Joanne Ferdman

Clinical Hypnotist, Transformational Life Coach and Energy Therapist ~ Theta Healing Arts

Joanne is a Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Transformational Life Coach and Energy Therapist. In addition to standard hypnotherapy techniques, Joanne has completed advanced certification studies in the Five Phase Abreactive Therapeutic Hypnosis System (5-Path) and is a certified instructor of the 7th Path Self-Hypnosis System. She has also acquired certifications in Theta Healing, Serenity Vibration Healing, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Emotional Freedom Techniques and Psych-K.

Using her diverse set of skills, Joanne has helped scores of clients overcome their individual obstacles and achieve their personal goals. Having the insight to use various techniques at the appropriate time in treatment, Joanne has aided many clients in addressing challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, smoking cessation, weight loss, motivation, procrastination, obsessive thoughts and anger. She has helped clients to decrease workplace stress and improve productivity, and aided athletes in improving their sports performance. She also facilitates workshops for creating prosperity and manifesting the ‘life of your dreams.’ Joanne is passionate about empowering individuals to create positive changes in their life that will help them to achieve and enjoy a lifetime of peace, happiness and success.

Joanne is the founder of Theta Healing Arts, the sister center to the Vitality Center.

Joanne Ferdman has achieved certifications in the following techniques

7th path Self Hypnosis System
Theta healing
Serenity Vibration Healing
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Emotional Freedom Techniques

Kyle Collier

NeuroMyoFascial Stretch Therapy ~ Stretch Flō

My journey from Personal Trainer to Soft-tissue specialist has been an interesting one. Studying martial arts from an early age, I grew to love Muay Thai and multiple styles of Jiu Jitsu to name a few. After years of honing my craft through school and with martial arts I competed in a few tournaments and won a Gold medal and “Fight of the Year.” Unfortunately I also suffered numerous injuries along the way which led me to a paradigm shift in my approach to physical recovery and wellness. I discovered the effects of Fascial Stretching and realized that working with this style of healing was my true calling. My goal is to help people relieve pain and function normally again. I started my own practice as Honey Badger Fitness and Wellness and have a team of therapists who help with my practice. My philosophy is live well, move free. Upon discovering SRT along with my fellow team mates, I realized how efficient and amazing it is to add to my already extensive arsenal of techniques.

Michael Miller


Michael L. Miller L.Ac is a New York State Licensed acupuncturist holding a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from New York College of Health Professions. In addition, Michael holds a Bachelors of science in Business Administration from Long Island University and is a Smoking Cessation Hypnotist certified by the International Hypnosis Federation. Michael is also a Reiki Master, has served time in the US Army, been a volunteer EMT, and worked many construction trades. He has treated many ailments including Stroke, Neuropathy, Sports Injuries and Traumatic Injuries.

Michael Miller has achieved certifications in the following techniques

Licensed Acupucturist
Smoking Cessation Hypnotist
Reiki Master

Dr. Brandon Messer DC

Chiropractic Associate

Dr. Brandon Messer is the junior to his father who is also a chiropractor practicing out of his hometown of Five Towns. Needless to say, Dr. Messer has been surrounded by and involved in conservative healthcare all of his life and there is no place he would rather be than at a clinic such as The Vitality Center, under the leadership of Dr. Pape.

Dr. Messer grew up in the Five Towns of Nassau County and went to college at SUNY New Paltz in 2012. After completing a bachelor’s, and his pre-med course requirements, he applied and joined North East College of Health Sciences formerly known as “New York Chiropractic College”. He finished his coursework alongside a Masters’s in Nutrition and National Board testing in 2022. He was later licensed in the fall/winter of the same year.

Dr. Messer’s goals are to provide Chiropractic and Nutritional services as a form of preventative health care and, in doing so, help patients circumvent drugs and invasive procedures.

Chiropractic Care
Personal Training

Dr. Cynthia Hey DC

Dr. Cynthia Hey provides specialty Low-Force Adjustments to decrease pain and increase mobility in the spine and limbs.

