Meet our team

Dr. Marie Starling, DC, DCCN
Chiropractic Internist/Functional Medicine

As a Denver allergy clinic specializing in multiple areas, The Healing Center offers exceptional care to patients in need of nutritional therapy, chiropractic care, functional medicine, allergy elimination, and more.



Dr. Marie Starling has practiced as a holistic chiropractor for over 18 years.  Utilizing cutting edge protocols and testing, she is able to get to the heart of structural problems and illness.  As a specialist in functional medicine, allergy elimination, rehabilitative chiropractic, and clinical nutrition, she is well equipped to address the most challenging of cases and is a main asset to our Denver allergy clinic.  As well, she is a dynamic speaker who cares passionately about sharing how to create vitality and wellness and maintain it effortlessly.


  • Neurochemistry Fellowship – Pending, 150 hours
  • Functional Medicine – Natural Treatment of Internal Disorders/ Adjunctive Autoimmune Care:  Functional assessment of thyroid imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, blood sugar disorders, hormone imbalances, infertility, autoimmune conditions and other dysfunctions of the body utilizing blood work, saliva, and stool panels.
  • Allergy Elimination – N.A.E.T./ BioSet allergy elimination is a permanent, noninvasive allergy elimination technique using chiropractic medicine, acupressure, and applied kinesiology.  Dr. Starling has modified and expanded the technique founded by Dr. Namburipad to include many additional disease pathways.
  • Clinical Nutrition – Assessment and correction of nutritional deficiencies and imbalances.
  • Pediatric Care – Adjustment and allergy elimination techniques in children.


  • Functional Endocrinology Seminars – Over 100 postgraduate hours training with Dr. Datis Kharrazian in advanced functional endocrinology including advanced blood chemistry analysis, neurological diagnosis, and functional autoimmune assessment.
  • N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Certification
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College – Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science Human Biology

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Chiropractic Association, CCA
  • Colorado Women’s Chiropractic Association, CWCA – Former Vice President and founding member
  • Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, DCCN

    Erik Johnson – L.Ac. MSTCM, BD, DNM

    Erik Johnson, L.Ac. MSTCM

    Erik is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, but came to Colorado in the year 2000 to get his BSBA in Hospitality Management from the University of Denver. He received his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is trained in acupuncture and related modalities, tui na (physiotherapy/therapeutic massage), and Chinese herbal medicine. He is a nationally certified Auricular Therapist (CAT) and Biofeedback Practitioner (CBP) and finished his doctorate program at the Institute for Bioenergetic Medicine (IBEM) in Bioenergetic Medicine (BD) and Natural Medicine (DNM). He is also an instructor at IBEM, teaching students about basic auricular medicine (ear acupuncture), acupuncture, and voll technology.

    Erik has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to treat a wide range of conditions, but specializes in musculo-skeletal pain, digestive disorders, auto-immune conditions, sleep disorders, and stress management. He uses a wide range of modalities (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxabustion, tui na massage, fire cupping, electro-stimulation, injection therapy, laser acupuncture, and auricular/ear therapy) in his practice to achieve an individualized approach to treating each patient.

    Outside of The Healing Center, Erik is an avid traveler and enjoys scuba diving, cycling, and mountaineering – having climbed three of the top Seven Summits in the world. He is happiest when spending time with his family and friends, and managing his twenty honey bee hives in the greater Denver area.


    Jessica Yoches – CNTP, MNT & Pathogen Elimination Specialist

    Jessica_IMG_6660Jessica Yoches, CNTP, MNT, joined the Healing Center in May 2014, after relocating to Denver to finish her Masters of Nutrition Therapy at the Nutrition Therapy Institute and to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Colorado, sparked by annual family ski trips. At the Healing Center, she runs the GB4000 and biofeedback scans, and is passionate about helping you eliminate underlying infections and pathogens to feel your best.

