Our Doctors and Care Team

Treat the whole patient, body and mind.

Our Team

Janice Cathey

CEO and Founder

As a visionary of integrated medicine, Janice is fascinated by the body’s ability to heal. She has devoted her professional life to finding pathways to elicit healthy responses in mind and body. 

In 2015, she opened Ha.Lé as a way to help bridge the gap between western medicine and integrative health care. Informed by her 15 years of LMT private practice, she understands that the body is biointelligent and has the ability to heal through therapeutic movement and somatics.  

As an entrepreneur, Janice regularly has experiences and engages with people who upgrade her current approach and perspective of life. Psychologists call this selective attention. What we’re focused on expands us. Her attention has been on engagement with healing processes, through integrative health care. 

Janice’s goal has been to create an environment for healing, growth, and transformation. Zen philosophy talks about the 5 aspects of life, which is the supreme meal: spirituality, study & learning, livelihood, social action & change, relationship & community. Ha.Lé exemplifies the supreme meal.

Dr. Gurjeet Birdee, MD, MPH

Board Certified Physician and Research Scientist

Dr. Birdee has researched the evidence of integrative therapies for over a decade. Dr. Birdee is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed a clinical research fellow in Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and was faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he directed research in Integrative Medicine. He was funded by the National Institute of Health to perform research in the clinical efficacy and mechanisms of integrative modalities.

Dr. Birdee provides consultations to patients on integrative health that align with their conventional health care providers.  During visits, Dr. Birdee will review the patient’s medical history, current treatments, and health goals. He will provide an integrative treatment plan that will incorporate integrative modalities alongside the conventional care being received. Treatment plans and patient updates are provided to the patients’ physicians.

Dr. Brian Meyer, MD

Board Certified Physician and Acupuncturist

Dr. Meyer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician.  He spent eleven years practicing as a general Internist – 7 years as a primary care provider (in both private practice and academic settings) and 4 years as a hospitalist.  In 2016, he decided to expand his scope of practice and study acupuncture. He completed Harvard’s 300-hour International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians in 2017.  He then took a position in the Wounded Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda — providing acupuncture to injured service members.  He has continued his acupuncture education by studying with Kiiko Matsumoto, Jeffrey Yuen and Lonny Jarrett. He has additional training in the Tan Balance Method, Battlefield acupuncture and the NADA protocol.   He enjoys practicing acupuncture because the longer appointments allow him to listen carefully to his patients and tailor the treatments to their needs. He is excited to be part of the Ha.Lé team.

Janice Cathey

CEO and Founder

As a visionary of integrated medicine, Janice is fascinated by the body’s ability to heal. She has devoted her professional life to finding pathways to elicit healthy responses in mind and body. 

In 2015, she opened Ha.Lé as a way to help bridge the gap between western medicine and integrative health care. Informed by her 15 years of LMT private practice, she understands that the body is biointelligent and has the ability to heal through therapeutic movement and somatics.  

As an entrepreneur, Janice regularly has experiences and engages with people who upgrade her current approach and perspective of life. Psychologists call this selective attention. What we’re focused on expands us. Her attention has been on engagement with healing processes, through integrative health care. 

Janice’s goal has been to create an environment for healing, growth, and transformation. Zen philosophy talks about the 5 aspects of life, which is the supreme meal: spirituality, study & learning, livelihood, social action & change, relationship & community. Ha.Lé exemplifies the supreme meal.

Dr. Gurjeet Birdee, MD, MPH

Board Certified Physician and Research Scientist

Dr. Birdee has researched the evidence of integrative therapies for over a decade. Dr. Birdee is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed a clinical research fellow in Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and was faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he directed research in Integrative Medicine. He was funded by the National Institute of Health to perform research in the clinical efficacy and mechanisms of integrative modalities.

