Patient Information

Below you will find a welcome letter, patient registration form and a health history form. Please print out, complete and bring to your appointment.

Completing these forms prior to your scheduled appointment allows more time for your visit with Rachel.

Our mission is to provide the best possible care in the healthiest possible environment, thus the Center is fragrance-free and uses non-toxic cleaning products. We ask that you avoid wearing any perfumes, scented body products, or heavy use of hair spray on the day of your visit.

Wecome Letter | Registration | Health History

Recommended Practitioners


Naturopathic Doctor/Thrive Center for Health

Dr. Molly DeMers

When deciding where to practice, Dr. DeMers knew that working along side Rachel Donovan would be the perfect fit.   Balanced Health Center provides a well rounded group of providers with a similar view of what exceptional healthcare looks like.

Dr. DeMers has a passion for natural and personalized care for patients of all ages and special interest in treating painful periods, infertility, acne, eczema, headaches/migraines, fatigue, anxiety, stress, insomnia and IBS.

Dr. DeMers utilizes clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, hydrotherapy and counseling.  She uses these approaches because they stimulate and support the body’s innate desire to heal and be whole.

Her hope is that as you work together, you will feel better than you ever have, find more balance in your life and achieve your health goals.

Dr. DeMers can be reached at:
860-266-7448 or


Monica Szymonik, LMT 


Monica Szymonik, LMT 

Monica is a licensed practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with advanced training in Holistic Nutrition and Placenta Medicine. She nurtures women in reclaiming their role in motherhood by assisting them with emotional and physical healing, starting with the womb.

Monica holds a B.S. in Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach, specializing in marital and child custody transitions. To compliment her passion in restoring the integrity of a mother’s sacred role in the world, Monica became one of the core founders of a growing civil rights movement in Connecticut, where she met her equally passionate activist husband in 2014. Monica has also found her voice in writing, and recently became an author of a self-help book to nurture mothers to reclaim their health through their difficult journey of unintended non-custodianship of their children. She finds great pleasure in “breaking the cycle”, and coaches women on ways to improve their health and pass healthy habits onto their children during these transitions.

Monica can be reached at:
860-705-8789 or

Melissa Cavanaugh LMT


Melissa Cavanaugh

Melissa Cavanaugh LMT is a recent graduate of The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Melissa spent 9 months volunteering her time and practicing her skills at Balanced Health Center before graduating. She offers a variety of services including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports and Orthopedic Massage to help reduce stress, recover from injuries and rejuvenate. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys the outdoors, being with family and can be found on the basketball court, soccer field and baseball field cheering on her two sons.

Melissa can be reached at:
860-729-2046 or

Tina Grinold L. Ac.

Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Tina Grinold, L.Ac.

Tina is thrilled to be accepting new patients at Balanced Health Center. She specializes in women’s health: supporting fertility, regulating cycles, and balancing hormones through all phases of a woman’s life.  She also treats a wide range of conditions, including pain, stress and anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, supporting healthy immunity, and much more. She uses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional/lifestyle coaching to support patients through the process of balancing and healing.

Tina can be reached at:
860-268-2092 or

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