Hello I’m Tera

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Beautycounter Director

My name is Tera, I’m a founder and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at Branch Collective Wellness.  I grew up in LaCanada, CA but now reside in Laguna Niguel, CA with my husband, children ages 10 and 12, husky mix, Bogey and Toothless the bearded dragon!

I have a B.S. in Animal Science from Oregon State University, M.A. in Counseling from Webster University and am Certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  I have been a Registered Veterinarian Technician (nurse) specializing in Emergency/Critical Care for 21 years.  

After dealing with my own battles of IBS, digestive issues and food intolerances during college and later when I became pregnant with my first I became passionate about not just putting a bandaid on symptoms but finding out why they were happening.  I went through a lifestyle clean up and have shared that passion now for years with others.  I am very enthusiastic about helping people with digestive discomfort, food allergies and helping to navigate how to live a cleaner, less toxic lifestyle.  My hope is to help others by breaking what traditionally they have been taught, through a holistic approach.  I enjoy gardening, traveling, cooking for my family and spending time at the beach!

I am able to see clients virtually and in person!  I am available for both nutrition and lifestyle consulting.

Hi! I’m Laura

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Group Educator

My name is Laura Lee and I am a founder and Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at Branch Collective Wellness. I live with my husband, two kids, and goldendoodle puppy in Mission Viejo, CA.

I have a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. I am certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

My quest for healthy living is a direct result of my sweet kids. I struggled my entire growing up with my own upper respiratory health and hormone inbalances but I felt powerless to fix these issues. I was only ever given antibiotics or birth control to improve my symptoms. I was never taught how what I ate was directly affecting my health and how I had the power to change the trajectory of my health.

After my two year old son became dangerously ill, I found a practitioner who empowered me to revolutionize our diet and living and guided me toward my son’s healing. As a biproduct of these changes, my own health and the health of my whole family improved dramatically. My journey inspire me to help other on their path. It is now my passion to help parents improve the health and future of their families one bite at a time.

I am able to see clients virtually and in person. My focus is on family nutrition and I am available for Nutritional Consulting, Functional Clinical Assessment, and group classes. 

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