Dr. Birdee provides consultations to patients on integrative health that align with their conventional health care providers.  During visits, Dr. Birdee will review the patient’s medical history, current treatments, and health goals. He will provide an integrative treatment plan that will incorporate integrative modalities alongside the conventional care being received. Treatment plans and patient updates are provided to the patients’ physicians.

Dr. Brian Meyer, MD

Board Certified Physician and Acupuncturist

Dr. Meyer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician.  He spent eleven years practicing as a general Internist – 7 years as a primary care provider (in both private practice and academic settings) and 4 years as a hospitalist.  In 2016, he decided to expand his scope of practice and study acupuncture. He completed Harvard’s 300-hour International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians in 2017.  He then took a position in the Wounded Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda — providing acupuncture to injured service members.  He has continued his acupuncture education by studying with Kiiko Matsumoto, Jeffrey Yuen and Lonny Jarrett. He has additional training in the Tan Balance Method, Battlefield acupuncture and the NADA protocol.   He enjoys practicing acupuncture because the longer appointments allow him to listen carefully to his patients and tailor the treatments to their needs. He is excited to be part of the Ha.Lé team.

Adriana Hermel

Mind Body Therapy

Adriana Hermel has been in the wellness field since 2006 when she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from UNISINOS University in Brazil, with an emphasis on exercise for wellness, health promotion and education. Adriana is a certified Yoga Therapist and Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Cancer Society. In addition, she also holds a Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Coach certification.

Adriana has experience working with individuals that present a variety of health concerns, including those with cancer, pulmonary and cardiac disease, orthopedic/neuromuscular disorders, chronic pain and those with anxiety and insomnia.  With her approach, a variety of clients have successfully achieved their unique level of wellness.

She believes that every person in any phase of their lives is able to experience the benefits of improving health and wellbeing by consciously working on their body and breathing using a personalized approach.

Chelsea Henry

COO

Chelsea has been working with Janice Cathey since 2008, helping with communication, organization, and administration so that our team can focus on their healing work with clients. She has a degree in philosophy, two kids, and a love of ritual and intention.

As someone who has experienced first hand the importance of integrative health care and a dedicated self-care practice, Chelsea is passionate about helping others access and experience the effectiveness of quality therapists and teachers.

Courtney Schand, RD

Nutrition

Courtney Schand is a Tennessee native and has dedicated the last 10 years to studying how humans thrive. She is a trained relationship coach and works as a Self-care Coach and Registered Dietitian.

Through the use of techniques that connect the mind and body (emotional freedom technique, or EFT tapping and mindful/intuitive eating) she helps people heal their relationship to food. She believes big health outcomes start with small, manageable strategies to make healthy eating do-able and weight management sustainable.

She teaches mindful eating strategies that allow meals to become a sensuous escape and “dieting” to fall out of your vocabulary for good.

Adriana Hermel

Mind Body Therapy

Adriana Hermel has been in the wellness field since 2006 when she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from UNISINOS University in Brazil, with an emphasis on exercise for wellness, health promotion and education. Adriana is a certified Yoga Therapist and Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Cancer Society. In addition, she also holds a Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Coach certification.

Adriana has experience working with individuals that present a variety of health concerns, including those with cancer, pulmonary and cardiac disease, orthopedic/neuromuscular disorders, chronic pain and those with anxiety and insomnia.  With her approach, a variety of clients have successfully achieved their unique level of wellness.

She believes that every person in any phase of their lives is able to experience the benefits of improving health and wellbeing by consciously working on their body and breathing using a personalized approach.

Chelsea Henry

COO

Chelsea has been working with Janice Cathey since 2008, helping with communication, organization, and administration so that our team can focus on their healing work with clients. She has a degree in philosophy, two kids, and a love of ritual and intention.

As someone who has experienced first hand the importance of integrative health care and a dedicated self-care practice, Chelsea is passionate about helping others access and experience the effectiveness of quality therapists and teachers.

