about our founder & editor-in-chief

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Almila Kakinc-Dodd

founder & editor-in-chief

Almila is an Integrative Health practitioner trained at Duke University and the author of the book The Thirlby: A Field Guide to a Vibrant Mind, Body, & Soul, published by Penguin Random House & available wherever books are sold. She lives in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. 

Before launching her book, Almila worked in the Public Health field with various organisations including the Environmental Working Group (EWG). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Medical Anthropology & English Literature summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. She then received her Integrative Health training at Duke University. Almila is a regular contributor to various publications. 

my practice

I welcome clients both in-person & online worldwide in my Integrative Health practice. My approach is threefold; I fuse the training I have received at Duke University with my background in Anthropology. This allows me to extend to my clients the unique offer of narrative care, where we work together to not only identify symptoms but consider your entire story. 

Each client receives individualised care catering to their physical & psychological narrative, taking their whole body and history into consideration. 

Each session following the initial consultation is offered on an hourly basis with personalised packages available. Each client is eligible to cancel an appointment once it's booked given a 24-hour notice and may reschedule at another convenient time.

During our sessions together, we will holistically navigate through your health history, considering both the physical as well as the emotional bodies. We will unearth both physical and energetic blocks that can manifest themselves into a limited version of your life. Through considerate care that compliments your Primary Care Physician's (PCP), we will customise your health plan to consider a psychosomatic understanding of attaining whole, vibrant health specific to you. This is a partnership of my expertise and your understanding of your story to rewrite the narrative of your life by optimising your health. It's an anthropology of healing.

If you're ready to shift your health & life, contact me at almila@thethirlby.com