Femwell is a private practice that consists of a team of health & wellness specialists in Hendersonville, NC dedicated solely to working with women. Women's health is not something we address as part of our job, it is our job... and we are quite passionate about doing it well. Specialized care means getting better faster, saving the women we serve time and money in the long-run. We take a whole-person, relational approach to women's health & wellness by uniting a multifaceted team of specialists under one roof. Femwell provides care for women in every stage of life, pre-conception through menopause, and offers services in-office, in-home, and online. All care is delivered one-on-one and is personalized to each woman's unique health history, symptom presentation, concerns and goals. Our transparent and competitive up-front costs with no additional charges or surprise bills help to create a simple and stress-free healthcare experience.
At Femwell we believe that women who prioritize their own health and wellness are women who prioritize the health and wellness of their families, their friends, and their communities. Women who feel well from the inside-out are women who think more clearly, dream more grandly, love more freely, work more purposefully, serve more joyfully, and live more beautifully.
Revolutionizing the status quo of health and wellness one woman at a time-
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To create healthier individuals, families, and communities by providing holistic, evidence-based, cutting-edge, and compassionate health and wellness services to women across the lifespan
To lead the way in accelerating a shift toward more holistic and innovative health and wellness care that enables all women to thrive
Our Core Values:
Quality. We strive to provide the highest level of clinical excellence and hospitality to every client we serve.
Compassion. We have unwavering commitment to serve our clients with empathy, dignity, and respect.
Integrity. We practice honesty, accountability, and transparency in order to be trustworthy with our clients' health and wealth.
Innovation. We are dedicated to out-of-the-box thinking, strategic problem-solving, and lifelong learning to ensure we provide the most cutting-edge care available.
Collaboration. We work together as a team to provide holistic solutions that truly make a difference in our clients' lives.
Global Outreach. We're all in this together. 5% of proceeds from all visits at Femwell are transferred directly to our non-profit partner in Cambodia, Together We Serve- Women's Health & Children's Centre. Read more about our global outreach initiative here.
Better care. Better quality of life. Better you.
Meet The Team
Dr. Alyssa Brussee
OTD, OTR/L, PCES, CDP
Femwell Founder & Director
Dr. Alyssa Brussee is a Florida native who earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed a doctoral residency in the specialized practice area of Complex Rehabilitation Technology. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Brussee became interested in women's health on a quest to heal her body from a chronically painful diagnosis and pelvic/core issues she experienced during her two pregnancies and deliveries. She has completed extensive post-doctoral specialized training in women's health and pelvic floor rehabilitation and is certified as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. She has also completed advanced manual therapy/bodywork studies with emphasis on soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, and gyno-visceral manipulation. Dr. Brussee is the only pelvic health therapist in North Carolina who is a Certified Mercier Therapist and a Certified Mercier Fertility Specialist. She is also one of the few pelvic health therapists in the United States who is trained in Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging, an advanced technology that takes much of the guesswork out of deciphering causes of core and pelvic floor dysfunction, and therefore speeds up the recovery process. In addition to her specialized training in women's health, she utilizes her background in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation to make long-term changes in her clients' lives through integrating functional neuroscience, restorative exercise, practical ergonomic strategies, and holistic wellness practices into everyday habits and routines. She is passionate about educating her clients to become experts of their own bodies so that they are able to take an active role in their health and wellness through every season of life. Dr. Brussee loves working in women's health because she firmly believes that women who feel healthy from the inside-out are better equipped to thrive in motherhood, their marriages, relationships, jobs, and hobbies- thereby transforming entire family units and communities.
Dr. Brussee lives in Hendersonville, NC with her husband, son, daughter, and German Shepherd, Gunner. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors mountain biking, trail running, and working at her family's farm. She loves any activity that involves meeting new people and spending quality time with family and friends. When not outdoors or with others, Dr. Brussee can probably be found writing, curled up with a good book, playing the violin, or belting out to Fleetwood Mac.
