Holistic Practice, Ayurveda Practice & More
Ayurveda translates to the science of life or science of living. It is the science and art of aligning our habits and activities with awareness and natural rhythms of universe in order to promote health and longevity. Also known as traditional indian medicine, Ayurveda looks to treat the individual as a whole, factoring in body mind and emotions. Ayurveda uses detailed client intake to determine an individual’s unique constitution and any imbalances they are currently working with. By understanding an individuals personal needs Ayurveda aims to bring us back to our origin, our place of balance, our most natural state of being.
Sharee integrates wisdom from Ayurveda as well as ancient traditions of Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Reiki, sound healing, aromatherapy, etc. creating a holistic package that clients can work with in their day to day lives, realigning themselves with their most natural and balanced state in body, mind, and emotions.
She became a Master teacher of Reiki in 2013, continuing on to study Eastern Medicine and Philosophies at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad, certified Yoga Practitioner with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in 2014, and Birth Doula Traditions with DONA in 2015. She is currently deepening her studies of eastern medicine through the study of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
A graduate of USC. Shirin has been studying and practicing psychotherapy since 2008. She brings a unique sense of warmth, intuition, optimism and collaboration to her therapy approach. She is active in sessions, and although she finds listening to be incredibly important, she’s known to challenge clients, highlight where they are stuck and encourage their shifts in perception. She incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness to increase clients’understanding and awareness of the obstacles impeding their way to happiness. Call 310-213-4953 to schedule.
Stephanie Berg (soon to be Dr. Stephanie Berg, ND) will be joining West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center this fall to provide naturopathic medical services. She has passion for women’s health and fertility and provides care to women at all stages of life – from menarche to menopause and beyond – so that they can feel their best and focus on doing and being all they want in the world. She is especially passionate about environmental medicine and the impact that environmental toxicity in the global and daily environment impacts hormonal health, fertility and the health of future generations and works with patients prior to conception to ensure their bodies’ are in an optimal state to support a healthy pregnancy. With her training as a naturopathic doctor, she believes it is important to understand the entire person in order to address the root cause of a patient’s health concerns, and therefore offers each patient a comprehensive individualized treatment plan to ensure that his or her goals are reached. She blends science-based natural therapies with cutting-edge knowledge gained from modern medicine incorporating a number of healing modalities when caring for her patients, including medical based nutrition and dietary recommendations, botanical medicine, nutrient supplementation and lifestyle recommendations. She believes that naturopathic medicine is best used in conjunction with conventional medical care when NDs work in collaboration with MDs, DOs, DCs, acupuncturists, and other healthcare practitioners as a part of a patient’s healthcare team.
Area of Focus:
- Naturopathic approaches to hormone balancing for woman dealing with any of the following conditions: PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), amenorrhea, infertility, hormonal migraines, acne, perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, hypothyroidism, low libido, withdrawal from birth control, postpartum depression and more.
- Naturopathic approaches to hormone balancing for men dealing with infertility.
- Preconception Preparation with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to help optimize health and support detoxification prior to conception to support a healthy pregnancy and provide future children with the chance for the absolute best start.
- Postpartum Consultations to restore nourishment for mom and baby, combat post-partum depression, encourage optimal healing from birth, discuss practices for infant and parents, and address issues with breastfeeding and milk supply.
- Autoimmune conditions including, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, Sjogren’s, Fibromyalgia, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and more.
- Gastrointestinal health for digestive complaints and disorders, such as, gas and bloating, reflux, irritable bowel disease, parasites, candida, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and food allergies/intolerances.
- Environmental toxicity and/or exposure to toxins including endocrine disruptors and heavy metals through mold and mycotoxins, personal care products, municipal water, pesticides, VOCs, plastic water bottles, and more.
Education and Training:
- Naturopathic Doctor degree, Bastyr University, California
- Juris Doctor degree, Stanford University Law School
- Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Princeton University
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy Training
- Advanced IV Certification – State of California
- CPR/AED – American Red Cross
What is Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. They concentrate on whole patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. NDs attend four-year medical schools and are trained to provide individualized evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Educated in all of the same basic sciences as a medical doctor (MD), an ND uses the Western medical sciences as a foundation for diagnosis and treatment. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, NDs also study holistic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and promoting wellness. NDs are trained in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine and counseling. And, for at least the final two years of the medical program, naturopathic medical students intern in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed professionals. NDs must pass two sets of rigorous professional board exams before they can be licensed by a state or jurisdiction.
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