Courtney Schand, RD

Nutrition

Courtney Schand is a Tennessee native and has dedicated the last 10 years to studying how humans thrive. She is a trained relationship coach and works as a Self-care Coach and Registered Dietitian.

Through the use of techniques that connect the mind and body (emotional freedom technique, or EFT tapping and mindful/intuitive eating) she helps people heal their relationship to food. She believes big health outcomes start with small, manageable strategies to make healthy eating do-able and weight management sustainable.

She teaches mindful eating strategies that allow meals to become a sensuous escape and “dieting” to fall out of your vocabulary for good.

Dawn Griffith, RYT

Ha.Lé Movement, Restorative Movement, & Private Somatics

Dawn did yoga off and on all through college but did not have a consistent practice until a few years later. She rediscovered the benefits of yoga, because it helped her with rock climbing. She noticed if she took a class before she climbed she would have a wider range of flexibility, strength and just all around more relaxed. Finally after consistently practicing for 2 years, she decided to take the plunge and get her RYT in the spring of 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina at Y2 Yoga. She uses styles from many different types of yoga. “I love teaching students how to appreciate every aspect of their practice, and it is so inspiring watching each student’s practice grow and transform.”

Dawn enjoys teaching a wide range of styles from Ashtanga inspired to more restorative to Moon salutation. Each practice has the opportunity to unlock different aspects of ourselves and to balance the mind, body, and emotional body with the breath.

Emily Rate, Med., NCC

Counseling

Emily has her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and roots her practice in developmental and person-centered theories. She has experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families, in agency and school-based settings. She enjoys navigating life’s intricacies alongside clients and focuses on facilitating insight to help those who are feeling adrift, stuck, or overwhelmed. Her history in the field is grounded in encountering people facing transition, grief and loss, identity and meaning, depression and anxiety as well as relational and family struggles.

Emily is committed to build a relationship with clients, affirm their experience, genuinely connect, and collaborate to develop solutions which promote impactful growth. She believes in fostering a sense of balance to encourage mind-body connection and healing. Emily understands the vulnerable nature of this personal work and is incredibly humbled to walk with clients through their unique process.

Kim Greenberg, MA

Somatics & Feldenkrais

Kim moved to Nashville in 2013 from New York City, where she lived for more than twenty years studying, teaching and performing dance.

She is a Feldenkrais Practitioner, certified by the Feldenkrais Institute, NYC, in 2015. She’s been dancing as long as she can remember and received a B.A. in Dance Anthropology at UMASS Amherst. She studied dance in Cuba and in Senegal, West Africa. She has an M.A. in Dance Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and taught Dance in the NYC public schools for 12 years, working with children of all ages and abilities.

In addition to her work as a Feldenkrais Practioner, Kim is a graduate of Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment, Somatic Movement Therapy Training, a foot reflexologist and a Body-Mind ball work and yoga practitioner.

Dawn Griffith, RYT

Ha.Lé Movement, Restorative Movement, & Private Somatics

Dawn did yoga off and on all through college but did not have a consistent practice until a few years later. She rediscovered the benefits of yoga, because it helped her with rock climbing. She noticed if she took a class before she climbed she would have a wider range of flexibility, strength and just all around more relaxed. Finally after consistently practicing for 2 years, she decided to take the plunge and get her RYT in the spring of 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina at Y2 Yoga. She uses styles from many different types of yoga. “I love teaching students how to appreciate every aspect of their practice, and it is so inspiring watching each student’s practice grow and transform.”

Dawn enjoys teaching a wide range of styles from Ashtanga inspired to more restorative to Moon salutation. Each practice has the opportunity to unlock different aspects of ourselves and to balance the mind, body, and emotional body with the breath.

Emily Rate, Med., NCC

Counseling

Emily has her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and roots her practice in developmental and person-centered theories. She has experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families, in agency and school-based settings. She enjoys navigating life’s intricacies alongside clients and focuses on facilitating insight to help those who are feeling adrift, stuck, or overwhelmed. Her history in the field is grounded in encountering people facing transition, grief and loss, identity and meaning, depression and anxiety as well as relational and family struggles.