Emma Mang is a North Carolina native who earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, and also has an Associate's degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Greenville Technical College. She holds certifications as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth Doula, and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
Before transitioning her career into the "birth world" she worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an outpatient physical therapy clinic where she developed a strong interest in women's health through working alongside a pelvic floor therapist. When she became pregnant with her daughter, she fell in love with all things related to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Since that time, she earned her doula, childbirth education, and breastfeeding certifications to be able to offer her clients comprehensive guidance as they navigate each stage of motherhood. She provides full-spectrum support and education throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Her passion is to help women truly understand their bodies, the changes that take place prenatally and postnatally, and to have an empowered, confident birth and entrance into parenthood. She enjoys teaching people how to mitigate common issues during pregnancy and postpartum, and to help them determine if further care is needed by their physician or another women's health specialist. She also loves facilitating opportunities for new moms to develop a strong sense of community as they begin their motherhood journey, and hosts a weekly new mom support group.
Emma lives in Hendersonville, NC with her husband and daughter. Their favorite family activity is walking and hiking in the beautiful mountains of WNC. She also enjoys reading historical fiction, and is currently learning a new hobby called Cyr Wheel- a fun and challenging activity that promotes both physical and mental health.
Michelle McGuire is a Minnesota native who attended the University of Virginia and earned her certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a special focus in women's hormonal health from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Michelle discovered the field of women’s hormonal health through her own personal struggles with painful and symptomatic menstrual cycles and other health issues linked to imbalanced hormones. She is passionate about giving women the power and knowledge to change their own menstrual cycles, fertility, and overall physical and mental health. Michelle is well-versed in the female endocrine system and metabolism, and her coaching addresses diet, lifestyle, exercise, sleep, stress, and weight through a hormonal lens. Unlike other coaches, Michelle is aware that one size does not fit all when it comes to women’s health. Many popular diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations on the market are not created with women's hormones in mind, often rendering them ineffective or even detrimental to health. Using a hormonal approach to health, Michelle has helped many women lessen or eliminate their period pain & premenstrual syndrome symptoms, clear hormonal acne, lose weight, and learn how to eat in a way that supports long-term health. She has successfully assisted many women carefully transition off of birth control and discover medication-free methods of maintaining hormonal balance. She is energized by helping her clients learn how hormones affect all aspects of health, and how much influence they have to alter their hormones naturally.
Michelle lives in Hendersonville, NC with her husband and their daughter, Rosie. She is an Enneagram Type 2, loves a cup of tea and a good book, and frequent movie nights. She attends church in Hendersonville and co-leads a local connect group. She loves to exercise, nerd out about the menstrual cycle, and can probably be found cooking up new recipes in the kitchen on a weekly basis.
Hannah Farman grew up in Hendersonville, NC and earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. She also has a second Master's degree in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from UNC Wilmington.
Hannah always knew she wanted to work in a helping profession and pursued a career in mental health because she recognized the positive influence that healing one's mind can have on their entire life. She has diverse professional experience working with women who have anxiety and/or depression, and helps them find mental freedom through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods. She is also passionate about helping women navigate major life transitions such as getting married, entering motherhood, changing careers, moving, or processing the ending of a relationship. In addition to treatment for anxiety, depression, and life transitions, Hannah offers the unique specialization of career counseling. She loves helping others find true fulfillment in their vocations, as she has found that many mental health and relationship challenges often stem from an unhealthy work life. Hannah is dedicated to life-long learning and is passionate about providing her clients with the most comprehensive and evidence-based mental health care possible. Whether experiencing a season of general increased stress or navigating a long-standing mental health issue, Hannah strives to provide each of her clients with effective skills, strategies, and resources to overcome mental health obstacles so that they can live full lives.
Hannah lives in Etowah, NC with her husband and daughter. During her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and bingeing true crime shows. Hannah loves spending quality time with her loved ones and can frequently be found leading family dance parties.
Shalom Littrell was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States during elementary school. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and her Bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University.