    Before moving to Denver, Jessica completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, studying International Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She lived and studied in London, Cuba, and Bolivia during school, which sparked a passion for local food and agriculture. After college, she completed two years of Americorps in St. Louis, which led to a year-long organic farming apprenticeship (the same one Danielle did, just one year later!), which led to helping manage a farmers market, and working at a local grocery store and running their 50 member Community Supported Agriculture. Other fun facts: she is HoopFit certified and taught hula hoop fitness classes, and was part of a live body-art photo squad. When not working or doing homework, she enjoys exercising, dancing, being in nature or near water, listening to music, hiking, gardening, cooking, reading, and going on travel adventures.


    Aubrey Twogood – Patient Coordinator

    Aubrey_IMG_6653Aubrey comes to The Healing Center with an extensive background in Martial Arts, and has been instructing for 10 years. She has a second degree black belt and is passionate about teaching self-defense and helping people find their power. She strives to inspire others, loves to learn and continues to grow and improve. Aubrey also has had a lot of experience with chiropractic, holistic and acupuncture care. She really enjoys working at The Healing Center and enjoys the calm environment and the patients.

    When Aubrey is not at the office, she enjoys acting, spending time with family and friends, and going on adventures.


    Tess Jensen – Front Desk Coordinator

    Tess HeadshotTess joined The Healing Center team in September of 2016, shortly after moving to Denver from Minnesota.  Coming from a background in customer service, she transitioned smoothly into the Front Desk Coordinator position.  Having little previous knowledge of functional medicine, she is grateful to be opened up to the world of healing.  In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring the city and the outdoors.


     Larry Amos – RMT, NMT, CTolder pic head shot

    Lawrence Amos is a Registered Massage Therapist in CO and Certified in the state of Virginia.  He specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching.  Starting out thirty years ago as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), he went on to study Reflexology, Massage Therapy, and Colon Therapy, finally specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching.  His massage instruction officially began in 1995 at Health Options Institute in North Hampton, PA, then continued at the Florida College of Natural Health in Oveido, FL.  He has taught numerous classes at the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville, VA, and is now teaching at the Denver Integrative Massage School.  He has been fortunate in life to have befriended several Traditional Native American Healers who have helped him along his spiritual path as well as open his eyes to the many paths of healing.  He loves to wildcraft medicinal herbs and dabble in raw vegan cuisine.


    KT Colgan – Emotional Energy Healer and Pathogen Elimination Assistant

    KT Colgan first started working at the Healing Center as a Graphic Designer in 2011 while also receiving treatment as a patient. When chronic shoulder pain made it hard to continue being a graphic designer, she found a powerful healing modality a and new passion called the Emotion Code. She decided to teach herself  the Emotion Code when she noticed great results from getting several sessions from an Emotion Code /Body Code Practitioner. Over the past 5 years KT has honed her emotional clearing and energy healing skills and as of June 2017 is excited to help patients get to the root of their health concerns by identifying and clearing energetic imbalances. Because KT has firsthand experience battling and overcoming the bulk of her health issues (allergies, autoimmunity, depression and chronic pain), she feels she is in a unique position to both relate to and inspire current patients going through a similar struggle. She also helps patients with pathogen elimination by running the GB4000 and biofeedback scans.

    Suzanne Rainey – Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher (RMT)

    Suzanne Rainey is a spiritual energy guide. She meets people where they are on their healing journeys, and uses energy modalities in her coaching sessions to complement the other deep healing work at The Healing Center. Suzanne shares Reiki with people seeking assistance from many conditions, including relief of pain, stress and anxiety, to working with various existing conditions, all with the intention to open to emotional freedom, joy, and empowerment. Suzanne practices in the Japanese Usui tradition of Reiki. She also offers Akashic Records readings for clients seeking deeper insights into aspects of their current health and spiritual situations. These powerful sessions provide guidance in a deep way that allow clients to connect with what is needed in the here and now. Suzanne is a Colorado native, and returned in 2014 after she and her husband spent 20 years in Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Certified Yoga Teacher from a beloved yoga studio in Alexandria, Virginia. She loves to share gifts of calm, gratitude, healing, awakening, and abundance. And most of all, she loves to be a part of awakening the Spark that is within each and every one of us. Call for a free consultation if you’d like to know more!

    For more information about Suzanne click here or call the office for a free consultation!


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