Meet Our Wellness Partners
licensed massage therapist
Jennifer Dress has lived in Howard county since 1969. She graduated from Howard Community college in 1995 with an Associates Degree in Nursing.
After contributing almost two decades in nursing and patient care, Jennifer became interested in taking her knowledge base in health care and shifting from a "pathology oriented" career to a "wellness oriented" approach. She attended the Central Maryland School of Massage, graduating and obtaining her license in Massage Therapy.
Jennifer's approach to massage therapy is to problem solve by using clinical reasoning to devise variations of the applications of massage methods. Each session is designed specifically for the individual client. Often a combination of soft tissue work along with work from a multidisciplinary team can best serve the client.
Jennifer is a wife, and a mother of three. She spend her free time outdoors running road and trails races. She also spends time with her family rock climbing.
Jennifer's current hours (Clarksville Only):
- 1st Saturday & Sunday of every month
- Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesdays 10:00am - 7:00pm
Kate Walsh M.Ac, L.Ac., NCCOAM Dippl. Ac.
Kate has been serving the Montgomery and Howard county communities as an acupuncturist since earning her master’s degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2003. She holds a national acupuncture certification through NCCAOM, and she is a graduate of Loyola College of Maryland.
She supports patients with a wide variety of complaints including but not limited to anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges, Lyme disease, joint pain, back pain, fertility and menopausal symptoms.
Kate uses acupuncture, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to bring about healing in her patients. Kate is a lover of both art and science. A lifelong artist Kate uses watercolor and oil paint to explore the beauty of the natural world. As a scientist Kate received several Intramural Trainee Awards for conducting research in cell and molecular biology at the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Cancer Institute. Also, she was a part of a team which conducted a successful study of the use of acupuncture for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in active duty soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. These experiences have given Kate an appreciation for the complexity and creativity of life. Kate regards the practice of acupuncture as an art form harnessing the innate power of our body, mind, and spirit to bring about healing.
Kate's current hours (Clarksville Only):
- Tuesday 9:15am - 3:15pm
- Thursday 9:15am - 7:15pm
- Select Saturdays by request
To schedule an appointment with Kate call or text her at (301) 706-6556.
Pat Barnes MS, OT/L, RYT 500
Pat has been teaching yoga since 2003, and has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 30 years. She has worked with clients with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, cancer, orthopedic, neurological, and mental health disorders. Her specialties include pain management and healthy aging. In group and individual sessions, Pat links breath with movement to decrease pain and increase positive energy. She completed a yoga therapy training program in 2011. Her unique blend of yoga poses, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation is restorative and therapeutic, as well as fun!