(503) 217-4457

3125 NE Holladay St, Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy & Massage services

2410 SE 10th AVE, Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

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2410 SE 10th Ave,
Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

3125 NE Holladay St,
Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy, & Massage services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

Emergency Announcement here

Dr. Michelle Ritola

(she/her)

Naturopathic doctor

Michelle Ritola, ND is a Naturopathic doctor who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 2021.  She grew up in SW Washington and received a BS in Biology from Portland State University.  After 19 years working as an analyst/chemist in environmental chemistry, she returned to school to study alternative options to address the growing mental health crisis in her community.  She concentrated on Integrative Mental Health, Eating Disorders and Transgender Health in her time at NUNM.

Dr. Michelle is a fat positive provider using components of the Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating frameworks and is a member of the Association of Size Diversity in Health (ASDAH) and Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN).  She loves finding the root cause of dis-ease as well as helping people feel at peace in their own bodies.  Her role at Be Well Holistic Health is adjunctive mental health care, working with her patient’s primary care doctor and other specialists to address mental health in a holistic way.  Her special focus is on the neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ communities.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Michelle has multiple options in her toolbox to discover and address the root cause of illness including specialized lab work, herbal remedies, nutraceuticals, lifestyle recommendations, Bach Flower Remedies, homeopathy, and prescription medication when necessary.  She is grateful to have the time to listen to her patients and collaborate with them to develop treatment plans that support their goals.

In her leisure time, Dr. Michelle and her wife can be found walking along the river with their Dobrador, Baylee, taking time to have lovely meals with their friends and family, and planning improvements to their 1942 bungalow.

Dr. Michelle is now seeing new adult OHP patients through Be Well Holistic Health.

dr. michelle sees patients via telemedicine only

Tasha Searles

(she/they)

advanced practice nurse

Tasha Searles, APRN, AGCNS-BC is a Queer, Autistic, ADHDer with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome + some other commonly co-occurring conditions. Originally from Indiana, they now reside in Portland, Oregon with their two rambunctious cats. Tasha enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, learning, and finding new ways to be creative.

 

Professionally, Tasha is trained as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (a type of advanced practice nurse, similar to a Nurse Practitioner), and has been a nurse for over a decade —mostly working with individuals impacted by chronic or complex health conditions. They started in diabetes care and became a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, so much of their work has been related to diabetes and nutrition. They also spent many years as a Nurse Navigator helping clients navigate the healthcare system. Their personal health journey, and realization of the huge gaps in available care, led them to shift their professional practice to serve others on similar journeys as their own.

 

Tasha has been told she’s inquisitive and “a very good detective”. Being curious, digging deep, and thinking outside of the box (all while keeping the whole picture in mind) are really her favorite things in this life. Tasha’s style in working with patients is as a consultant & coach. She believes you are the expert in your own self and aims to empower you, provide hope, and help you to use your own innate wisdom to live your best life!

 

Tasha’s goal is to create a safer space for all to receive appropriate healthcare that is affirming & accommodating of individual needs; a space that encourages exploration and self-determination of what wellness & thriving mean in your individual life. They practice from a trauma informed perspective that is neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, disability, & HAES affirming. Tasha is able to order diagnostic tests and prescribe medications, but also works with clients on nervous system safety, nutrition, hydration, gut health, musculoskeletal health & movement, sleep, mental & emotional health, stress management, creating a life they love, finding joy, & more.

 

Tasha is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients ages 16 & up. Because all visits are conducted virtually, Tasha does not serve as a Primary Care Provider (PCP). 

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurodiversity Affirming care
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare