Origins Collaborative Care

A Cutting-Edge Functional Medicine Approach to Preventing and Treating Complex Chronic Illness

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The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

- Lao Tsu

Our Philosophy

At Origins Collaborative Care, we specialize in treating the underlying root causes of illness and restoring your body’s innate capacity to heal.

A diagnosis is a description that classifies a certain constellation of symptoms and gives it a name. More and more often, however, people find themselves with a grouping of symptoms that don’t seem to fit any recognizable pattern… no one can seem to offer them a diagnosis. But, that doesn't make it any less real for the person who’s suffering without answers.

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s a growing number of people with a long list of diagnoses, but nothing that seems to tie it all together and no clear path for getting well.

Whether you have a multitude of diagnoses - or none at all - the entrance on the path to healing is always the same.

Our approach centers on identifying and removing your current obstacles to healing combined with evidence-based approaches for harnessing the power of your own built-in mechanisms for healing and repair - until a natural state of balance is restored.

Our Commitment to Healing

At Origins Collaborative Care, we’re committed to providing the deepest, most profound, most complete healing we can. OCC is creating a model of care that’s designed to see people through to the other side of their chronic illness, where good health is again a reality, rather than a memory.

A Decision to Work with Origins Collaborative Care is an Investment in Your Health

Our commitment to healing is why Origins Collaborative Care offers Memberships rather than fee-for-service appointments. Our Membership model is realistic, robust, comprehensive, pioneering, scientifically validated, adaptable, and highly personalized. Importantly, Memberships allow you and your body the time and support it needs to recover.

Healing Can Only Happen When We Feel Safe and Cared For

This is a reality of our biology. Safety, love, connection and belonging are evolutionary biological imperatives. We need them to survive. A core part of our approach is making sure you feel held, cared for, seen, validated, and understood. Research shows that our capacity for physical healing is greatly expanded when we experience safe and loving connection. Our treatment model includes education and support for family and loved ones as well as opportunities for community and belonging.

We’re Driven to Be a Part of the Change We Wish to See in the World

This includes addressing our broken healthcare system. Our goal is to make this kind of care accessible and affordable to absolutely everyone who needs it. It’s imperative that we do our part to address the implicit biases and healthcare disparities that are still so prevalent, so traumatic, so exclusionary and so life-threatening to the BIPOC community, including and especially in Functional Medicine.


Our patients generally present with an assortment of symptoms or diagnoses in multiple systems, including but not limited to:

Allergies | Arthritis |Asthma | Autoimmune Disease(s) | Brain Fog | Chronic Fatigue | Chronic/Recurrent Infection (Lyme, EBV, Fungal) | Depression & Anxiety | Detoxification Issues | Digestive Disorders (IBS/IBD, Dysbiosis, Intestinal Permeability) | Eczema/Psoriasis | Environmental and Food Reactions | Fatigue| Fibromyalgia | Heavy Metal Toxicity | Histamine Intolerance | Hormone Imbalance | Hypermobility | Insomnia | Interstitial Cystitis | Mitochondrial Inefficiency | Mold Illness/CIRS | Migraines/Headaches | POTS/Dysautonomia | Pain/Inflammation | Rash | Restless Leg Syndrome | Tinnitus | Vertigo/Dizziness.

A New Direction:

In her many years of clinical experience as a Functional Medicine provider, often treating the “sickest of the sick,” Jessica (with the help of Micaela) has come to an important discovery: An extraordinary number of her chronic illness patients have at least one and very often both of these two underlying, previously undiagnosed conditions: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and Nervous System Dysregulation.

We invite you to take a peek at the following links to see if either, or both, of these common, underlying root-cause conditions might hold the key to finally unlocking your good health, too!

Could I Have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

Is My Nervous System Dysregulated?

No matter what you’re suffering with - we want you to know that there’s hope within our approach.

To learn more about what we treat and how we can help you, please contact us for a free 15- minute screening consultation.

Integrity Compassion Safety

OCC's approach is designed to see people through to the other side of their chronic illness, where good health is again a reality, rather than a memory.

Our Passion to Create Origins Collaborative Care

What prevents people from getting well?

How are other highly skilled providers and treatment approaches falling short, and why?

What can we do differently to give patients the results they long for and deserve?

The result of this exploration is a dynamic blend of provider education and knowledge (Jessica) balanced with the hard-won experience and nuanced insights of a long-term, complex, chronic illness survivor (Micaela). This Patient-Provider synergy brings a well-rounded approach that truly honors and respects the patient experience. We strive to meet the needs of our chronic illness patients with a depth of compassion, empathy and dedication born of someone who really understands, firsthand, what it means to suffer this way. At OCC, Jessica's rich IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine) training will help you address imbalances in the body; but we seek to do more than that. We’ll help you uncover the vast healing resources that exist within each of us. You are a potent and powerful healer with tremendous ability to influence your recovery. We'll show you how.

At OCC, we are companions and well-traveled guides on your path to achieving optimal health. As such, our treatment plans include previously unexplored but completely essential pathways to recovery, combined with education and practical support to help you integrate them in your day-to-day life.

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