Dr. Lara Thompson

Naturopathic and Homeopathic Physician

Reiki Master, Craniosacral Therapist  

My philosophy of practice...

 

I love to get to know patients - learning about you plays a vital role in understanding your health - everything's connected. When working with me expect a different doctor-patient relationship with a non-invasive natural blending of down-to-earth heart, humor, soul, and science. ​

There are many wonderful aspects to having trained as a naturopathic physician.

I use my training and eclectic skill set, informed by clinical experience and research, to translate the signals from your body addressing the root of health issues in the most natural way possible to support your healing process. 

Not sure what a naturopathic physician is - check this out for more info. 

Finding health care providers that validate and support you is priceless.  Maybe you've been shuffled around to different doctors, had symptoms or concerns dismissed by providers or you're just looking for expert guidance on natural health or alternative solutions. I have been on all sides of the table, as a patient with chronic health issues myself and as a caregiver. 

 

There is no right or wrong medicine or treatment approach because your body is unique. Know that you're not alone - think of me as your healthcare sidekick finding supportive ways to address your health concerns.

All bodies, All identities, All ages are welcome - I am a white-bodied ally, neurodiverse, sex positive, 2SLGBTQIAP*, trauma informed, weight inclusive/fat friendly/Health At Every Size®/Intuitive Eating® provider.

I am currently accepting new patients for naturopathic specialty or primary care.

 

Schedule a complimentary Welcome to Wellness visit to see if we'd be a good fit to work together.  If not, I'll happily refer you to a trusted source. 

Call the Front Desk to Schedule 425-258-4633 or book online.

Insurance and Fees:

I am credentialed with some insurance companies. 

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Discounted cash fee or packages available.

 

Health concerns often seen in practice (not exhaustive):

  • Primary care:

    • acute and chronic care,  wellness exams

  • Medication management and natural alternatives:

    • reducing the use of or transitioning off of prescription/pharmaceutical medication

  • Digestive Health:

    • food allergies/sensitivities, nausea, reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac SIBO, IBS, gallbladder issues, binge eating

  • Nutrition and Environmental Health:

    • reducing chemical and toxin exposure in food and the environment, detoxification, chemical and environmental sensitivities

  • Endocrine and Immune Health:

    • exhaustion, chronic fatigue, chronic infections - EBV/Candida/Lyme/Herpes, PANS/PANDAS, anemia, colds, infections, allergies, sinus issues

    • pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, TMJ, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), vertigo, dizziness

    • hair loss, PCOS, hirsutism/unwanted hair growth, PMS/PMDD, Thyroid issues - Hashimoto, Graves

  • Skin Health:

    • eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rashes, acne​

  • Mental, Neurological, and Musckuloskeletal Health:

    • chronic pain, hyper-mobility, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    • injuries, car accidents, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries

    • stress, trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, complex PTSD

  • Reproductive Health:

    • urinary and sexual health concerns  -  such as urinary tract infections, dryness or discharge, yeast infections and pain with sex

    • 2SLGBTQIAPT* health 

  • Highly Sensitive, Neurodivergent:

    • Children, adolescents/teen or adults that fall into the neurodivergent, empathic or highly sensitive categories often reacting to medications, supplements or their environment differently than others

Many different assessments and treatments used in practice:

  • functional testing - nutrient, gut, hormone, and metabolic testing 

  • holistic counseling  family and systems constellation facilitation

  • nutrigenomics, gentle detox, and environmental medicine

  • homeopathy, flower essences, aroma-point essential oil therapy

  • nutrition and intuitive eating

  • high quality medical grade supplements and herbal medicine

  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), Cranial Electrotherapy stimulation, Polyvagal techniques, Integrative Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Autonomic Response Testing (ART), 

  • Naturopathic Physical Medicine

    • including gentle muscle and skeletal massage and adjustments, cranio-sacral therapy, reiki, hydrotherapy, neural and visceral manipulation, kinesio-tape 

A bit more about me outside of the clinic...

Outside of the clinic you may find me on a trail with my rescue dogs, spending time with loved ones, listening to a true crime podcast, geeking out about a research article or new tarot deck and can't resist catching up on sleep or bingeing a good TV show!  I've lived all over the US, with my family now split between the midwest and east coast regions of the country.  I moved to WA to attend naturopathic medical school and never left. Before medical school, I was a social worker then transitioned to clinical research in the behavioral and preventive medicine field.

Education:

Naturopathic Medical Degree from Bastyr University

Advanced Homeopathy Certification from New England School of Homeopathy

Degree in Psychology and Social Work from Providence College

Shamanic Reiki Master Certification from Shamanic Reiki Worldwide and Wild Reiki Shamanic Healing

Systems Constellation Facilitation - Francesca Mason Boring and Bertold Ulsamer

Professional Membership:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Association for Size Diversity and Health

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Naturopathic Medicine Institute

Washington Homeopathic Association

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians

Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians

National Association for Environmental Medicine

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

International Association of Reiki Professionals

Society for Shamanic Practice

Dr. Lara Thompson