Rebekah Sitty and Rebecca Rizzetta, owners of SFCA.
Rebecca Rizzetta, LAc, CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She has also been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 10 years and is trained in many deep-tissue and Swedish modalities. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. She studied at Zhejiang University in Hong Zhou, China and worked in cancer, pediatric and gynecology clinics. She also worked in San Francisco at the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and for the San Francisco Ballet.
Rebekah Sitty, LAc, CMT is a Nationally Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist focusing on trigger points and deep tissue work. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005. During her schooling she chose to augment her studies by taking additional classes with Fred Lerner, DC, Matt Callison, L.Ac., Margaret McMeekin, L.Ac and other orthopedic specialists. She has worked in San Francisco at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and also for the San Francisco Ballet.
Daniel Martin, LAc, CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist. He earned a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked in several clinic settings including the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community clinic and the Auricular Clinic. Daniel has a background in labor and community organizing and with this experience brings a commitment to promoting healthy communities through accessible and affordable health care. Daniel habla español y tiene experiencia trabajando en proyectos de atención de salud en México, Guatemala, Nicaragua y Costa Rica.
Elizabeth Branon, LAc, CMT is a California Licensed and Nationally Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist and received her Master of Science degree in TCM at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After several years spent living and working in rural communities in Asia doing development and community work, Liz experienced first hand the efficacy of acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is dedicated to educating and empowering her patients to care for their own health and well-being. Her clinical acupuncture training includes a variety of diverse settings such as California Pacific Medical Center’s Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and Auricular Clinic.
Naomi Skoglund, L.Ac., CMT is a Nationally Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Tui Na, Swedish, and Deep Tissue body work. Naomi earned her MSTCM at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied at YueYang Hospital in Shanghai, China, and continues to study under the mentorship of Dr. Ai-de Men, Ph.D, L.Ac. Her work and volunteer experience includes the Haight Ashbury Community Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, ACTCM’s Community Clinic, LiFang Liang’s Fertility practice, and Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine. Naomi follows Chinese Medicine’s philosophy of health, which is that when we address imbalances and bring the body into balance, our bodies can heal themselves. You can learn more about TCM at Naomi’s blog: www.integratinghealth.net
Lis Goldschmidt, LAc is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). Lis has experience providing acupuncture at the ACTCM Community Clinic, the Auricular Clinic and the Jewish Home for the Aged. With a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Lis also brings an artist’s sensibility to the practice of Chinese medicine. Lis is a dedicated advocate for community health and she is committed to working with people to support health and healing.
Aimee Ruiz, LAc is a nationally certified and California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master’s of Science in TCM from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her work and volunteer experience includes the Jewish Home for the Aged, the Community Clinic and Ear Clinic of ACTCM in San Francisco, as well as the Lutheran Medical Center’s Oncology, Stroke Rehabilitation, and Labor and Delivery departments in Brooklyn, NY. She has also interned and studied with Dr. Jennifer Ashby at The Lotus Center here in the Mission. Before discovering Chinese medicine, Aimee studied and worked in psychology. She values the connections that Chinese medicine recognizes between our mind/spirit and our overall health and well-being. She has a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy, and postpartum care.
Jessy Daya-Washburn, L.Ac. is a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Maya Abdominal Therapy Practitioner. She holds a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. She has received her Maya Abdominal Therapy training from Dr. Rosita Arvigo who has apprenticed with one of Belize’s foremost Maya healers, Don Elijio Panti. Jessy’s philosophy is to learn from the best. She has received additional training from world renowned acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto, and she has trained and apprenticed extensively with Dr. Jasmine Berke. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, notably the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, and she was the Official Acupuncturist for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games in Palo Alto. When she is not working, Jessy can be found hiking up and down some secluded trails in the Bay area.
Catherine Herbin, M.S., L.Ac. is a nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She grew up in a large family of medical providers in Connecticut. From a young age she was fascinated by multicultural medicine, which led her to study Medical History and Anthropology at Skidmore College. She received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and she has completed post graduate studies at Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Catherine worked for five years at Spring Wind Dispensary, a Chinese herbal pharmacy in San Francisco. She interned for two years with Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. Catherine presently interns with Robert Levine, L.Ac. in Berkeley. She volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in San Francisco treating low-income women with cancer. Catherine is a general practitioner and has furthered study in pain management, cancer support, gynecology and obstetrics, and pediatrics.
Kirsten Cooper, L.Ac., CMT is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Licensed by the State of California as an Acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. While at ACTCM she also became a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Tui-Na. Prior to her studies in Chinese Medicine, Kirsten earned a Bachelor degree in Biology and in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. She has been a CPR/First Aid Instructor for the past 20 years working with all levels of Basic Life Support training from families to Medical Professionals. She currently maintains certification with the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and the National Safety and Health Institute. Kirsten believes in the philosophy of medicine that treats the individual and focuses on promoting health not just the absence of disease.
Sarah M. Reed, LMT has worked in the field of Health and Healing since 2000. Her training is in Myofascial release, deep tissue, assisted stretching, and Swedish massage (as well as a certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor). Outside of her work as a Massage Therapist/Bodyworker and Pilates and Yoga Teacher, Sarah sings, plays guitar, dances, snowboards, and says she is learning many of the sports that she despised as a sullen teenager. She loves working cooperatively and collaboratively in all facets of life.