Dr. 'Lia

I have a long history of education and experience in various helping professions. My experiences as a counselor help me to listen to what people are telling me so that I can better support their goals for improving their wellness. My quite varied experiences in allopathic, emotional and natural health have given me a very good understanding of holistic wellness. I am able to provide standard laboratory services at a discounted rate as a contracted independent drawing station for Ulta Labs. My experiences as an adult educator in health-related fields provide me with skills to teach to the person in front of me. These related career experiences have given me excellent assessment skills which I bring to the table of naturopathy. As an ordained Healing Minister I am able to provide spiritual and emotional support along the wellness journey, as well.

I offer services at my office at 3260 W. Henderson Rd., Suite 100, office B, Columbus, OH 43220.  

As an aside, I am also TESOL certified and offer tutoring to people learning English as a Second or Other Language.

Philosophy of Health

Optimal wellness occurs in the interplay of our self-care, our wellness behaviors, our emotions, our spirituality, and our relationships and social belonging. Each person can achieve his or her own best wellness within the context of the resources they have. As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and an Ordained Health Minister, I provide guidance and hope along the journey to optimal wellness, which may look very different from one person to the next.   

Naturopathic Assessment and Consultation

A full health history provides essential background for understanding where each person is on their health journey. The assessment continues with Reams Biological Ionization testing, strong muscle testing, Iridology, and subtle remedy referencing. Depending on your health history, this process takes about 2 hours. This is followed by your Report of Findings and Recommendations which usually occurs within 48 hours of your assessment, and takes approximately 30 minutes. Different from both Dietetics and Nutrition, Naturopathy focuses on wellness behaviors which includes making appropriate decisions about what you put into your body, how you use your body, and many other aspects of self-care.

As an independent drawing station for Ulta Labs, I also offer standard laboratory tests as deemed appropriate. Ohio allows individuals to order their own laboratory tests.

Emotional Wellness 

It is believed that approximately 90% of health issues have a significant emotional component. I am trained and certified in conjunction with my Naturopathic Doctor certification to provide support for emotional wellness using Emotional Freedom Technique, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, and NeuroLinguistic Programming. I do not provide psychiatric care or counseling services.

Body Work 

I am trained in acupressure, Raindrops technique (based on Lakota body-work techniques) reflexology, Reiki, and Vita-Flex (based on Tibetan reflexology). Some of these techniques can be performed in conjunction with anointing with highest quality essential oils which are sometimes called "God's love in a bottle." All of these techniques can be combined with aromatherapy. Some of these techniques can also be paired with hand or foot hydrotherapy. My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable, trusting environment for this work. 

Wellness Education

I provide many types of wellness education to individuals and groups. Topics run the gamut from Autism Support using Essential Oils, to BLS/CPR/AED/1st Aid, to Immune Support, to Nicotine Cessation, to Women's Health Issues, and more.