Emily is committed to build a relationship with clients, affirm their experience, genuinely connect, and collaborate to develop solutions which promote impactful growth. She believes in fostering a sense of balance to encourage mind-body connection and healing. Emily understands the vulnerable nature of this personal work and is incredibly humbled to walk with clients through their unique process.

Kim Greenberg, MA

Somatics & Feldenkrais

Kim moved to Nashville in 2013 from New York City, where she lived for more than twenty years studying, teaching and performing dance.

She is a Feldenkrais Practitioner, certified by the Feldenkrais Institute, NYC, in 2015. She’s been dancing as long as she can remember and received a B.A. in Dance Anthropology at UMASS Amherst. She studied dance in Cuba and in Senegal, West Africa. She has an M.A. in Dance Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and taught Dance in the NYC public schools for 12 years, working with children of all ages and abilities.

In addition to her work as a Feldenkrais Practioner, Kim is a graduate of Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment, Somatic Movement Therapy Training, a foot reflexologist and a Body-Mind ball work and yoga practitioner.

Kim Rate, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC

Ha.Lé Counseling & Relationship Counseling

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy at Ha.Lé. She is passionate about working with people of all ages who are in difficult phases of their lives and struggling to rediscover joy and meaning in their current circumstances. Whether you are struggling with an anxious mind, depressed mood, old wounds that need healing, or simply just seeking personal growth, Kim will work alongside you to gain insight and implement meaningful life changes.

During sessions, Kim works to maintain an open and affirming environment where exploration and change can readily occur without judgment. She will guide you through the identification of solutions already present within your own life in order to solve current challenges, help you identify the role of negative self-talk and beliefs, and give you permission to sit with uncomfortable emotions in order to find peace.

Liz Trinkler, RYT

Ha.Lé Movement & Private Somatics

Liz has been practicing yoga for over 30 years as part of a lifestyle that includes triathlons, trail running and golf. A Nashville native, Liz practiced a wide variety of yoga styles as the city’s yoga scene matured.

In 2008, she decided to deepen her personal practice by participating in teacher training at Sanctuary for Yoga. The training ultimately inspired her to share her love of yoga with others.

In 2014, she enhanced her training by completing Level I and Level II workshops in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. This therapeutic style of yoga focuses on the mind/body connection.

Liz has taught in corporate and private settings since 2009 and is inspired by her students and by the subtle strength and wisdom of the practice of yoga and therapeutic movement. She also facilitates the annual Ha.Lé Walk of Empowerment on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Liza Hill, LMT

Bodywork

Liza is a licensed massage therapist who earned her education in the 650 hour program at Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. Being an athlete for most of her life, developing self care practices has been extremely helpful and was her initial inspiration to pursue bodywork. She is also studying Psychology, which supports her passion around the mind/body connection. During a session, she incorporates multiple modalities that are specific to a client’s needs, encouraging a space for relaxation, treatment, and pain relief.

Kim Rate, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC

Ha.Lé Counseling & Relationship Counseling

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy at Ha.Lé. She is passionate about working with people of all ages who are in difficult phases of their lives and struggling to rediscover joy and meaning in their current circumstances. Whether you are struggling with an anxious mind, depressed mood, old wounds that need healing, or simply just seeking personal growth, Kim will work alongside you to gain insight and implement meaningful life changes.

During sessions, Kim works to maintain an open and affirming environment where exploration and change can readily occur without judgment. She will guide you through the identification of solutions already present within your own life in order to solve current challenges, help you identify the role of negative self-talk and beliefs, and give you permission to sit with uncomfortable emotions in order to find peace.

Liz Trinkler, RYT

Ha.Lé Movement & Private Somatics

Liz has been practicing yoga for over 30 years as part of a lifestyle that includes triathlons, trail running and golf. A Nashville native, Liz practiced a wide variety of yoga styles as the city’s yoga scene matured.

