William Duarte, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., E.A.M.P.
Dr. William Duarte recently relocated to Kirkland from Portland, Oregon, where he maintained a holistic health practice for 25 years.
He is a nationally certified and state Licensed Acupuncturist, as well as a Certified Homeopath from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Duarte holds a BA in Chemical and Biological Sciences from the National University of Mexico, an MA in Psycho-physical Therapies from the Mexican Institute of Human Improvement and a PhD and MA in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; where he subsequently served as a faculty member for many years.
In his youth, Dr. Duarte studied Native Traditional Medicine with several renowned healers in the jungles of Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish. As a professional healer, he has made numerous educational trips to China, and Central and South America. In more than 30 years of clinical practice, with a broad array of tools and experiences at his disposal, Dr. Duarte strives to educate and empower his patients with new choices and perspectives, and encourages them to be responsible for their own healing process.
Lindsey Smith, LMP
Lindsey is a nationally certified and state Licensed Massage Practitioner. She received her massage training at Sedona School of Massage in Sedona, Arizona. She also has a BA in Biology from Hiram College, and a background in field biology and environmental education.
Lindsey is driven by the value of connection, believing that we are enriched in life by our level of connection to all the living things we meet on our path. Her passion to connect on deeper levels has led her to travel to several countries in order to experience other cultures and landscapes, to become a naturalist, familiar with all of the wildlife and plants that surround her, and to cater her life to connecting with people in nourishing ways.
In her massage work, Lindsey is passionate about helping to release stress and tension (chronic or acute) so that physical wellbeing can translate into the ability to move more gracefully - physically, mentally, and emotionally - through life.
Robert Hirsch, MSW, LicSW #LW4952
Robert graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985 with an MSW. After five years of counseling for private, public and state agencies in California, Massachusetts and Washington, Robert opened Hirsch Counseling and Consulting in Seattle in 1991. He joins Kirkland Whole Life Clinic with over 20 years of counseling experience.
Robert's practice includes individual and couples counseling. He specializes in relationship issues, crisis counseling, and the treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions, and sexual issues. His approach is holistic and compassionate, helping clients deepen their self-understanding, and to increase their capacity to respond positively to challenging feelings and circumstances.
Sonia Weirich, RYT 200
Physical movement has been a key part of Sonia’s life since her childhood when she was involved in a wide variety of sports. Later, inspired by her spiritual practice, she studied martial arts and obtained a black belt in Shotokan karate. In her early thirties she was drawn to the practice of yoga which she was exposed to by her mother as a child.
Sonia’s teaching career began in 2007 with the creation of an outdoor yoga program in Austin, Texas where she taught Hatha and Vinyasa classes daily for three years. In 2010, she moved to Seattle to deepen her studies with her spiritual teacher. Once here, she was exposed to Viniyoga which resonated deeply and she subsequently obtained her Viniyoga teaching certificate.
Today Sonia teaches private yoga sessions for patients of Kirkland Whole Life Clinic, with particular emphasis on chronic pain, tension, stress relief, depression, and anxiety. Viniyoga is well suited for private sessions since it is a style that adapts the various methods of practice to the unique needs, and interests of the individual.