Dr. Destia Skinner, ND, CST
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor / Certified CranioSacral Therapist
Dr. Destia began her undergraduate education at the University of Washington where she received extensive training in Zoology and Biology. After receiving her B.S. in Molecular Biology, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in asthma research and as a public school teacher.
As her passion for health and healing ignited, she continued her educational journey by attending Bastyr University, one of the foremost institutions for Naturopathic medical education, where she received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. She has further focused her education in Craniosacral technique, natural pregnancy and childbirth, nutrition, and homeopathy. She incorporates all aspects of naturopathic medicine to create a holistic view of health for the individual person.
She currently has a clinical Naturopathic practice with her husband, Bryan, and is a certified Craniosacral instructor through Integrated Bodywork Institute. Teaching cranial technique is a passion that allows her to train other members of the medical community and empower individuals in their own healing process.
Dr. Destia is gifted in naturopathic women’s healthcare including the common complaints faced during the pregnancy, postpartum periods and menopause. She also has a genuine love for working with children of any age in order to prevent illness and promote optimal health.
Dr. Destia is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Bryan Skinner, ND
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor / Homeopathic Doctor / Certified BioSET Practitioner
Dr. Bryan began his undergraduate education at the University of Washington where he became increasingly interested in the fields of emotional and mental illness, personality, motivation, and their relationship with individual biochemical composition. He later graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Psychology.
Through his own personal struggle with illness, he began to understand the limitations of western medicine and started to seek alternatives in healthcare. This is when he first became familiar with the philosophy of naturopathic medicine and how vastly it differed from the western medical approach to illness. This difference in philosophy motivated and inspired him to attend Bastyr University where he later received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Bryan has had extensive post graduate education in Homeopathy by attending several trainings with Louis Klein FS Hom, Dr. Jan Scholten MD, and Dr. Rajan Sankaran MD. He is also a certified BioSET practitioner, which combines the principles of NAET with state-of-the-art computerized organ and allergy assessments.
Dr. Bryan has a passion for solving complicated cases. He is extremely gifted at translating complex patient stories into creative therapeutic avenues in order to find each patient relief from the causes of their illness. He has a wealth of knowledge that he draws upon to simplify and add clarity to complex cases. His passion for learning increased after graduating from medical school and he welcomes each patient as a chance to learn something new. He focuses in classical homeopathy, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), BioSET (food and environmental allergy testing and elimination), and heavy metal and environmental toxicity evaluation and toxicity.
Dr. Bryan is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Jennifer Gunst, DAOM, LAc, DNBAO
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine /Â Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist / Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
Dr. Jennifer Gunst attended the University of California at Berkeley where she studied molecular and cell biology. She majored in genetics and worked as a research associate at the UCSF Mount Zion Cancer Center studying adaptation and cell cycle. It was during this time that she became interested in integrative and complementary medicine, as the laboratory next door to where she worked was studying the anti cancer properties of Chinese medicinal herbs and teas. The anachronism of boiling ancient herbs in a state-of-the-art modern lab was striking.
Jennifer received her clinical doctorate in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz and San Jose. She is licensed as an acupuncturist and herbalist both nationally and by the state of California. Jennifer is also a diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, an integrative program through Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
Jennifer is a certified NAET and BioSET practitioner. NAET is gentle yet effective allergy detection and elimination technique developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. BioSET combines the fundamentals of NAET allergy elimination with computerized meridian and sensitivity assessments. She appreciates the art of combining ancient principles with cutting edge technology and software.
Currently, Jennifer is involved in the research and understanding of energy medicine using Gas Discharge Visualization, or GDV, a technique developed in Russia by Dr. Konstantin Korotkov.
Dr. Jennifer Logan, DO
Traditional Osteopathic Physician
Dr. Logan received her BS in Biology from Cornell University in 1995. She then attended Western University of Health Sciences- College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in 1999.
During her time there Dr. Logan came to realize that her true passion lie in osteopathic manipulation. This beautiful art looks at the relationship between the structure and function of the body, and uses gentle hands-on techniques to help each individual reach his or her fullest potential.
After medical school Dr. Logan earned a spot in the much sought after St. Barnabas Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine residency. This hospital-based training program at a Level 1 trauma center in the Bronx affords its residents unparalleled experience. One of the greatest joys of this program is the honor of treating newborns on their first day of life. Treating babies, and women during their pregnancies and postpartum time continues to be one of Dr. Logan’s favorite parts of the day.
Upon successful completion of her exams, Dr. Logan became one of only several hundred physicians in the country to be board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Dr. Logan currently limits her hours of practice to fulfill her greatest calling- mothering her two wonderful daughters.
Office Manager / Reception
Arlene is an expert office systems manager. She has spent the last 22 years working in a variety of health care practices, from chiropractic to naturopathic medical care. Her gift is understanding and meeting the client’s needs efficiently and with a dose of humor. She was also the owner/operator of a consultant firm specializing in health insurance reimbursement, patient collections and office management systems for healthcare practices in the Boston area. Before she got involved in the complementary health care field she managed restaurants for The Levy Organization in the Chicago area. Arlene moved to the Bay area from Arizona 5 years ago. She lives with her partner and thier dog. Here at Cypress, we affectionately call her Young Dr. Hazelkorn.