Vitalistic Whole Health Care

Dr. KO

Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Midwife, doula

The Medicine Woman of The Nest, Dr. KO guides healing with a sense of patience, ease, and trust.  She offers an alternative approach to primary care, acute and chronic maladies, and optimizing wellness.  She is particularly gifted with emotionally-focused counseling and bodywork.

As a midwife and doula, Dr. KO brings a tender reverence for the sacred transition of birthing.  With a foundation of evidence-based care, she empowers the mother to trust her own body and intuition.

Dr. KO is currently not accepting new naturopathic clients; but you are welcome to call us at 509-330-5539 to discuss options and be added to a wait list.

Laura Rose Gage Chinese Medicine practitioner and doula

Laura Rose Gage

Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Herbalist, Doula

Laura is honored to witness and facilitate the soul’s work of her patients and community. She believes that lasting, miraculous healing of the mind and body is found at the spirit level.  Our existence is an amazing joyful gift! Laura hopes for everyone in her life to come to a place of being without condition and living from the sovereignty of our hearts. In Chinese Medicine this is called being in “right relationship” and she practices from the principle that  all dis-ease comes from being out of alignment with our hearts. 

Laura has a passion for working with women in all life stages. She has paid special attention to using acupuncture and Chinese medicine in pregnancy, labor & delivery and postpartum mamas. Becoming a parent is an amazing time of transformation and she is blessed to be a part of this experience. 

Deborah Webster, Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Deborah Webster

Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Deborah believes the body cannot thrive if out of balance and seeks to help her patients feel better through natural means such as diet, and movement, and encouraging their natural healing process with acupuncture. Acupuncture is an amazing, gentle tool that can be used to remind the body that the path to healing is inside all of us. She works with pediatric patients, couples who are preparing for parenthood, and those experiencing pain and discomfort in their bodies. Our bodies reflect what is happening within us and by treating the whole self, our best lives can be appropriately reflected.

Samantha Straub, Mental Health Therapist, EMDR

Samantha Straub

Mental health therapist

Samantha is a mental health therapist offering counseling and EMDR. Her sweet and naturally loving nature creates a really supportive counseling space. EMDR is an excellent modality for releasing and reprocessing old trauma, or developing internal resources to prepare for upcoming events.

Samantha is currently not accepting new clients; but you are welcome to call us at 509-330-5539 to discuss options and be added to a wait list.

Susie Thomsen, Nutritional Coach

Susie Thomsen

Certified Nutrition Coach

As a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, Susie meets you where you’re at, generously offering grace and compassion around nutrition and wellness habits while educating and counseling about balanced priorities at your own pace. She is a gifted listener and makes her clients feel comfortable and confident. Intuitive eating transformed Susie’s personal relationship with food and her body, and she’s passionate about helping others find that freedom too!

Lindsay Larkins

Manual Therapist

Lindsay is a gifted and intuitive bodyworker with extensive training in many different forms of manual therapy.  With an honor of the emotional and spiritual body, she can help with many different physical complaints, from old injuries, to musculoskeletal alignment, myofascial release, and pelvic alignment during pregnancy.

Megan Hewes

Office Manager, Embodiment instructor

As the Office Manager, Megan values kindness, efficiency, and beauty.  She is our point person for scheduling, billing, and special projects; and she loves connecting with each client who comes to The Nest.

In Embodiment fitness classes, Megan creates a non-judgmental environment that encourages you to respect and understand your own body while challenging its cardiovascular system, strength, and flexibility. Above all, expect exercises that feel good and music that makes you want to move!

Whole Health Care Membership

We have put our heart and intention into the creation of a revolutionary model of care centered on justice, autonomy, and accessibility in healthcare, designed to best walk with you on the path of healing.  We do not accept insurance for care with our Whole Health Care team; but we offer member or non-member pricing as follows.

Appointment Pricing


membership is $20/month per person or $55/month for the whole family with a 6 month minimum commitment. In addition to discounted visits it includes 2 wellness visits per year per person (or all WellChild visits). 

"Lindsay is friendly and truly a miracle worker for the body. She takes the time to see you as a whole person."
"I've never met anyone like KO - I joke with friends that she knows my soul better than I do sometimes. KO has been a constant source of light, love and healing in my life for several years. She's an effective practitioner, her bodywork practices are gentle and healing, and she is absolutely committed to helping women find their own voice and power through their health and wellness choices."
"Samantha is a skilled listener and knew exactly the questions I needed to be asked to transform how I viewed previous difficult experiences. She is kind, warm, and absolutely helped me reinterpret the past and be open to a different future!"
"I'm so grateful to The Nest and their amazing care providers! We pay a modest monthly fee for a variety of care if it's needed. It's an unusual model of health care focused on wellness and prevention and a strong relationship with your special providers. Unlike most clinics, we know exactly who we're going to be seeing when we go in."
"Lindsay is simply amazing. She provided muscle/ligament relief I had been struggling with all pregnancy. I only wish I had started seeing her earlier! The Nest is a great place for overall health and wellness, not just pregnancy!
"Dr. KO is a peaceful presence. Always there to listen and meet you with love exactly where you are at."
"You'll meet Lindsay and feel like you've known her forever - she had a way of making me feel comfortable instantly, and that opened me to ask all of the questions I had. Her bodywork was gentle and immediately effective."
"My kiddos instantly adored KO; after 15 minutes playing with the toys in her office my normally suspicious 5 year old asked KO to help her dress her dolly. And I hope to remember that sweet moment of connection between the two of them as the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one that continues until my girls go off to college."