm girl, born and raised in South
Africa she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, cooking and oil painting.
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