What to Expect

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” - Voltaire

Let’s make your visit comfortable, convenient, and empowering.

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.

 

Philosophy

I strongly believe that learning about your body and how it’s speaking to you through the symptoms it creates is paramount to your healing process. Educating my patients and guiding them through the process of listening to and trusting their body is some of my very favorite work.

I practice vitalistic naturopathic medicine which means that I minimize supplement and lab recommendations in order to stay focused on the core issues rather than chasing numbers and substituting herbs for drugs. This also helps me to keep visit costs affordable.

My core services include integrative acupuncture (both 5 element and TCM), naturopathic medicine, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and counseling. I have found that an integrated approach with these modalities creates quicker and longer lasting results for my patients. Bonus: you get a ton of bang for your buck! Yay! I do offer standalone naturopathic care if that’s more your speed.

I have a special interest in gut health and typically do dietary evaluations for all of my patients to help optimize what they’re eating. I am sensitive to disordered eating issues like bingeing, restricting, bulimia, body dysmorphia, and more as I struggled with several of these concerns for over a decade. 

I am not a primary care provider in that I don’t perform general physicals, pelvic exams, or manage medications. I do not prescribe hormones. I am happy to run labs and consult with other providers if needed.

 

Nuts and Bolts

  • 60-90 minute appointments so we have plenty of time to address your concerns and answer your questions
  • A personalized treatment plan summarizing all of the awesome stuff we talk about so you can start shifting your health in a positive direction
  • Individualized care adapted to your specific health needs at that time 
  • Integrated services whenever possible
  • Plenty of compassion, unconditional positive regard, and laughter

 

 

My favorite conditions to treat are:

  • Energy + fatigue issues
  • Trauma, emotional stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Allergies, chronic sinusitis, asthma, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s, RA, lupus, and more
  • Chronic pain issues like fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic injuries
  • Hormonal issues including PMS, menopause, irregular cycles, endometriosis, PCOS, and infertility
  • Digestive issues including acid reflux, hiatal hernia, gas and bloating, inflammatory and irritable bowel conditions, food reactivity issues
  • Headaches + migraines
  • Sleep problems
  • Thyroid issues
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  • Ready to feel better naturally? We’ll get to the root of your recent or chronic condition and get you back to living your life:

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  • 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.”
    ~Albert Schweitzer

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