I have been a health care practitioner for 25 years, using acupuncture and functional medicine to improve my patients physical and mental wellbeing. I have also been a mom for 18 years and wife for 21. In addition I am the author of A Parent's Guide to Anorexia, a licensed acupuncturist and a lover of walks on the beach and our dog Ace. I am excited to take on this project, Teens4TeensHelp, because I know in my heart it will help many teens who are struggling, as well as their loved ones.
Amy Waddle is a former pre-professional classical ballet dancer and eating disorder survivor. Her lifelong battle with bipolar two disorder and triumph over suicide inspired her advocacy work. She created a high school mental health curriculum called New Perspectives with local nonprofit Transitions Mental Health Association and has presented it to over 1,000 students in San Luis Obispo County. Amy also has her own nonprofit for the dance community called Dancing With ED, Inc. which she founded in 2012.
I am a creative person at heart. I have been making videos, films, and commercials for over 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy building other things like decks and furniture. I am the author of A Parent's Guide to Anorexia and am passionate about helping people .
Danielle Kelmar, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who maintains a private practice in Palo Alto, California.
With over 20 years of experience as a practitioner, Danielle has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. While she supports clients for a variety of diagnoses, she currently specializes in working with young adults, including athletes, who are dealing with issues ranging from anxiety to depression to eating disorders. “I also work with students who are having a challenging time away at college,” said Danielle, “and together we try to determine if returning home or transferring colleges will lead to better mental health.”