Our StoryFor Our Whole Body Approach
Welcome! Our journey towards creating a space that incorporates wellness of the whole body including physiological, structural, and psychological, began almost two years ago – physically that is. Issy and Dr. Yael have over 40 years of experience collectively.
Dr. Yael Kantor is a chiropractor, who has been in private practice for over 25 years. Dr. Yael has always approached treatment of her patients with thoughtful authenticity as she considers each and every one a unique person or family, with individual needs. Dr. Yael has built a sound reputation in this area as a doctor who is deeply invested in the wellness of her patient and has a vast knowledge of the body, health and nutrition. The results Dr. Yael is able to achieve with many of her clients is often astounding and she has patients who remain patients throughout their life cycle stages, many from birth into adulthood and on.
Issy Kleiman, MA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 14 years of experience in private practice. In addition, Issy is an AAMFT approved supervisor as well as an approved Washington State supervisor. Issy works with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. Her strengths include her ability to meet each and every client where they are at and to develop a respectful, authentic therapeutic relationship with each person. Issy’s integrative approach allows her to draw from different therapeutic strategies based on the needs of her clients, as opposed to a one-size-fits all approach. Studies have repeatedly shown that the single most important factor in predicting successful treatment outcomes is the relationship between the therapist and the client(s). Issy provides a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental environment for her clients to express themselves and feel understood. Issy has worked in the South end for over 14 years and is deeply rooted to the community, as she also works with families, couples and individuals for many years as they journey through life cycle stages and unforeseen stressors.
For the past 14 years Dr. Yael and Issy, who are sisters, have practiced in the same office, each service independent of each other. Our clients were eager for whole body and mind wellness and they tended to move towards the others’ profession organically. It seemed to be a natural pivot to create a group practice that provided integrative, collaborative and mindful care for the individual, family, child and teenager. We wanted a place where people in our community could easily and comfortably explore what other options there were to enhance their health and wellbeing, where providers all had the same purpose of maximizing each individuals’ health and wellness goals, and were open to whatever road the client wanted to travel down without judgement. We wanted a place where people could bridge the wide chasm between mental health issues and physical wellbeing.
The providers and clients work collaboratively with each other to create the best possible outcomes for obtaining wellbeing in a supportive, respectful and culturally responsive environment. That was and is our vision.