About ProHealth Hub




Auckland Chiropractic Centre

Our Story




ProHealth Hub has been a vision and dream of co-founder Dr Aaron Huang for quite some time. On returning to Auckland following a stint of volunteer work in Africa with an internationally recognised medical organisation, Mercy Ships, Aaron and his wife (Tracy) felt inspired to step out on their own to start a local health centre.

It was at this time that Auckland Chiropractic Centre was in search of new owners, prompting them to take over as the successors of this well established chiropractic clinic. After several years of running the business, they had made many changes to the centre, namely the addition of alternative healthcare services. It was then that Aaron and Tracy discovered the benefits of working closely with other like-minded health professionals and led them to the prospect of further expansion.

The decision was made to establish ProHealth Hub and invest into the long term plan of moving into a purpose built premises. Now located in Royal Oak, they are very excited with the opportunities ProHealth Hub carries in providing a greater range of healthcare services for the growing health needs of the community.



Mercy Ships

Meet the ProHealth Hub Team





Chiropractor


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Dr Aaron Huang

Owner | Managing Director

Aaron grew up in Tauranga but is originally from Taiwan. He speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

Aaron graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Diploma in Applied Science prior to successfully completing his Bachelor of Chiropractic from the reputable New Zealand College of Chiropractic. In addition, he has undergone further training in the field of functional neurology and lifestyle medicine in which he has received valuable knowledge from and is passionate about the ongoing development of both.

Following his graduation, Aaron worked within an award winning private practice based in South Auckland before taking over as the successor of Auckland Chiropractic Centre, now known as ProHealth Hub.

Aaron is registered with the New Zealand Chiropractic Board and is a member of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.




Acupuncturist


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Marie Choi


Marie is a registered (Acupuncture NZ) acupuncturist and traditional Chinese practitioner.

Marie worked as a nurse and a high school teacher in Korea before relocating to New Zealand. After arriving in New Zealand, she decided to take on the challenge and successfully obtained her acupuncture degree from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has since been working as an acupuncturist for over 15 years.

As a mature clinician, Marie’s acupuncture techniques incorporate various methods that consider an individual’s physical and mental well-being, particularly in areas of pain management relating to musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, and joint aches).  

Marie is fluent Korean and English.

For more information about Marie and/or to make contact please call directly on 021 619 874 or email by clicking here.





Acupuncturist


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Karen Ren


Karen is a New Zealand certified acupuncturist who is an approved ACC treatment provider and a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA).

As an experienced acupuncturist, she is familiar with treating common sport injuries such as acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, and joint aches. In addition to these common conditions, she also has an interest in women’s health including but not limited to menstrual disorder, fertility support, postpartum care and perimenopause/menopause management. Furthermore, Karen can also assist with a wide range of complaints like nausea, vomiting, stomach fullness, poor appetite, palpitation and heart burn. Depending on the individual’s needs, Karen uses a combination of treatment modalities (e.g. acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, electrotherapy) to deliver tailored care for each of her patients.

Karen is also a New Zealand qualified beautician with many years of experience and a current member of New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists. She offers a comprehensive wide range of beauty therapy services (e.g. facial relaxation therapy, hydro-microdermabrasion, light therapy and high tech skin-changing courses) as well as advanced skin care products.

For more information about Karen and/or to make contact please click here.





Psychologist


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Anisha Kulkarni


Anisha is originally from the town of Pune in India, and immigrated to New Zealand in 2007. She completed her education at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and gained a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Psychology, followed by a Master of Health Science (Psychology) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB).

For several years Anisha has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from varied ethnic backgrounds and from different walks of life. Her specialities include working as a family therapist with people who have experienced ongoing trauma and had involvement with Oranga Tamariki (previously known as Child Youth and Family Services), as well as working with adults and families affected by substance use.

