Amanda Plecha, L.Ac. M.Ac.
Founder, Amanda Plecha graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) with a Master’s of Acupuncture degree based in Constitutional Five Element Theory and Eight Principles. Since the summer of 2012, she began an apprenticeship with Ted Annenberg, who has been practicing Japanese-style acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine for over 35 years. Her approach to treatment is informed by careful palpation of diagnostically significant zones on the body to determine the root cause of disease and consistently relieving tension in these vital areas.
During the summer of 2013, Amanda studied shiatsu therapy with Hazel Chung, master practitioner and instructor of Ohashiatsu Maryland. In addition, she has acquired an experiential understanding of movement biomechanics by way of her many years performing as a dancer in the Dance Dimension, Johns Hopkins Modern Dance Company, Baltimore Dance Project, and training with the Nikolais-Louis Dance Company.
Elijah Howard, M.S. Pastoral Counseling, LGPC
Licensed Graduate Counselor
Elijah Howard is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. In addition, he received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and integrates spirituality into his work with clients, if interested.
His approach to therapy is based on cultivating awareness, integration and balance. He believes health in body and mind is a result of those three factors. He strives to create a functional partnership with his clients to promote health and well-being.
Elijah has worked with many different types of clients in ways that fit their needs. In his own journey, he has worked with clients in crisis, adolescents, groups, clients dealing with substance abuse and a wide range of psychopathologies, as well as clients who are interested in improving their relationships and quality of life.
Elijah has had the privilege of being a leader of groups focused on cultivating greater awareness, connection and resilience by way of incorporating mindful practices and teachings from various wisdom traditions.