Dr. LeTa Jussila

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

LeTa, a beacon of transformative healing, seamlessly intertwines her roles as a physician, herbalist, mentor, and facilitator, drawing from a tapestry of wisdom cultivated over 17 years of holistic practice. At the heart of her journey lies Start With Yourself, a pioneering framework igniting profound metamorphosis and personal evolution.

Currently immersing herself in the groundbreaking studies at Naropa University Center for Psychedelic Studies, LeTa assumes the pivotal role of Director of Harm Reduction at the Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society. Committed to reshaping paradigms, she co-owns a cutting-edge lab testing company, charting new territories in personalized psilocybin recommendations and other realms within the psychedelic frontier.

LeTa’s mission transcends conventional healing methodologies, delving deep into the core of human experience to unearth the innate potential for self-healing and empowerment. Through her guidance, individuals embark on an odyssey towards intrinsic well-being, shedding the shackles of pain and stagnation to embrace the radiance of holistic wellness.

Dr. LeTa’s expertise as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, coupled with her national acclaim as a wellness luminary, underscores her commitment to revolutionizing healthcare paradigms. Her integrative approach, informed by genetic testing, clinical acumen, and the rich tapestry of Chinese medicine, empowers individuals to reclaim agency over their health and vitality.

In the labyrinth of modern healthcare, where symptom management often eclipses the pursuit of root causes, LeTa stands as a guiding light. Her unwavering dedication to unraveling the complexities of disease and limitation, strategically disrupting mental and emotional frameworks, paves the way for profound healing and transformation.

With LeTa as your mentor, you transcend the confines of conventional healing, unlocking the dormant reservoirs of resilience and vitality within. Embrace the journey towards holistic wellness, where every step is a testament to the boundless potential of the human spirit.

Five Branches University, San Jose, CA
Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA
Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies
Concentrations on Criminal Justice & the Environment

Fungi Lab Testing
TBD, Inc.: 2024 – Present

Medical Advisory Board Member
Director of Harm Reduction 
Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society: 2024 – Present

Medical Advisory Board Member
Prime My Body: 2020 – 2023

Board Member
Inner Light Center: 2014-2020

Founder, CEO
Doctor LeTa: 2019 – Present

Owner, CEO
Optimal Health and Fitness, LLC: 2005 – Present

Clinical Instructor
Five Branches University: 2010 – 2015

Santa Cruz Challenge, Inc.: 2008 – 2017

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center: 2010 – 2013

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Santa Cruz Center for Traditional Medicine: 2005 – 2008

Clinical Intern
Zheijiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine: 2005

President, Student Council at Medical School 2003-4
Started Graduate-level scholarship for Chinese medical students – 2002
Started and ran the Washington Street Collective (11-year co-op housing project) 2002-2013
Mentor of the Year, Santa Cruz NEXTie Award Recipient, 2016
Acupuncturist of the Year or Second Best, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Patient’s Choice Winner by Opencare
Alignable’s Business Person of the Year 2022

Curriculum Vitae


  • Authenticity: I am honest, reliable, transparent, available and show up with a clear presence ready to listen and serve.
  • Connection: I provide a safe space for real connections through my membership, retreats, community building and civic engagements.
  • Loving Kindness: I show up to listen, understand, be non-judgmental, be compassionate and supportive.
  • Growth: I am not bound by convention and seek creative solutions in assisting you in being mindful stewards of your health and wellness.
  • Wisdom: I do the personal work necessary to show up as a mentor, as someone who can guide and facilitate transformation.



  • I stand behind everything I do.
  • I am in business to help humans thrive.
  • I use the resources I have, my voice, my knowledge, my skillsets, and my community, to do something about the mental health crisis.
  • I am taxing myself: I have a self-imposed Earth tax, 1% for the Planet, which provides support to environmental nonprofits working to defend our air, land, and water around the globe.
  • I give back for every sale: I donate to a small, non-profit that grows and runs small-group ceremonies for mental health and wellness.
  • I am incredibly creative, innovative, and solution- oriented that focus on root causes.
  • I am more inclusive in my approach than other health professionals.
  • Valuable mentorship at an affordable price.

Current Passion Projects

Start With Yourself

This is a 4 or 8-week transformational program. It is online and self-paced. You get to work with Dr. LeTa directly and achieve the health, fitness and wellness results you are looking for.

VIP Mentorship

This 1-on-1 Mentorship is for anyone who wants to access to the Doctor in a private setting in-person or on Zoom. I offer my doctor, coach, spiritual advisor and mentorship to those who are ready and who choose to invest.

Microdosing Subscription

I am passionate about spreading the highest quality herbal medicines. These formulations are to assist you with feeling a higher state for your desired activity: Focus, Sleep, Sex, Energy and more. Launching February 2024 for the Chinese New Year: Wood Dragon

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. -Carl Jung

Love Notes

“Doctor LeTa is an amazingly knowledgeable and caring practitioner. Her approach to care is empowering and inspiring. She met me where I was while holding the highest expression of my health and offering education so as to create self responsibility over dependency. She had very high level perceptual skills which made it seem like she’s channeling guidance from higher planes. She is very passionate and laid back at the same time. Highly recommended.”
Hannah Idalia
“I was very impressed with Dr LeTa. Based on the information from our first session, she outlined an in-depth, and very thorough, wellness plan with a wide range of options, dietary guidelines, herbal supplements and, treatments that would not only treat my tendinitis but, help improve my overall health and well being. There is no pressure to do everything she has outlined in the wellness plans. She allows patients to choose the level of treatment that is comfortable for them to incorporate into their lives.”
Terry James Tatroe
“I have worked with Dr. LeTa to get my allergies under control and she is amazing. I have tried everything, including allergy shots (which I didn't like), and LeTa has been able to provide me with relief. Her upbeat personality, optimism, and empathy made me instantly relax and I really enjoyed not only her treatment style, but loved the acupuncture - and I am NOT a fan of needles, but I can't even describe how soothing her methods are. Hands down, best treatment for allergies (and other health needs), I can't recommend her enough!”
Erin Loftin Serventi