217 Center Street  Middleboro, MA 

​​Meet Our Staff

The healing arts are a calling. Each and every individual you meet at The Healing Tree  is dedicated and committed to our client's health and well being. 

Alternative Healing Therapies:

Kellie Surdis

Certified Hypnotherapist

Usui Reiki Master Teacher

Karuna Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher

Integrative Energy Therapist

Kellie is a  Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and a Karuna Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher, teaching Reiki Classes regularly, she is  also a Certified Hypnotherapist, and an Advanced Integrative Energy Therapist.  As Reiki Master Teacher, Kellie has trained in the direct lineage of Mrs. Takata,  for her Reiki certifications. (Mrs. Takata brought Reiki to the United States from Japan back in the 1940's ) Kellie received her hypnotherapy training through The Cape Cod Center for Whole Health.  The comprehensive training included all aspects of hypnotherapy including medical hypnosis, and hypnosis for regression, emotional and physical healing, as well as for weight loss, addiction, anxiety, depression, finding your soul's purpose and more. Integrative Energy Therapy is a hands on healing modality that works similar to Reiki, but also has a more spiritual level to the healing sessions.  Kellie has taken numerous classes and is constantly expanding her skill set, to make her a more comprehensive teacher and healer. .  Kellie is a member of theInternational Center for Reiki Training, and a member of The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and recently earned a certification in essential oils through the Centre for Excellence. 

Like so many of us,  life's journey has taken her down many roads that have lead her to where she is today. Kellie was working in a completely different field, when at the age of 26, her only brother was murdered. This life shattering event restructured her whole life and was a catalyst in her seeking emotional healing for herself. Several years later Kellie was diagnosed with cancer,  and then needed healing on a whole new level, in the physical plane.  It is through recovering from her own grief and healing both emotionally and physically from the trauma of those two major life events, that Kellie was brought to Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Integrative Energy Therapy.  These alternative healing modalities have assisted in elevating Kellie, in returning her to a place of balance and joy.  After seeing the amazing life transformation that was able to occur in her own life, Kellie was lead to change career paths, to assist others with their own needs to find peace, balance and healing. Together with her family, Kellie developed a scholarship fund in memory of her brother.  She was honored by the Boston Celtics, as a Hero Among Us for her fundraising  efforts and scholarship donations to local high school seniors totaling in excess of $75,000 and rising. Chosen annually, the Scholarship Fund turns around the tragedy of her brother's passing and reframes it into triumph for the lucky scholarship recipients.

Formerly a hospice volunteer for many years, Kellie assisted clients in end of life transition, holding hands, comforting and bringing peace to those who need it most.She specializes  in helping people empower themselves, and in helping people transition from the stages of grief from any kind of loss. She truly cares about all of her clients, and infuses loving compassion into all of the healing treatments that she offers. She is a healing professional, but also prides herself in becoming part of her clients own personal cheer leading squad offering encouragement as they journey down their paths. She does not judge any person or any situation, as we all have to go through "stuff" to ascend our souls and learn life lessons. Sometimes we just need someone to give us a little boost! Her goal, is to help hold a place for positive light here on the Earth, for it to shine and reach as many people, as possible through inspiration and guidance.

To book a session with Kellie please call 774-259-4211

or email: ​​kellie@healingtreema.com

Art Classes, Mentoring

Tricia Cassady-

Wetland Scientist,

Natural Science Illustrator

Tricia Cassady has been involved in art since she can remember. It all started when she used to paint along side her Mother. Her other love is of nature and the outdoors. Tricia currently works as the Conservation Agent for the Town of Middleborough, which allows her to enjoy the outdoors and find inspiration to draw and paint from. Her favorite mediums include pen & ink and watercolor, which she learned to perfect through the Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program at The Rhode Island School of Design, graduating from the program in June 2006. Tricia also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Scientific Illustration from Bridgewater State College (now University) in Massachusetts. She is currently the President of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

Tricia has exhibited at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History Connecticut Archeology Center in Storrs, CT, Atrium Art Gallery in Lewiston, ME, Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA, and the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI. Tricia also has done Commissions that are in private collections. Tricia has taught private programs as well as programs with the Boy & Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts,  Soule Homestead in Middleborough, MA, Middleborough Elementary Schools, and Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. Tricia has experience working with children who have ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, and other special needs. 

Tricia  offers private lessons, mentoring programs (For Scouts and other groups), paint parties, portfolio building and review, sketch outings, STEM(Science Technology Engineering Math)/STEAM (STEM + Art) programs, adult coloring, and commissioned artwork. 

Tricia believes that art & nature can bring healing properties to one’s life and what better way to heal than to fuse art & nature!

Contact: tricia@healingtreema.com  and www.plantsandsoils.com  or visit her Facebook page ​The Art & Nature Studio to see more of her work.

