Ariela Group Associates

Over the years Dr. Anne has worked with numerous associates in a variety of capacities. She is happy to announce her association with the following individuals who offer additional services to her own – all for your health and enjoyment.*

Karen Pico, RN, BSHA

Karen joins Dr. Anne Merkel and The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services after twenty years of nursing experience with a focus on holistic health and energetic re-balance. As an Associate she brings experience in orthopedics, neurology, general medical/ surgical care, Hospice end of life care, pet psychology, and offers the following services:

  • Reiki Sessions
  • Energetic Re-balancing
  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Therapeutic Essential Oil Treatments

[Treatment fees are $50 per hour / $75 per 90 minute session.]

Referrals to Other Practitioners

In addition to individuals doing independent contract work in an “Associate” relationship, Dr. Merkel is happy to refer to other practitioners known by her when specific needs arise.


*All associates work as independent contractors, so when you work with each one you contract with them directly rather than with Dr. Anne Merkel or The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services, neither of whom will be held accountable or liable for services rendered. These individuals set their own pricing and are paid personally by check or cash when services are offered.