First off—I want to make it clear that this isn’t me bashing naturopathic medicine.
I wholeheartedly believe in the body’s innate ability to heal itself when given the right tools & support. Helping others to understand & embody this concept to reach their full potential is my life’s work and my soul purpose.
So why give up my ND license?
Here’s one thing you need to know about me: I have really strong convictions, and personal sovereignty is at the top of that list. Not just for me, but also for my clients, AND for the functional health practitioners who put so much trust into me.
What I found after several years of practicing as a licensed naturopathic doctor was that it was limiting my ability to help my patients. My experience and knowledge had evolved beyond that which I had learned in school, and I didn’t sign up to have insurance companies dictate to me what treatments they felt were necessary or unnecessary.
I gave up my ND license to broaden my impact and also serve in a way that was aligned with what I knew worked. I simply couldn’t subscribe to a system that limited my ability to help people in the deepest and most sustainable way, even if it meant stepping away from the community of health practitioners that I had invested so much time and energy into.⠀
But it wasn’t easy, and I had a LOT of fears and doubts. Not only was I struggling with my ego to let my hard-earned title of “doctor” go, but I was also feeling pressured by family, friends, and colleagues to keep my license as a safety measure. It was “too risky” to let something like that go, and it would be a difficult road if I ever wanted it back.⠀
So I went from being a licensed doctor to a virtual health consultant. And guess what? It was the best career move I’ve ever made.
I’m NOT saying that you need to drop your license to create your virtual practice. (Although, many of the practitioners I work with end up seeing the additional freedom it provides). What I am saying is: do what’s right for you.⠀
How are you getting uncomfortable in order to evolve these days?