The Healing Tree Wellness Center

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

Young Living Essential Oil Educator






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.








Lois Monteiro-
M.Ac.
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. 



Sarah Gonzalez, M.A.








Sarah Gonzalez is a Holistic Counselor, Meditation/Mindfulness Instructor, Retreat Facilitator, and Self-discovery expert. She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Spirit Mind Body Institute and underwent clinical training (doctoral-level) at William James College. Her interest in mindfulness and spirituality have led her to trainings in Thailand and many other locations around the globe. In addition to her work at The Healing Tree Wellness Center, she is a clinical research assistant at The Langer Mindfulness Institute at Harvard University. 

Ms. Gonzalez teaches a variety of mindfulness techniques, meditation styles, and relaxation tools to enhance coping skills, increase emotional regulation, and reduce anxious and depressive thought patterns and emotions. She provides mental health support from a holistic lens and works with her clients to improve their overall wellbeing in a manner that is individualized and comprehensive. Her personal mission statement centers around self-actualization, self-empowerment, and the power of authenticity. 

She has led multiple psychosocial and psycho-educational workshops on personal development, self-esteem, intrinsic motivation, positive psychology, and mental wellbeing in academic settings, conferences, and work trainings. Ms. Gonzalez has provided mindfulness assistance at Community Service Institute, New York Presbyterian, Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital and presented at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Whitestone Academy, Teachers College-Columbia University, Oliver Scholars organization, and many more. Her clinical and research interests include post-traumatic growth, mindfulness prevention & intervention methods, and spirituality in mental health. 

Sarah is multilingual in English, Spanish, Italian, and Galician.



Ginny Hill, Acupuncurist


Ginny Hill is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist specializing in Chinese Style Acupuncture and bodywork.  She holds a Master of Acupuncture from MCPHS University, and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM.  She is licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration of Medicine. Her clinical experience includes the Boston Medical Center pediatric pain clinic, the Cambridge Health Alliance, and the New England School of Acupuncture.

Ginny’s long-standing passion and reverence for the body’s innate healing ability, as well as her commitment to helping people live healthier, happier lives has led her to this ancient medicine.  She enjoys working with patients of all ages, treating a variety of conditions ranging from pain, allergies, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, to infertility.  Each patient is given a treatment plan tailored to their individual health concerns and goals.

To book an appointment with Ginny text or call her at 774-222-6275.

Email: ginnyhillacu@gmail.com

 
Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during my first treatment?

Your initial visit will begin with an intake to discuss your current concerns, medical history, and lifestyle.  The pulse is taken at the wrist as a diagnostic tool.  Points are selected based upon the needs of the patient.  Your first treatment will take approximately 90 minutes; while follow-up visits will be one hour.

What does Chinese acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture needles are very thin.Treatment is intended to improve blood circulation, ease discomfort, and promote deep relaxation.  Pain isn’t something that should be felt or elicited during treatment.  Your comfort is paramount.

How many treatments will I need?

This will vary for each person.  The affects of acupuncture are cumulative.  The frequency of treatment and number of treatments needed is directly related to a patient's condition. Generally, the more chronic a condition has been, the longer the course of treatment will be. As symptoms improve fewer visits are needed.

Other modalities potentially included:
Moxa
Acupressure
Tuina massage
Guasha
Cupping
Kinesiology taping

Some health insurance can be accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 































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, Acupuncture, Art classes , Aromatherapy, Counseling, Energy work and Soul Sessions 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.




Schedules are by appointment and vary by practitioner​  

Main Line: 774.259.4211