Traditional Counseling: 

Michaela Bileau, Mallary Bileau

Being twins, much of Michaela and Mallary's journey is interwoven:

Mallary and her sister Michaela have been involved in human services for over 15 years engaging in volunteerism, mentoring, and working as mental health counselors for non-profit organizations.  Their journey started in grade school when they became members of the Rhode Island Children's Crusade, (now College Crusade of Rhode Island) a program for low-income urban youth providing opportunities for learning and service. They participated with the Crusaders taking advantage of workshops training, volunteerism and leadership opportunities. They used their experiences in other service projects including those through the National Honor Society and as Co-Editors in Chief of their high school newspaper. Their undergraduate education at Rhode Island College helped further their passion for community involvement with elected positions for both the RIC’s Psychological Society and the local chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.  Here, they lead several service projects in the community and helped students by offering guidance and support through their academic journeys.  They earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies. To highlight their dedication to learning in psychology and counseling, they were the co-recipients of the 28th Annual Victoria Lederberg Psychology Department Faculty Award at Rhode Island College in 2008.  In recognition of their overall service, leadership and academic excellence, both Mallary and Michaela were named to the national honors program Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and received the distinguished Rhode Island College’s Award for Outstanding Achievement which acknowledged two women of the graduating class for demonstrating leadership and academic excellence. They were also members of the Rhode Island College Women’s Soccer Team and were recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments receiving the Legislative-Scholar Athlete Award.  During their education at RIC, Mallary and Michaela worked for Northern Rhode Island Mental Health Services as Youth Mentors and as Intensive-Behavior Therapist at Bradley Hospital working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Michaela Bileau-

LMHC, Reiki Master Practitioner,

Nutritional Therapist

Michaela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Reiki Master, and Nutritional Therapist. She is an observer and student of life with deep respect and compassion for the human condition.

Michaela earned a graduate assistantship position at UMass Dartmouth working with students with  disabilities where she researched and designed student resource guides, ran student support groups and offered academic support. She was offered a second assistantship position with the department of student conduct and dispute resolution. She volunteered time to the university’s drug and alcohol committee and with the campus’ Wellness Center where she researched and developed a program manual using evidence based practices aimed to help educate university students on the mis-perceptions of drinking among peers to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol consumption.  Michaela was recognized in an Alumni Feature by The College Crusade of Rhode Island and was identified as a graduate spotlight by the UMass Dartmouth office of public affairs. She was honored at her graduate ceremony by delivering the graduate student commencement speech, sharing her academic and personal achievements despite her struggle with an anxiety disorder. After graduation she was eager to pursue her passions in cognitive-behavioral counseling, neuroscience and writing.

In 2013 she suffered two major concussions while playing soccer. She sought alternative healing methods, remembering that she was treated by a hypnotist for a childhood medical condition after years of unsuccessful attempts with conventional treatments. Through a very difficult and trying journey of physical, mental and spiritual healing she came to discover her own abilities as an intuitive healer and a renewed passion for helping others.  In June 2015 she received her Reiki Master training from Kellie Surdis, RMT, IET, C.H.t.  She is excited to begin a new chapter with a team of talented professionals at The Healing Tree. Her approach to counseling and wellness is holistic and one of support and compassion incorporating nutrition, mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques to enhance the mind-body-spirit connection and quality of life.

*Note for those clients highly motivated for true life transformation,  Michaela offers Holistic Packages to her clients.  Packages can be purchased (or planned) in bundles. Her packages all include, step by step instructions on how to attain the life you desire, including ways to shed old patterns, and embrace new ones.  Holistic packages can be customized based on individual needs of clients.  Just a few topics that can be covered are cutting edge information based on:  
Energy Psychology
Spiritual Counseling and 
Neuro components (including methods to retrain your brain and how to rewire yourself for happiness and joy.)  

Michaela has your wellness in mind at affordable prices, call today for a free consult to discuss your individual needs.  Sliding scale for self pay clients.

To book an appointment with Michaela, 
LMHC, Nutritional Counselor, Reiki 
Master Teacher
Phone:  508-261-5974
Fax: 508-546-0209​

Mallary Bileau-

LMHC, Reiki Master Teacher,

Nutritional Therapist

Mallary Bileau is a Mental Health Counselor eager to provide therapeutic services to the community through her partnership with The Healing Tree.  Mallary first became acquainted with members of The Healing Tree through introduction by her twin-sister Michaela Bileau.

Mallary then pursued her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Springfield College in Western Massachusetts. She was first drawn to Springfield College’s humanics philosophy which emphasized leadership and service to others employing a “Mind-Body-Spirit” approach to education. Mallry participated in Humanics in Action volunteerism and became involved in Americorps, a nationally recognized service program that provides intensive services to meet critical needs in the community. During this time, Mallary became a member of the Espirt De Corps Committee supporting personal and professional development to corps members and volunteered as a soccer coach in inner-city Springfield. She also received a fellowship in the Psychology Counseling Department at Springfield College during her last year of graduate school.

