Find a Mentor!

Are you unsure what to do next in your practice and need some advice from someone who has done it before?  Trying to grow your practice and what to bounce some ideas off someone who has already taken the same steps?  Are you a student or new practitioner looking for advice on next steps?  Are you looking for someone who can guide you in your growth as an acupuncturist and herbalist?  ASNY created a mentorship program to meet these needs for acupuncturists in NY.

Please enter your name and Credentials:
Ken Moss LAc DCN, LAc
Please enter the number of years you have been in practice: 22
Please enter your practice’s website address:
Smithtownacupuncture.com
Please enter your email:
ke715@yahoo.com
Please provide a short bio:
I practice with a functional medicine approach combining acupuncture NAET, Electric and nutrition.
Could you offer advice via zoom or a phone call (Please specify your cost per half hour)
$50
Do you offer an internship option? If so, please describe the length of internship and cost:
Yes
Other ways you would like to mentor:
Mentor to become an associate
Would you like students to send a resume?
Yes
Would you like students to send a short description of why they would like you to be their mentor or/and apply for an internship with you?
Yes
What is your best method of contact once students have applied?
Email
 
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Please enter your name and Credentials:
Theresa Dember-Neal DACM, RN, LAc
Please enter the number of years you have been in practice: 5
Please enter your practice’s website address: Sanbaowellnessandbeauty.com
Please enter your email: Tdemberneal@gmail.com
Please provide a short bio:
I have been in healthcare 35 years +, am a registered nurse since 2001, acupuncturist since 2016 with a doctorate in Chinese Medicine, and a Reiki practitioner since 1998, and RMT since 2001. I am owner of Sanbao Wellness and Beauty. Interests: artful expression, constant study of healing arts, rescue injured animals, science, and all that is about to become science.
Could you offer advice via zoom or a phone call (Please specify your cost per half hour)
How to contact: Zoom, Wechat, WhatsApp, text, call (certain hours)
Cost: clinic intern type work in the in leu of payment. A highly skilled acupuncturist and teacher of Chinese medicine allowed me to follow him at no cost. I will do the same for new grads or new practitioners.
Do you offer an internship option? If so, please describe the length of internship and cost:
Yes, as needed and described above.
Other ways you would like to mentor:
I will share my knowledge and expertise, what resources (knowledge) I have attained and warn of pitfalls that I have found out the hard way.
Would you like students to send a resume?
Yes
Would you like students to send a short description of why they would like you to be their mentor or/and apply for an internship with you?
Yes
What is your best method of contact once students have applied?
Phone
Any other preferences for the mentees in their interaction with you?
Texting is best.  This way there will be a faster response if questions are asked of me.
 
