What to Expect“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” - Voltaire
So you’re going to a doctor’s office…
You know, the usual song and dance routine of sitting in a waiting room reading bad magazines, moving into another room to continue waiting but this time in a paper gown while you freeze, spending 5 minutes with your doctor, getting a prescription, then you’re out the door, 2 hours later than you expected.
WHOA. Hold up.
How is this considered healthcare?
I don’t believe it is healthcare, or a reasonable way to spend your day. Here’s how visits with me look:
- 90 minute appointments so you get plenty of time to relax on a comfy table and let the stress of the day melt away, which, in all seriousness, is a big and very important part of the therapy
- NO paper gowns — can I get a hooray?
- On time appointments — your time is valuable!
- A personalized treatment plan summarizing all of the awesome stuff we talked about for you to start shifting your health in a positive direction
- Individualized care depending on your health needs at that time — I promise you’ll never feel like a faceless number at the DMV
- Integrated services — one appointment, one price*
- Plenty of compassion, unconditional positive regard, and laughter
It’s my top priority to create a deep and lasting therapeutic relationship with my patients. You can’t begin to transform your health or your life without feeling safe, heard, and supported.
All visits with me involve a combination of my core services, which are acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, craniosacral therapy, and counseling. I have found that an integrative approach with these modalities creates quicker and longer lasting results for my patients. Bonus: you get a ton of bang for your buck! Yay!
A special note about the style of acupuncture I practice (since I really, really loooove acupuncture): not all acupuncture is the same. I integrate 2 styles; TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), which is the most common, and 5 Element Acupuncture, which is less common but much more impactful based on my clinical experience. I have found that having both styles in my toolbox serves my patients extremely well and allows them to make meaningful, lasting progress toward their health goals. Read more about the 2 systems of acupuncture on my acupuncture page or this blog post. If you’re concerned about getting acupuncture, read this helpful FYI on how it usually happens.
I specialize in chronic illnesses and I do not provide annual physicals, PAP smears, breast exams, or prostate exams.
Please note that I have a scent free office. Please do not wear perfume, scented hair products or body lotions/products. I try to keep the office as scent free as possible for those with sensitivities, myself included.
My favorite conditions to treat are:
- Chronic stress, anxiety, or depression
- Adrenal issues
- Autoimmune disorders
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Emotional issues
- Endocrine disorders
- Fertility problems
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
- Pain of any kind or persuasion
- Sleep problems
- Thyroid issues
- Weight Loss
*the only exception is trigger point injection therapy, which can be added to your visit for an additional cost. Read more here.
I have been seeing Dr Liz for about 4 months now for a number of issues. Before, I met her, I was so miserable with no health insurance and no doctor worth paying. I love that Dr Liz doesn’t use insurance, but a sliding scale pay instead. The appointments are 90 minutes long, so no rush and plenty of time to talk. The acupuncture is great and I always leave feeling so relaxed and hopeful that I will get better. I can tell slowly, I am feeling better. She is incredibly knowledgeable. I won’t see anyone else!-Makala B. Seattle, WA
“Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.”