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About Resilience Naturopathic
Resilience Naturopathic was originally founded with a mission to not only to provide an alternative to those who struggle with mental health conditions, but to improve the way mental and behavioral healthcare is delivered in America. Our founder, Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND, was always specifically drawn to help children because of her own experiences as a child and because she knew that if she could help kids like her, they would be spared years of struggle and heartache. It quickly became very clear that the greatest need was with the PANS/PANDAS community, so Dr. Bahr decided to exclusively focus on helping these families. She then set out to find the best naturopathic doctors and support staff to join her on her mission. Everyone in our office, from our expert team of naturopathic doctors to our staff, has a personal mission to change the world for the better. We firmly believe that the best way to change the world is through helping others be their very best, so that they can use their talents to improve the world as well. Our highest calling is to help you to heal using safe, effective natural therapies, so that you too can accomplish your highest calling in life.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND
Founder and CMO
“There are several moments in my life that you could say that my life’s calling was initiated. It could be in the excitement I felt about summer workshops at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI for short) in Columbus, OH. It could have been in the time I spent in the military, doing work that I knew was important…
Dr. Katie Rowley, ND
“ I repeatedly tell people that I feel very lucky that I truly enjoy my job, because I picked it when I was only 15 years old. Before that I wanted to be a helicopter pilot or an author. There have been multiple instances in life where the divine truly seemed to intervene…
Dr. Jason Way, ND
Dr. Jason Way is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in digestive concerns, chronic infection and autoimmune conditions. He has consulted with major supplement companies like Olly, PBC, has been featured for his expertise in various publications…
Dr. Amber Petersons, ND
“As a child I had a passion for two things, clowns and medicine. My childhood quickly tilted the scale toward medicine as I watched chronic disease and mental illness take hold of my family. For years, I accompanied them in and out of doctors’ offices and hospitals, knowing in my heart that there had to be more to healing…
Dr. Casey Bartel, ND
Since I was a child, I knew that I had two callings in life – homeopathy and mental health. Homeopathy has been an essential part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have parents that believed in homeopathy as an incredible form of healing.
Dr. Amy Cahoy, ND
“During many years as a Registered Nurse, I witnessed countless situations of medical decision making and had the privilege of supporting families while providing medical care. I saw the work in the hospital as critical and often life-saving, but given the complexity of health and vitality, I knew there was a history which proceeded a child’s hospitalization…
Dr. David Frederick, ND
Dr. Frederick graduated from The University of Michigan with a BS in Biology in 1995 with an emphasis in pre-med courses. In 2009 Dr. Frederick began medical school at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine so he could study under an expert in homeopathy…
Dr. Dasia Garcia, ND
As a child, I was fascinated with science and as that passion grew, I knew that I wanted to pursue a life in medicine to help others achieve their health goals and live vibrantly. Naturopathic Medicine combines many of my interests, medicine, nature, and mental health…..
Dr. Duncah Heard, ND
“Almost any naturopathic doctor, when asked, would say that they felt called to the profession and I think that sums up my feelings. When I began my college career I did not know exactly what I wanted to do with my life but I wanted to do something that would make long-lasting and positive impacts…”
Dr. Alexandra “Alexi” Manter, ND
“From an early age i’ve considered myself something of a health detective. I’ve always been fascinated by health and sleuthing out the factors that contribute to vibrant wellness.”
Dr. Mariah Mosley, ND
“Growing up in the Midwest, I had never heard of naturopathic medicine or homeopathy. Growing up in a conventional medicine-minded family who suffered greatly from chronic pain and mental illness (which brought immense stress and difficulties as a child), I didn’t think healing was….
Dr. Gregory Pais, ND
““I trace my interest in health and healing to when I watched my dad die of colon cancer when I was 15. I knew there had to be a better approach to health and disease. This first led me to a strong interest in food and nutrition…
Dr. Elizabeth Rickard, ND
“Growing up in Pennsylvania, I had never heard of naturopathic medicine. My mom is a nurse and so we went the conventional route whenever we had ailments/illnesses. As I got older I realized how those interventions usually made no difference, or even made me feel worse.”
Dr. Chelsea Roodvoets, ND
“From a young age, Dr. Roodvoets has had a strong desire to help others and make a difference in the world. As a child she experienced the death of a close family member, which has since propelled her into healthcare and helping others prevent and relieve suffering.
Dr. Kathryn Shulman, ND
“My desire to become a doctor began early on. By 6th grade I declared to my parents that I wanted to be a doctor like my dad. My father was an internist in Vermont and my hero.
Dr. Paola Tapia, ND
“Homeopathic care has had an immense positive impact on my life and the lives of my patients. It is a very safe, gentle, and effective form of medicine; which is why I love it so much…
Chief Operations Officer
I came to the Resilience Naturopathic team with one goal in mind, give our clients the best experience possible. As the Chief Operations Officer, I enable everyone on the Resilience Naturopathic team to focus on one thing, care. I strive to make sure all systems function smoothly, making it as easy for you as possible to get the care that you or your family members need. I brought with me a depth of knowledge in organizational leadership and a keen desire to bring naturopathic medicine to everyone.