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Please enter your Name and Credentials:
Katherine MacKenzie LAc
Please enter the number of years you have been in practice: 12
Please enter your practice’s website address:  www.acunirvana.com
Please enter your email: kat@acunirvana.com
Please provide a short bio:
Katherine (Kat) is a 2009 graduate of Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where she studied Dry Needling/Trigger Point Therapy with Mark Seem, Japanese Acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto,mm and Japanese Herbology with Nigel Dawes. Prior to attending Tri-State she began her Masters Degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, which she attended for 4 semesters, studying the basics of Chinese medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Prior to this she was an English Literature Major at the University of South Carolina and a creative writer and poet. She also had a marketing career in Hedge Funds/Managed Futures on Wall Street for 7 years and has passed the stockbroker exam. After acupuncture school she worked in NYC at multi-disciplinary pain clinics. in 2011 she moved to upstate NY’s capital district and the sweet outdoorsy town of Glens Falls to create her own vision of an acupuncture clinic. These days she runs Acupuncture Nirvana, a multi-practitioner clinic and an herb shop. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and is currently in a 2 year herbal program with David Winston. She is also a member of ASNY and is the current interim VP. She believes strongly that small changes over time can add up to a big difference. She is interested in advocating for acupuncturists, in helping other acupuncturists succeed, in helping patients discover how much acupuncture can make a difference in their health and well being, as well as helping patients gain more access to acupuncture. When not working she can be found kayaking, walking or biking outdoors, cooking creative and yummy (dairy free / gluten free) fusion food, playing guitar and writing songs, and reading/audiobooking urban fantasy novels that focus on a woman being the hero.
Could you offer advice via zoom or a phone call (Please specify your cost per half hour)
I love mentoring and am happy to guide anyone here through different issues acupuncturists deal with…from setting up your business as a new acupuncturist, to questions on managing and growing a practice, to working with staff, to dealing with difficult patients you may have, to much more. My fee is a free first consultation of half an hour, which involves a phone call we have to schedule.  After the first free consultation, it is $25 for a half hour conversation, $50 for a full hour conversation via zoom or phone.  To start the mentorship process, email me at kat@acunirvana.com and we will schedule a time and day to start zooming or talking on the phone. Payments will occur through venmo and can be discussed in email. I have noticed over time that I am a good mentor to people who need help gaining confidence. Being an acupuncturist and a business owner requires alot of personal growth. I’m happy to help with whatever your acupuncture or business needs are and also to encourage you as you grow.
Do you offer an internship option? If so, please describe the length of internship and cost:
I am open to an acupuncture student spending a couple days to one week during school break at my clinic. Just know you will have to cover your own housing accommodations and are expected to help while you learn…for free. What are the rewards of this?
1) Getting to see how a clinic is run and how acupuncturists work.
2) I am always looking for people to employ who would be a good fit. This is a great way to see if it’s a match for both of us…and could potentially lead to a job offer ready to go for when you graduate.
Contact me at kat@acunirvana.com if interested.
Would you like students to send a resume? Yes
Would you like students to send a short description of why they would like you to be their mentor or/and apply for an internship with you?   Yes
What is your best method of contact once students have applied?  Email
Any other preferences for the mentees in their interaction with you?
I prefer mentees to email me initially: kat@acunirvana.com
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Please enter your name and Credentials:
Andrea Schilling DAOM, LAc, LMT
Please enter the number of years you have been in practice: 10
Please enter your practice’s website address: https://wnyacupuncture.com/
Please enter your email: acupunctureworks@wnyacupuncture.com

Please provide a short bio:
Acupuncture Works is owned and operated by Andrea Schilling LAc, DAOM, L.M.T. Andrea’s extensive background in holistic health was a journey that began in 1996 as a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. During that time, she also earned her certification in Thai Massage therapy from the Nayada Institute and became specialized in myofascial release, deep-tissue and trigger point therapy over her 14 year career as an LMT.Andrea’s burning desire to increase her skills combined with a love for Eastern Medicine was a natural evolution into the next chapter of education and her pursuit in the science of Acupuncture. This new path began by earning her undergraduate at Daemen College and then moving onto the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NY Chiropractic College. During this period, she had the honor and privilege to have been granted time to study in China, the birthplace of Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture.

Andrea Schilling eventually earned her degree in July of 2011 as a Licensed Acupuncturist of Oriental medicine practitioner, moving immediately into active practice in the field. Since then, she has had additional training at Bastyr University specializing in Facial Rejuvenation a.k.a AcuFacial, and additional training in fertility. She completed the doctoral program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2018.

Andrea’s plan is to use her vast knowledge, experience and unprecedented reputation to fulfill her life-long dream of helping patients achieve a successful and delightful healing process. Her devotion to excellence in patient care, patient experience, and patient satisfaction through holistic medicine has become her sole focus and mission at Acupuncture Works.

Welcome to the next step in wellness, business, and life coaching. I am so excited you’ve made the decision to choose me as you’re coach.  I am confident that you are going to have some amazing results and breakthroughs as you go through each daily challenge.  I will be in contact with you multiple ways as you progress. Expect to receive daily tasks to help you break the current barriers. You will initially fill out a questionnaire to determine how I can best help you with areas of concern. Then you will receive a light amount of homework through each step to obtain success. This is tailored for you based off of your needs and will evolve as we go. I plan to incorporate google meet for some face time in addition to email communication.

I want to encourage you to push yourself to uncover what is exactly holding you back. Many people start with good intentions and then loose momentum. I am here to keep you on track. Stay on track to create your true path of success.

Could you offer advice via zoom or a phone call (Please specify your cost per half hour $0-50)
Yes. $70 per half hour
Do you offer an internship option? If so, please describe the length of internship and cost:
Yes. The length and cost would depend on the focus and needs of the student. TBD
Other ways you would like to mentor:
Via email, phone, zoom, and vision assignments.
Would you like students to send a resume?
Yes
Would you like students to send a short description of why they would like you to be their mentor or/and apply for an internship with you?
Yes
What is your best method of contact once students have applied?
Email
 
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