Can’t wait to meet you!
Dr. Michal Waldfogel, ND | she/her/hers
There’s no single manual or guidebook for how to be in this life and ever-shifting world. We are all figuring it out as we go and helping each other along the way. I am grateful for all of my teachers who have guided me to this moment. I know that it can be challenging to find someone to trust with your health and your story. Here are some things to know about me and the way I approach health and healing work that can help you decide if we’d be a good fit:
What absolutely lights me up is when I see you realize how capable, resilient and awesome you truly are.
- I have navigated the personal experience of being the caregiver for a loved one with cancer. I hold space for uncertainty, complex grief and radical self-care.
- I have very many interests and passions that I love to combine in innovative ways. Deep Breath Baking is a mindfulness, Jew/ish spirituality and baking workshop I developed in 2009. I also like to write songs, perform lifecycle rituals and rollerblade.
- I often incorporate my background as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, as well as additional training in biofeedback into care.
- I practice holistic and integrative medicine, bringing more than 18 years of experience in education and facilitation to my work in healthcare. I take a person-centered and empowerment-based approach to my work (and play!) in both health and education.
- My practice is evidence-inspired, meaning that I combine modern scientific research with ancient practices, my personal and professional experience and, most importantly, YOUR values and needs.
- We work from an expansive list of possible root causes, which never blame or shame you for your current health concern. My framework is trauma-informed and anti-oppression grounded. I don’t focus on weight as a metric for health and am sensitive to patients with an eating disorder history.
- By working together, we create a safe and effective plan that makes sense for you, feels supportive and sets you up for sustainable success, how you define it.
- As a healthcare provider, educator and human I am forever in the process of learning and unlearning my biases, both explicit and implicit. Professionally, I have pursued anti-oppression training and continue to seek out these opportunities to check where my privileges have left a blind spot.
- I completed a four-year didactic and clinical training in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in 2017 and served as a mental health counseling intern during my final year as a student. I had the great opportunity to begin my clinical practice mentored in a two-year accredited residency in the Seattle area, where I served as a primary care provider for patients from a wide range of backgrounds.
I invite you to schedule a free 15 minute Connection Call where I can answer any lingering questions about my background and approach to health and healing work.