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 the Retreat & Restore Healing Arts Center. She is also a psychiatrist on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. She 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.
Barbara Wingate, MD
Dr. Wingate has long been a champion for the integration of conventional and alternative healthcare treatments, bridging academic and research communities. She is board certified psychiatrist who is also trained in Kundalini yoga and meditation.
Dr. Wingate earned her undergraduate degree at Bucknell and M.D. at Temple University before residency in Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic medicine since 2005 and participates in courses at Harvard and the Integrative Health Symposium to help determine safe and appropriate use of supplements and lifestyle changes into a personalized plan for mind-body-spirit health. Dr. Wingate also consults to the Renfrew Center. the first nationally known treatment facility for eating disorders. She has been the attending psyciatrist on the consult and liason service at University of Pennsylvania, where she continues to teach psychiatry residents and medical students.
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
Sean W. Davis LMT
Sean is a dedicated Licensed Massage Therapist with strong work ethics. He specializes in enhanced relaxation techniques and deep work that focuses on the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. He is best known for the immersive massage technique he created - The Lotus System -
Sean is an accomplished NCBTMB Approved Provider and Instructor. Prior to joining Retreat & Restore in Haverford, Sean was a top-tier massage therapist at a premier day spa in the Philadelphia region for 13 years.
Our Occupational Therapist
Elizabeth Stein Fleming, OTR/L
Lizzy is an Occupational Therapist (OT) specializing in pediatrics. Affectionately known as “Mrs Lizzy” by her patients, she is skilled in helping children with fine motor deficits, handwriting skills improvement and visual perceptual deficits. She is keenly aware of the mind-body connection in children whose self esteem can be impacted by their OT struggles and she addresses emotional wellness in each session. She specializes in helping children with sensory integration/processing disorder, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and challenges in emotional regulation gain comfort and confidence in their environments and interactions with peers.
Lizzy earned a Master's of Occupational Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Shippensburg University.
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. She assists patients in scheduling appointments and in understanding out-of-network health insurance benefits.
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.