As a naturopathic physician, my purpose is to help improve your quality of life and the health of your family through individualized, holistic care that supports wellness and addresses acute and chronic illnesses. My focus is supporting any women’s health challenges you are facing, including:
- Hormone imbalances
- Pelvic pain
- Problematic periods
- Urinary incontinence
I am passionate about helping women prepare for pregnancy and birth, then supporting them through the postpartum period, which can be a difficult transition. Because I want the next generation to be healthier than the last, I also have a special focus on treating children, as well as individuals with diabetes, and thyroid conditions.
My approach involves addressing the cause of illness by promoting health, instead of masking symptoms. Because mental and emotional imbalances often contribute to physical problems, bodywork can be an excellent bridge for restoring balance among these systems. This is why my treatment plans, personalized for each patient, often include bodywork such as craniosacral therapy and other soft tissue work.
If you are inspired to live your healthiest life, naturopathy can help you walk your path to inner growth. Achieving long-term wellness is possible.
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Holistic Pelvic Care TM
- IV Therapy
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Western Herbal Medicine
Outside of work
I live in Portland, Oregon with my family. I enjoy knitting, cooking, hiking, snowboarding, gardening, fiddling with computers or smart phones, watching Star Trek, and most of all, witnessing my son as he learns new things.
Education and affiliations
Pregnancy, childbirth, and babies were interests kindled at the age of sixteen when I witnessed my first birth and was in awe of the birth process and power of the female body. I was drawn to naturopathic medicine because it:
- Encompasses midwifery
- Emphasizes prevention
- Allows long-term service to families, which creates the best chances of creating healthy lifestyles and pregnancies.
I received my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Natural Childbirth from The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), the nation’s oldest naturopathic college. In addition to the required naturopathic coursework, I completed a one-and-a-half-year externship in midwifery, women’s health, and pediatrics, and an additional 100-plus hours of continuing education, while at NCNM.
Currently I am gaining additional birth experience in preparation to offer midwifery care in the future. I am a member of The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
It is my honor to help you and your family on your journey to better health. Please call (503) 956-9396 to schedule a no-charge meet-and-greet to see if we are a good fit. You can learn more at my personal website. You are welcome to write a review of my services on Google or Yelp. (You must be registered with Yelp to post a review there.)