As a Naturopathic Physician, I am trained to care for patients of all different ages and can address a wide range of health concerns. However, my approach extends to a particular passion for mental health and mind-body medicine. My personal and professional philosophy is grounded in connection and balance. I believe that the human body and mind will function optimally when there is a connection to self, to others, to nature, as well as balance in the body and in life.
Through my life experiences, education and training, I have developed a unique set of skills to help people connect to themselves, feel more magic in their lives, and to ultimately live a more aligned life. I have come to learn that my most challenging moments have actually been gifts that now allow me to approach each patient visit uniquely and view each patient through a compassionate lens.
My perspective on achieving optimal health is to restore the connection between mind and body, create balance, stimulate the healing power within and treat the underlying cause of dis-ease. The symptoms that people exhibit are warning signs that something is not functioning properly in the body. My focus is always on the patient as an individual, factoring in their physiological, psychological, social, spiritual, structural environment and lifestyle factors.
Patient-centered care is central in my work, meaning the focus is on individual patient needs. My plans are individualized and I always try my best to meet the patient where they are at.
I am passionate about working with people who want to achieve a better quality of life, who feel stuck and who are looking for more enjoyment and fulfillment. I empower patients through knowledge to take responsibility for their own health. I especially want to work with people who are open and willing to step up and do the deep work.
I struggled for many years with chronic health issues that were left undiagnosed. Unassisted by conventional medicine, I became interested in alternative medicines. Through that process and discovery, I found Naturopathic Medicine, which was the catalyst for my own deep work.
I have a decade of experience with shamanic practices, earth-based medicine, Buddhism and contemplative practice that I integrate into my work with my patients. I also have a passion for teaching, mentoring and supporting other clinicians who are on the path of self-discovery & growth.
I am very committed to my own personal growth, healing and development, as it allows me to continuously evolve the work that I do. I am endlessly grateful to all of my mentors, teachers, healers, guides, family members and patients who have supported me on my journey.