Dr. Terra received her B.S. from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, where she double majored in biology and exercise science. This is where her love for a healthy lifestyle truly blossomed. As a collegiate gymnast Dr. Terra knew that maintaining a healthy body started with nutrition and proper exercise. This easily led her to the field of Naturopathic Medicine and an improved understanding of optimal health. Dr. Terra received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Certificate in Natural Childbirth from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Terra is an eclectic Naturopathic Physician, meaning she uses a variety of natural methods, custom prescribed to fit the needs of each patient. These healing modalities include dietary and nutritional counseling; herbal medicines; homeopathic remedies; flower essences; and physical medicine techniques including Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Terra has a special passion for the endocrine system and advanced training in natural hormone balancing for men and women. From hypothyroidism to infertility, diabetes to menopause, she is constantly searching for new ways to restore health and is currently studying in the Fellowship for Metaobic Medicine with the Metabolic Medical Institute. Dr. Terra has expanded her knowledge of nutritional therapies by becoming a Certified GAPS Practitioner and is excited about how this therapy is helping her patients achieve healthier bodies and minds. She is also a member of the Weston A. Price Nutritional Foundation. Dr, Terra has traveled to Belize for training as a practitioner of Arvigo Therapy of Mayan Abdominal Massage with Dr. Rosita Arvigo.
Dr. Terra is also a Licensed Midwife in Washington State. She provides high quality prenatal care, attends home deliveries as the primary birth attendant, and provides post-partum care for mother and newborn. If you are not looking for a home birth, Dr. Terra is available to assist pregnant and post-partum women and their infants with all of their natural family primary healthcare needs. Dr. Terra has traveled to Bali, Indonesia and Vanuatu in the South Pacific as a Midwifery volunteer helping to provide safer births for patients with limited access to care.
Dr. Terra lives in Belfair. When she provides primary care for her patients Dr. Terra enjoys getting outside, kayaking, hiking among the beautiful trees, and breathing the fresh air. She is excited to be here as Belfair's Primary Care Physician and Midwife and looks forward each day to helping her community grow healthy.