My Story

When I went to undergrad as a first generation student in my family, I wanted to achieve everything.  My schedule would start early, end late and be packed full of classes, events, committees, etc.  I had a dream.  

I became very sick with extreme fatigue after a stressful quarter as a sophomore and was eventually diagnosed with a hormone imbalance and a viral infection.  I was told it would take a long time to get better and that there was nothing the doctors could do for me.  I almost had to drop out of college after a quarter of being sick.  Determined to find another solution, I spent a lot of time resting and researching what other options I had for healing.

I learned that I have to live more in balance with my energy and my desires.  I drastically changed my diet and started meditating regularly.  I started drinking herbal teas and using herbs on a regular basis to support and balance my body and energy.  I slowly started swimming and hiking on the nearby forest trails as often as I could muster up the energy.  These activities changed the very core of my being and with a return of energy, I began to do these changes more frequently. 

My recovery was faster than anyone could believe and I attribute this to my approach of treating the whole person.  I have continued to use natural therapies for myself and my family for over two decades. 

Now as a naturopathic doctor, I can be your doctor, to support your vitality so YOU can live up to your dreams

Naturopathic Medicine For Women

Through your journey towards optimal health, I can offer you a unique set of experiences

  • My education at the world-renowned Bastyr University prepared me to be your doctor and understand complex chronic health problems.

  • As a primary care doctor, I'm trained in gynecology and family medicine and will help you navigate the healthcare network.  I can prescribe most medications, if you need them, so all of your healthcare needs are addressed in one place.
  • As a Naturopathic Doctor, I offer the least invasive therapies for you on your journey towards health.  These therapies consist of nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicine, hands-on therapies like CranioSacral, stress reduction, and others.
  • As an Herbalist, I enjoy creating a unique blend of herbs specifically for you to support all of YOU.
  • As a Mom of two daughters ages 13 and 18, I believe that all women should have the opportunity to feel their best, all the time.
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Education and Training

  • Bachelors degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  This gave me a great foundation in the liberal arts.  I graduated with a B.S in Environmental Science

  • I worked in the Environmental Field for 10 years primarily in educating people on environmental issues around recycling, waste reduction and hazardous waste.  I also focused on how chemicals in the environment affect human health and chronic illness.

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington

  • Natural Doctors International, Ometepe, Nicaragua, Certificate Program in Global Health

  • Internship:  Pat Dawson, Breast Cancer Surgeon at Swedish First Hill, True Family Women’s Cancer Center

  • Internship:  Adrian Whorton, ER Doctor at Evergreen Hospital

  • 1 year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health (BCNH) where I focused on family medicine and women health.

  • Specialty Shifts at BCNH including Diabetes and Cardiovascular and Environmental Medicine.

  •  Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

  •  Bastyr Adjunct Faculty, currently teaching Botanical Medicine and Gynecology courses as well as Clinic Shift Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.