The AHA Clinic consists of licensed health care professionals who have come together for one reason: we believe in the innate healing abilities of the body-mind-spirit. Each of us brings our unique personal experience and training to support your healing path.
Dr. Synthia Andrews is a Naturopathic physician and energy intuitive. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Bridgeport, College of Nauropathic Medicine after a 30 year career as a body worker and massage therapist. Dr. Andrews combines technical training with clinical experience and intuitive insight. She considers the underlying spiritual and emotional aspects of health to be essentially important and incorporates a broad spectrum of modalities to meet a patient’s individual need.
Andrews is the author of The Path of Energy (New Page Books, 2011), The Path of Emotions (New Page Books, 2013) and The Path of Presence (New Page Books, 2016). She is co-author of four additional books on healing, subtle energy and consciousness. She taught for 15 years at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Connecticut’s premier massage training facility, and developed a course in massage pathology for the certification program at the Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox Mass. She holds multiple certifications, is an authorized teacher of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®, is a Reiki Master-Teacher and provides instruction in energy awareness for personal and professional development.
Laura Furey certified Health and Lifestyle Coach.
Laura Furey is an Integrative Health Coach who loves to empower people on their path to wellness. After being completely derailed for years by chronic illness, she found her own path to wellness and loves to share it with others. Taking everything she learned from her experience and combining it with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, as well as trainings in neuroplasticity, she looks at the whole picture for each person and creates a unique tailored plan to augment their health. She enjoys working hand in hand with practitioners of AHA particularly in helping with complex chronic illnesses such as Lyme, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, digestive issues, Interstitial Cystitis, anxiety and stress. While nutrition is a large component of her work, she very much enjoys assisting people with specific needs such as weight loss, weight gain or overcoming restrictive eating. Her website can be found at www.ahahcoaching.com
All sessions are tailored to the individual and include follow up notes as well as check-ins on off weeks.
Julie has always had a deep love and connection with the living beings of nature; earth, weather, animals, rivers and plants. She discovered Plant Spirit Medicine during a challenging time in her life when her body and spirit where really struggling. She’s grateful to the plant spirits for helping her when she needed it most. Julie is grateful to be able to share the deep generosity and healing wisdom of the plants with her clients.
Julie graduated from Eliot Cowan’s Plant Spirit Medicine Healer Training Course in 2007 and was recognized by the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing as a Plant Spirit Medicine Lay Spiritual Healer in 2012. Julie is a professional member of the Plant Spirit Medicine Association and continues her ongoing studies with Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek by attending clinical trainings and the PSMA conference annually.