Margaret, D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic
Joan is a wholistic doctor of natural healing
who earned her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic
in 1989 from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
She is a member of the International College
Kinesiology. Joan has also studied acupressure,
allergy elimination (NAET),
Geometric Integration, homeopathy and
Wicca. She is the founder of the Labrys Healthcare
Circle and the Labrys School of Self-Healing
Arts for Wimmin and Girls, and a board member
for Community Education. Before becoming
a doctor, Joan was a journalist for 20 years
with KPFA-FM, magazines and newspapers. She
served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia from
1963-1965 in community development and public-health
Knoff, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Laura Knoff has been studying nutrition since 1975
and earned her Nutrition Consultant, Nutrition
Educator, Diet Counselor, and Nutrition Instructor
certificates from the Institute for Educational
Therapy (now Bauman
College) in Cotati, California. She holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Florida
Atlantic University and was a Senior Research Associate
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the
Lipoprotein Group for eight years.
She has been studying nutrition for more than 25
Laura promotes individualized, varied, whole foods
diet, moderate exercise, and skilled relaxation
as the keys to optimal health.
She teaches nutrition at IET in Berkeley, as well
as her practice here at the Labrys Healthcare Circle.
Laura is a board member of Associates
for Community Education.
J. Petracek, PhD, LCSW
Constant learning is the key to helping others with their most challenging Life Issues.
25 years experience in Chemical Dependency and 15 years experience in Domestic Violence.
- PhD: Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Golden Gate Medical Examiners
- Pre-Doctoral Internship: Harborview Hospital, Anger Management and Domestic Violence
- M.S.W.: Wurzweiler School of Social Work
- B.A.: Hamline University
“Many people tell me that my approach of solution-focused
therapy offers them an opportunity to quickly learn practical coping and
problem-solving skills. This ultimately improves the quality of my clients’ lives.”
Involved in Her Profession
“We each have our own strengths. Through participation
in professional organizations, I can share valuable knowledge and learn
in return. This means I have much more to offer my clients and their families.”
Other Types of Counseling
- Couples Counseling: communication/relationship
- Adult, Child and Family Counseling: parenting
challenges, addiction problems, anxiety, stress management, depression, personality
assessments, life transitions and personal growth
- Individual Counseling
- Leadership Counseling: life
coaching, life enhancement, business consultation, balancing your life, stimulation
and creativity, emotional intelligence
Cait Cain, Herbalist/Accupuncture
Bio coming soon!