The Day I Gave Up My Naturopathic Doctor License was the Day I Set Myself Free

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.⁣⠀
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