Tess Interlicchia of Root To Rise Wellness

Jennifer is a Nurse Midwife- meaning “with woman”- caring for women from puberty through the lifespan of menopause and beyond. Her core belief is that holistic care includes every aspect of a woman, as an individual as well as in the context of all life factors. Women are essential to families and communities, unfortunately this concept has been marginalized for generations and she sees woman-care as fundamental to a healthy, functioning society.

Jen has focused on women’s health starting with her entry to nursing in 2002. An epiphany during the family health unit spurred a life goal to become a holistic advanced practice provider for women and their families. She recognized that women’s physiology is miraculous and awe-inspiring, not something to fear or have shame over as we are so often made to feel.

Trained as a Certified Nurse Midwife, she was invited to join the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing for excellence in academic performance during her education and completed a Master’s in Nurse Midiwfery through Frontier Nursing University.

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Laura received her licensure in therapeutic massage & hydrotherapy from Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2005 after which she continued her own healing journey. It was not until 2015 that she began studying with the Taylor Techniques with Carrie Taylor and connected with her life’s work as a Fascial Manual Therapists. She completed Levels 1 & 2 of the Taylor Techniques before embarking on her own course of study of the fascia under Tom Meyers’ Anatomy Trains, Live Dissection Classes to better understand the connection between fascia and movement as well as the relationship between the fascia and stored emotion and trauma, and the fascinating relationship between the fascia and the nervous, digestive and respiratory systems in addition to the musculoskeletal system.

Laura’s work is firmly grounded in science, but is highly intuitive. To further enhance her understanding of the less obvious connection between emotion and dysfunction of the Soma, Laura completed her certification in hypnotherapy, adding even greater depth to both the intuitive nature of her work and the emotional release that often forms the basis of physical healing. Through Intuitive Touch she is able to connect the source of physical dysfunction and tune into the underlying emotional causes of pain, thereby unlocking the body’s own powerful healing response to allow for restoration of physical, mental and emotional release.

Believing that “When we stop learning we die“, Laura is continuously evolving and expanding her studies as they relate to these intricate connections. She has completed her Level 1 Craniosacral Therapy and she will be completing Level 2 with the Upledger Institute in November 2023.

Laura loves all living things and marvels at each opportunity to interact with the natural world around her. When she isn’t enjoying her passion for her work, she is absorbed in the love of her large and wonderful family, including her dogs and cats.

To Schedule Please Text 607-425-4445 



Maigan Brewer-Button mental health counselor


Maigan Brewer-Button is a New York State licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with over 10 years of experience in helping individuals, aged 18 and beyond, overcome various challenges and achieve their goals. She uses a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy and tailors her interventions to each client’s unique needs and preferences. She incorporates mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help you enhance your strengths and resilience.

Maigan believes that counseling is a collaborative process that requires trust, respect, and empathy, and she strives to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, and life transitions which she approaches from a trauma informed perspective. Maigan believes that everyone has the potential to grow and heal, and she is honored to be a part of your journey.

To Schedule with Maigan please call (607) 463-0677

Shannah Warwick Energy Healer


Shannah Warwick is a highly skilled Energy Healer, Teacher, and Clairvoyant, with a passion for guiding individuals on their spiritual and personal growth journey. Her profound connection to nature, cultivated during her upbringing on a Farm, laid the foundation for her transformative path. After relocating to the Finger Lakes, Shannah underwent a life-changing transformation through meditation, yoga, and immersing herself in the nurturing embrace of the woods she loves. It was during this period that her Clairvoyant abilities intensified.

Drawing from her own experiences, Shannah sought training from spiritual healers and intuitives, equipping herself with powerful tools for her own growth and to aid her clients. As a skilled Teacher, she leads groups in the community and provides personalized one-on-one sessions with clients from around the world. Those who work with Shannah seek to make positive changes in their lives, embrace their true selves, and address energetic blockages through alternative forms of treatment.

