Hello and Welcome,
Choosing a Naturopathic Physician is an important step on your healing journey. In order for you to determine whether or not you would like me to join you on this journey, you should know about my practice and myself.
I graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. I went on to coordinate substance abuse research at New York State Psychiatric Institute before deciding to return to school for my graduate studies. While working as a Research Assistant, and later as a Medical Assistant, I became very frustrated with the medical paradigm in this country. It did not make intuitive (or scientific sense) to me to prescribe a drug to cure a drug addiction. Nor did it seem effective to mask a symptom with a prescription instead of treating and curing the underlying cause of the disease.
I began educating myself about powerful alternative medicine modalities. I realized that in order to truly help people get healthy, a physician must respect the healing power of nature, and promote the body’s innate ability to heal. When the time came to decide where to go to medical school, I discovered Naturopathic Medicine. I immediately knew that it was the specialty for me. It allows me to empower patients to heal themselves focusing on integrating mind, body, and soul while using all natural therapies.
As a Naturopathic Physician I utilize cutting edge scientific methods to diagnose and treat. However, I am also aware that oftentimes you simply need someone to listen, and a safe place to heal. I earned my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. During my four years there I gained practical clinical experience through 1500 clinic hours at the UBCNM Health Sciences Clinic, as well as off-site at drug rehabilitation and community clinics. In addition, I had the privilege of being a preceptor for naturopaths with specialties including general family practice, integrative oncology, women’s health, pediatrics, and mind-body counseling in Connecticut, New York, Denver, and Maui.
I am a proud member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. When I am not working, I can often be found spending time at the beach with my beloved 13-year old Rottweiler, Dutch enjoying the true "nature cure" of sunlight, water, and air. I am an avid reader, and have always loved getting lost in a good book. I love to travel, and aspire to one day establish a healing retreat for all those who wander. I am a new Mother, and am so in love with all the experiences motherhood has afforded me.
It is my passion to empower and educate patients. Once you are given the right tools, and any obstacles to cure are removed, you will heal yourself!