Since I was 4 years old, I knew I wanted to be a doctor— and my perception of what it means to be a doctor has evolved over time and will continue to do so with my growing practice. While studying premed at UCLA, I saw what it meant to be a conventional doctor, and I struggled in that atmosphere. I wanted something more, something supportive and nourishing to all of me, and I want to be able to offer that to my patients. A year later, I stumbled upon both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine, and immediately knew it was my calling, and every day my practice reminds me of that.
My Treatment Philosophy
I believe in the healing power of nature. I have seen it heal so many, including those who have purposely chosen the natural route, and those who felt they were lost in the standard medical system.
I believe in the healing power of community. It is part of our human nature to desire community, and I believe my role as your physician is to be a part of yours, which means actively listening to you, so that you feel heard. So often a visit with the doctor means 10 minutes face-to-face, but for me that is not enough. Visits range from 30-90 minutes because hearing your story and building a healing relationship is invaluable and takes time.
I believe in Doctor as Teacher. I strive to empower my patients through education. Part of my role as your physician is to educate you as much as you would like regarding your health process—this includes physiology and pathology through both the naturopathic and Chinese medicine lens. If you have questions regarding your treatment, it is your right to ask, and my job to answer.
Dr. Olsen’s Bio
Dr. Olsen is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. She completed her six-year medical training at National University of Natural Medicine, the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the country. Following graduation, Dr. Olsen completed a competitive CNME accredited naturopathic residency at Kwan Yin Healing Arts with Dr. Ilana Gurevich, ND, LAc, specializing in naturopathic gastroenterology and primary care.
During her clinical training, she trained in naturopathic primary care, which combines the best of conventional and naturopathic modalities to promote optimal health. She has extensive training in digestive health, women’s health, mental health, and cardiovascular health. Additionally, she has done extensive western herbal trainings with Dr. Jillian Stansbury and Dr. Glen Nagel, and calls upon that experience when creating custom tinctures (alcohol herbal extracts).
In addition to conventional medicine diagnostics, Dr. Olsen utilizes a variety of natural modalities including diet and lifestyle counseling, western and Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, IV nutrient therapy, ozone therapy, and other Chinese medicinal therapies including cupping, electroacupuncture, and moxa. As part of her Chinese medicine education, she did extensive trainings in 5 Element Acupuncture, Shen Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and non-insertive Japanese acupuncture techniques. Dr. Olsen blends these modalities together to treat the whole person on all levels (mind, body, spirit) to increase quality of life and well-being.
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Dr. Olsen is in-network with many insurances, including: BCBS, MODA, Providence, ASH, OPTUM, Kaiser/CHP, Kaiser referral, Aetna.
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