Meet Our Team
Your own team of professional experts.
As Founder and Licensed Acupuncturist of the Acupuncture Center for Balance & Healing, Tina Berisha leads a well trained multi-specialty team of acupuncturists, BioSET ® practitioners, Reiki masters, nutrition health coaches, shamanic healers and yoga instructors, all committed to each other, the vision of the center and our clients. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Tina M. Berisha, L.Ac
Tina is a Licensed Acupuncturist with the State of North Carolina, Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a Certified BioSET Practitioner. She earned her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2007. Tina's career life has always involved healthcare. Prior to Acupuncture, she worked in an operating room for eight years. She continues her education in Oriental Medicine and related studies through post-graduate work at higher-learning institutions and holistic healthcare seminars throughout the country.
Tina founded the Acupuncture Center for Balance & Healing as a private practice in 2008 in Davidson, NC. She has developed a strong relational network of alternative healing practices in and around the Lake Norman area, including Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Chiropractors, and Duolas, just to name a few.
Tina was raised in Connecticut and currently resides in Mooresville, NC. She is married with three young children. Tina lives an organic and whole foods/Paleo lifestyle and loves cooking. She enjoys spending time with her family.
laura hadeed, L.Ac., LMBT, & BCTMB
LAC-1013, NC License #17383, NCBTMB #304472-00
Laura is our Associate Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She comes to us from Rochester, New York. The past 16 years she has studied various healing modalities that have deepened her perspective on health and healing which lead her to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated in 2016 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. She is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM, as well as, a Licensed Acupunturist in New York and North Carolina.
Laura has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2001 and holds a certification in Shiatsu. She has taken additional training in pregnancy and infant massage and is a Certified Qigong Instructor. She is currently working on the completion of her certification as a Craniosacral Therapist from the Upledger Institute. While in San Francisco she had the privilege of studying Shiatsu, Positional Release Therapy (PRT), and Muscles Energy Technique (MET) under her mentor, B.J. Green.
Laura’s passion is assisting clients on their current healing path and assisting them to achieve the results they want in a way that is not too overwhelming.
Heather is a Shamanic Healer that walks between the seen and unseen. Spirit works through her to provide healing. Heather’s goal is to give people guidance and support in a loving environment that allows them to come home to themselves.
Born as a healer through a strong line of healers on her mother’s side Heather did not fully step into her calling until later in life, when indeed, the universe made it clear. Heather’s Grandmother taught her “Darling, the universe will tap you on the shoulder and if you don’t listen it will smack you upside the head”. No longer pushing aside her calling and gifts she was called to Monument Valley where she spent time with a Medicine Man and participated in a life changing initiation.
Heather does much of her work through the Medicine Wheel and Shamanic Journeying where she enters altered states of consciousness in order to access non-ordinary reality and connect with Spirit.
“I believe one misconception is that spirit work, healing, and coming home to yourself is a clean, smooth process. It often is not. It can be messy. It requires moving the mud and making the water cloudy before it’s clear. I tell people the time I spend with them is like liquid plumber for the spiritual pipes. It is a period of time where sacred space is being opened and held for the benefit of their healing. That alone is beautiful.”
gracie jane gadeberg
Gracie has been practicing yoga since 2011 after the birth of her 4th child. Coming from a gymnastics background, the physical practice of yoga was instantly familiar to her, yet the mental and spiritual practices changed her life.
Gracie recalls the moment her first teacher drew her attention to the present, away from her racing thoughts, and the peace that followed. That peace is what she strives to share with her students every day, along with a sense of empowerment, and a reminder of their own greatness.
With a background in Education and Psychology she was excited to share the benefits of yoga with others and started teaching in 2012. She completed her 200 hour certification through Subtle Yoga in order to deepen her understanding of the ancient practice and to learn about the modern science that now supports yoga. Most recently, Gracie completed her 500 hours of certification as a Yoga Teacher.
