Dr. Carter is a doctor who follows a classic Chinese Medical Health Care model. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and medically licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. This time-honored tradition requires extensive training in Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Osseous Adjusting as well as Tai Chi or Chi Gong.
While her primary Acupuncture approach centers on Five-Element Acupuncture, Dr. Carter employs a wide variety of Acupuncture techniques, ensuring that her patients receive the most effective treatments possible.
Today, Dr. Carter combines techniques from Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Naturopathic and Functional Medicine in her work with patients.
She has studied and practiced Five-Element Acupuncture under leading acupuncturists, including the late J. R. Worsley for over 35 years.
In addition to being a dedicated practitioner, she is also a Certified Instructor. As a student of herbal medicine since 1986, she has studied with Chinese, American and Native Mexican teachers.
Dr. Carter is also fluent in English and Spanish.
As a child, Dr. Carter loved art, dance, competitive sports and science. Her fascination with science and love of healing later prompted her to formally study the healing traditions that would become the focus of her profession—and her life.
Always active and interested in movement and dance since an early age, Dr. Carter was drawn to the practice of T’ai Chi—learning and mastering Yang Style T’ai Chi. Her devotion to this ancient self-healing and martial art led to her interest in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She studied extensively with renowned Tai Chi master Benjamin Lo, and has continued to teach Tai Chi since 1975.
When she discovered Five Element Acupuncture, she was moved by the way it includes the spiritual dimension of life—which she believes is missing in most Western medical approaches.
According to Dr. Carter, “I continue to be moved, humbled, and delighted by the way this spiritual dimension unfolds as I treat my patients. Every day I am extremely grateful to be able to do this work and help people.”
Dr. Carter credits her patients with “continually showing me how possible it is to move from pain, confusion, fear and limitation into lives full of joy, freedom, health and harmony with life.”
Her philosophy and belief in the work she does, combined with her patients’ ability to heal, shapes the power of the relationship between herself as a practitioner and her patients.
With this as a foundation, Dr. Carter only accepts new patients when they both feel they can work together effectively.
She has always loved animals. Her father was a Navy Pilot and a hero in World War II, and she credits him with inspiring her to push herself beyond the limits of an “ordinary life.”
In her spare time, Dr. Carter enjoys riding her bicycle, reading poetry, dancing, listening to and playing music, attending poetry events, hiking, swimming, and spending time with close friends and her pets.
Timothy Fawcett was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia and came to Sonoma County, California almost 40 years ago. Timothy is the Chief Executive Officer of Great Day Wellness and has an extensive professional background.
Being Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in skilled negotiation, sales, business development as well as strong client relation skills, Timothy is a strong business development professional with an MBA in marketing and computer science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Communications with honors in Radio-Television Management and Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Timothy is a retired real estate broker in the State of California and has come out of retirement to start Great Day Wellness with his partner Doctor Kara (Casey) Carter.
Timothy enjoys working hard and playing hard with many diverse interests. He enjoys horseback riding, playing golf, sailing, salmon fishing, SCUBA diving and snow skiing well as driving his FIRST car, a 1972 convertible Buick GranSport 455 horse-powered engine with just under 57,000 miles.
Dr. Michael J. Mullaney grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia in 1983. Throughout his 37 years of chiropractic healthcare, he has owned several chiropractic practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and helped thousands of patients.
Patients will find Dr. Michael especially sensitive to their injuries, as well as uniquely qualified to help. His chiropractic methods include diagnostic spinal analysis, called motion palpation. His treatments include light mechanical controlled instruments. These instruments create increased restoration of proper movement and nerve function of the spine, pelvis, or any other joint in the body. Prescription home stretching and specific science based nutritional supplements are also recommended.
His teaching credentials include Continuing Education to Chiropractic classes in California, Florida, and Oregon. Including time on the faculty of Life-West Chiropractic College in San Lorenzo, California.
Throughout Dr. Michael’s life he has enjoyed being an athlete, playing football, basketball, swimming, stretching, and gardening. He also enjoys listening to music and spending time with his friends and their cats. He also gets regular chiropractic and acupuncture treatments over the past several decades. Preventative actions in our life and our health is a committed choice we can make daily.
Nayabei, who goes by Naya, is a board-certified nurse practitioner providing diabetes and weight loss management as well as aesthetic treatments.
She uses both conventional and integrative medicine and provides an approach customized to each patient’s unique needs.
Naya is a strong advocate of illness prevention though balanced nutrition and other lifestyle changes. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has an elementary knowledge of Chinese.
During her free time she enjoys foraging for edible mushrooms, making art and dancing tango.
Sabra Locke was born and raised here in Santa Rosa, California. Sabra has been massaging since she was a little girl for her mother who had arthritis. She discovered she’s a natural-born massage therapist; this discovery sparked her interest in becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy in 2013 and became fully certified. She completed her externship and 900 hours of training while she was studying to become fully certified as a Massage Therapist.
Sabra offers the following styles of massages:
- Swedish Massage
- Myofascial Therapies
- CBD Massage
- Thai Massage
- Lymphatic Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Salt and Sugar Massage
- Acu-pressure Massage
Sabra has been working in a related holistic herbal medicine healthcare industry for the past 12 years, as well as working in her own private practice for the last 9 years. She is trained in both Eastern and Western modalities as well as spa techniques. Sabra also specializes in Essential Oils and holistic herbs which she incorporates into her massages.
Sabra is also a Home Health Aide, as well as a wife and a mother of 2. Sabra loves spending her time with her family, horseback riding, and partaking as a singer in a gospel choir. She loves spending time in her garden and grows a lot of her food herself in her garden.