Dr. Amy found her passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness after years of struggling through her own chronic disease. When she was only 14, she was diagnosed with autoimmune disease that would be treated (unsuccessfully) for several years and multiple rounds of heavy pharmaceutical agents. It was only after discovering the role of food as medicine that she began to discover the true healing powers of nature. Dr. Amy strives to empower all individuals achieve this same innate healing wisdom of the body using effective, personalized interventions. Dr. Amy believes that true health is not just the absence of disease, but rather the attainment of balance. To her, optimal wellness takes the shape of resilience to life’s circumstances, laughter, curiosity, and kindness.
Dr. Amy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and a minor in the Spanish language. She went on to complete a four-year CNME accredited naturopathic program at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, as well as a residency at the largest integrative medical clinic in the Southeast that specializes in functional medicine and chronic disease.
Dr. Amy holds an active naturopathic medical license in both California and Oregon and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the American Nutrition Association. She has extensive training in biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, as well as botanical and nutritional medicine, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and pharmacology. She has additional qualifications in homeopathy, cranial sacral therapy, and pelvic floor therapy. She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and former competitive athlete; she thus has a strong emphasis on movement as medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Amy can be found traveling, spending time with loved ones, doing yoga, playing with her new puppy, or reading. She is excited to join you on your healing journey!