She has experienced the many benefits of yoga – from peace of mind and inner stillness to strength and courage. Strength, not only in a physical sense, but also mentally and emotionally.
“Yoga has changed my life. It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. My passion is to share the benefits of yoga with as many people as possible.”
PATTY DAVIS, CiNHC, CGC
Patty has a dual role as our Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and our Office Manager. She joined the team in 2014 as Office Assistant while pursuing her nutrition certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Patty has over 35 years as a hotel and restaurant corporate executive, professional caterer and cooking instructor. She is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is a Certified Gourmet Chef.
Patty’s passion for food and nutrition began at a very young age as a volunteer at her hometown hospital in Pennsylvania. There she assisted the nurses and dieticians with meal plans and coding and was hooked. She believes nutrition is the essence of who we are. That quality food and proper nutrition truly impacts our quality of life and allows us to live more abundantly.
She combines her professional chef skills and her knowledge of nutrition and health coaching to assist clients in making the changes recommended for their individualized treatment plans. She passionately continues her journey as a student of nutrition and wellness, recognizing the ever-evolving nature of healing the body from the inside out by means of eating real food and making balanced lifestyle choices.
Patty enjoys long walks with her dog Sadie, working in her garden, doing yoga with the girls and creating new recipes for her wellness programs and eBooks. She loves spending time with her three grown children and traveling with friends and family.
Brette is our Office Assistant. She graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Medical Secretary degree from Russell Sage Junior College of Albany in New York. Prior to joining our team, she owned a successful medical transcription business.
She has been a client of Tina’s since 2008 and joined the team when her husband retired in 2016. She has been on both sides of the “desk” and can answer questions from first hand experience. She enjoys making clients feel welcome upon their arrival and witnessing profound improvements in their health from acupuncture treatments.
She lives in Mooresville with her husband and has successfully raised two sons who are currently attending college in North Carolina. Brette enjoys cooking, book club reading, traveling, volunteering at the local Soup Kitchen, and cheering on her sons at their baseball games.
Susan began taking yoga in 2002 soon after the birth of her second child. She and her husband gifted each other 10-class passes, hired a babysitter, and had weekly yoga dates! While her personal fitness journey has gone in a variety of paths, yoga was always calling her back to her mat. One morning while teaching a kickboxing class, she had a realization that she would much rather be teaching yoga than anything else. She talked to her teachers at The Bindu and was fortunate to be part of the inaugural class of The Rasika School. Upon completion of her RYT-200 in September 2014, she began teaching at studios in Mooresville which she calls home. She holds a 25-hour certificate in Yoga for All specializing in yoga for bigger bodies and diverse communities. Additionally, she is a certified personal trainer through NASM. Additionally, she teaches communication courses at Mitchell Community College and Rowan Cabarrus Community College.
When she is not teaching yoga (or a bunch of other things), you can find Susan walking with her dogs, her husband, and children. She prioritizes time with family above all else. She loves to share the gifts that yoga has given her over the years. In teaching yoga, Susan finds it the most rewarding when a new student is inspired by yoga as much as she is.
Blanca Ortiz, GCHHC
Blanca is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Graduate Certified Holistic Health Coach whose #1 is her growing baby boy. Originally from New York, she has undergraduate degrees from UNC-Charlotte in Marketing and Spanish and is working on completing a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition at the American College of Healthcare Sciences.
Blanca naturally empowers mindful mamas with bowel disorders, anxiety, food and energy sensitivities as they grow through pre-menopause life stages. With an intuitive sense and a knack for science, she educates on simple, effective tools and changes you can apply daily to sustainably live a healthier, more peaceful life thus restoring balance by beginning from within. Her divine mission is guiding others to tap into their bodies innate healing power by naturally easing out toxic blocks - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually - and empowering conscious living in harmony with nature.
With a passion for energy healing and holistic health, when not with clients, Blanca enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, practicing yoga, reading, traveling, clean eating, learning, and tending to Blooming Balance on Instagram, YouTube, Patreon and FB.