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Whole Health Center, Highlands Ranch

Meet Our Practitioners

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Acupuncturists

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Stephanie Schober, L.Ac. Dipl.OM

Owner, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Stephanie Shober has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2009. Stephanie is National Board (NCCAOM) certified as a Diplomate of both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This four-year program consists of 2,850 hours of education including 800 hours of clinical practice. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude with Distinction from the University of Colorado. Her additional education includes studying through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service.

Stephanie practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. She has a gentle touch that needle-sensitive patients appreciate. Her belief is that pain and illness occur when the body's systems fall out of their natural balance. The goal of treatment is to aid the body in restoring balance. Stephanie works with a wide range of ailments including cancer, emotional issues (depression, anxiety, stress), women’s health (menopause, PMS), digestive issues, insomnia, allergies, joint pain, headaches and migraines, back pain and sciatica.

Stephanie is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, The Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps, and The American Society of Acupuncturists. She served three terms as a Board Member for the Acupuncture Association of Colorado from 2013 to 2021. Her awards include Best of the Best Acupuncture Center and Best of the Best for Women’s Health Care.

Stephanie's interests include swimming, biking, yoga, travel, reading and spending time with her husband and dogs.

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Teresa Sullivan, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist, Herbalist

“Acupuncture chose me.” – Teresa M. Sullivan

Teresa never set out to be an acupuncturist. But when she discovered Chinese medicine treats the whole body seeking the root cause of aliments, not just treating the symptoms, she knew this was her calling.

Teresa has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2014. She holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her comprehensive program encompassed 2850 hours of training that included 450 hours of Chinese Herbal Medicine with 180 hours in advanced herbal clinic and 800 hours of clinical practice. Additionally, she is certified to administer acupuncture trigger point injection therapy, enabling her to address chronic and acute pain, chronic adhesions, scar tissue, and provide B12 therapy. Teresa has had the privilege of training with renowned experts in the field, including Richard Tan, Jeffrey Yuen, Whitfield Reaves, Kiiko Matsumoto, Peter Deadman, Jeff Angel, and Lonny Jarrett, further bringing a wealth of expertise to her treatment plans.

 

Teresa enjoys transforming those with anxiety around needles and a strong desire for healing not offered by standard medical practices into believers. Our bodies are designed to repair themselves with the right balance. The goal is to enhance that natural ability with acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, herbal remedies and other modalities to create harmony and healing rather than injury and dis-ease. Teresa works “with you” to develop a customized plan to meet those goals.

 

Teresa has a special interest in treating children, fertility issues/support with IUI/IVF and people going through cancer/cancer treatments along with a wide range of ailments including pain acute and chronic, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune/immune compromised disorder, emotional/mental imbalances, reproductive/gyn conditions.

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Megan Jackson, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist

“Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death”

Dr. Patch Adams

 

Medicine was always a fascinating topic for Megan and as a child she had dreams of becoming a surgeon. Following that dream she worked in Western medicine for four years bedside as a Wound Care Specialist Technician in a Burn Center ICU. After that time, while appreciating all that Western medicine had to offer and all that it had taught her, she wanted to approach medicine from a different angle.

 

Megan has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2024. She is a National Board Certified (NCCAOM) Diplomate of Acupuncture and licensed in the state of Colorado. Megan earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Her comprehensive program combined both clinical and diagnostic experience totaling over 2500 hours and encompassed the many different aspects that Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer including cupping and moxabustion.

 

Megan has an interest in treating both the physical and emotional self. In her 3 years of clinical experience Megan has treated a wide array of diseases including pain relief and management, women's health, trauma, anxiety, depression and addiction. Megan believes in developing a relationship with her patients where they feel seen and heard. Each person is different and needs their own tailored treatment plan. She believes that the body has a natural inclination towards balance.

 

In her downtime Megan coaches a small group of equestrians and enjoys riding horses, gardening, reading, live music and camping. Fun fact… the first time Megan ever saw acupuncture being practiced it was on a horse!

Massage Therapists

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Sunny McCory,

CMT, LMT, CNMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Sunny McCory has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2015. Sunny graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. Her additional extensive training includes Mind Body Medicine with Deepak Chopra in San Diego, California; Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California; Energy Medicine and Life Energy Flow Yai Yi with Hossca Harrison in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Life Coaching, Holbeck College; and Law of Attraction Coaching, The Priority Academy.

