What We Do
Working with individuals and couples, PIH addresses a wide array of health concerns. We can work with you one-on-one or as a team of health care professionals. We also offer classes and workshops for healing and personal growth.
In our clinics we combine the best of Eastern and Western healing systems to meet your unique health care needs.
- Therapies for adults, teens, and couples
- Consultation services for mind-body conditions
- Individualized self-care planning for healthier living
- Brain-based counseling for digestive disorders
- Mental health conditions including depression and anxiety
- Trauma recovery services
- Couples therapy
- Clinical hypnosis services
- Gut-focused therapy services
- Chronic illness services
- Pre and post bariatric surgery psychological assessments
- Healthy aging services
- Online services for digestive health challenges
uses mind-brain-body-based therapies with individual adults and couples, and specializes in working with the conditions affecting mind and body such as IBS, headache, and chronic pain that affect so many. Recognized for his expertise in clinical hypnosis, when not seeing clients, Dr. Alter is an active teacher/trainer locally and nationally, and has developed an online program to teach symptom management skills to IBS sufferers.
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Lois Fischer, MA, LMFT
is passionate about helping to create a bridge from isolation into a world of relationships to promote a more profound sense of connectedness to self and others. Lois is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families with children and teens. Her approach to therapy draws upon many different theories and philosophies, incorporating emotional, cognitive (beliefs and attitudes), spiritual and behavioral components.
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Alecia Viera, PsyD, LP
believes that connection, acceptance, and self-confidence can open the door to healing and works to create a comfortable space for clients to connect with themselves and grow. Alecia has extensive experience working with eating disorders in adults and adolescents, and works on a variety of concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship struggles, life transitions, self-esteem, body image, and personal growth.
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A Little More About Us
For nearly 20 years, Partners in Healing has operated at the forefront of collaborative, holistic health. Our experienced clinicians have many decades of combined experience, and we bring that wealth of experience and skill to each of the individual adults, couples, and teens who have come to rely on our care as part of their healing journey.
Regardless of the presenting concerns, our services emphasize helping our clients to:
- Increase their natural "resilience" or "stress hardiness" by strengthening self-regulation abilities
- Rewrite their life story by altering patterns of perception and teaching them to take healthy perspectives on their life circumstances
- Develop a sensible, manageable, and efficient treatment plan with achievable treatment goals.
We look forward to working with you as you take your next step to better health.
provides individual and couples therapy, including EMDR and clinical hypnosis. She is an expert in infertility, donor eggs/donor sperm/donor embryos/surrogacy and pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth). Dr. Simmons often works in collaboration with physicians, nurses, and genetics counselors and employs holistic methods of treatment.
is dedicated and passionate about offering clients faced with the emotional trauma related to reproductive health issues, compassionate expertise and care. Debbie specializes in reproductive complications including infertility, pregnancy loss and alternative family building with donors and surrogates. She also works with Depression, Anxiety, Work life decisions.
Harriet Kohen, MSW, LICSW, CPT
specializes in working with children and adolescents teaching them how to manage their emotions through mind/body communication and to manage the impact of chronic conditions and illnesses effectively. Harriet specializes in clinical hypnosis and teaches effective parenting skills and works with individual adults with anxiety, phobias, sleep problems, and depression.
Dr. Dan Kohen, MD, FAAP, ABMH
is a developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician providing evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents, specializing in self-regulation training for pain, anxiety, depression, stress management, tics, habits, enuresis and encopresis. Dr. Kohen is a retired Professor of Pediatrics, expert in hypnosis with children, and teaches Child Hypnosis workshops around the world.