Meet Our Vitality Center Practitioners


Alison Birks, MS (AHG) CNS – Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist 
Contact to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext. 355 or
Alison is a state licensed Nutritionist and Herbalist who has has been in practice since 1997. She specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal disease, Celiac disease, diabetes, cardiovascular health, women’s hormonal health, stress-related disorders, food allergies, sensitivities and special diets. Alison compounds custom herbal formulas tailored to each individual client and works with most insurance companies.


Jodi Schneider – Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Call to schedule: 603.731.4838
Jodi offers a 6-month program that supports and empowers her clients in reaching their personal wellness goals. Jodi is trained in holistic nutrition, prevention of disease, relaxation techniques, and anti-aging practices to maintain cognitive and physical health, along with Ayurveda practices to reset your circadian clock for better sleep, optimal digestion, and less stress. With 14 years culinary experience, she guides you through selecting and cooking nutritious food.


Clinical Hypnotherapy

Kim Nagle, CH CI – Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Call to schedule: 203-565-6495
For nearly 25 years Kim has been professionally helping people meet life’s challenges and transitions. She is trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist and now utilizes Hypnotherapy, Holographic Memory Resolution, Bi-lateral brain stimulation, and healing with sound through Brainwave Entrainment Technology. Hypnosis can be used to help with addiction, smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety reduction, metaphysical and transpersonal issues, phobias and fears, and many health problems.

Naturopathic Services

Shawn Carney,  N.D. – Naturopathic Services
Every 3rd Friday and  Saturday
Call to schedule: 800.723.2962

Dr. Carney is a licensed Naturopathic Physician whose goal is to help patients overcome their health concerns by restoring balance and proper function to the body. Dr. Carney employs laboratory testing, botanical medicine, nutrition, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, counseling, and physical medicine in his approach to optimizing health. He works with most insurance companies.

Customized Signature Facials &  Waxing

Alexis MurphyAlexis Murphy – Customized Facials, Waxing, Threading, Tinting, Brows, and Lash Lifts

Book online or call to schedule: 203-263-0673 ext. 333

Alexis is a NYS Licensed Esthetician with a background in Holistic Nutrition. She has 10 years’ experience and customizes every treatment for her clients because she does not believe that one size fits all. Animal safety is close to Alexis’ heart so all products she uses are cruelty-free. Whether you need a relaxing day at the spa or just want to enhance your natural beauty with waxing, threading, or tinting, Alexis will go above and beyond to make your experience at the Vitality Center exceptional.


Dana Salvador – All Natural Facials, Skin Care and Waxing
Book online  or call to schedule: 203.731.9354

Dana is a licensed cosmetologist who has been in practice for over 25 years and offers cosmic facial massage and treatment for issues in the tissues, from acne to aging. She uses vegan and cruelty free products that she makes herself! Waxing also available.


Holistic Therapy

Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T. – EFT & Holistic Therapy 
Call to schedule: 203-297-4193
As a Complementary Alternative Specialist with 27 years of professional experience, it is my intention is to aid other people who are also struggling.  When I am helping you, I will work with your whole person, not just the symptoms of your challenges. I will teach you how to navigate your own ship, regardless of whether the waters are calm or stormy. Using a combination of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Herbalism, and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).  I have a B.S. in Human Services from New Hampshire College and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Family Herbalist, and EFT Practioner.

Jenny Casey, LCSW – Private Counselor offering Individual and Group Therapy
Call to schedule: 860.248.0185
Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience offering individual therapy and support groups for adults and adolescents. She specializes in bereavement support, including for survivors of suicide, and has worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, the chronically ill, the elderly, and hospice patients. 

Therapeutic Massage

Ellen Bleau, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist 
Monday, Thursday, Every Other Saturday 
Book online or call to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext 333
Ellen is licensed massage therapist in multiple modalities including: Swedish, Thai, trigger point, craniosacral, athletic, myofascial, deep tissue, maternity, hydrotherapy, and body therapy. She leverages her extensive experience and knowledge to perform multiple modality therapeutic massage for soft tissue and joints to work towards specific client goals including relaxation and stress solutions, chronic pain relief, injury rehabilitation, improved circulation, and general wellness.

Lea Ricard, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Book online or call to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext 333
Lea, a licensed massage therapist, offers trigger point massage as well as some firm work and deep tissue massage and body scrubs. She specializes in massage and care for senior citizens. She is also a certified Reiki Master. She prides herself in approaching every client’s individual needs with enthusiasm and is dedicated to helping them achieve overall well-being and balance.