WHO WE ARE
Bridge Community Acupuncture is owned and operated by Melissa Lahmeyer, AP, LCSW. Melissa graduated from The Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (previously located in Pinellas Park) in 2002.Over the last 15 years, she has practiced acupuncture in several settings, including a private office, massage and wellness spa, gastroenterology medical practice, and St Pete Community Acupuncture.
Melissa is a skilled technician who pays special attention to each client's needs. She is open, personable, and down to earth. She takes time to identify root causes of your pain and disease.
Melissa understands the importance of a holistic mindbody approach to health and well being. She believes in working with the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and disease as well as the physical symptoms.
Melissa completed her MSW at USF in May 2017. She recently completed all the requirements and received her LCSW (licensed clinical social worker). She has experience in individual, couples, and family counseling. She is passionate about helping each person to become a better communicator with themselves and their loved ones. She is offering telehealth sessions as well during 2020 and for the foreseeable future.
Melissa is now Offering:
by appointment only.
Sliding Fee Scale
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Jill Pahl is an Acupuncture Physician licensed in the state of Florida. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA).
Born and raised in Michigan, she moved to sunny Florida after earning her Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University. The Tampa Bay area has been her home since 2004. She attended and graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota in 2010 where she earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Professional Health Studies. Prior to working with Bridge Community Acupuncture, Jill practiced in St Petersburg.
A Pinellas county resident, Jill is a volunteer in the community. She has maintained an active role with a local non profit dog rescue. In addition, she is a regular volunteer with Pinellas County Schools including mentoring students. Jill and her husband Jerry have two incredible kids and two dogs. She loves to travel, read and spend time with family.
"After 3 years taking care of the clinic and clients by myself, I am so excited to welcome Jill to the team! She is an excellent fit and gets the mission! I am confident she will be well liked and sought for her compassion and skill as an acupuncturist!" - Melissa
You can book with her on Wednesdays and Fridays for community hours 9:30-1:00.