Shalom became interested in mental health at a previous job in which she worked as an interpreter for a therapist and realized the critical role that mental wellness plays in all aspects of health and relationships. She has a diverse professional background working with women who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. She also has experience in court advocacy and forensic interviewing. Shalom specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that facilitates improved thinking patterns, behaviors, and overall quality of life. She is also certified in an advanced therapy approach, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which utilizes structured eye movements and talk therapy to recover from traumatic memories and PTSD symptoms. Shalom is dedicated to meeting each of her clients where they are, and ensuring they are heard and supported. She firmly believes that mental health is the key to physical health, and that outward change doesn't 'stick' until internal change occurs. She loves walking alongside women on their mental health journeys to help them overcome challenges and truly feel healthy and whole. Shalom is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Shalom lives in Brevard, NC with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Her favorite use of spare time is traveling and experiencing new places with her family. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and being out on the lake. Shalom is a college football fan and can frequently be found in Boone during the fall cheering on her alma mater, Appalachian State.
Lisa Mejia is a New Jersey native who relocated to Florida in her early 20s. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics/Nutrition from Florida International University. She holds a specialty certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and is also a certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist through the Certification Board of Diabetes Care and Education.
Lisa initially became interested in dietetics on a mission to improve her own health and disordered eating. She has worked in several different practice settings including long-term care, acute care, and the outpatient setting including in-home patient visits, an American Diabetes Association accredited diabetes center and Integrative medicine. She has extensive experience managing a variety of women’s health conditions. Some of these include diabetes, disordered eating, dysautonomia, EDS, endometriosis, food sensitivity/intolerances, general oncology including breast cancer and breast cancer risk, GI conditions, heart disease, kidney disease, navigating nutritional challenges with mast cell disorders and menopause, and weight management. Lisa is well-versed in the intricacies of the digestive system and utilizes her specialized training in integrative nutrition to skillfully decipher the root causes of dysfunction in order to make lasting changes in her patients’ lives. She often works with women who have seen multiple doctors and specialists without a resolution to their symptoms, and is passionate about taking the time to listen to her patients’ stories so that she can skillfully problem-solve and develop a nutrition plan that is specific to their individual needs and goals. Lisa continues to live and work in Florida, but pursued North Carolina licensure to join the Femwell team and provide her specialized services to our patients through our telehealth system.
Lisa lives in Deltona, Florida with her husband, two children, and their boxer, Baxter. When she isn’t working with patients or researching the latest in dietetics, she loves traveling with her family and spending quality time with her loved ones. She recently started gardening and is excited to experience the farm-to-table lifestyle.
RD/N, LD/N, CDCES, IFNCP
Devyn Whaley is a Florida native who relocated to North Carolina in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Erskine College where she played collegiate soccer, and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Devyn developed a love for fitness from a young age through her involvement in soccer. She is passionate about fitness and healthy living because of the mental and physical freedom it offers. Devyn has a diverse professional background working in both fitness and rehabilitation. In addition to personal training and teaching group fitness classes for the past six years, she has worked as an exercise physiologist for a hospital-based cardiac rehab program and wellness center, a physical therapy aide for an outpatient rehabilitation clinic, and a practice manager for a physical therapy practice. As a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Devyn loves meeting women where they are in their fitness journey and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to live a functionally fit lifestyle. With so much conflicting information about exercise on the internet, she is especially passionate about helping women navigate pregnancy and postpartum fitness so that they can prevent pregnancy-related injuries/complications and heal their bodies with ease after birth. Devyn truly enjoys working with women in all seasons of life across all fitness levels- from beginners to elite athletes, and loves watching her clients improve their quality of life by developing both physical and mental strength through fitness.
Devyn and her husband live in Rutherfordton, NC and are expecting their first child this year. They co-own a functional fitness gym and enjoy training together for CrossFit competitions. When she isn’t working or training, she enjoys hiking and having get-togethers with friends and family.