Root to Rise is thrilled to have Shannah Warwick as part of our team. During sessions with her, clients can expect a tailored approach, including meditation, insightful questions and discussions, identification of growth practices, and effective energetic clearing and healing. Each session is uniquely designed to align with the client’s best and highest good, showcasing Shannah’s exceptional skills and dedication.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing, Shannah Warwick is here to guide you. Book a session now and experience the profound positive changes that await you on your path to wellness and spiritual expansion.

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Rena Pierce holistic healer and reiki master


Rena Pierce is a holistic healer, reiki master, sound bowl therapist, and herbal product maker.  As a dedicated nurse with 20 years of service on the maternity unit and a loving mother of four, Rena’s compassion and nurturing nature shine through in all aspects of her life. Rena’s mission is to shed light on the inadvertent introduction of chemicals into our bodies and to guide individuals in their journey to eliminate them. Simultaneously, her focus is on fostering spiritual awareness, balance, and personal growth. She loves to teach client’s about their own power and healing.

To book Reiki Sessions, Sound Bowl Healings, or any personalized treatment

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Kara Timmins, clinical herbalist, has a deep history and love of working with herbs. First introduced to wild herbs in the meadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico over 20 years ago, she began eating wild foods, identifying, and gathering medicinal herbs. From these initial experiences a lifelong herbalist was born! She has apprenticed with several herbalists and organic growers across US and Canada including The National Center for Preservation of Native Medicinal Herbs in Rutland, Ohio where she studied endangered (at risk) native medicinal herbs. She completed a 4-year Clinical Herbal Therapy program at Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, Canada with over 500 clinic hours working in herbal consultation clinics in both Vancouver and Toronto. Following a desire to truly understand human physiology and then pathology, she continued her studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, both at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Since graduating in 2007, she has worked at a hospitals in Syracuse, Cortland and Montour Falls with multiple physicians and surgeons covering Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Currently she works as a health care provider at Cornell University and created an herbal pharmacy for students at Cornell’s Ithaca campus pharmacy in collaboration with a local herb farm, Healing Spirits, and the lead pharmacist. She previously worked part-time with Dr. NasriGhaly at an integrative psychiatric practice in Syracuse, NY specializing in herbal therapeutics, vitamin deficiencies and lifestyle changes as an integrative approach to mental health.
In October 2011 she created ApotheKara, an herbal apothecary and integrative health clinic in Ithaca, NY. Then in 2020, she created an online platform and podcast, Herb-Therapy and Herbal Care Rap. She specializes in herbal health education and consultation. She utilizes her knowledge in medical and herbal pharmacology, herbal therapeutics, and nutrition to support each client with a unique approach specific to their needs and health goals. She has a solid understanding of both western medicine and herbal therapy.

Tess Interlicchia of Root To Rise Wellness
Dr. Sara Marchese ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor that focuses on integrating tailored natural treatments directed at the root cause of illness. Through the addition of sustainable changes, she helps each individual reach their optimal state of health so they can achieve their goals and live their best life. Naturopathic Medicine is a form of complementary primary care that follows the philosophy of using the least invasive and most effective treatments as possible. Trained for four years of naturopathic medical school in disease pathology, clinical and laboratory diagnostics, and pharmaceutical and natural therapies primarily focused on chronic disease, Naturopathic Doctors are an asset to both the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic and complex concerns. As doctors that take a multi-systems approach, their diagnostic and treatment skills are beneficial for conditions ranging from autoimmune conditions, psychiatric issues, digestive problems, and other chronic diseases, to vague symptoms like fatigue and headaches. As experts in natural therapies, Naturopathic Doctors are primarily utilized for their ability to create treatment plans and long term health solutions with the least amount of side effects to patients. Naturopathic Doctors are being recognized as an important role on any integrative healthcare team and are beneficial to the long term health and wellness to anyone suffering from chronic symptoms and disease.

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