Providers

Providers


We at New England Holistic Health Center take the title of “Provider” very seriously. Each patient is a vital component of our practice and our role as a provider is to ensure quality care in an environment that will assist us in guiding you along the path of recovery. We acknowledge the characteristics of an excellent provider such as compassion, trust, ability and dedication, and these qualities can be found in all members of our staff.

As a patient of New England Holistic Health Center you will have the benefit of multi-provider collaboration. So whether you’re being treated by our Chiropractic Physician, Psychotherapist or Massage Therapist, we work as a team to guarantee continuity to care and a speedy recovery. We’re here for our patients and always ready to listen.

 

Chiropractor


Chiropractic Care specialist Dr. Salzer

Dr. Eva Salzer

Dr. Salzer, Director of Chiropractic Health Services, is a licensed Chiropractic physician, board eligible for a diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics.

In her capacity as a holistic physician, Dr. Salzer performs comprehensive orthopedic/neurological examination, which may include X-ray, an on-site service. She also orders and interprets other diagnostic studies such as laboratory work, CAT scan, and MRI, which are performed off-site. Using a gentle form of chiropractic manipulation called sacro-occipital technique, she works to alleviate pain of the back, neck, extremities, and the temporomandibular joint (T.M.J.). At her disposal are ultrasound, galvanic muscle stimulation, rehabilitative therapeutic exercises, and other adjunctive physical therapy modalities. Lifestyle evaluation and nutritional consultation complete Dr. Salzer’s holistic practices.    

dr.salzer@newenglandholistic.com
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Naturopathic Medicine


Naturopathic medicine doctor, Dr. Soalt

Stephanie Soalt, N.D.

Dr. Soalt earned her naturopathic doctorate degree at the University Of Bridgeport College Of Naturopathic Medicine and her Master’s of Science in Art Therapy at the College of New Rochelle.  She specializes in Integrative Medicine and is happy to work closely with your primary care doctor or any of your specialists to ensure continuity of care. She is trained as a general practitioner and has a special interest in the areas of family practice and pediatrics. As a holistic provider of mind body wellness, she performs a comprehensive physical examination and utilizes specialized laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging to determine the appropriate course of treatment for each patient. She performs acupuncture as a drug free modality to manage chronic and acute pain. Dr. Soalt believes “Health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being."  

dr.soalt@newenglandholistic.com
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Behavioral Health Services


Elizabeth Monahan is a Therapy specialist.

Elizabeth Monahan, LMFT

Elizabeth Monahan, Director of Behavioral Health Services, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. As an associate professor in the graduate program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University, she provides training and supervision for interns and clinicians. Ms. Monahan is also a member of the Academy of Family Mediation and works closely with attorneys to help families through divorce.

Ms. Monahan has extensive experience in treating children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of expertise include women and men in transition, stress at the workplace, and LGBTQ lifestyles. A long-term proponent of holistic health, she is well educated in the use of natural remedies for anxiety, depression and other stress related disorders. . Additionally, she utilizes genetic testing to determine which psychotropic medications will provide the most benefit and least side effects for patients who need treatment by a psychiatrist.

Ms. Monahan sees herself as a family practitioner developing long-term relationships with families who might need her periodically for normal but stressful family growth and development issues. She combines the healing powers of gentle humor with clinically proven strategies to help you understand options and solutions during difficult times, strengthening you as you proceed through therapy together.    

liz.monahan@newenglandholistic.com
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Steven Kahn focuses on marriage counseling.

Steven Kahn, M.D.

Dr.  Steven Kahn completed his early training at Harvard University and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. As a board-certified psychiatrist, he has considerable expertise in psychopharmacology and general psychiatry. He specializes in seeing patients sixteen and older.

Dr. Kahn’s patients have described him as a sensitive, caring physician whose gentle approach puts them at ease.    

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Dr. Hine specializes in general mental therapy.

Cristine E. Hine, BA, MS, LCSW

Cristine E. Hine is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut. She is an experienced professional who specializes in providing mental health services and psychotherapeutic evaluations and interventions to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. She is a licensed psychotherapist who has developed a strong knowledge base and understanding of mental health and wellness through her studies and experience within the field. Ms. Hine completed her clinical training as an intern at The Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and has since continued to practice in both the public and private sectors of psychology, social work and research. She is certified in evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Motivational Interviewing and utilizes interventions such as CBT, MI, Play Therapy and Group Therapy as a licensed professional. In working to achieve overall well-being with patients, Ms. Hine focuses on mind-body-health wellness and collaborates with patient, family, school and networks so to provide an integrative approach to psychotherapeutic interventions. She has in-depth experience in administering Functional Behavioral Analyses along with Functional Assessment Interviews to best track overall progress of treatment. As both a licensed practitioner and clinical researcher, she is dedicated to withholding the ethical values which define healthcare and believes that psychotherapy should be guided by empirically researched and evidence based practice. Ms. Hine has thorough experience in working with children, families and treatment teams of various age, race, gender and socioeconomic background. As a practitioner at NEHHC she provides individual counseling, therapeutic interventions, treatment plans and consultations to maximize clients overall level of functioning.  

CT License # 008263

Publication: Hine, C., Howell, H., & Yonkers, K. (2007). Integration of medical and psychological treatment within the primary healthcare setting. Social Work in Health Care, 16-07A.

c.hine@newenglandholistic.com
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Therapeutic Massage


Debra is very skilled with massage.

Debra Salafia, LMT

As a Connecticut State Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Debra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients at New England Holistic Health Center.

Her caring approach assists her clients in the healing process and promotes relaxation that reduces overall stress. She specializes in Swedish massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, foot reflexology, deep tissue work, myofascial release, PNF stretching, and general relaxation techniques as part of health maintenance routines.
d.salafia@newenglandholistic.com