Wellness Practitioners

Meet the dedicated professionals who contribute to the holistic care and well-being of expectant and new parents. Our team of wellness practitioners at Intimate Journey is at the heart of our mission to provide nurturing support during the transformative journey of childbirth and parenthood. Each practitioner brings a unique blend of expertise, compassion, and a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of this intimate experience.

*All Wellness Practioners are independent & operate their own businesses inside of Intimate Journey Birth & Wellness Center 

Therese M Powers, LAC SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

Therese M. Powers, LAC

SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

“Traditional Chinese Medicine was a natural career path for me. Growing up, I had a strong interest in the interdependency between health, the body, and nutrition. My need to understand this relationship and my personal fascination with integrative medicine attracted me to acupuncture in San Luis Obispo.

I earned a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) degree at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA – a prestigious institution with one of the only nationally- accredited Traditional Chinese Medicine programs in California. My education included a comprehensive curriculum that emphasized clinical training, integrative Western medicine, and the latest TCM research. Additionally, I was accepted into an international training program in Zhejiang, China, where I worked in local hospitals alongside some of the area’s most distinguished physicians to treat both common and complex conditions.

During my studies, I chose to narrow my focus and specialize in women’s health. I was awarded a highly-competitive three-year clinical apprenticeship with Dr. Maureen Rozenn, an assistant professor at Five Branches with a concentration in women’s health and reproductive medicine. Dr. Rozenn is the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the U.S. to become certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. Her mentorship provided me with invaluable hands-on experience working with women to treat infertility, pregnancy symptoms, menopause, and various hormonal imbalances.

My practice, SLO Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, reflects my commitment to holistic health. I combine both Eastern and Western approaches in order to provide you with every tool available to achieve complete wellness. My ultimate goal is to optimize your health so that you can live a fulfilling and balanced life that is free from pain and disease. In addition to acupuncture, I offer nutritional counseling as well as a variety of other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, including cupping, Gua Sha, herbal therapy and moxibustion. If you find that Chinese Medicine is not the right fit for you, I am happy to refer you to another healthcare professional or recommend a different treatment modality. Your health is my first priority.

I am very fortunate to be working within the Birthing Center, which is so well-suited to my tastes and talents. The Center has provided me with a perfect avenue through which I can put my specialized training in women’s health into practice. Through the variety of services available, I am also better serve each of you and provide a higher level of patient care.”

Ann Frost 5 Elements PelviC Health & Women’s Physical Therapy

Ann Frost

5 Elements Pelvic Health

“Since 1996, I’ve worked with hundreds of people for issues ranging from sciatica, chronic pain, and recovery from breast and pelvic cancers, to urine leakage, painful sex, and transgender care. Many times, people have suffered for months or years. Often, they have been told that there’s no help, or that their problems are “normal”.

I listen deeply and spend the time it takes to understand what’s going on with you. I see you as more than your symptoms or your diagnosis, and go beyond the basics to help you get better.

My goal is to empower you to feel better and function better.

Want to find out more? Call for a free 15-minute consultation.”

Laura Sanchez

DONA, CAPPA

Laura Sanchez is a doula and massage practitioner in San Luis Obispo, specializing in pre and post-natal massage. Laura’s training includes DONA, CAPPA, the Hypnobirthing Institute, and the California Holistic Institute. Laura enjoys hiking, reading, and enjoying the beauty of San Luis Obispo with her family.
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Our Locations

1390 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449

4251 South Higuera Suite 300, San Luis Obispo 93401

8740 Pueblo Ave., Suite 205, Atascadero 93422

Telephone: 805-456-6146

www.sacredpathholistictherapy.com

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Our Locations

1390 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449

4251 South Higuera Suite 300, San Luis Obispo 93401

8740 Pueblo Ave., Suite 205, Atascadero 93422

Telephone: 805-456-6146

www.sacredpathholistictherapy.com

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Dr. Nicole Dolan, PhD, LMFT

Founder & Clinical Supervisor

As a clinical practitioner, my background and work is holistic in that I work with and integrate mind, body, and soul. I follow a medical model when necessary and yet, once we get to the heart of the matter, the question becomes: What does the Soul want? I am passionate about the work of discovering the Self. I believe that trauma is often our greatest catalyst for transformation. I see meaning in every aspect of life and I value all relationships as vehicles for spiritual growth.

While I hold this meaningful perspective, it does not escape me that as trauma survivors and people suffering in the state of today, we do not always start there. The process of one finding who they truly are and stepping into their own light and spiritual growth really only begins after the crises have been stabilized and the traumas have begun their release from the body.

Shelly Lopeman, MA, AMFT

I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a passion for therapy and what it can do for a person and their healing. I believe that each one of us has a purpose and we are striving to achieve many of the same basic needs which are to be loved, understood, and accepted. I offer a safe space for my clients to share their experiences, with the understanding that they are the expert in their own lives. I assist children, teens, adults, and couples to develop the capacity to live full and healthy lives. I use a creative approac combining mindfulness, body-centered awareness, cognitive behavioral tools, compassion, and humor while working to promote healing. I believe that a healthier, more optimistic outlook for your future is entirely possible. I look forward to meeting with you. 

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Shelly Lopeman, MA, AMFT

I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a passion for therapy and what it can do for a person and their healing. I believe that each one of us has a purpose and we are striving to achieve many of the same basic needs which are to be loved, understood, and accepted. I offer a safe space for my clients to share their experiences, with the understanding that they are the expert in their own lives. I assist children, teens, adults, and couples to develop the capacity to live full and healthy lives. I use a creative approac combining mindfulness, body-centered awareness, cognitive behavioral tools, compassion, and humor while working to promote healing. I believe that a healthier, more optimistic outlook for your future is entirely possible. I look forward to meeting with you. 

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Matthew Dean, MA, LMFT

Are you or a loved one going through a major life transition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and need support? As your therapist, I feel much compassion for my clients on their healing journey. I work intuitively and energetically guiding you to the core. I am to collaborate together to create the life your heart desires.

The foundation of what I offer comes from my own healing journey. I primarily work with Teenagers, Young Adults(18-29), Adults, Couples, and Families.

Whatever your experience, you can heal your life. My intention is to assist you to create that very real possibility. Please reach out now for help on your path.

At the moment of birth, there is a rare and brief glimpse of the connection between this world and another, of before and after, of mortal and immortal, of spiritual and physical, of known and unknown.
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If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how our team can support you during this transformative time, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you embark on this remarkable journey with confidence, comfort, and peace of mind.