Dr. Stephanie Cordes, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Hi everyone, my name is Stef. I am thrilled to be part of the Kura team after years of running an independent practice, helping people improve their mental health with compassionate integrative medicine.
Our bodies are inherently intelligent. The nervous system is our hero, they show up every day to keep us safe from harm and danger. Somewhere along the line we stopped listening as a culture and our medical system is now in the habit of trying to treat mood without questioning what the cause may be. We know that low blood sugar can trigger anxiety, low thyroid function can look like depression, and sleep deprivation can aggravate our mood, so it’s time we consider causes like these in mental health care.
I’m here to offer you something different, to ask why your nervous system senses danger, and help you make informed choices about the wide range of natural therapies out there. My approach is to consider both brain AND body, because we are more than a brain chemical imbalance.
My mission is to offer naturopathic and mental health care in a welcoming environment that feels safer and empowering.
Too often the effects of structural discrimination and societal norms are forgotten about in health care, factors that are known to negatively affect health. I continuously work on creating an environment where you are more at ease and empowered to improve the way you feel. A space that is actively anti-racist, queer and trans affirming, body positive, and judgement-free. Because a sense of safety is important to your health and your nervous system.
Because I know it’s not “all in your head”.