Anisha strives to provide psychological support by creating a non-judgmental space for her clients to develop an honest and trusting client-therapist relationship so clients can safely talk about their difficulties. Anisha uses a range of well-researched perspectives in providing psychological and  emotional support. Throughout therapy a collaborative approach is used to create and review what the client is looking to achieve through therapy. She speaks English, Marathi मराठी, Hindi हिंदी, Gujarati ગુજરાતી.

For more information about Anisha and/or to make contact, please click here.





Psychologist


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Ketan Kulkarni


Ketan holds a notable collection of Psychology credentials from India, New Zealand and the United States. Ketan moved to New Zealand from India in late 2000 following his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in India. He further pursued his study to complete a Bachelor Honours in Social Sciences from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) which sparked his interest in how traditional values are renegotiated in immigrants in the context of citizenship. Ketan then moved to the United States for a few years where he completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked in the community mental health sector helping children and families experiencing emotional and behavioural struggles. He then returned to New Zealand to continue his psychology training at AUT, completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology. He is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB).

Ketan has worked in addiction rehabilitation services and community behavioural health organisations. He has worked with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as working with parents in developing effective parenting techniques to guide behaviour positively.

Ketan’s approach to therapy is collaborative and creative. In therapy the focus is on developing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship in which clients feel able to express themselves to create long term change. Ketan speaks English, Marathi and Hindi fluently.

For more information about Ketan and/or to make contact, please click here.





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Tracey Gee


Tracey is a NZ registered psychologist (since 2001) specialising in health and has extensively worked clinically with adults in healthcare & rehabilitation, mental health & wellbeing and performance. 

Her experience comes from working with corporate health (i.e. general wellbeing), private health clinics (i.e. pain management and cardiac rehab), hospital departments (i.e. physical rehabilitation, respiratory, rheumatology, general, neurology), government services (i.e. NZ Police, ACC) and performance sectors. Tracey completed all her training at Auckland University and the Health Psychology training through the Psychological Medicine Dept.

Tracey values your input and genuinely works in a respectful, non-judgemental way together to (i) understand 'WHY' you are having your experience, (ii) develop a 'WHAT TO DO' toolkit of strategies and (iii) a 'WHEN' to take action plan to cope and manage your situation confidently. She can help tailor a treatment plan to meet your individual needs, whether short- or long-term support.

Tracey uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic styles that consider mind-body dynamics in the various treatment areas she covers.
 

For more information about Tracey and/or to make contact, please click here.





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Julia Somervell


Julia is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and is a full member with the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.  Since completing her Doctorate at the University of Auckland, she has worked in adult mental health services in both Counties Manukau District Health Board and Auckland District Health Board. 

 

Her main interest and focus has been the provision of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  She has been involved in running comprehensive programmes and supervision.  She has found both the skills and principles of DBT to be practical, effective, and broadly useful to a wide range of challenges and situations and as such they remain the foundation of her practice.  Alongside this, she uses a range of related evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). 

 

Julia has a warm, direct, and pragmatic approach.  She is enthusiastic in her work and passionate about helping people learn new ways of being to shift their lives in the directions they choose.

 

Julia is not providing individual therapy currently, but is available for limited consultation and supervision.

 

For more information about Julia and/or to make contact, please click here.





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Tessa Brudevold-Iversen


Dr Tessa Brudevold-Iversen is an ACC-registered Clinical Psychologist who specialises in DBT and the treatment of PTSD and eating disorders for adolescents and adults.  She was a co-researcher on a treatment development project utilising DBT to treat adolescents with eating disorders and helped implement the first DBT for Multidiagnostic Eating Disorders programm in Australasia.

Dr Tessa works across the public and private sectors.  She also provides assessments for ADHD.  She is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, a trainer for DBTNZ, and provides DBT trainings, supervision, and consultations for individuals, teams, mental health services, NGOs, and universities. 

Dr Tessa is also a certified trainer and a facilitator for Family Connections®.  She did DBT-specific post-doctoral study in Seattle, Washington, USA and is a Co-Director of Balance Psychology Aotearoa Ltd.

For more information about Dr Tessa and/or to make contact, please click here.