Dena Gold
New York, New York
11 years of experience
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About me

Dena is an acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist, and doula based in New York City, and has been working in holistic health since 2012. She has experience working with people through their whole conception and parenting journey - those trying to conceive, through their pregnancies, at their births, and through the postpartum period. Before this she worked in childcare for nine years in multiple settings across all ages. She has diverse experience including infants, autism, twins, and behavior challenges. In terms of birth, her priority is to let each person guide their own experience, while offering them the information they need to make informed decisions and to help them navigate some of the complexity of the medical system. It is important to her that clients are given the ability to lead their birth experience and that they feel empowered to hold fast to their plan or change it, based on what feels right to them in the moment. As a massage therapist hands on support is natural for her. She also has some experience with hypnobirthing and spinning babies, but does not force modalities if these don't match a clients vision. With postpartum her goal is to help parents navigate the complexity and intensity of the postpartum period. To help them get the rest they need, to help them navigate the complexities of breast and/or bottle feeding, to figure out what the baby's needs are, etc. She tries to follow the parents' philosophy while helping them find information/practitioners that might help support them further.


Masters of Science in Acupuncture (2012)

Masters of Science in Chinese Herbology (2018)

Associates of Occupational Sciences in Massage Therapy (2015)

Bachelors of Arts in Comparative Literature (2009)

Certification and training

Full-Spectrum Doula, Doula Trainings International (2022)

Memberships and affiliations

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Abortion Doula Care Acupuncture Adolescent Care Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Support Chronic Pain Herbal Postpartum Care Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Insomnia In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Labor Doula LGBTQ+ Life Transitions Massage Massage Therapist Mental Health Mood Disorders Multiples Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Overnight Newborn Care Pain Management Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Prental Massage Practitioner Pre/Post Natal Pain and Weakness Relaxation Techniques Sports Medicine Stress Management Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Tweens Water birth

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Hebrew, Spanish

Service introduction

I'm an acupuncturist, massage therapist, herbalist, and full-spectrum doula.

Acupuncture initial appointment
Follow ups are $135
USD Flat rate
Massage therapist initial 75 minute appointment
Follow up $135/hour
USD Flat rate
House call - massage or acupuncture
travel fee if outside of NYC, Westchester county, or Nassau county
USD Per hour
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Ratings and reviews
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Dena is reliable, friendly, knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated. She’s very attentive to her clients’ needs and she’ll always have your back. Dena remains humble while she explains her work which can be really helpful during such an intimate and sensitive time. You can tell that she really cares about her clients. I highly recommend her doula and acupuncture services.

- Elise A.