She also employs Cranial Therapy techniques to relax the whole body and calm overactive stress responses in the nervous system. Her sessions include focused massage and myofascial work on problem area muscles.

Dr. Hey has been in practice for over 23 years and would love to help you feel better with her unique blend of gentle, relaxing techniques.

Threefold Gentle Pain Relief
Intermittent Care
Corrective Care
Wellness Care

Dr. Nathaniel Saintus [Dr. Nate]


Dr. Nate is a dual board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nurse Practice from the University of Buffalo.

With over ten years of experience providing comprehensive care to patients in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care medicine, Dr. Nate is dedicated to improving the lives and health of his patients through compassionate and personalized care.

Dr. Nate has worked in several hospitals and clinical environments including Northwell Health and Mount Sinai South Nassau. He also teaches at Long Island University, where he trains and mentors future nurse practitioners.

A firm believer that everyone deserves access to quality health care, Dr. Nate has established WeDriveHealth to help fill the gap in the system so more people get the treatment they deserve.

Primary Care
Homeopathic Trigger Point Injections
Vitamin IV Therapy
Medical Weight Loss
Hair Loss Restoration

Mariel Nasis-Matuza

Integrative Pediatrics LI

Mariel Nasis-Matuza is a certified pediatricnurse practitioner (CPNP) specializing inintegrative and functional medicine, lookingfor root causes of illnesses and alwaysthinking “outside the treatment box”

The focus is on the whole child, not just thesymptoms when treating conditions such asPANDAS/PANS, autism, mitochondrial andmetabolic disorders.

In addition to providing exceptional health careto children, Mariel also thrives on educating andempowering parents to achieve optimal healthfor their families today and tomorrow.

Mariel is also available for Pediatric VitmainIV Infusions.

Michelle Ranieri

Functional Nutritionist

Michelle received her degree in psychology from Long Island University and has completed additional certifications in nutrition through Precision Nutrition and Healthy Steps Nutrition.

As a nutritionist, Michelle has dedicated her career to helping people improve their health and well-being through the power of good nutrition.

Michelle believes in a holistic approach to health and considers each client’s unique needs and preferences. She works with clients of all ages to create personalized nutrition plans customized to their goals.

Michelle has a strong understanding of the connections between food and the body and uses that knowledge to help individuals develop healthy eating habits and heal from the inside out.

Whether someone is looking to lose weight, manage a chronic health condition, or improve their overall physical and mental health, Michelle has the knowledge and experience to help them succeed.

Michelle is a strong believer in the importance of education and regularly engages in continuing education to stay up to date on the latest research in the field of nutrition.
Meal Plans
Healthy Swaps
Small Changes – Big Results

Deb Liebowitz

Cyberscan Practitioner & Thermographic Technician

Thermographic Technician, CyberScan™, and Halo™ Technology Practitioner Debra assists clients in evaluating their health with each of these unique non-invasive systems.

Deb has helped hundreds of clients with allergies, autoimmune issues, autism, digestive issues, Lymes Disease, heavy metal toxicity, inflammation, chronic fatigue, and more.

Debra provides advanced biofeedback through CyberScan, screening technology, and non-invasive diagnostic support via Thermography. In her client care methodology, she works with the following modalities; The Halo™, LZR Ultrabrite™, and Firefly™.


Kimberly Nofi

Psychotherapist LMSW, CHHC, ERYT

Kimberly Nofi is a Psychiatric Social Worker (LMSW), Certified Holistic Health and Coach (CHHC), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and Advocate and Task Force member of the Coalition of Caring (substance abuse community prevention).

Kimberly grew up in Long Island, NY where she attended undergraduate and graduate schools. Kimberly has had diverse experiences that allow her to support people cope while negotiating changes in their lives.

Kimberly’s areas of special interest include; children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with different issues. Her techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals with Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Eating Disorders.

Kimberly has worked with individuals and their families, schools, libraries, and corporations. Working together using mindfulness and stress-reducing techniques to address concerns around peer relationships, self-esteem, body image, anxiety, and the enhancement of individual and family relationships.

