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MEET THE TEAM:


Dr. Sanjay Malhotra, Medical Director and Lead Injector


Dr. Malhotra has been a practicing physician for over 30 years. He completed his laser training at The National Aesthetic Laser Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also has extensive injectable experience and has trained with top injectors from Alabama to California. Dr. Malhotra also completed training for both injectables and sexual wellness with Dr. Charles Runels, Creator of The Vampire Facial, Vampire Facelift, Vampire Breastlift, Vampire Hair Restoration, O Shot and P Shot.


Amber Stricklin, CEO, LCSW, Sexologist and Laser Technician


Amber has been a practicing therapist for over 10 years and is the lead educator for the Sexual Wellness Program at The Grove Grotto & Spa. Also a certified sexologist, Amber completed educational training with Dr. Charles Runels, Creator of the O Shot and P Shot for sexual wellness. Amber also completed aesthetic laser training and certification at The National Aesthetic Laser Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With a love for all things beauty and anti-aging, Amber is constantly seeking advanced learning opportunities. She has trained with some of the industries top beauty professionals, such as Los Angeles based Celebrity Makeup Artist Kimberley Bosso and Celebrity Spray Tan Artist Isabel Alysa of Dolce Glow.


Ivy McCormick, Director of Marketing & Sound Therapy


Ivy has been in the medical field for over 30 years She got her start as a Public Health Educator with The Alabama Department of Public Health. After 10 years, Ivy then transitioned to the role of Drug Representative for Merck Pharmaceuticals where she spent 15 years and earned the titles of Executive Vaccine Specialist, Most Valuable Peer and Southeast Region Trainer. Ivy then transitioned to the mental health field as Marketing Director and Educator for Integrated Behavioral Health. In addition to her professional achievements, Ivy has been a lifelong runner and wellness enthusiast. In addition to being a Yoga Instructor, Ivy is also our Lead Sound Therapist. She conducts monthly group sound baths as well as 1:1 sessions.


Katie Smith, Office Manager


Before becoming the Office Manager at The Grove Grotto & Spa, Katie had years of experience as a nurse as well as experience in the skincare industry. In addition, Katie is also a certified laser technician and assists in the training of all new hires. With a 6 – 8 week orientation process, Katie keeps busy with fine tuning each staff member’s educational journey to ensure the best quality service possible.