Our Community of Experts

Our team of health experts has the knowledge and experience to support you in reaching the highest level of wellbeing in mind, body, and spirit.

The Simple Balance Team of Practitioners will facilitate the clearing, cleansing, and care you need to heal. They will inspire you, raise your awareness of what is possible, and motivate you to take action to live a healthier lifestyle. They will work with you to help you build the path towards your health goals and enhance your ability to heal easily, live joyfully, and thrive abundantly.

Meet the Experts

Dr. Jaena Stanley-Gonzaga, D.C., F.I.A.M.A

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Dr. Jaena Stanley-Gonzaga is the founder, owner, and managing director of Simple Balance Health Center. As an inspiring leader, in-demand holistic doctor, and transformational facilitator, Dr. Jaena devotes her practice to helping people create the best conditions to heal, live, and thrive. She specializes in holistic medicine, integrative medicine, and energy medicine and has 18 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Jaena is passionate about helping people overcome chronic and mystery illnesses, promote an extraordinarily healthy and happy lifestyle, and inspire spiritual and personal growth and development. She has an effective and customized approach to support the highest level of well-being in mind, body, and spirit for individuals and families. 

Beginning at a young age, she had a strong calling to follow her heart and help people. Without ever being adjusted, she entered the Chiropractic Program at National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL (now the National University of Health Sciences) at the age of 20, believing so much in its philosophy and principles of helping the body heal itself through the nervous system.  In August of 1999, she graduated and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree with a major in Human Cell Biology.

Dr. Jaena is a student for life and serves individuals seeking her care with compassion and excellence. Some of her certifications include the following:  Bioenergetic Synchronization Technique, NES Health System, Acupuncture, Psych-K, and Neurostructural  Integration Technique. Other practices include Koren Specific Technique, Matrix Energetics, Original Strength, and Holistic Medical Nutrition.

As a lifelong student, she continues to evaluate and elevate her personal mastery of wellness and spirituality. She lives in St. Charles with her husband and three young children. She loves to sing, play the ukelele, and write poetry and songs. She dedicates her life to create a consciously awakened community, to help people remember who they are, and to create a new model of health care for the children of today and tomorrow. 

 

dr. Holly wurtz, ND

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Dr. Holly Wurtz is a leader in natural medicine helping people heal so that they can enjoy a vibrant and happy life.  After years of dealing with her own chronic symptoms and declining health, she began to explore natural medicine and found the answers she was seeking to heal her own life physically, emotionally and spiritually.  She came to understand that good health is truly our greatest asset. This journey led her to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine as it fit her ideal model of healthcare.

As an expert in the field, Dr. Wurtz is highly trained in the use of mind/body medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and physical medicine and often uses a combination of minimally invasive therapies when working with individuals.  With a special focus on chronic disease, Dr. Wurtz knows the body, mind and soul have an amazing capacity to heal when given the right conditions.  Her goal is to collaborate with individuals in a meaningful way and give them the tools they need to build healthy lives.  

Dr. Wurtz is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois and holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.  She is the president of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Wahls Certified Health Practitioner.  She also has extensive experience in clinical research and continues to work in the field. She is passionate about being a part of the Simple Balance team and partnering with other practitioners to serve her community.

When not in the office, Dr. Wurtz finds her bliss through volunteer work, writing, reading, painting, clowning, exploring the world and enjoying her furry companions.

 

Dr. Lisa Krebs, ND

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Lisa Krebs, N.D. is a naturopathic practitioner specializing in homeopathy. She earned her N.D. from National University of Health Sciences, a four-year accredited doctoral program in Lombard, IL. Her clinical experience includes a one-year internship at the NUHS Whole Health Clinic, postgraduate training at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, and three years in a primary care setting, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Fior, MD and Dr. Joel Shepperd, MD.

In addition to homeopathy, she utilizes nutritional and botanical modalities, and her training in Ayurveda and cranial sacral therapy to help individuals achieve their best health. Currently, she serves on the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians Board of Directors. She is also a part-time faculty member at National University of Health Sciences, where she is honored to teach homeopathy.

 

april Gutierrez, PT

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April Gutierrez has been a physical therapist for 11 years and is the founder of Pelvic Balance Physical Therapy.  She has extensive experience treating patients with spine conditions and women’s health issues.  Also, she's been a manually certified therapist for ten years and earned the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) through the American Physical Therapy Association.  Her belief in alternative therapies led to the completion and certification of the Mercier technique for infertility.  

April's practice, Pelvic Balance Physical Therapy, encompasses healing of the body through natural treatments and hands-on techniques to restore balance.  She believes that our bodies function more efficiently when there is balance within. 

She focuses on one-on-one care and designing a therapeutic plan that is specific to each person.  April is excited to be a part of Simple Balance's Team of Health Experts. She enjoys mastering her healing art, learning about the potential of the body and sharing this vital information with her patients. Her dedication to educating patients to reach their optimal level of function is of the utmost importance.

 

Inna smirnova, MPT

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Inna was an athlete growing up and a competitive figure skater with Olympic goals. She had to quit at fifteen due to a back injury. The experience directed her on the path to attain a Master's of Physical Therapy from St. Louis University with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. She has been practicing as a physical therapist for 18 years in many settings and with all kinds of medical conditions.  Over the years, she found that something was missing in physical therapy that didn’t include the mind/body connection and embarked on a journey to search for that missing piece. What she found changed her practice, and she developed a specialty and a passion for Myofascial Release as taught by John Barnes. 

For the past six years, Inna has been deepening her learning on how to heal while combining the physical, mental, and emotional practice that take it to the level that everyone deserves. She has also been able to heal her injuries and stresses by using these techniques. Inna practices with hands-on, one-on-one sessions, providing everyone with excellent quality of care and focus. Her passion is the body and the amazing things it can do with some attention and effort.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to give tools and empowering information to create a positive and healthy change in people's lives.

Inna’s goal is to guide us to take our healing into our own hands and make it a lifestyle that is incorporated into day to day life and passed down to children and friends.

Inna practices Shaolin Kung Fu and other martial arts, yoga, and tries to stay active. 

 

Dr. serena wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT

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Serena Wadhwa works her mission of helping others connect with their inner fire and bringing that light, energy, and passion for waking up others in their world. She helps others understand their blocks to change and work on their willingness, readiness, and ability to ascend these. She also assists with smoothing the stress flow.

As a Stress Coach, she offers individuals one-on-one coaching or coaching in a group or corporate environment. While the modern world is stressful, it’s essential to relax, have fun, stay connected and keep the personal fire ignited. Stress weakens this core foundation. She is the founder of the Stress Intelligence Coaching Program. She continues to work in other roles as an educator for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level students; an individual and group therapist; a supervisor of master level
students; a consultant, creator, presenter, and performer. Currently, she is integrating knowledge on social media, comedy, awakenings, and global citizenship into her path. Her website is www.drserenawadhwa.com.

Dr. Serena is a local and global presenter and trainer for clinical professionals and non-clinical Professionals relating to her areas of expertise in substance use disorders and stress, including yoga. Her book, Stress in the Modern World, is scheduled to be released January 2017. She has a book on substance use in the workplace and grief in the workplace published through Get to the Point Books. Her 2nd stress book, Stress Intelligence, (365+ways to smooth your stress flow) is currently out. She also blogs and hosts a wellness radio show. She joins the Simple Balance Health Team of Experts and coaches people in the comforts of their own home through Skype.