Naturopathic medicine is a whole person approach to healthcare where patient and physician work as a team to address wellness and heal from disease. Naturopaths use the best of holistic and conventional medicine to support the journey towards health including lifestyle modification, botanical medicine, nutrition, supplements, lab work and imaging. We accept patients of all ages.
To learn more about our naturopathic services, please visit this link.
We offer one-on-one mental health counseling for adults and adolescents. Counseling is a powerful opportunity to work out life's challenges in a safe, caring container. Josh Kraetsch LMHC weaves deep listening, art, somatic practices into his therapeutic work. To learn more about counseling at Hearth, please click on this link. Individual therapy is not covered by insurance at this time but we do offer a sliding scale.
We also offer a group counseling. Groups form quarterly and are facilitated by Josh Kraetsch and Dr. Rebecca. We are able to accept insurance for group counseling. To learn more, visit our Groups page.
Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation are light touch physical medicine modalities that emerged from osteopathic medicine. This work targets the nervous system, organ systems, and fascial systems to restore optimal motion to the body's tissues. This work is gentle but can have very profound effects. People experiencing chronic pain, stress related illness, chronic headaches or TMJ may especially benefit. We offer sessions for adults, infants and children. For babies, a craniosacral session early in life can ease the transition from womb to earth and is helpful in establishing breastfeeding, relieving colic, and establishing healthy sleep routines. We also offer home visits for young babies.
Dr. Rebecca began training in craniosacral therapy in 2005 and has studied with a multitude of wonderful teachers including David Grimshaw DO, Nancy Sulivan MD, DC, Greg Yasuda ND, and Lauren Christman.
Many insurance plans cover this service including Amerigroup Apple Health. We cannot accept Molina Apple Health for craniosacral services at this time.
Acupuncture is a healing technique that originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is a set of knowledge and practices that dates back to 3,000 BCE. It is based on a holistic understanding of the world and the human body that incorporates 5 elements (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire) and yin and yang. Using a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, bodywork, and movement, practitioners guide patients in balancing these elements in the mind and body. Using very small needles, acupuncturists promote the free flow of energy, or qi, through specific meridians, or channels, that are woven throughout the body. In this medical tradition, qi is a dynamic, animating force that fuels the proper transformation of the elements as well as all bodily functions. When qi is not flowing freely, imbalances and pain can manifest. By maintaining the free flow of blood and qi, acupuncturists can help relieve pain and bring the body and spirit into balance. From a modern scientific standpoint, acupuncture is thought to act on opioid systems, affect brain chemistry and neural signals, and alter blood flow.
Dr. Mary trained in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Bastyr University. She uses a combination of acupuncture, cupping, electrical stimulation and traditional Chinese massage to treat a wide variety of conditions, including arthritis, neuropathies, painful menses, insomnia, infertility, and digestive concerns.
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles between the pelvic bones that is foundational for everyday movement. Acting as the “floor” of the pelvis, it provides structural support for the pelvic organs, as well as for our knee, hip and spine alignment. Pelvic floor therapy is a set of techniques designed to support this core muscle group. It involves both in-office manual therapy and at-home exercises that can help relieve bodily pain and improve pelvic organ function. During a pelvic floor therapy session, a practitioner identifies areas of tension to help you to relax your pelvic muscles and improve your pelvic blood flow. Practitioners can also recommend exercises to tone or relax the pelvic floor, such as kegels or yoga poses, depending on your individual needs.
At Hearth, Dr. Mary combines pelvic floor therapy with comprehensive naturopathic care to support patients struggling with many conditions, including postpartum pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, period pain, back and hip pain, and pelvic floor prolapse.
Hydrotherapy is a modality of naturopathic medicine which utilizes water's unique properties to help the body increase its own vitality. In constitutional hydrotherapy sessions, we use gentle electric stimulation along with hot and cold water to stimulate the immune system, lymphatic system, and to increase general vitality. Sessions are one hour.
Dr. Erin offers this service currently and it's truly a deeply relaxing, transportive experience.