Healing Flower
Healing Flower

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I book an appointment? 

To book an appointment you can either reach out to us via phone, email, or by sending us a message HERE .

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please come with your completed intake paperwork, any recent or relevant lab work you’d like us to review and the desire to get well! You can find intake paperwork HERE.
    

How long will it take before I feel better?

The length of time it takes for someone to feel better varies on an individualized basis. Generally people will start noticing positive changes within the first month of us working together, but to fully heal and reach optimal health it can take several months, even years in some cases. Very much of it depends on the nature of your illness, how long you’ve been struggling with it, and how consistently you follow up and remain committed to your support plan.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance. Naturopathic medicine is not licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which excludes most insurance companies from covering our services. However, we are happy to accept most health savings accounts. Please visit our Forms and Fees section for more information.

Can I see you if I’m currently seeing another doctor or am taking prescription medications?

Of course! Maintaining a relationship with your other health care providers while under the care of a Natural Health Solutions practitioner allows for a truly integrative approach to healing. Dr. Courtney Paré is happy to work alongside and communicate with your current healthcare providers. Additionally, homeopathic medication is extremely safe making it an ideal conjunctive therapy to pharmaceutical medications.    

What type of education and training does a naturopathic doctor receive?

Becoming a naturopathic doctor requires attending a four-year, graduate level, accredited naturopathic medical school and then passing two national Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEx) in order to get licensed.  Their scope of practice then varies on a state-by-state basis.  Dr. Courtney Paré holds her naturopathic medical license in the State of Arizona, where she graduated from naturopathic medical school. For additional information on schooling and licensing please visit our  Resources page. 

How often will I need to follow up?

Follow up care is essential to ensure continued healing. While our ultimate goal is always for your body to heal itself and you reach a point where regular follow-ups are no longer necessary, it can take some time and a commitment to your health to get to that point.

The frequency of follow ups varies on an individualized basis, but typically, once a month follow ups for the first 6 months of treatment can be expected for optimal healing.

As your body starts to heal and you’re feeling better, the frequency of visits needed generally decreases until you need only an occasional maintenance visit once or twice per year; or not at all!
            

What type of conditions can you help with?

A large percentage of our practice is focused on helping individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, grief and/or a history of trauma.  However, we work with almost any mental health condition.  Please see our Conditions  page for a more comprehensive list of conditions we work with.