About

Our Story.
Little Bird Community Acupuncture opened in the Festival Center in Adams Morgan on June 1, 2010. Our mission is to provide acupuncture to as many people as possible at affordable rates in a cozy community setting.

Our Practitioners.

Sara McGaughey, MSTOM, L.Ac. received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine form the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  Despite loving her profession, she thinks it’s a darn shame she’s not a professional soccer player.  When not daydreaming about her next new adventure, she enjoys all sorts of sports (running, yoga, snowboarding, hiking mountains, etc.), riding her motorcycle, and playing the piano.

Our Amazing Front Desk Folk.

Adina Ryter is a DC area native, and a SUNY Albany graduate. She is interested in all things grammar, fashion, and Doctor Who. A member of a frite-happy pub trivia team, she is owned by her cat, Jello.

Emily Pickens-Jones is a native of the Bay Area in California. She is a graduate of UC Davis and is working on her Masters of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary. Her passions include: being a nerd about movies and TV shows, belting out show tunes, traveling the world, and curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and her cat.

Jacey Johnson is from Pennsylvania, is a Messiah College graduate, and is currently working towards her Masters at Wesley Theological Seminary.  Her passions include:  exploring new places, reading, and hedgehogs.

Daniel Viehland  was raised in Arizona but calls Montana home, and is in DC studying at Wesley Theological Seminary. His passions include books, travelling, and the outdoors.

Getting to the Clinic.

Little Bird Community Acupuncture is located on the second floor of the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009. There are several ways to get to the clinic. Here are a few!

From Dupont Circle: The quickest way is to catch a 42 or a 43 bus headed north towards Mount Pleasant. You will get off at Mozart Place NW. The bus stop is directly in front of the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Road NW). Easy!

From Columbia Heights Metro Station (Yellow/Green lines): Take the left hand (west) exit. When you exit the station keep walking straight (west) on Irving Street NW. Turn left on 16th Street. Walk 1 block south to Columbia Road NW and turn right. The new clinic is approximately 1 block ahead of you on the left at 1640 Columbia Road NW.

From Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro Station (Red line): Exit the station and the bus stop is directly on your left. Take the Circulator Bus towards McPherson Square. Get off at Ontario Road NW. Walk 1 block east on Columbia Road NW (the same direction that the bus was going) and the Festival Center (1640 Columbia NW) will be on the right.

From Downtown: Any of the 16th Street (S line) buses will take you to 16th and Harvard Streets NW. The clinic is approximately 1 block west of the stop.

From Rock Creek Parkway (when heading north): Once you pass the exit for Massachusetts Avenue, get in the left hand lane. When you approach the National Zoo, your lane will bear off to the left and up the hill. At the stoplight at the top of the hill, turn right on Calvert Street NW. You will cross Connecticut Avenue NW and over the Ellington Bridge. You will go through 2 lights and then turn left at the light at Columbia Road NW. Little Bird is approximately three blocks ahead on the right at the corner of Columbia Road and Mozart Place NW. There is limited, metered on-street parking. Please plan ahead if you are driving.  Parking is scarce and it takes time to find a legal spot.