“Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the body.”

~ Ancient saying of Asaro tribe, Papua New Guinea

Our Unique Approach

We will treat you with compassion and respect to provide the best care possible. Our goal is to address your mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs in a holistic manner. We welcome all of you and will strive to meet you where you are—inclusive of all races, ethnicities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, religions, sizes and abilities. We strive to take a preventative approach with the aim of promoting your long-term health and well-being. We individualize treatment by listening carefully to and collaborating with your intentions and needs. We support you to access your self-led innate healing capacity.

With deep gratitude, Ian Luepker, Martha McCord, & Karen Maleski

Our Setting

We honor the ancestral homeland of the Shasta, Takelma, Latgawa, Tolowa, Modoc and Klamath peoples, currently known as Southern Oregon, who for at least 10,000 years have inhabited the Rogue Valley, traveling from the valley floor to the high mountains in a seasonal round pattern that allowed them access to available resources.

We believe in the power of physical environment to create a container and context for healing. Our practice is located at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, a lovely community-inspired setting with active springs around and underneath the clinic. We relate with Hidden Springs both as a physical setting and a metaphorical setting that reminds us of our own (sometimes hidden) innate healing capacity (spring of wellness), that is ever-present and always accessible within us.

Hidden Springs Wellness Center ~ Home of Ashland Consciousness Medicine

Our Team of Practitioners

Dr. Ian Luepker, ND

Dr. Ian Luepker (he/him), founder, is a naturopathic physician licensed in Oregon. He has been in private practice for 21 years, and worked on psychiatric units for 12 years. He approaches health and well-being from a holistic perspective by recognizing the complex interplay between mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual suffering. By listening to his patients with compassion, care and respect, he takes a collaborative, preventative and integrative approach to supporting their self-led innate healing capacity. His goal is to address both symptoms and their underlying root cause. Dr. Luepker has a special interest in palliative medicine and end-of-life care, and completed a nine month Nurse Practitioner palliative medicine certification training in 2018. He has received training in the medical aspect of KAP along with advanced KAP training focusing on Internal Family Systems. He has completed the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Therapy training program in 2022, and is on the faculty of Synaptic Institute’s Entheogenic Medicine Training Program which provides psilocybin facilitator training. He serves as on the advisory board of Omnia Group Ashland (omniagroupashland.com), a psilocybin service center. 

Martha McCord, MA, LMFT

Martha McCord (she/ her), co-founder, is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience.  She was trained at the California Institute of Integral Studies specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy & Transpersonal Psychology, as well as the Child Therapy Institute of Marin in Jungian psychotherapy.  She has a wide variety of clinical expertise in practical settings and is passionate about empowering people to develop the everyday tools they need not only to survive but thrive in this challenging and beautiful world.  Martha’s foci includes gender-responsive trauma-informed treatment as well as a unique style combining Cognitive Behavioral techniques with solution oriented therapy.  Martha’s approach includes the opportunity to look deeper into one’s Self if the desire is there. She is dedicated to addressing the roots of personal and collective trauma while acknowledging the critical role of systemic forms of oppression on individual wellbeing.  Martha believes it is an honor and a privilege when someone shares their thought process and life experience with her.  She believes that within every crisis is an opportunity for personal growth and transformation.

She holds a Masters Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery from Harvard Medical School. In 2023 she completed the training program at The Center for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research at CIIS.

She is currently passionate about the hybrid of the Internal Family Systems model and Psychedelic Medicines. She is undergoing training at the Internal Family Systems Institute.

Dr. Michelle Bienick, ND

Michelle Bienick (she/her), co-founder, is a licensed ND, Ketamine Assisted Therapist, herbalist and body worker.  She received her medical degree from National University of Natural Medicine in 2001 and received her ketamine training through The Ketamine Training Center in 2020.  Michelle has immersed her life in the practice and art of healing in both traditional and modern practices.  She enjoys assisting people with healing and transformation on every level of their being (physical, mental and emotional). Her training as a Naturopathic Physician has allowed for a deep respect and understanding of our bodies innate wisdom and ability for healing and transformation.  Michelle currently lives in the Applegate Valley with her husband and son on an organic farm. 

Karen Maleski, Office Manager

Karen Maleski (she/her) has over 20 years experience in Health Care and customer service in both conventional and complimentary care including child and elder care, phlebotomy, medical assistant, and Homeopathic consultation and education . She also ran a small neighborhood health food co-op and worked as team member in the apothecary of a family owned health food store. She currently has a radio show “Community Health Matters” where she lifts up for discussion: “What is Real Health? How do we cultivate it and how do we maintain it ? “ by way of interviews with people in the community with experience and expertise relevant to this topic.

It has been her great joy to help people connect with choices that best support their good health and happy lifestyles. It is very special to be able to work in an environment with the level of integrity that is here at Hidden Springs; Karen holds that it is even more of an honor to serve as part of the team at Ashland Consciousness Medicine.

Advisory Council

Sha’ana Fineberg, PhD

Dr. Sha’ana Fineberg earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA (minoring in Drugs & Behavior, Multi-Cultural Studies, and Community Psychology), following an undergraduate Psychology degree form Princeton University.  She was a practicing Psychologist on four continents for almost 40 years and licensed in three States, until her recent retirement.  Sha’ana was trained in many traditional orientations as well as “alternative” psychological healing approaches. During her varied career, in addition to working individually with adults in private practice she also ran Arts & Wilderness programs for at-risk teens, offered artistic approaches to psychotherapy, was a breath worker, and had specialties in couples therapy and sex therapy. Sha’ana worked from a holistic (mind, body, emotional and spiritual) understanding of the journey towards wellbeing, stemming both from her eclectic studies and her 72 years of life experience. She understands depth journeys because she is, herself, a lifelong traveler in those realms.  

Dr. Fineberg had no intention of doing anything in her field so soon after retirement, but the work of the Ashland Consciousness Medicine, and her deep respect for Dr. Luepker, was simply irresistibly compelling. She is honored to serve on this Advisory Council.

Rod Birney, MD

Dr Rod Birney is delighted to be on the advisory council for Ashland Consciousness Medicine having dedicated his life to supporting the healing of consciousness through psychotherapy and meditation. To support healing and integration he offers a by donation monthly Wheel of Awareness zoom class https://www.selfsoul.org/special-events/ and zoom classes in SoulWork (a spiritually focused way to work with your inner parts or selves with a special focus on Self energy or High Self). For information on SoulWork Deepening https://www.selfsoul.org/classes/swtraining/ or the weekly by donation Embodied SoulWork & the Tarot https://www.selfsoul.org/special-events/.

“Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what is out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.”

~ Pema Chodron