Jo Whitsell, L.Ac graduated with honors in 2003 from Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York where she maintained a full-time practice. In 2010 she moved back to her hometown of Portland, OR where she joyfully resides.
Jo has participated in postgraduate studies with numerous master practitioners including a residency at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health & Healing in NYC under Arya Neilsen, L.Ac. Since 2004, she has had a continued relationship of postgraduate learning with master practitioner Lorie Eve Dechar, Lac. in Alchemical Acupuncture. She holds a Green Medicine certificate in western herbs & studied Practical Homeopathy as taught by Peeka Trenkle AHG, CCE. When appropriate she incorporates into her sessions manually based modalities such as reflexology, Zero Balancing, massage as well as flower essences, aromatherapy and homeopathy. For over twenty years she has participated in various spiritual and depth psychology practices including Reichian therapy with Michele Newmark, Taoist & Buddhist theory and Jungian studies. She is also the proprietor of Maplewood Coffee & Tea located in SW Portland.
In her spare time, Jo is dedicated to being curious, interested and open to life. Whether in her backyard or around the world, she loves to travel, explore and feel connected. She is currently working on finding wonder in the mundane through connection with the world.