Dr. Laura Washington is a naturopathic physician licensed in both Oregon and Washington State. She has been in clinical practice since graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1998.
With a love for herbal medicine and empowering home remedies she authored the book Herbal Medicine for Health & Well-Being (Sterling 2004). While long out of print, this helpful resource can still be found through online book sellers.
Dr. Washington takes a functional approach, meaning treatments are based on specific physiological processes rather than a disease or label. When guiding clients through health and life challenges she offers support, as appropriate, from a wide range of therapeutics. Her tools include targeted herbal and nutritional medicine as well as hands on healing with foundations in Somatic Education & Cranial Sacral techniques. As an expert in mind-body medicine she also incorporates modalities such as Pain Reprocessing Therapy, The BodyTalk System and Body Intuitive.
Dr. Washington has a highly developed capacity for holding space for healing with a high regard for the uniqueness of each individual’s process. Dr. Washington is an in-network provider with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and Uniform Health Plan.
She and her husband moved to Port Townsend, WA from Portland, OR in June 2022 and are so happy and grateful to call this beautiful place home.
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Thank you so much for you presence during our session. I found both your knowledge and your willingness, ability to hang in there through the whole process to be very rare.
It is not easy to stay with someones deepest trauma while they unwind from it, I have tried many who were known to be the best in their field yet I never had the experience of the space being held through the whole experience and with a process so complete in its body knowledge of release. What an enormous gift this was, is.
I had been so weak for weeks prior to the session that I could not do much more than be upright for 20 minutes while sitting and dizzy when I stood up or walked. After our session I came back home, ate lunch and took my granddaughter’s dog for a lovely summer walk for a whole hour. I napped deeply afterwards, as though my cells were recalibrating, logging into a freer, easier connection with each other.
I’m a fit 63 years old, a regular at the yoga studio and gym. But I was always tired. I’d left a great job because of frequent illness. And I’d become isolated. Six months after that first visit, I’m making a tour of the Portland food carts. Pizza! Banh Mi! I can accept dinner invitations without asking if I can bring my own meal.
Unlike naturopaths I worked with in the past, Laura doesn’t reinforce my fear of food. She doesn’t load me up with expensive tablets and tonics. Her technique is hard to describe. If I hadn’t enjoyed a life-changing recovery under her care, I might be skeptical of the practices she favors. And it’s not just the food. There’s the renewed energy, and the idea of myself as open to possibility. Laura is teaching me, the physical and emotional me, to let go of fear, to rebuild my relationship to food and to the world altogether based on an attitude of friendliness and workability.
She has a gift, I believe. She has a joyful wisdom. When I go to my appointments, my husband always says, “Thank Laura for me.”
Thank you, Laura.
I attended Laura Washington’s Health as a State of Dynamic Balance workshop because I was ready to make a positive change in my life. Within just a few minutes of the workshop I knew I was going to schedule a consultation with Laura. The concept of focusing on wellness with a Naturopathic Physician verses the traditional form of treatment for an ‘illness’ made perfect sense to me.
The results have been incredible! I am not kidding when I say my symptoms from IBS were resolved almost immediately. I am continuing to work with Laura to address the other areas as well. In addition to the success I have found from working with Laura I also find that her warm and friendly style is quite refreshing. She is easy to talk to and very supportive. Plus I personally find it is easier to stay motivated when you are working in partnership with someone who cares.
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