Meet Your Providers
Leonie Wims L.,Ac.
“ Dr Leonie ”, as she is affectionately called by patients and colleagues, owns and operates Longville Wellness. She is passionate about Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine, and is inspired daily knowing she has the opportunity to make a sometime unexpected difference in someone’s life.
The journey to become a Physician of Eastern Medicine started many years ago as a Home Health Aide (HHA), then she became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA). As a CNA, she specialized in wound care, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. It was during these times Dr Leonie came to realize her passion and skill for taking care of others, and the importance of a healthy diet. Being a CNA was only the beginning, the interest in food and medicine prompted her to study at Broward College, completing her prerequisites for nursing, with the intention of pursuing a degree in nursing at Nova Southeastern University. However, after the tour, visits with counselors, and submission of transcripts, Dr Leonie decided to do something different, and something different became Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Leonie Wims L.,Ac. began her career as a Physician of Eastern Medicine after graduating from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2016, where she completed a Masters in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration She went on to further her studies in the doctoral programme for two years. “ I sometimes laugh at the fact that I was in school full-time for eight years, but it was all worth the sacrifice”.
Since graduation, she has worked in several clinics and wellness centers, with the majority of her experience and knowledge being gained while interning at the public acupuncture clinic for ATOM, working with the Veteran community at VFW post 8195, and volunteering at Poverello’s Wellness Centre in Ft Lauderdale. Treating patients with chronic pain, auto-immune disorders, and HIV/AIDS helped mold her specialties in pain management, internal disease, herbal, and food therapy.
Integrative Life Coach
Family Constellation Facilitator
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Paula Cohen incorporates warmth (receptivity?)and integrative mindset into her practice.
Paula has developed her own methodology after working with different healing modalities and experiencing great feedback from clients as a result of her integrative sessions.
Studies in psychosomatic, NLP, and Ho’Oponopono brings more integration to Paula’s ability to serve the ones who seek her assistance.
She uses her intuitive abilities as well as her great problem solving skills to personalize each session. She has been called by her clients as their “voice of wisdom.”
Paula is specialized in bringing unity to one’s being. She believes humanity has been fragmented over the centuries and the lack of self-connection is responsible for a considerable portion of life’s dysfunctions and low self satisfaction.
Her program Journey Within is the pathway to freedom, to the permission to be yourself, and to once and for all develop the ability to create desirable results.
In this program Paula integrates the well being of the 5 energy bodies – Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social – to deliver high one-on-one quality sessions.
The reason why you look for a life coach is because there is something in your life you are not able to achieve on your own. And Paula’s role is to bring light to what’s blocking it and facilitate the journey. Paula has enriched her career learning about the complexity of our system, and to Paula, evaluating every part of this system is critical to identifying and working through the root cause of the matter as well as to experience the progress of the journey itself.
Amalia has been on the path of wellness and holistic living since she was a teenager growing up in Nicaragua; taking yoga classes with her grandmother and going to local farmers to pick up organic vegetables made her appreciate the love of the Plant Kingdom.
In 2005 She graduated as Homeopath; as time progressed, She recognized the interconnected nature of Homeopathy and guided clients towards holistic living, mind, body, and spirit. She was so fascinated with the results of using Homeopathy that She decided to go deeper into this field. She traveled to India to better understand Homeopathy while studying Homeopathy in India Mumbai. She experienced How doctors in India use natural products to heal the skin from within. When she returned to the US, she decided to go back to school to become an Aesthetician.
In 2006 She graduated as an Aesthetician, and she began to blend her signature facials using Homeopathy and natural products to heal the skin with holistic treatments. Working as an Aesthetician, one of the things that she loves is to listen to her clients and listen to their skin. After many facials and listening to clients, She realized a need for natural products. In 20I5, she researched different formulas, testing ingredients with clients’ family members. After a long journey, She found the right ingredients, and Amalia Natural Skincare was born with just one simple idea in mind: your skin deserves the very best.
Her experience as a holistic Aesthetician and a Homeopath guided her to create a skincare line with nourishing ingredients, sustainable produce, no artificial colors, 100% plant-based organically grown biodynamic made with love for healthy and glowing skin.
Amalia holds a Diploma in Homeopathy from the British Institute of London with a postgraduate course from the School Of Homeopathy in Mumbai, India.
Jean-Michel began learning Cheng Man-Ching’s Yang Tai Chi short form in 1987 from Master Lawrence Galante. From 19891 to 1993 he was trained intensively in Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang under Sifu Kenny Gong in NYC.
After moving to Miami in 1993 he taught Tai Chi from 1994 to 1996 at the American Karate Academy in south Miami.
He graduated from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (Ft. Laud., FL) in 2000 and was licensed as an acupuncturist. He worked as an assistant clinical instructor in the ATOM’s intern clinic from 2000 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2006 he lived and practiced acupuncture in a private clinic in Acapulco, Mexico and taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong at the American University in Acapulco and at the Acapulco Princess Hotel from 2002 to 2006.
He returned to Ft. Lauderdale in 2006 and is currently teaching and supervising in the ATOM Intern Clinic. Since that time, Jean-Michel has taught Tai Chi and Xing Yi.