Kimberly believes it is vital to create a safe space for individuals to help them make safer decisions while assisting them to have more gratifying experiences and maintain a strong connection to their true selves.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness & Yoga
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Rasheem Northington

BS & M.ED New York State Licensed Massage Therapist

Rasheem Northington is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and has been in practice for 7 years.

Rasheem’s main focus is Medical Massage, however, his craft includes multiple massage modalities including, Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and more…

The major key to good health is good blood circulation, and with this understanding, Massage is a definite pathway to return to good health.

Rasheem is knowledgeable in all aspects of the human body. He integrates necessary techniques to reduce muscle tension, and reduce strain within the muscle fibers; leading to the reduction of compression off of the nerves contributing to pain relief, and inducing relaxation.

Rasheem intends to increase the blood flow to the heart. The heart can send out blood to the rest of the body, and replenish oxygen… leading to deep healing and restoration.

Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage

Amanda Handel

RN, LPN Cosmetic Injectible Specialist

Amanda has her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing and has 3+ years of experience as an MA.

With many years of experience in direct patient care from LPN and RN clinical rotations in the medical-surgical, maternity, labor, and delivery, psychiatric, and pediatric settings Amanda is passionate about bringing her expertise to women and men ready to feel and look amazing. Amanda prides herself in being compassionate and dedicated with an excellent bedside manner.

Do you prefer a more natural look, with no side effects? Then, Amanda is the woman for you…

No. fillers. Ever.

Skin Pen

Suzanne Francis

NYS Licensed Esthetician & Sound Healer

Suzanne is a New York State Licensed Esthetician, holds a B.S. in Business Management, and is also a certified Sound Healer.

What sets Suzanne apart is her unique Tuning Fork Facial based on the principles of Acupuncture. This treatment lifts and tones the skin, stimulates collagen, and is deeply relaxing. Nothing is more rewarding than helping her clients achieve their skincare goals through a holistic approach.

Turn back the hands of time on your skin with Suzanne’s extensive years of providing expert specialized skincare!

Tuning Fork Facials

Regina Rose Mazzarelli

Guided Meditation Instructor

Regina trained for 7 – 9 years in meditations by many wonderful teachers, including her beloved Monks and Nuns.

Regina offers weekly wonderful, challenging, calming, invigorating Meditations. Open to all levels. Available in person and via ZOOM. Students will learn breathing & visualization techniques, as well as develop compassion for themselves, and others.

There are countless benefits to Mediation…

Gain new perspectives on cyclical patterns
Build skills to manage stress
Increase self-awareness
Come into the present moment
Reduce negative emotions
Increased imagination and creativity
Increased patience and tolerance
Open your heart

Mindfulness Practice
Meditation Practice

Cindy Jimenez

Certified Reiki Level II Practitioner

Reiki Practitioner Cindy Jimenez is a young woman with a passion for guiding others into their healing path. Growing up Cindy knew her purpose was to guide/help others to better themselves.

Cindy has always been in tune with her spiritual journey, however, it was not until 2020 when she began receiving Reiki herself from her mentor that she knew this was it. After a year of fully grounding herself and connecting with the higher realm, she found her calling. The calling of studying Reiki.

Reiki sessions with Cindy begin with a guided meditation. The client lays down and relaxes to their highest & best ability while maintaining the intention of being open to receiving the light of reiki.

Cindy is a Certified Reiki Level ll practitioner and will be attuned to Reiki Level lll soon. She is planning for her Master Certification to be able to offer attunements herself in the future.

Individual Sessions
Reiki Circles

Jessica Mathew

Interactive Metronome Facilitator [IM]

Jessica Mathew is a certified Interactive Metronome Facilitator. After training in Interactive Metronome (IM) to improve her health, she decided to obtain IM Certification so that she could share her experience and knowledge with others.

Under the supervision of Dr. Pape, Jessica works with children and adults in IM to help improve their mental and physical performance and overall well-being.

