The team of practitioners at Thrive Wellness Center are committed to educating and serving the community on all aspects of wellness. Every practitioner that is partnered with Thrive is licensed in the field they are representing at Thrive.
Founder and Head Holistic Practitioner
Amber graduated with High Honors in Biology from Mount Holyoke College in 2000 and worked at the FDA’s Division of Hematology where her research was published in two peer-reviewed medical journals. She received her certification as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner in 2002 from the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine while also studying for her certification as a practitioner in Angel Therapy, Reiki, and Nutritional Consulting. She has apprenticed with Dr. Sylvester DeVaux, Naturopath and Reflexologist from St. Lucia and began seeing clients professionally in 2009. Amber currently teaches certification classes for the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. In addition, Amber has been a baccalaureate constituency member of Sigma Xi since 2000. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is the honor society of scientists and engineers that recognizes scientific achievement. Amber was nominated into membership because of her extensive research done for her undergraduate thesis at the FDA’s Division of Hematology in the field of blood substitutes. Amber is very excited to share her knowledge and experience with her clients and students through Thrive Wellness Center that lives up to her exceptional standards of quality and integrity.
Click here to read Amber’s story of her journey to greater health through holistic medicine after being diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 5.
Client Support Specialist
Betsy was led to the world of holistic medicine when her daughter Amber became sick with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 5. After 2 years of watching her daughter’s condition deteriorate, she decided to try something different. Betsy faced much criticism for her choices to support her daughter’s health through natural means, but knew it was the right path as Amber began to recover quickly once on a strict holistic protocol. After helping her daughter achieve complete recovery from JRA, 35 years later Betsy faced her own health challenge that caused her to make another tough decision. In 2019 Betsy took on the daunting task of fighting stage 4 kidney cancer without any immunotherapy or chemotherapy. Within 6 months of committing to her holistic protocol, Betsy was, by western medical standards, in complete remission. Her commitment and dedication to holistic health has been great through her lifetime, she now brings this passion to supporting Thrive Wellness in helping others locally and around the world.