Dr. Susanne Lietz
Dr. Susanne completed her naturopathic medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, which was followed by a primary-care residency at the National University of Natural Medicine here in Portland.
When providing health care, Dr. Susanne follows the naturopathic philosophy, which holds that each individual has an innate drive and ability to heal and to find balance in life. She believes that it is imperative to hold space and invite people into a visit in whichever way they are able to show up in the present moment.
Using this foundation, Dr. Susanne is passionate about practicing patient-centered medicine and utilizes naturopathic modalities including botanical medicine, body work, counseling and homeopathy as tool to help foster wellbeing.
An ideal day off for Dr. Susanne includes being active in nature, alongside a friend followed by good food! She also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, learning about sustainability and working in the garden.
Some of the unique therapies Dr. Susanne offers include the following:
Craniosacral Therapy (CST): a gentle hands-on type of body work, which originates from osteopathic work. CST is a helpful tool to activate the parasympathetic nervous system - our rest and digest mode.
Family Constellation Work: a somatic exploration of the ways we relate to people and things in our lives. This work can be done to foster better relationships to people in our lives as well as address certain habits that are no longer useful and can get in the way of our wellbeing.
(Coming Soon!) Food sensitivity testing (EAV): EAV testing uses acupressure points and electrodermal resonance against the most common food sensitivities people have. This type of testing can be helpful especially when a person’s system is overwhelmed and we want to explore potential foods that are getting in the way of bigger healing.