Mallary strongly believes that everyone is capable of personal growth and healing. In respecting the uniqueness of each individual, Mallary applies a humanistic, strength-based approach to counseling that is flexible in utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques which broadly includes mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

In addition to her expertise in traditional therapy approaches, she became interested in holistic and natural healing after experiencing a troublesome onset of Lyme Disease in August 2013.  Her  journey coping with the unpredictable and painful complications of the disease has motivated her to help others through their experiences of pain as well as its resulting effects on the mind, body, and spirit.

Mallary is a compassionate counselor motivated to help others overcome their personal struggles and challenges through focus on self-exploration, insight, and self-acceptance. Mallary enjoys working with all ages, understanding the courage it takes to initiate and participate in counseling at any age.  Mallary offers a safe environment for individuals, families, and couples, to take steps towards a new journey in self-improvement.

Mallary accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, and sliding scale for self pay clients. More Insurances will be accepted later this year. 

To book an appointment with Mallary:

Phone: 508-682-125
Fax: 508-546-0209

Lois Monteiro-
Licensed Acupuncturist


Lois Monteiro is a Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Lois sees patients of all ages for conditions ranging from acute and chronic pain, digestive, autoimmune and infertility.   She specializes in treating psycho-emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression.  Lois holds a Master in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture/Mass College of Pharmaceutical and Health Science.  She is licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine.She is also Auricular Acupuncture Certified by the Auriculotherapy Institute. Her  passion for this medicine is, every person treated is seen as an individual and receives custom care.  The focus of treatment is to activate the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root cause of the disharmony of mind, body and spirit to improve overall health and wellbeing.


Lois gravitates towards Japanese style acupuncture; diagnosis and treating patients based on the palpation of the abdomen and feeling of the pulse.  The gentle insertion and manipulation of needles (or treatment magnets for people with needle phobia), to balance body energy is effective in treating mental/emotional disorders, infertility and pain.  Moxibustion is an intricate part of treatment used to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.  Her experience at Malden Family Health Center of the Cambridge Health Alliance and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital proves valuable in integrative medicine; working on an outpatient basis.  Many patients in these clinics suffered from anxiety disorders with intense side effects of their medication including nausea, mood swings, insomnia and depression.  Acupuncture reduced these side effects, even supporting patients with decreasing pharmaceutical dosage without the return of anxiety.   Western medicine practitioners focused on the immediate resolution of the diagnosis and the Eastern medicine practitioner focused on the underlying reasons for the disharmony causing illness.   The combination of both medicines proved to shorten recovery time after surgery, negate some side effects of medication and gave the patients a feeling of wellbeing. 

Please feel free to email me any questions you might have about treatment at LOISMON@YAHOO.COM.

To Book an appointment with Lois call 774.218.6671 or text so you both have visual confirmation, or visit her website:

Nancy DaCosta- Reiki Master 

Nancy is the kindest soul you will ever meet. Nancy is warm and compassionate, and pours her whole heart into her reiki work. Nancy has two offices, one with us here at the Healing Tree and another one in Tiverton, RI. She is a volunteer for hospice, and works weekly with her hospice clientele combining, reiki and her gentle demeanor to those who need it at their end stages of life. Nancy offers reiki at the Healing tree on weeknights and weekends. 

Heather Del Rios-Intuitive Reader, Healer 

“A vibrant and messy splotch of color in an increasingly beige world. A person who embodies pure joy and radiates true understanding and acceptance.”
Heather wears her heart on her sleeve, and is sensitive to a fault. She  strives to see the interconnectedness of all things in this world.  Heather continuously working towards embracing all that is; the good, bad, and indifferent.
Heather's  personal motto: love grows where acceptance begins.

Heather offers Reiki, and Intuitive card reading. Soul Entrainment and more.  For a link to her prices and services please click here:

About Our Staff

We are knowledgeable, compassionate, down to Earth holistic practitioners, with over 50 combined years in the business of wellness. We are your powerhouse of healing, constantly advancing our training to assist you with cutting edge, alternative wellness treatments. Our treatments plans can help you to relax, renew, transform and grow. Whatever it is that you have in mind, we can help you get there.
We offer  Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Traditional Counseling, Art classes , Aromatherapy and more. We hold workshops and classes on stress management for children and adults, host women's wellness days complete with a catered, nutritious lunch. We have many different classes to choose from, including crystals and chakra classes, meditation classes, Reiki certifications,  spiritual development classes, weight loss, self esteem and more.  In addition to the classes we offer,  we are open 7 days a week, seeing private clients.  We are here to help, during a time that is convenient for you.

The Healing Tree Wellness Center

M-F 10AM - 7PM  Sat. 10AM - 2PM BY APPOINTMENT  

Sundays by scheduled classes 10-4,  

Main Line: 774.259.4211

Counseling Lines Michaela Bileau:  508-261-5974

Mallary Bilieau: 508-682-1258