"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind." - Paracelsus
About your wellness care provider
Licenses & Certifications:
LICENSED NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN - OREGON
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER - ILLINOIS
LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER - MICHIGAN
PELVIC FLOOR & UTERINE MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CERTIFICATION - HEALING THE ROOT
DOCTORATE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
- NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL MEDICINE
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK
- UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN SERVICES, MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY
- ADRIAN COLLEGE
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE INSTITUTE
- VITAL ASSOCIATE
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS
- GRASSROOTS COMMITTEE MEMBER
- ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBER
In her free time Shelby enjoys traveling, gardening, discovering new & delicious eateries, cheering loudly for her 3 nephews and niece in whatever activities they are involved, and spending time with her sisters, her close-knit family, and amazing friends that feel like family.
Shelby L. Crespo, ND, LCSW, LMSW
Areas of special interest: healthy aging, mental health optimization, women's health, veterans health
Do you find yourself being sick and tired of feeling SICK and TIRED? Are you suffering from weight gain, burn out, fatigue, feeling mentally/emotionally exhausted, experiencing chronic bloating & digestive distress, joint pain, persistent headaches or plagued by hormone imbalance?
Are you ready to take control of your health and feel your best again? If your answer is a resounding YES!, then you have made the most important decision towards regaining your health!
Dr. Shelby Crespo, ND, LCSW, LMSW, has been in your shoes. She too has experienced these symptoms first-hand and understands how challenging day-to-day life can be when you are burdened with symptoms of imperfect health. Dr. Crespo, ND wants to support you in reaching your health goals so you too can feel your absolute best!
Dr. Crespo, ND, believes healthcare should not be a one-size fits all approach. She understands every individual has a unique set of factors that impacts their health. These factors can include genetics, personal health history, adverse life events, access to healthcare, access to nutritional foods, health education, personality, coping strategies, stress, lifestyle, and many more. Further, she recognizes each of us can manifest health concerns or “dis-ease” differently based on any one of these components. She believes an individualized approach is essential to aid you in regaining your health.
Shelby draws on a vitalistic philosophy to address health concerns. She believes the body has the inherent ability to heal itself given the right environment, tools, and support. Her toolbox includes botanicals, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, nutraceuticals, nature cure, and lifestyle coaching.
Dr. Crespo, ND, is excited to team up with you to share her knowledge along with your desire for better health. Together you will create an individualized wellness plan, rooted in evidenced-based recommendations, to help you achieve a more healthful state and get your vitality back! While she was trained to address a vast array of health conditions, Shelby has a passion for working with women of any age, especially those experiencing peri-menopause, menopausal symptoms or needing post-menopausal support. Additionally, she enjoys working with individuals looking to optimize their mental health, and individuals advancing in age who want to improve or maintain their current level of health.
Her clients and colleagues alike describe her as a warm, caring and compassionate individual. It is her desire that you feel heard, supported, uplifted and included in decision-making regarding your health.
Dr. Crespo, ND, knew at the age of 7 while being interviewed for the “Student of the Month” award by her local school district newspaper, that she “wanted to be a doctor to help people”. Like many of us, she found her way to Naturopathic Medicine through a close family member. Her older sister, who had been researching alternative health approaches for her son diagnosed with Autism, first introduced her to the idea of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Despite working in the healthcare system for many years, Dr. Crespo, ND, was not aware alternative approaches to health even existed (totally lame, I know!). It was through their lengthy discussions (as sisters often do) that she began to seek out alternative healthcare for her own chronic health struggles. Shelby was so convinced by her experience, her love for the Naturopathic Medicine philosophy, and the desire to help others regain their health, she knew what she had to do! She decided to change her career path and finally realize her dream of becoming a doctor.
Shelby received her doctorate (ND) from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. NUNM is a four-year naturopathic medical school accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). Her training included Naturopathic Primary Care with a focus on Women’s Health. She maintains an active Naturopathic Physician license, in good-standing, in the State of Oregon.
Shelby’s professional life has centered entirely around medicine. She has spent the past 21 years in the medical field in various capacities. Prior to her medical school education, Shelby spent 12 years in the field of Medical Social Work. Her focus centered around Military Veterans, and Kidney Disease/Transplant. In addition, she has served on a variety of professional boards including medical ethics, and held several leadership positions including supervisory roles. Dr. Crespo, ND, holds active Clinical Social Work licenses in the State of Illinois (LCSW) and the State of Michigan (LMSW). She has discovered her social work skills blend seamlessly with the principles and whole person approach of Naturopathic Healthcare.
Now, are you ready to take the next step towards better health?
Contact the office, fill out an application, and schedule an appointment to work with Dr. Crespo, ND, she can’t wait to meet you!
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