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 to live the abundant life we are called to live. ” She’s also the host of the Mental Health & Toxicity podcast with the OBBM Network. Her #1 tool, the HOCATT, a bio-chamber that detoxifies the body down to the cellular level. It’s her own life’s journey, including supporting her mother with mental illness for over 30 years, that led her on this path to wellness. Deanna is also a member of the NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) where she facilitates a family mental health class. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid Youth/Adults and is also certified in NAMI Homefront – A family program designed for military service members and veterans with PTSD.
Laurie Griffin, LMT, CNA
Laurie is a Licensed Medical Massage Practitioner and Certified Nurses Aide that has worked in the wellness field going on 15 years after 2 years in the spa industry. She has studied advanced massage therapy since 2005 and is passionate in sharing her strong, healing hands in many different forms of massage therapy including myofascial, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, hot stone, trigger-point and therapeutic massage, customized to your needs. Laurie is ready to help you to recognize and transition you to a healthy lifestyle through healing in compliment to Dr. Russell’s treatment.
Laurie’s first love is Jesus, and that’s evidenced by her time spent outside work praising, worshiping and dancing to music. She is also a kayaker, a diver and swimmer. Quite obviously she has a love of the water, especially the ocean and waves which soothe her soul.
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.
Barbara Dickenson, LPTA, LMT
Barbara is a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistant offering a combined 25+ years’ clinical experience and provides gentle therapeutic support through light touch. She is highly trained in multiple modalities to help eliminate barriers to becoming healthy to include Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral and Lymph Drainage Therapy.
Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration and an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Her 1000 hour curriculum of massage therapy comes from the Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. Barbara specializes in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach and has obtained Expert Level JFB MFR Therapist. She also finds great pleasure in teaching self-care exercises. When not helping clients, her favorite hobby is quilting and she absolutely loves spending time with her grandchildren and family in Michigan.
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 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 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 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 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.