Chief Advocacy Officer
I’ve proudly partnered with Resilience Naturopathic with a deep rooted passion for supporting families as they navigate the treacherous waters of PANS and PANDAS. I am a momma bear that has been through the nightmare of losing my child to this awful condition so I fully understand where you are right now. I was blessed to have taken my child through the recovery process with Resilience Naturopathic and now have my happy, healthy little girl back. I feel as though a strong calling has been placed on my life to stay with the families that are still in the trenches by sharing my families life changing experiences of healing with homeopathy. I know that there’s hope for our children and I want to help you learn how your child can get out of the cycle of symptoms. My goal is to support your family through the healing process and to advocate for our children through education on the healing power of homeopathy. I am here for you because I know you don’t have to be in this place forever. There is hope and healing for your child!
Director of Operations
I joined the Operations team at Resilience Naturopathic because I’m passionate about our mission to help families heal. My background is in software development, project management and business analysis. I am committed to ensuring each family feels welcomed and supported on their journey. As a parent, I am thrilled to be part of a team that delivers individualized care to our community.
What I love most about working at Resilience Naturopathic is the opportunity to support and connect with patients and their families. I worked as a site manager at a high school here in San Diego for many years before coming to Resilience Naturopathic and the hardest aspect of that position was seeing firsthand the struggles families go through when children struggle with health challenges. During my time at the high school I developed a close relationship with one family in particular, whose healing journey began with Resilience Naturopathic.
Today I am so excited and proud to be a part of this team. I look forward to greeting everyone with empathy and encouragement.
Head Client Guide
When Resilience Naturopathic shared they were looking for a new client care guide, my heart skipped a beat and jumped with joy because I knew I had found my calling and the place I’m meant to be. My professional past includes client care, office management, IT support, social media management, and most recently a stay at home mom with my PANS son. Even though my son only recently started treatment with Resilience Naturopathic, we have already seen the amazing ability homeopathy has to heal PANS/PANDAS. It has given me a child I’ve never known and opened up a much brighter future. I am honored to be a part of this team and very excited to help you and your child on your own personal PANS/PANDAS healing journey.
As a former elementary and special education teacher, I’ve always loved the complexities of teaching and helping children to learn and thrive in the classroom.
Today, education is still a passion; albeit, I educate parents on the healing power of homeopathy and advocate for PANS/PANDAS kids. My family is proof homeopathy can treat complex cases. It brings me tremendous joy to share my family’s healing journey and recovery from PANS and Lyme while treating with Resilience Naturopathic using homeopathy.
Client Support Advocate
When I first started at Resilience Naturopathic I was only just figuring out my own path. All I knew was that I wanted to be a part of a movement and an organization that sought to heal others through homeopathy. Resilience Naturopathic was the perfect place to start and has since led me to discover what I truly want to pursue. Not only has it taught me immensely about homeopathy, it has also given me the amazing opportunity to help kiddos and their families with PANS and PANDAS. I am honored and grateful to be part of the amazing Resilience Naturopathic team. The client guides, doctors, and admin who are all passionate about helping individuals across the globe fuel my passion to continue to learn and grow in the field of homeopathy.
Client Support Advocate
I profoundly remember the moment in high school when I knew I wanted to be in a helping profession. I found joy in being an instrument to connect people to their true self and empower them to fulfill their destiny; this shaped my desire to become a social worker. It wasn’t until recently that I realized my true passion for who I was destined to serve: the PANS/PANDAS community. My husband and I are blessed with two wonderful sons, the oldest of which has been wrestling with PANS/PANDAS since he was 3. Like most families who know this ugly beast that steals our children, I did the hours and hours of researching answers. I joined all of the groups. We traveled far and wide to see specialists. And we were still losing hope. Resilience Naturopathic has restored the hope that there is a life AFTER PANS/PANDAS. Although we are new to our homeopathic journey and still continue toward true healing, I continue to be astonished at the gains we have made and look forward to the day that we can say we are healed. Working with Resilience Naturopathic and connecting other PANS/PANDAS families to hope is my true calling in this life and I am overjoyed to be able to serve and guide you along your family’s healing journey.
What clients are Saying
Dr. Bahr is an amazing individual and a great doctor. Her knowledge is built on a foundation of genuine warmth and care for others. Her ability to support those in their healing process, physically, mentally, and emotionally, is hard to find in the medical community. As a patient, I felt like she connected with me heart to heart, she displayed her compassion both in character and poise, and she asked the questions other doctors had dismissed in order to find the reason why I was feeling the way I was. Her intuition is impeccable. I felt like she continually sought to understand me as a whole person and to formulate a treatment that was unique for me. She also explained what was happening within my body and how the treatment she was implementing would help address the cause for the imbalance I was experiencing.