Irit D. Weir, L.Ac., M.S.
“The sky is the limit; moving through false belief is like a ray of bright light breaking through dark clouds. Tears. Healing is feeling.“
I have been practicing Holistic and Integrative Acupuncture for over 30 years. My main intention has been and is to empower patients to find pathways back to health by examining underlying fears, anxieties, and false beliefs. Often the gap between our internalized stress and the stories we tell ourselves can create symptoms, yet we are not aware of their originality. Growing up in Israel allowed me to personally understand that our internal wars and societal’s external wars have similar effects on the body. Beyond my formal education in the USA and China, most of my more vivid learning was from my grandmother and mother. I saw how they integrated herbs in cooking balanced food and how my family used cupping for various ailments.
I obtained my Master’s Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in SF. During this time, I was in an intensive internship at the Guangzhou (Canton) Hospital in the People’s Republic of China where I learned to integrate Eastern and Western medicine. After this experience, I continued my education by studying with worldwide acupuncture masters. I then taught Acupuncture/Integrative Medicine at Napa Valley College from 1988-1990. Throughout my career, I have given multiple lectures at many institutions. I specialize in the following areas: infertility and gynecological issues, cancer, autoimmune disorders and pain management.
My goal is to create peace whether it be peace of mind, peace of body, or peace of spirit and soul. These types of peace are integrated into the medicine that I practice. Art has been always a big part of my life, in particular, oil painting and mosaic. Beyond my healing work, my main pride and joy is my family life with my partner, our three children and our sweet grandson.
Susanne LaBarge L.Ac.
Susanne LaBarge has been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 30 years. She knew she would become a doctor at age 5. At 18, she was prescribing herbs and giving dietary recommendations to friends and family, and was very encouraged by the excellent results.
As she contemplated western medical school, she was unhappy with the prospect of only offering drugs or surgery for her patients’ health issues.
She was attracted to the efficacy of Chinese Medicine, and she became licensed as an herbalist and a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She loves what she does, and is skilled at assisting her patients to reconnect to themselves, to that internal place where healing truly begins.
Deen Wu, CMT
I am an upbeat and energetic healer with years of experience providing bodywork in various modalities that source from Traditional Chinese medicine. My skill set includes deep tissue massage, acupressure, reflexology, hot stone applied to acupuncture points and more. I studied and trained in China from the Tianjin Professional Massage School. Prior to my arrival in Napa, I lived in Paris and opened my own bodywork practice there. I am now happy to serve the Napa community with bodywork treatments. Within my treatments, I also provide some self-care and lifestyle suggestions to help support your healing.
Dr. Maya Weir
Being a therapist is a key element of my lifelong commitment to creating healing in the world. This quest led me to earn a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. While studying how political and economic policies can create conflict in the world, I became motivated to explore how I could support individuals in pursuing their own healing, while being aware of the societal forces beyond their control. I completed my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute, during which time I provided therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. I worked with a variety of issues including anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, parenting issues, relationship issues, developmental disorders, identity concerns, immigration difficulties and more.
In my private practice, I work with couples, individual adults, and adolescents with a particular emphasis on pregnant/postpartum parents and couples. I practice from a psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed point of view, while also taking into consideration somatic elements. At the center of my work is the therapeutic relationship and a strong sense of empathy for the life each client has experienced. I believe there is no one-size-fits all approach in therapy, and I work hard to meet the unique needs of each client. I believe deeply in the strength and resilience of humans, the power of vulnerability, and the capacity to heal within a safe and supportive relationship. I currently provide exclusively telehealth appointments. My practice is currently supervised by Dr. Zoe Barnow (PSY29665). For a free 20 minute phone consultation or to learn more about my practice, please visit: https://drzoebarnow.com/mayaweir