Holistic Partnerships

Our holistic partnerships include providers with shared values, ethics, and passion to support the whole body in healing. We value networking, referring, and collaborating closely with our partners to support our clients and community.

In September 2022, Anchored Hope welcomed several Craniosacral Facilitators into the suite at Jennifer Road. Catherine Whelan (formerly at Alchemy Healing Arts) specializes in Craniosacral Therapy for all ages. Elizabeth Sanders and Shelbi Miles (formerly at Alchemy Healing Arts) have come together to create Annapolis Integrative Therapists. Elizabeth and Shelbi specialize in Craniosacral Therapy and Therapeutic Massage for all ages.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, the cerebrospinal fluid, and the corresponding structures.

Integrative Training

Catherine Whelan LMT, CST-D

Catherine Whelan LMT, CST-D

Catherine is a Craniosacral 1 instructor and advanced level Craniosacral Therapist with her Diplomate certification. 18 years of experience accompany Catherine, she started with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed with some of the best massage therapy training from Boulder College of Massage, and she has continued her education at the highest levels in Craniosacral Therapy as well as Visceral Manipulation. Catherine’s drive for education has made her stay active in the classroom as a frequent teaching assistant and study group leader. Health is a lifelong journey with an ebb and flow; through interoception and mindfulness we connect with our own self-healing ability. Catherine has a passion for Craniosacral Therapy; both in the treatment room and in teaching in the classroom.


Erin Kennedy, RMP

Erin has been practicing massage and bodywork for over 20 years. She provides heart centered trauma-informed care to her clients with a focus on women’s health, inclusive of trans and non-binary individuals. She blends intuitive touch, myofascial massage, and craniosacral techniques to provide relief from pain and tension in the body and promote overall wellness, with an additional aim of cultivating body awareness and self acceptance. She also has extensive experience in fertility work and massage for both pregnancy and postpartum; and does craniosacral work with infants and children as well. https://catherinewhelan.org/erin-kennedy/

Annapolis Integrative Therapists

Shelbi Miles

Shelbi Miles

Shelbi brings over 20 years of training and experience in private practice to Annapolis Integrative Therapists (located within the offices of Anchored Hope Therapy).

Shelbi is an experienced and skilled practitioner who specializes in CranioSacral Therapy; working with clients who are experiencing chronic conditions, brain trauma, complex PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, cancer, fibromyalgia, surgery recovery and emotional and physical trauma. She has trained to work with clients during all the stages of pregnancy as well as with babies and children.

She is a Medical Intuitive and has practiced Distance and Energy Healing work for nearly a decade; using her skill and experience in this modality even more frequently since March 2020. She is an Energy Codes Certified Facilitator with Dr. Sue Morter and has studied and practiced Energy Healing techniques with Donna Eden and Prune Harris to bring relief from long term chronic conditions, including Covid-19.

Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 10 years of bodywork experience. She holds certifications in Clinical Massage Therapy, Prenatal/Postpartum Massage Therapy, as well as Manual Lymph Drainage, and also has extensive experience in Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. She has a passion for listening and learning about each client’s unique life experiences, and then using this knowledge to assist them in developing a deeper relationship with their bodies. In addition to providing preventative wellness care, she works with challenges such as chronic pain, pre and post-surgical care, oncology treatment support, and scar tissue/adhesion release.

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Trésa Ballard

Trésa, Licensed Massage Therapist, has a passion for the lymphatic system and appreciates the importance of this gentle touch practice on the immune system.  She holds certifications in Manual Lymph Drainage and works with clients who have an intact lymphatic system.  She especially enjoys working with post cosmetic surgery clients to aid recovery and healing.   

A life-long Annapolis resident, Trésa is a member of St. Philips Episcopal Church.  Family and friends are her priority.  Trésa enjoys supporting her community through service projects that uplift women, children and families as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. When not working, you will find her attempting crafty projects at home.

Trésa is thrilled to be joining Annapolis Integrative Therapists.  She considers it an incredible opportunity to work among the most talented Therapists in the business. Trésa uses her extensive skill set to listen to the body and will work with you to design a custom session that is deeply relaxing and meets your body’s needs.

Vela Haven

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Kimberly Marie

Kimberly Marie founded Vela Haven to offer support for new parents in an environment that is non-judgemental, supportive, and knowledgeable. She is certified for each step of the process as a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Specialist, and in Lamaze Childbirth. She uses a holistic approach, supporting the needs of the baby as well as the parents to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. With a focus on the whole health, she brings a compassionate and empathic approach to every situation.

Kimberly is committed to the principle that every family is entitled to empowering birth, pregnancy, and postpartum care. Her love of giving back and supporting the community is seen in her volunteer work and advocacy. Kimberly works with many organizations and advocates for pregnancy and birth rights, as well as advocating for support for postnatal health. As an extension of this service, she has authored ‘My Pregnancy Haven’ a guided pregnancy journal to prepare families for a confident pregnancy and postpartum period. 

Rooted Cadence Music Therapy


Amanda Rosado, MMT, LPMT, MT-BC, CDP (she/they)

Session spaces with me are about cultivating and sharing collaborative, authentic music experiences to support participants in healing, joy, and understanding. Approaching my work from a person-affirming lens, my therapeutic approach comes almost from what I don’t know, more so than what I do. I strive to enter each interaction with open curiosity, authenticity, flexibility, and even humor - and I empower folks to control their own body, voice, and narrative.

I have been a music therapist for 12 years, supporting folks with mental health needs, neurological disorders, neurodivergence, teens, adults, seniors, and families in end-of-life support.  My experience of supporting a variety of needs has given me a lot of perspective on how unique healing looks from person-to-person, and body-to-body. I identify as white, Latine, queer, able-bodied, middle-class, and neurotypical. I am a long-time musician, which is a large part of my identity and wellness.