Karen has been in private practice since 2006. She routinely treats patients that have complex health complaints. As health complaints rarely appear in isolation, she is skilled in treating an extensive range of conditions. Patients often seek out her advice and expertise for the treatment of infertility, menstrual problems, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia and immune disorders.
Committed to offering the best possible care, Karen is dedicated to keeping up her professional development and regularly attends seminars and conferences to ensure her knowledge remains current and up to date. She is focused on achieving results for her patients and delivering excellence in the field of natural medicine.
Karen has a passion for and dedication to her work that is not commonly seen. She is privileged to be one of only a few practitioners who have had the opportunity to be mentored by Dr Gruba, one of Australia’s leading and pioneering natural medicine doctors.
Karen grew up in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. Her family moved into inner Melbourne, in her early teens. She left school at 16 to start an apprenticeship as a chef. Ambitious and determined to be sucessful, she worked in some of Melbourne’s top restaurants. By 22 she was burnt out and looking for more out of life than working 16 hours a day in high stress, high pressure and aggressive environments.
Karen’s interest in helping people inspired her to look for a new career where she could have a healthier and more balanced life. She decided to return to school to study Natural Medicine. During her study Karen worked as a personal care assistant helping people with disabilities, work she found incredibly rewarding. She also spent time working as a dispensary and clinical assistant in a large natural medicine clinic in Melbourne. She has been in private practice since graduation and still has a love and passion for good food and cooking.
- Bachelor Health Science
- Bachelor Health Science; Western Herbal Medicine - Awarded “Excellence in Clinical Practice” and “Most Outstanding Student”
- Advanced Diploma
- MINDD Practitioner
- MAPS Gastrointestinal and Nutrition, Environmental Medicine
- Advanced ACT Mindfulness
- Natural Fertility Educator
- Advanced Lymphatic Drainage
- DORN Spinal Therapy
- DNP Dry Needling
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