Our mission is to provide holistic emotional, behavioral and preventative health care to adults, teens and children. Our team works as one to provide a myriad of Western and Eastern treatment modalities for whole body and emotional wellness.
Susan Rushing, MD, JD
Dr. Rushing is the founder and medical director of Holistic Cognitive Consultants and Retreat & Restore Healing Arts Center. She is also a psychiatrist on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rushing treats patients in her private practice in Haverford, PA, mentors psychiatry residents and fellows at Penn and performs forensic evaluations as a consultant to judges and attorneys.
Dr. Rushing studied neuroscience at MIT, medicine at Yale and law at Stanford. Her combined expertise guides her thinking in complex cases and care for patients. Dr. Rushing believes many patients need more than medication management and psychotherapy to achieve balance and wellness. She created the multi-disciplinary Retreat & Restore Healing Arts Center to address holistic health.
Aneela Khan, MD
Dr. Khan provides comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents ages 3-18. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Khan earned her medical degree from Khyber Medical College in Pakistan and completed residency in Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an Assistant Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Service, supervising Psychiatry Residents and Child Psychiatry Fellows.
Julie Huston, RN CYT
Julie Huston is a Registered Nurse and Certified Pranakriya Yoga Teacher. Nurse Julie cares for her patients as a whole: integrating the mind and body connection to achieve heath and restore balance from within.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sociology at The University of Colorado, Boulder and Nursing Degree from Community College of Denver. Julie received her Yoga certification with a focus in meditation from the University of Pennsylvania's Program for Mindfulness. She has worked as a resource nurse for Main Line Health at Lankenau, Bryn Mawr and Paoli Hospitals and she has been a clinical nurse coordinator for the assisted reproductive technology clinic at University of Pennsylvania.
Our Massage Therapist
Erin Gardosh is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage and Ithaca College, where she earned a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. Her techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Range-of-Motion, Connective Tissue Therapy and Polarity Therapy.
Erin embraces the connection between our spiritual and physical body through her integrative bodywork. Erin's goal is to improve the quality of life for each client through relief of physical and emotional stress. Clients can expect to receive a unique session based on their own needs and leave deeply relaxed with an enhanced sense of body awareness.
Our Performance Coach
Mauricio is a multidisciplinary Performance Coach and music therapist. He brings decades of experience as an international performing artist to each session. Mauricio’s bespoke approach enhances lives and helps students realize their full potential.
He has been invited as a leading operatic tenor to sing on the world's greatest opera stages. He is a Sony Classical Recording Artist and has directed plays, operas and festivals in New York City. Prior to his professional opera career, he worked as a dog trainer helping people and animals form supportive connections. His unique background aids in assessments of the utility of emotional support animals and service dogs to our patients.
He received a Masters of Music in Performance from Manhattan School of Music (New York) and bachelor's in Communications Science from La Universidad Intercontinental (Mexico City).
Fernanda Basso Warner
Fernanda is the office manager for Holistic Cognitive Consultants.
Originally from Brazil, Fernanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health Sciences from West Chester University. She worked as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania in the Brain and Behavior Laboratory. Fernanda is a certified Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technician. She is fluent in Portuguese and speaks a little bit of Spanish.
Hannah is the office intern for Retreat & Restore. She assists patients in scheduling appointments and manages R&R's social media and marketing. She also teaches a group ukulele class at the office every Saturday and is looking to grow a Music Therapy division for Retreat and Restore.
Hannah received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance in from the Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Simpson College in Iowa.
Canadian-American Soprano Hannah Friesen is an active performer and music educator in Philadelphia. She is an emerging young artist who has performed and trained with opera company's all over the US. She has been featured on PBS for her diverse and captivating Elementary music lessons about world music and opera.