All Team

Deanna Blair

Toxicity Specialist & Certified Ozone Therapist with (Core Therapy, LLC.)

If she’s not a the gym or relaxing with friends, Deanna can be found helping others who need relief from anxiety, fears, health issues, or living a purposeful life.  In fact, that’s her true passion. Her motto: Discovering Organic Transformations Spiritually. Or as Deanna elaborates,  “I help people Spot the DOTS to Optimal Health by connecting brighter minds, better bodies, and souls for a healthier lifestyle…

Dr. Julia Augustyniak, DC, MS, CFMP

Dr. Julia Augustyniak, DC, MS, CFMP

Dr. Julia is a holistic chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner that utilizes Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, and Nutrition in her care. Dr. Julia’s approach to treating her patients is focused on individualized care that gets to the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. She works to treat and heal patients on a structural, chemical, and mental level to restore balance in the body. She believes that by restoring balance and putting good nutrients into our body, we can help to prevent diseases and achieve optimal health. 

 Dr. Julia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Nutrition and Human Performance, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. She also has completed advanced work in Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Visceral Manipulation Techniques, and Dry Needling.  

 Dr. Julia has made her return back to the Dallas area after living in her hometown of Detroit, MI for the past year. Outside of work, Dr. Julia enjoys playing soccer, doing Pilates, and trying different restaurants and cuisines. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats Jammy and Toby.

Aletha Kenney, AAS, LMT, CNS, CPFS

Licensed Massage Therapist

Aletha Kenney, AAS, LMT, CNS, CPFS is a Licensed Massage Therapist called to nurture and rejuvenate the body and soul while also healing hurting people. Using her intuitive nature, she applies a variety of modalities to restore joy and peace while bringing about an improved quality of life. A graduate of Parker University School of Massage Therapy with Honors, Aletha stayed at Parker earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science emphasis in Massage Therapy from their Health and Science School.

Areas of Expertise…

Deep Tissue, Fibrosis & Adhesion’s, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Visceral Massage, Cupping, Hand & Foot Scrub, Prenatal Therapy, Manual Therapy for Female Breast

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Barbara Dickenson, LPTA, LMT

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and License Massage Therapist

Barbara Dickinson, LPTA, LMT is a Texas Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and a Licensed Massage Therapist focused on helping you remove the myofascial restrictions and explore the barriers to becoming healthy. Her specific approach and training of Myofascial Release relies upon the notion of tissue memory as trauma imprints on the body. The fascia, specifically, experiences and records stress and trauma over the course of a lifetime, often not becoming a problem for the individual until a critical mass is reached. Through MFR, restrictions are released, and emotional memory may also be released, giving both structure and emotions the chance to heal. Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration and an Associate Degree in Applied Science. She holds credentials as a Physical Therapist Assistant and has a 1000 hour curriculum of massage therapy at Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. Barbara has 20+ years experience with Physical Therapy and 18+ years with Massage Therapy. Barbara focuses and specializes in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach and has obtained Expert Level JFB MFR Therapist.

Amy Christenson

Patient Advocate Coach

Amy lives and plays in the mountains of Colorado with her best fur buddy Taavi. Amy has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years to include personal training, group fitness instruction, adventure racing with our wounded transition unit soldiers, summiting 14ers like Mount Rainer in support of lung health and health & nutrition coaching.  Amy is also a trained Medical Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant.  It’s her passion to encourage and empower people to live long, healthy, full lives at any age.  When she is not hiking, biking, camping or helping someone feel better, you might find her sipping a nice glass of red wine while working on an abstract landscape painting or recording her latest podcast on health and wellness.

Laura Michael

New Patient Coordinator

Laura joins our team as a New Patient Coordinator bringing with her decades of experience as a counselor.  She cares deeply for people and is delighted to help them get started with their healing journey at the Natural Healing Center.  Laura has overcome several personal health challenges herself by finding the root cause and making life changes. Part of her journey has included being a patient of Dr. Russell’s and benefitting from his expertise.  She exudes enthusiasm for people’s steps toward health and helps to answer questions they may have about the functional medicine difference. When she’s not working, she delights in spending time with her family: her husband, son and d-i-l, daughter and s-i-l, and her baby grandson. She enjoys organic vegetable gardening, playing the piano, long walks near her country home, and making healthy treats.

Patti Becht

Assistant Office Manager

Patti joins our front office staff working afternoons. She feels blessed to be a part of this wonderful team, and truly cares about each client that walks in. She takes your calls, assists with scheduling and filling supplement orders, among many other tasks that keep the office busy. Patti has over 20 years experience in administrative roles and customer service. As her two children have now grown and gone off to college, she is now able to enjoy the role of customer service once again, and looks forward to meeting each of you. When she is not in the office Patti loves being outdoors. You will find her most days out walking with her two dogs or working in her garden.

Sue Fujimoto

Office Manager

Sue brings to our office over two-decades of customer service expertise as she was once a professional hospitality interior designer. She is often the friendly face you’ll see when you arrive for your appointment. Her warm, caring personality allows all who walk into our office to feel at ease. When she’s not answering your calls, assisting clients with scheduling, and filling supplement orders, she can be found hanging out at the pool with her husband, two daughters and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also loves to sew and has a passion for modern quilting.

Susan Russell

Partner / Operations Manager

Susan enjoys mingling with patients and supporting their individual needs when she’s not behind the scenes managing business operations and marketing. Her TV news career and background in video production, coaching and business development prepared her well when it comes to connecting with people, creative ideation and juggling multiple projects under deadline. Her compassion for patients and desire to help them realize their health goals comes from her own healing journey. And much like her storytelling days, Susan finds great pleasure cultivating truth to awaken the heart when it comes to guiding patients towards wholeness. When not diving into business affairs, she enjoys spiritual pursuits, quality time with family and friends, working out, traveling, experiencing new and different cultures, the beach, the mountains, mt biking, hiking and camping.

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Dr. Russell provides holistic medicine and wellness services in his North Texas clinic as well as nationwide via phone or video conference.

TEXAS FUNCTIONAL / HOLISTIC MEDICINE

1650 West Northwest Hwy., Suite 103
Grapevine, Texas 76051

(817) 310-0393

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