BY DR. KRISTIN KRUSSEL
“NO TWO BODIES ARE ALIKE, SO I NEVER SAW TREATING PATIENTS WITH A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL APPROACH”
In 2001, the doors opened at the Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. Co-founders Deborah Zorensky, a practicing dietitian, and Linda Duff, an intuitive, saw an opportunity to bring together multiple providers under one roof to address the varied needs of their clients and customers. Within four years, they moved to larger quarters at 7649 Delmar Boulevard to make room for their growing team of practitioners.
The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit offers mental, physical and spiritual therapies and lifestyle programs catered to each individual. With almost 20 independent practitioners offering unique services under one roof, patients and clients can seek an integrated approach to their care to include chiropractic, acupuncture astrological consultations, massage, bioenergetics, energy therapy, hypnosis and more.
This approach to holistic healing caught the attention of Dr. Kristin “Kris” Krussel and allowed her to cross paths with Deborah. “Seeing The Center was the first time I experienced a business where so many of my interests and passions intersect,” Dr. Kris says. “I knew I had to be a part of this space.
A licensed chiropractor and fitness professional, Dr. Kris’s goal as a physician is to offer her patients a holistic healing experience beyond spinal adjustments. And so, in 2007, she began offering chiropractic care at The Center and later also became one of the acupuncture practitioners.
Since graduating Logan University in 2005, Dr. Kris has been providing chiropractic care to patients in the St. Louis area, and she has always sought opportunities to diversify her offerings. In addition to postgraduate coursework at Logan and her acupuncture licensure, she has studied chiropractic neurology, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, corrective exercise prescription, nutrition, female hormone balancing, labor and delivery support, meridian therapy, acupressure and acupuncture, pediatric chiropractic, and pre- and post-natal chiropractic care, and is currently studying functional medicine.
“No two bodies are alike, so I never saw treating patients with a one-size-fits all approach,” Dr. Kris says. “Humans are beautifully complex, and the process of healing and maintaining health is incredibly personal,” Dr.Kris says. “I see much more progress made when patients are treated as the unique individual they are through a multifaceted approach.”
In 2022, when The Center was ready to change ownership, Dr. Kris stepped in. With so much history with The Center and with values that align to its mission, Dr. Kris felt ready to take on the prospect of running the multifaceted business.
“Each of our independent providers is deeply talented, highly trained, and has a wealth of experience, but what’s most impactful about our work is the integrated approach we take to healing,” says Dr. Kris. She acts as the wellness concierge, learning about a patient or client through the one-on-one consultations to develop a personalized list of recommendations.
“The consultations are a great way for me to help clients reach their goals.” She adds, “It’s the best part of what I do!” With so many practitioners under one roof, the options for an individual’s healing journey are staggering.
Patients and clients can receive a free consultation with Dr. Kris as their guide, giving them a window into what services or support they may be able to receive at The Center and beyond.
The Center also boasts 800 sq/ft of retail space with an exceptionally well-stocked stone and crystal selection rivaling any collection you may find at many local conventions, plus a myriad of gifts, jewelry, healing tools, nutritional supplements, and more.
While Dr. Kris didn’t always see herself as a business owner, she’s glad she was open to the possibility of taking a leading role at The Center. “I have very important shoes to fill and am grateful to those who have forged such a rich path,” she says of this venture. “But I’m confident that all of my experiences throughout my career were exactly what I needed to be able to say ‘yes’ to this opportunity.” She adds, “It’s such a privilege to be a part of this community. I’m grateful to be able to continue the vision that Deborah’s and her original business partner Linda created more than 23 years ago.”
For a free consultation, contact:
The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit
7649 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO 63143
Call or text 314-725-6767