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Chinese Medicine | Psychotherapy | Wellness


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Welcome to the Elemental Family, a holistic wellness center in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles. Founded by a mother-daughter team, the Elemental Family is truly a family practice.

We believe that the body has an intuitive inclination toward health and wellbeing. Our multi-disciplinary approach to healing includes Chinese medicine, somatic psychotherapy, and mindfulness meditation. We utilize modalities and techniques that unlock the wisdom of the body and promote efficient and sustainable change.

 Your Wellness Team: Hannah, Brooke, & Debi Fries.

Your Wellness Team: Hannah, Brooke, & Debi Fries.

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Our new website is currently under construction. Please join our virtual community to stay in the loop regarding our new site, upcoming Meditation and Wellness Workshops held at our lovely center in Los Angeles, PLUS receive an immediate download of the Elemental Assessment Questionnaire, which identifies your unique adaptive style in the world. 

Meet the Family

Brooke Fries

Licensed Pediatric and Adult Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Brooke has degrees from Stanford University and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is passionate about helping families thrive with the gentle, holistic, and powerful tools of Chinese medicine. She provides complementary health care for children that emphasizes wellness and developmentally appropriate interventions. She empowers parents to understand and support their children and themselves through the lens of the Five Elements, a psycho-emotional and behavioral model that guides treatment at the Elemental Family.

Areas of Expertise:

Pediatric ~ respiratory and immune support, behavioral and attention challenges, common disorders of childhood
Adult ~ menstrual cycle regulation, pregnancy and post-partum, headache and stress management

CONTACT BROOKE

Please reach out to Brooke directly to learn more and schedule an appointment:

brooke@elementalfamily.com • 323-521-9692

Debi Fries, MFT

Integrative Body Psychotherapist

Debi graduated from Phillips Graduate Institute with a degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been practicing for over 15 years and is a master teacher for the Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) program both here in Los Angeles and abroad in Italy. As a certified IBP therapist, Debi helps individuals process interruptions to one's well being and, most importantly, provides them with the stepping stone from simply initiating change to creating and living it. Her aim is to bring her clients back to their natural state of being, which is one of aliveness, presence, and awareness.

Areas of Expertise:

Along with traditional talk therapy, Debi utilizes breath, bodywork, and mindfulness techniques to facilitate healing. Debi works with teenagers, families, individuals and couples. Her areas of interest include interpersonal relationships, stress, anxiety, grief, depression, self-esteem issues, mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology.

CONTACT DEBI

Please reach out to Debi directly to learn more and schedule an appointment:

debimft@elementalfamily.com • 818-635-4204

Hannah Fries

Acupuncture Intern & Integrative Body Psychotherapy Allied Professional

A sweet soul with a healer’s heart, Hannah rounds out the Elemental Family practice.  She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, and is now in her 4th and final year at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica. She will be a licensed acupuncturist, ready to see patients at our wellness center by Fall of 2016.

She is simultaneously engaged in an in-depth 3-year training to become a certified Integrative Body Psychotherapy Allied Professional, and is excited to bridge the worlds of Chinese medicine and IBP in her own practice. She is currently in the office most Saturdays, helping with check in and out and generally ensuring a smoothly running ship.