Jessica is passionate about natural and holistic remedies and believes that exercise, a wholesome diet, and adequate sleep are some of the keys to a great life.

Jess practices Yoga, QiGong, various Martial Arts, weight training, and other fitness modalities to enhance her health.

Jess often volunteers as a Chiropractic Assistant during evening shifts, and Saturdays as she loves people and this work so much, you may already have met her!

Gains in cognitive functions
Support Recovery for Pathological Conditions
Improved Performance for Athletes & Students alike

Carolina Botazzi


Carolina is a certified Autism Fitness Practitioner & Nutrition Coach.

With over 20 years of experience serving populations of diverse needs and abilities, Carolina utilizes methodologies such as ABA, Sonrise, RPM, MNRI, music therapy, and various other techniques to support her clients’ fitness and wellness goals.

Carolina’s presence-based approach attunes her to each athlete’s individual needs so that she can design a program that caters to their specific areas of development.

Carolina’s innate love of nutrition and exercise is at the heart of the service she provides to her clients and she intends to meet each person where they are with compassion and grace.

Fitness Sessions
All Abilities

Jessica Smuckler

MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Jessica Smuckler graduated summa cum laude with a Masters’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013, and a dual Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from Queens College in 2008.

Jessica has extensive clinical experience in sports medicine orthopedics, acquired brain injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, sensory reintegration and processing, and functional training techniques.

She enjoys treating a diverse patient population and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care through an individualized approach.

Jessica leads an active lifestyle and loves helping her patients find enjoyment in leading more meaningful, fulfilling lives. She is currently developing a program for kids and teens to disconnect from their screens and get back into nature.

Jessica was born and raised in New York. She loves to spend her free time hiking, rollerblading, rock climbing, and reading.

TBI hemiparesis
Sport Performance
Fall Prevention
Disconnecting Kids & Teens from Screens

Noelle Beutler

CBD/CPD (TDMA), Certified Placenta Specialist (TDMA), Certified Childbirth Ed. (BBR)

Noelle has been serving the Long Island birth community for 8 years as a birth doula, placenta specialist, and holistic childbirth educator.

She is in her second year of midwifery school working towards her CPM credentials to practice within the out-of-hospital community on Long Island.

In birthing, she is most passionate about accessibility to care, bodily autonomy, informed choice, shared decision-making, and inclusivity. She takes pride in her grounding energy and holding space for others to come to their highest potential.

For the past two years, she has taken a deep dive into frequency and energy balancing. She is certified as a master sound healer, specializing in singing bowls and tuning forks.

Noelle will be offering Biofield Tuning sessions focused on breaking up stuck and stagnant energy within the body’s aura to release past traumas and bring balance to your energy field.

Childbirth Ed Classes
Placenta Preparation
Individual Bio-Field Tuning Sessions
Group SoundBaths

Dr Patricia A. Pape

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Patricia A. Pape is a Clinical Psychologist who earned her Doctorate from New York University a Specialist Degree in School Psychology, and a Masters’ of Arts in Special Education.. In addition, Dr. Pape is a Psychopharmacology-Trained, Board Certified, Diplomate-Fellow from the International College of Professional Psychology.

As such, she has specialized knowledge of the efficacy and safety of various medicines, their side effects (if any), and the interactions that can exist between other medications one may be taking. This psychologist is especially able to talk knowledgeably with your prescribing medical doctor, or other medical provider.

Dr Patricia A. Pape is licensed in both New York and Florida. Her practice includes the treatment of adults and couples. Specialties include Women’s issues; Marital/Couples therapy; Depression; Anxiety; Sexual Abuse issues; ADHD; Consultation with Parents and Schools; Eating Disorders; and Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approaches.

Dr. Pape is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and the Florida Psychological Association (FPA).

Dr. Pape has been a Media Psychology Committee Presenter and Workshop Leader at APA; a contributor to many newspaper and magazine articles; and numerous television and radio appearances.

Dr. Pape is accepting new patients and welcomes you to her practice at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness. She accepts most insurance company plans and offers Telehealth.