Amy Lynne Watson, DC – Owner, Chiropractor
Dr. Amy Watson has been a chiropractor for over ten years, and is the mother of three incredible kids. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. During her own healing journey, she discovered the wonders of chiropractic care. This led her to change her career goal from being a family counselor to becoming a chiropractic physician.
She began chiropractic school in 1999 and had her 1st child midway through the program. This experience helped her learn firsthand about the unique needs of the prenatal and postpartum chiropractic patient. After the birth of her son, she began learning more about chiropractic care for infants. She began focusing on treating moms and babies in the student clinic, began taking Craniosacral Therapy seminars, and completed her senior internship with Dr. Elise Hewitt, an expert in the field of pediatric chiropractic. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2003, and worked closely with Dr. Hewitt at Portland Chiropractic Group for two years.
In 2005, she founded Whole Mama ~ Whole Child. She feels incredibly blessed to be living her dream: balancing the magic of motherhood and family time with the joy of working with the hundreds of amazing families at WM~WC.
Nahinu James, DC – Chiropractor
Aloha! I am very excited and thankful to be welcomed into the Whole Mama Whole Child team! I grew up in the country on the North Shore of Oahu, and have always had a strong connection to the land and what it is able to provide us, as well as the vast sea that was a big part of my childhood and teen years. I believe that our surroundings can have an extremely large impact on our mental and emotional well-being, and that the constant input that we are bombarded with on a daily basis often manifests itself physically. My primary commitment and focus is to provide effective care so as each patient feels comfortable within their own body. I hope to assist in optimal movement, thus creating a space for you take on the lifestyle that makes YOU happiest.
Although I love sharing chiropractic care with all, my passion lies in pediatric, pregnancy, and postpartum care. I completed my final internship in this specialty with Dr. Amy, and will be working to complete additional training and certification in Craniosacral Therapy and Webster Technique.
I hope to bring love and light to the office community, and am eager to meet all of you and assist in your personal journeys!
Andrea Anderson – Office and Billing Manager
Andrea has been in the alternative and complementary healthcare field since 2010. Originally, she practiced as a self-employed massage therapist for 6 years, and has since found her passion in supporting other practitioners. Thanks to Dr. Amy and those at Whole Mama Whole Child she has been able to grow in her billing career and office management position, and is finding it extremely satisfying. During her off time she and her husband, Matt, are actively raising their daughter, Adelaide, and their fur-baby, Recon. Andrea enjoys finding her breath and movement in yoga, and other at home style workouts, she is also a bit crazy about the whole foods movement. Andrea and her family enjoy T.V. nights; the family favorite being Star Wars.