Kasie Carlson AP, DOM has been a Doctor of Oriental Medicine for 15 years. She is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and did her undergraduate studies at Columbia College, in Chicago. She began studying at the East-west College of Natural Medicine, in Sarasota, in 2000, after a career in Musical Theater and acting in Los Angeles and Chicago.

After becoming an Acupuncturist, Kasie had 3 daughters and moved to the Tampa Bay area. She has been in practice in Pinellas County since 2003. Kasie struggled with her own food addiction in her early 20’s and has battled stress, anxiety, and depression for most of her life.

This battle led her to a life of mindfulness practice, natural healing, and the knowledge that eating and living life, totally clean, can change everything. She has become tremendously passionate about sharing her journey, inspiring others with her personal success stories, and helping others with weight loss and addictions. She sees the repercussions of chronic obesity in her clinic, every day. Treating high blood pressure, chronic knee and back pain, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, chronic digestives disorders, and more, has only motivated her more.

The obesity epidemic is at an all-time high and Kasie knew that in order to have sustainable success with weight loss, there needed to be an emphasis put on the emotional aspects of weight gain and overeating. Kasie met Gary Urso 3 years ago, and he had just had success losing weight with hypnosis, he lost close to 100 lbs! The two got together to devise a plan that would optimize success for anyone trying to lose weight, whether it’s just 10 lbs or a huge life change of losing over 100 lbs.

Kasie Carlson is passionate about teaching mindfulness and conscious eating, as well as empowering her patients to take control of their life, take charge and find their power! Encouraging and empowering others to live their absolute best life is Kasie’s inspiration each and every day.




Gary Urso has been a hypnotherapist since 2014.  After 34 years of practicing law, he decided to transition to helping people in other ways.  Originally from Rochester NY.  He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton NY for his bachelor’s degree in biology and Masters degree in Counseling. 

He also attended University of Dayton School of Law where he acquired his law degree.  Gary is a  former prosecutor, Florida Department of Children and Families attorney, criminal defense attorney, dependency attorney, family law attorney, parent coordinator, guardian ad litem, and mediator.

His hypnosis training was at the Tampa Institute of Hypnotherapy.  He is a hypnotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, transpersonal hypnotherapist and interpersonal hypnotherapist.  He is a member of American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and International Association of Interpersonal  Hypnotherapists.  Gary has spoken at international conferences and state level conferences on hypnosis and the law.

Gary’s own successes with hypnosis led him to want to help others with this powerful modality which when combined with acupuncture results in a powerful weight loss program.

Recently Gary completed training massage therapy and will be providing both hypnosis and massage services at the clinic.  

“Life was meant to be lived and enjoyed to its fullest, our program is much more that a weight loss program, it represents a new way to view your life.  As with Kasie, my goal is to empower our clients to take control of their life, take charge and find their power!”