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When the 'Mama' met the 'Doctor'

When the 'Mama' met the 'Doctor'

Jessica Ryan’s drive to educate healthcare professionals in essential oil modalities led her to partner with one. She sought to bring credibility to an alternative therapy that she personally knew worked and was based in science but overlooked by the healthcare community. Through a referral she was introduced to Dr. Jennifer Stelter, a Clinical Psychologist and a guru in non-pharmacological, therapeutic intervention. At first Dr. Stelter was stoic but agreed to learn more about essential oils by hosting an introductory workshop. After she experimented both personally and professionally with essential oils, on her family and patients, she was on-board.

Our mission is to create and provide practical education and support opportunities to optimize and rehabilitate brain and emotional health using pioneered alternative therapies and approaches to care to make a paramount impact and enrich the lives of self and others.

The creation of NeuroEssence

Jessica and Dr. Stelter’s excitement and enthusiasm encouraged the development of NeuroEssence™. They wanted to bring education, clinical application, results, and follow up to all populations involved with any neuro-dysfunction. They want everyone who attends their classes and workshops to leave with a sense of ‘how-to’ and the tools for simple and effective implementation. Their non-pharmacological interventions are a complementary approach between western and alternative to nurture a patient centered approach. The initiative that takes the guesswork out of trying alternatives in a western setting is now a reality, right here….thanks to when the ‘Mama’ met the ‘Doctor.’


Jennifer Stelter, Psy.D., CDP, CADDCT, CCTP

Dr. Jennifer Stelter, a.k.a. The Oil Doctor, PsyD ™, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.) in Illinois, a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), and a Certified Crisis Trainer through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). She is the co-founder and -owner of NeuroEssence, LLC. She has over 20-years’ experience in the healthcare and psychological fields and a decade in the long-term care industry. Currently, she runs the corporate operations of clinical programming, including but not limited to, memory care, behavioral health and psychotropic programs, for the Alden Network. Dr. Stelter is involved in program and policy development, provides initial and ongoing seminars and educational opportunities focusing on holistic, non-pharmacological interventions for employees, colleagues, families, caregivers, and professionals in the field, conducts medical and psychiatric audit reviews, and provides supervision to staff regarding patient care. Additionally, Dr. Stelter is an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She has also participated in talk radio and podcasts, interviews for news articles, conducted research and published literature and educational curriculum related to the healthcare and psychological fields. Recently she has been featured in the Daily Herald, the Northwest Herald, and Quintessential Barrington’s Medical Guide in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Stelter is on the journey of writing and publishing her first book introducing an innovative approach to dementia care.

Jessica Ryan, B.S., CDP

Jessica Ryan is a university educated Biologist and Educator, a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), an AromaTouch ® Technique Trainer certified by Dr. Hill, a top doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and a founder and co-creator of AromaTechniques an aromatherapy and hand massage technique specific to the “vintage” population. She is the CEO of The Oil Mama ™, and co-founder and -owner of NeuroEssence, LLC. She has 20+ years of experience in education and the sciences from high school to university and professional level. Over the last 5 years she has committed to staying on the forefront of evidence-based essential oil uses and educating individuals and families on reducing toxic load and increasing cellular nourishment as the key to healthy mind and body at any age. She has pioneered a specialization in working with the “vintage” population, healthcare professionals, and caregivers to educate them on the usage of therapeutic essential oils for longevity and quality of life as it relates to Alzheimer's, Dementia, and brain health. Jessica regularly leads workshops and offers valuable and continued support through her various resources and one-on-one consultations. She also offers additional services to healthcare and residential facilities as related to the “vintage” population including caregiver and continuing education, hospice tools, and customized community wellness plans.




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