Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC is about grounding, growth and creating a space for clients to initiate their own body's healing process. 

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Kendra Bratherton, OTA, PBP, Reiki Master

Owner of Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC


Occupational Therapy Assistant License: OR 1008792 

Kendra has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, a B.A. in Psychology, is a Certified Bowenwork® Practitioner, Level II - Tensegrity Medicine™ Practitioner and an Integrative Reiki Master.  

Kendra has accumulated over 250 hours in her ongoing training in Tensegrity Medicine™  with Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP , Founder of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy and Developer of the Tensegrity Medicine™ Methodology.

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Tensegrity M​edicine™.

Kendra's specialties have been physical rehabilitation, neurological disorders and hand therapy. She has worked for Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, greater Detroit hospitals, Astoria Physical Therapy and the former Pacific NW Occupational Therapy Clinic.

 She serves as a Faculty member for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Linn-Benton Community College where she is an instructor for OTA students.  

Kendra is the Founder/Leader of the Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group (Astoria, OR) which meets the 2nd Monday of the month (check our Facebook Page). She serves on the Board of Directors, as Secretary, for the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR) and is a presenter at the Annual PNW Head Injury Conference. 

To learn more about meetings, email us:  Head Injury Support Group.

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From a very young age Kendra was taught the meaning of  SISU.

 " SISU begins where perseverance ends " 

 Kendra's passion for the therapy world began at a young age through intrigue about the mind/body connection. Her life has been about learning just that, how far the mind and body can take itself. She pushed through cognitive and visual challenges from an early age and experienced multiple injuries over the course of her life that forced her to have extensive Physical, Occupational, Speech therapies and cognitive retraining. She has personal understanding of acute and chronic pain and the devastation of trauma to one's emotional health and well being.  Through her journey and experiences she dedicates her life to helping others through their healing journey and continues to seek out new methods of therapeutic interventions. In regards to taking control of one's health, she encourages 'THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX'.  The MIND/BODY/SPIRIT approach to health and wellness has been the key to her own success and she is excited to bring her personal and professional knowledge to those ready to heal themselves.




Everett will be taking clients by appointment only and in Emergencies/ crisis. 

Bowen Practitioner, SP 1 Certified

Everett Schlarb, PBP has a background in public health, paramedicine, and is able to bring a calming presence to any crisis or emergency. Utilizing “Emergency Bowen” can minimize expensive and in-convenient urgent-care or ED visits, with the assurance of an experienced triage professional.

As a paramedic and Bowen practitioner, Everett prioritizes listening to a person's story while managing their symptoms and treating them as a whole person.

He has provided Bowen sessions in individual's homes, hospitals, on ambulances, at sporting events, wild land fire camps, and other work sites. He can adapt to any environment and help to create a protected healing space.

A true patient advocate, Everett is passionate about his role as an assistant to each person's inner healer.

Sessions with Everett are strictly Bowenwork and will be seeing clients in the office or you're home, office and sporting events. 

 Everett is a Certified Bowenwork Practitioner and Specialized Procedure 1 Certified