In 2008, she decided to deepen her personal practice by participating in teacher training at Sanctuary for Yoga. The training ultimately inspired her to share her love of yoga with others.

In 2014, she enhanced her training by completing Level I and Level II workshops in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. This therapeutic style of yoga focuses on the mind/body connection.

Liz has taught in corporate and private settings since 2009 and is inspired by her students and by the subtle strength and wisdom of the practice of yoga and therapeutic movement. She also facilitates the annual Ha.Lé Walk of Empowerment on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Liza Hill, LMT

Bodywork

Liza is a licensed massage therapist who earned her education in the 650 hour program at Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. Being an athlete for most of her life, developing self care practices has been extremely helpful and was her initial inspiration to pursue bodywork. She is also studying Psychology, which supports her passion around the mind/body connection. During a session, she incorporates multiple modalities that are specific to a client’s needs, encouraging a space for relaxation, treatment, and pain relief.

Rebekah Miller

Nutrition

Rebekah Miller is a registered and licensed dietician who has her degree in Nutrition and Food Science and completed her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a native Hoosier from Indiana who spent the first 10 years of her career as an organic farmer learning from plants and studying the intricate process of vegetable and fruit life.  She became a dietitian to make the connection between healthy eating and healthy growing practices.
Rebekah believes in the healing power of food.  She understands that a healthy gut can be transformative in a life and lead to decreased anxiety and a more resilient immune system.  She enjoys working with people to add desirable and delicious foods to their diet that inspire growth and healing.   Rebekah combines her knowledge of nutrition with her training in the transtheoretical model of change and health coaching to effect meaningful lifestyle changes in the lives of the people she treats.

Will Ravenel, LMT

Structural Integration

Will has amassed over 1700 hours of instruction in a variety of bodywork fields. After graduating from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX, in 1990, he received almost 90 hours of instruction in Myofascial Release Therapy from Bob King of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and 75 hours of instruction from Florida’s Upledger Institute in both Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Spinal Release Therapy.

In 1990 Will toured with A.C. Pinarello, a professional cycling team based in Ft. Collins, CO, as one of their two massage therapists; and was one of a handful of massage therapists who helped the Texas Department of Health develop testing criteria for massage therapist licensing.

In 2006 he graduated from the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO, and is certified by them to practice the Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration in Tennessee, one of only a handful of therapists statewide.

Will was a resident of Austin, TX, from 1973-2014, until he left Texas to live and work in Nashville.

Rebekah Miller

Nutrition

Rebekah Miller is a registered and licensed dietician who has her degree in Nutrition and Food Science and completed her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a native Hoosier from Indiana who spent the first 10 years of her career as an organic farmer learning from plants and studying the intricate process of vegetable and fruit life.  She became a dietitian to make the connection between healthy eating and healthy growing practices.
Rebekah believes in the healing power of food.  She understands that a healthy gut can be transformative in a life and lead to decreased anxiety and a more resilient immune system.  She enjoys working with people to add desirable and delicious foods to their diet that inspire growth and healing.   Rebekah combines her knowledge of nutrition with her training in the transtheoretical model of change and health coaching to effect meaningful lifestyle changes in the lives of the people she treats.

Will Ravenel, LMT

Structural Integration

Will has amassed over 1700 hours of instruction in a variety of bodywork fields. After graduating from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX, in 1990, he received almost 90 hours of instruction in Myofascial Release Therapy from Bob King of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and 75 hours of instruction from Florida’s Upledger Institute in both Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Spinal Release Therapy.

In 1990 Will toured with A.C. Pinarello, a professional cycling team based in Ft. Collins, CO, as one of their two massage therapists; and was one of a handful of massage therapists who helped the Texas Department of Health develop testing criteria for massage therapist licensing.

