Meet our Associate Doctor
Dr. Rachel Rozelle, ND
“My passion to help people and make a difference in the world stems from my role models. My father was a Psychologist who focuses on neurofeedback and my mother was a teacher for special needs children. I remember being fascinated when my dad told me stories about how our brains could heal themselves, and being in awe of my mom’s compassion for others. “
I watched my parents change people’s lives, help others heal, and I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I followed my passion and went to school to become a doctor.
I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, but my whole professional dream came crashing down the first time I got to experience conventional medicine from a provider perspective. It didn’t feel right to me and I was crushed. I knew we could do more to help people, but our system didn’t allow it. That was when I discovered naturopathic medicine. Instantly the pieces fell into place and I found my calling. Naturopathic medicine is how we can fix a broken health care system and provide options to patients that actually help them heal. For the past 5 years I have been improving my skills as a naturopathic doctor and I am constantly amazed by the healing that I see in my patients and that I have experienced myself.
I’m not gonna lie. Naturopathic Medical school was tough, probably the hardest 4 years of my life. It wasn’t just because I was in an intense, demanding, and stressful graduate program, I got seriously sick. Within the first few months of medical school, I was hospitalized due to a blood clot in my leg, a potentially life threatening condition. I had really never been “sick” in my life, and I did not handle it well. The medication that I had to be on limited the types of physical activity I could do, and I was unable to participate in any activity that could possibly injure me further. Contact sports were a life threatening no-no. I took this really hard. I’m an active person and have played competitive soccer my whole life. The thing I loved to do was stolen from me. Looking back to this now, it seems like nothing compared to the feeling of not wanting to do any of those things that I loved, because I was so depressed.
My depression was initially triggered after a good friend of mine was tragically killed in a car accident. Naturally I was grieving for several months. I was counseled to let the grieving process to occur and develop naturally. After allowing a few months of this to happen, I realized that I was still not okay. My friends seemed to be moving through the grief process, whereas I just seemed “stuck”. Yes, we all process in our own time, but this was different. My process became debilitating. I had to get help. This is what first led me to Homeopathy. Fortunately for me, I had access to homeopathic treatment and was able to transition through my grief and depression. Things became manageable and the light and laughter returned to my life. For a few years things were good. Then life happened yet again and my depression returned. But this time the depression was longer lasting and more severe. I was scared. I knew I wasn’t okay, and I didn’t know how to get better, how to get “me” back. I quit playing soccer, I isolated from friends, and even considered dropping out of medical school. I felt like I was on a downward spiral. Fortunately, homeopathic medicine was able to turn me around, give me the resilience to cope, and ultimately save my life.
Since then, the difficult life situations kept coming. However, through the help of homeopathic medicine, I’ve been able to become more resilient and can now handle these hard life situations in a healthy way. I see these experiences now as blessings in disguise, as they really helped facilitate my healing process and have helped me become the person that I am today and a better doctor. So many people are going through the same types of experiences I went through and it’s become my calling to share my abilities and knowledge to give them the same emotional health and resilience to stress that I found through Homeopathy.
Dr. Rozelle received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She then went on to complete a one year general medicine residency at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where she also played collegiate soccer. She is a Board Member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, a member of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and a member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
- University of Louisiana- Lafayette – Bachelor of Science, biology
- Bastyr University – Adjunct Faculty/ Clinical instructor
- California Naturopathic Doctors Association (Board of Directors)
- Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Member)
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Member)
- Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
What Patients are Saying
“Dr. Rozelle has a genuine interest in your health and well being. She is naturally skilled at healing you with a sweet and nurturing presence. She has helped us when no one else could address my son’s illness. I highly recommend her for healing your family. Her outstanding brilliance is unmatched!” -Brooke
My daughter is on the autism spectrum. Our desire to give her the best treatment possible led us to homeopathy which research showed promising results. Our long journey led us to Dr. Rachel Rozelle. A few months into the treatment, we already saw significant improvements and observed the remarkable blossoming of our little girl - great strides in her communication, interactions, and learning, more than we could ever imagined. We credit this to Dr. Rozelle's hands-on understanding and approach in treating autism. And more importantly, to her expertise and knowledge on the matter. We are grateful to have found her and highly recommend her to families seeking an alternative approach or treatment to childhood autism. We come to her to this day not just for our child's treatment but also for our family's over-all wellness. - Brown Family