Passionate best describes Sunny’s belief that massage therapy is an essential tool for vibrant health. As a Mind Body Massage Therapist, she views each client as a unique, rich integration of body, mind, feelings and soul and tailors a massage session to meet the client’s needs and desires. Utilizing a vast array of massage, bodywork, energy therapies and energy medicine, she strives to elicit the body’s own natural healing response. Sunny is also a Life Coach. During a coaching session, she assists clients in identifying desired goals and perservering through challenges in order to manifest a more fulfilling life.

Sunny’s therapies include

· Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular/Trigger Point

· Swedish/Esalen

· Cranial Sacral

· Oncology Massage

· Lymphatic Drainage Massage

· Life Energy Flow Tai Yi

· Reflexology

· Pre-Natal/Pediatric Massage (Infant to Teen)

· Sports, Injury and Post Surgery Rehab

· Acute and Chronic Pain Relief

· Stress Reduction, Relaxation and Rejuvenation

· Aromatherapy

· Life Coaching (incorporating Energy Medicine principles)

Sunny’s previous employment includes an integrative health center with both physicians and alternative healthcare providers; a chiropractic clinic; a center for neuromuscular therapy; and a holistic natural wellness center offering life coaching energy medicine therapies and classes. Sunny lived in Telluride, Colorado for many years where she worked at the Telski Peaks Resort and Spa. Sunny enjoys being with her family and exploring the beauty of nature.

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Deb Rapinchuk, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Deb has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since in 2011. Deb earned her BA in English at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH and began her massage studies at Wellness & Massage Training Institute (now Cortiva Institute) in Willowbrook, IL. She enjoyed being able to learn about many types of bodywork through the extensive elective choices available. A session with Deb is therapeutic, incorporating many of the things she has learned, not only in school, but through other therapists, continuing education and extensive reading. A passionate advocate of wellness as a life-style choice, Deb’s continuing studies include nutrition.

Deb is a Certified PUSH Therapy practitioner. PUSH Therapy is a specialized muscle therapy effective at relieving chronic and acute pain and tension. It is especially effective at addressing conditions such as frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, headaches, TMJ and much more. She has found this work to be life-changing on both a professional and personal level

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Melissa Forrester, LMT

Licensd Massage Therapist

Melissa Forrester has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2008. She graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in 2008. Melissa loves doing massage and is skilled in Deep Tissue, Swedish and Sports Massage. She considers each massage a unique experience that will be different for each client.

In her spare time she loves learning new things and hanging out with her kitties and her family.

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Mary Sandell, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Mary Sandell has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2009. She has been a massage therapist for over 20 years, since graduating from Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2003. Mary is dedicated to providing a safe, healing space for clients; and she enjoys customizing sessions with a blend of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki and myofascial work.

 

When she is not at Whole Health Center, she enjoys providing massage therapy as a volunteer at local hospices, exploring beautiful Colorado, hot yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband, kids, and her pack of dogs.

Chiropractor

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Dr. Braden O'Dell DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Braden O'Dell has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch since 2021. Dr. Braden graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors from the University of Western States’ Doctorate of Chiropractic program and additionally holds Bachelor’s degrees in Human Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Braden has been practicing Chiropractic since 2019. His specialties include jaw, rib, and foot adjustments. However, he excels at manual manipulation of all joints. Adjustments require a high quality of touch, finesse, and strong patient communication, especially for sensitive patients or patients that are new to adjustments. He offers both manual and low force Chiropractic instrument adjustment procedures based on the patient’s need and appropriate approach. Additionally, he practices differential diagnosis for neurological, muscular, bone, joint and connective tissues. He therefore may also include myofascial release, rehabilitation exercises, stretching and selective nutrition recommendations in his treatments.

As a doctor of manual medicine, Dr. Braden believes in an integrated, whole-person approach to health and utilizing multiple providers/approaches when necessary for differential diagnosis and conservative care. Above all, he believes in listening and connecting with patients to best identify their needs and help them the best he can.

Office Manager

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Robin

Office Manager

Robin has been with Whole Health Center Highlands Ranch in various capacities since 2014. She has been our Office Manager since 2021.

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