In 2006 he graduated from the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO, and is certified by them to practice the Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration in Tennessee, one of only a handful of therapists statewide.

Will was a resident of Austin, TX, from 1973-2014, until he left Texas to live and work in Nashville.

Community Partners

Community Partnerships are a chance for Ha.Lé to partner with other organizations that support sustainability, empowerment & inspiration. Through mutual support, we thrive.

New Dialect

Nonprofit contemporary dance collective and training program based in Nashville.

Our mission is to advance the evolution of our art form by inspiring people of all social backgrounds, cultures, and generations with authentic, high-quality dance workshops and performances that connect us more deeply to ourselves and each other.

To this end, we strive to be a resource for choreographers, dancers, and teaching artists in need of a fertile and supportive environment in which to deepen their own movement research.

Designed to be a research lab, New Dialect aims to facilitate an environment where movers of all kinds can explore the wide variety of groundbreaking movement vocabularies that exist in the world of contemporary dance.

Having greatly benefited from her training at Juilliard, founder and artistic director Banning Bouldin now endeavors to foster a fertile and supportive environment, where people are given “tools not rules” that allow them to connect deeply with their bodies as they learn how to interpret a broad range of choreographic languages with skill and authenticity.

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Found Movement Group

Community, education & social responsibility. In 2007 co-artistic directors Stacie Flood-Popp and Erin Law began to establish an open community through dance and movement that maintains responsibility to social consciousness. Stacie and Erin have worked together in an effort to bring quality movement education and choreographic artistry to the Nashville dance community, and have expanded to over 25 company members and apprentices.

Learn More

 

Yuyo Botanics

A company created by women to get organic, Tennessee grown hemp into your hands and connect you to education. Our founders understand there is a need for transparency with this product, cannabinoid education and growing practices and as hemp farmers themselves they oversee the entire process from seed to formulation to product. Yuyo Botanics’ hemp oils and salves are 100% made in Tennessee and have been 3rd party batch tested for purity, quality and cannabinoid content, both post harvest and after formulation. Our products are held to the highest standards and are grown with both organic and biodynamic practices, focusing on the soil health to ensure the plants get the best of what they need.

Learn More

New Dialect

Nonprofit contemporary dance collective and training program based in Nashville.

Our mission is to advance the evolution of our art form by inspiring people of all social backgrounds, cultures, and generations with authentic, high-quality dance workshops and performances that connect us more deeply to ourselves and each other.

To this end, we strive to be a resource for choreographers, dancers, and teaching artists in need of a fertile and supportive environment in which to deepen their own movement research.

Designed to be a research lab, New Dialect aims to facilitate an environment where movers of all kinds can explore the wide variety of groundbreaking movement vocabularies that exist in the world of contemporary dance.

Having greatly benefited from her training at Juilliard, founder and artistic director Banning Bouldin now endeavors to foster a fertile and supportive environment, where people are given “tools not rules” that allow them to connect deeply with their bodies as they learn how to interpret a broad range of choreographic languages with skill and authenticity.

Learn More

Found Movement Group

Community, education & social responsibility. In 2007 co-artistic directors Stacie Flood-Popp and Erin Law began to establish an open community through dance and movement that maintains responsibility to social consciousness. Stacie and Erin have worked together in an effort to bring quality movement education and choreographic artistry to the Nashville dance community, and have expanded to over 25 company members and apprentices.

Learn More

 

Yuyo Botanics

A company created by women to get organic, Tennessee grown hemp into your hands and connect you to education. Our founders understand there is a need for transparency with this product, cannabinoid education and growing practices and as hemp farmers themselves they oversee the entire process from seed to formulation to product. Yuyo Botanics’ hemp oils and salves are 100% made in Tennessee and have been 3rd party batch tested for purity, quality and cannabinoid content, both post harvest and after formulation. Our products are held to the highest standards and are grown with both organic and biodynamic practices, focusing on the soil health to ensure the plants get the best of what they need.

Learn More