The Wellness Members
The HudCo Wellness community features trained specialists in fields including physical therapy, mental health, movement, and Eastern medicine.
Christine Aziz LAc, MSOM
Mondays and Wednesdays | Room II
Christine is trained in various styles of acupuncture including Traditional Chinese Medicine and Trigger Point Dry Needling, and she specializes in advanced Japanese techniques developed by Kiiko Matsumoto. Her expertise includes women’s health, structural imbalances, stress relief, and internal medicine. She specializes in treating yoga and sports-related pain and injuries, teasing out the origin of discomfort. Her treatments integrate tools of movement/yoga poses, meditation, breathwork, and mindfulness philosophy to guide her patients to optimal health and well-being.
Adrienne Breen, MS, OTR/L
Fridays | Room I
Adrienne Breen of Wellness Studio Westchester offers a variety of healing modalities including CranioSacral Therapy, John Barnes Myofascial Release and chakra balancing with essential oils. It is Adrienne’s mission to provide a safe, sacred, therapeutic space for authentic healing of mind, body and spirit. This type of work benefits clients who are struggling with chronic neck/back pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, TMJ, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression and stress/tension-related issues.
Mondays, wednesdays, fridays | pilates studio
With three Pilates certifications, over 500 hours of training in functional anatomy at New York’s Kane School, and nearly 20 years of experience, Diana has been crafting large mat classes for groups of up to 40 clients and private sessions that speak to the individual needs of each practitioner.
TUESDays, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS | ROOM II
Kerri’s goal is to listen, connect, and provide the right information to help you to break free from pain and to move with more purpose, pleasure and possibility. She provides 100% focused PT sessions with 1-to-1 evaluations and treatment sessions. To provide the clear, actionable treatment plans, she’s credentialed in the McKenzie Method, which thoroughly assesses your specific issues and quickly zeroes in on the most effective treatments as well as injury prevention.
Primary Care, Wellness and Beauty
SATURDAYS | ROOM I
Yasminda Downer-Muse is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience and is passionate and diligent about your health and well-being. She is a US Army Veteran who emphasizes wellness and holistic health. Yasminda’s goal is to provide a nourishing trusting environment that supports holistic and comprehensive care.
Dr. Brigitte Gordon
Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Psychedelic Research
wedNesDays AND ThurSDAYS | ROOM IV
Brigitte is the owner of Hudson Mental Wellness where she treats adults and geriatric clients with a wide array of psychiatric modalities including psychotherapy, integrative medicine and medication management. She is dedicated to psychedelic research for mental health; she works with the NYC research group for MAPS, a leader in psychedelic research as well as Journey, a ketamine startup. She looks forward to integrating psychedelic therapeutics to her practice in the near future.
SATURDAYS | ROOM III
Brenda is a nurse practitioner who provides customized hormone balancing through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Brenda manages both men and women who suffer from symptoms of hormone imbalance and deficiencies. She also administers vitamins and amino acids along with other supplements via IV, intramuscular, and subcutaneous injection to enhance the effect of BHRT. She is passionate about helping people maximize their health.
Sasha Hare, LCSW
Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
MONDays AND TUESDAYS | ROOM IV
It all starts with listening. Together, we work to cultivate a perspective to unburden, enlighten, and enliven. I use a contemporary psychoanalytic approach founded in curiosity and collaboration and focused on internal experience, the impact of environment on identity, and relationships. With a background in anthropology, I have a special interest in how culture shapes us, and a consideration of each patient’s culture in context with the struggles they face.
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS | ROOM I
A manual physical therapist, Patti uses skilled and specific hands-on techniques to guide the body toward a better balance. A balanced body heals itself and feels well. Patti approaches each client as an individual with the goal of partnering them on their wellness journey. 20 years of clinical experience and compassionate communication brings a unique mix of traditional skill and open curiosity to her practice. The journey to healing is different for everybody. Patti’s dynamic approach allows her to help her clients align with the path that works best for them.
Terry Hwang PT, DPT, OCS
TUESDays AND THURSDAYS | ROOM III
Terry’s mission is to guide patients toward a pain-free existence as they seek a lifestyle of health and wellness. She believes in the importance of building relationships through a “one patient, one therapist, one hour” model. With over 20 years of clinical and academic experience, she has a deep understanding of how altered posturo-movements can affect pain and related disorders. Her background includes certifications in orthopedics, ergonomics, lymphedema and vestibular rehabilitation.
Fara LeBreton, PT, MSc
Physical Therapy, Pilates and Movement Re-education
TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS | ROOM I
Fara takes a very personal and integrated approach to helping her patients achieve their goals. She believes in looking beyond the local complaint to discover the root cause of pain and physical limitation, in order to make lasting change. With over 25 years of experience and coursework in manual therapy, orthopedics, performing arts, Pilates based rehabilitation and movement re-education, Fara is dedicated to focused one-on-one care and patient education in order to facilitate true recovery and prevent future injuries.
Aliks K. Lessa
Acupuncture, Medical Skincare
SUNDAYS | ROOM I
Aliks K. Lessa is a NYS licensed acupuncturist working in the field of natural health and beauty for over a decade. She focuses on clean, compassionate, and clinically proven procedures and products for longterm, tangible results. As an innovator in cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling procedures, Aliks understands that you want a safe and effective treatment by a licensed professional. With her approach, based on the clinically proven science of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), you’ll feel completely relaxed throughout each treatment.
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS | ROOM V
With 25 years of clinical experience and over 50 post-graduate continuing education courses, webinars, symposiums and masterclasses under his belt, Derek Mansfield has the expertise and training to provide him with unique perspectives on injury management. Derek was trained in his native Australia, obtaining two separate physical therapy degrees, and his international career has spanned the USA, UK and his home country.
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS | PILATES STUDIO
Sharon discovered Pilates over twenty years ago while dancing professionally, utilizing it for cross training and rehabilitation. Since then she has grown to love teaching and practicing Pilates because of its versatility and ability to improve functional movement. Sharon currently teaches private and duet reformer classes and mat classes.
Stephen Rodriguez, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
MONDAYS | ROOM III
Stephen Rodriguez has been a practicing physical therapist since 2000 and has worked in a variety of settings with a eclectic patient population. Dr. Rodriguez also currently practices in NYC at a manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education specialty clinic. He believes in an integrated approach to physical therapy that combines many perspectives to help patients work towards a more optimal and efficient movement pattern.
Ronit Sukenick, PT, DPT, PRPC
Pelvic Floor Specialist
WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS | ROOM III
Ronit treats both men and women with a wide variety of pelvic floor dysfunction. Over the past 13 years she has become an expert in the field, establishing the pelvic floor rehabilitation program at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia and starting her own private practice. Too many of her patients report being met with a shrug when they talk to their healthcare providers about their symptoms—or worse are told what they are experiencing is “normal” and/or can’t be fixed. Experiences like pelvic pain and leaking urine don’t have to be your new normal.
Beata Vilar de Queiros
Psychotherapy and Counseling
SATURDAYS | ROOM IV
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Beata believes that every session is a gift the client gives to themselves. The courage to express in words the complexities of the human condition are honored in a supportive, confidential, and warm therapeutic environment. Her approach is psychodynamic and her goal is to reduce barriers to quality mental health services, promote health equity and build a life that is strengths-based and positive.
Jill Weintraub, MD
TUESDAYS | ROOM V
Dr. Weintraub is an integrative rheumatologist who combines evidence-based medicine with a whole-body therapies. She emphasizes food as medicine, mind-body practices, and botanicals in addition to pharmaceutical medication for an individualized approach to rheumatic conditions.