As a specialist naturopath with a background in Psychology, Alicia's career has spanned almost 18 years. She is an expert in treating a variety of conditions whilst increasing the overall health of the body.
Almost 1 in 2 Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. This means either you or someone you know will experience it. Anxiety, depression, stress, burn-out, fatigue, autism, ADHD, bi-polar and hormone imbalances are just some of the conditions I’ve treated. These conditions can hinder you from doing day-to-day tasks and can be debilitating, affecting your relationships at work and with loved ones.
My name is Alicia Harris, and I’ve helped countless patients over my 18-year career through naturopathy.
Typically, patients come to me because they are at the end of their tether and what the doctor has prescribed is either not working, or merely a band-aid solution to a deeper problem. I understand the frustration because I can see how it affects my patients – it seems they have tried everything and it seems like nothing is working. Throwing a few pills at people isn’t a long-term approach to fix the problem either! In fact, it might exacerbate the issue and create dependency. There is a better way.
My role as a specialist naturopath with a background in Psychology is to understand these factors and the root cause, and recommend psychological, behavioural, and nutritional changes that my patients can incorporate daily to improve their overall health.
Let’s face it, there is a lot of misinformation being circulated about health and wellness on traditional and social media. These channels are constantly dictating what it means to be healthy through the latest ‘natural’ products, fad diets, exercise programs, meditation apps, motivational speakers – the list is mind-numbing. It is incredibly difficult to cut through the garble, especially when big pharmaceuticals are integrated in the media.
Everyone deserves to feel happy and healthy, naturally. In fact, I’ve dedicated my life to that motto. Having gone through my own mental health battles at a young age and having witnessed friends fall victim to depression, alcoholism, postnatal depression, anxiety and asthma, I became disheartened that the medical system was truly effective in looking into these problems on a personal level.
There were assumptions being made by medical professionals about their condition, leaving them agitated and frustrated. Ultimately, they were being prescribed numbing agents rather than getting to the root cause. At this point, I was convinced there had to be a better way – a natural way.
This motivated me to do endless research into natural medicine, frequenting Chinese herbalists and concocting my own natural products so that I could create herbal formulas for friends and family. The results were amazing and I could see I was making a difference in their lives.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Naturopathy) and now I am focusing on my degree in Psychology. My education and experiences allowed me to speak at universities about mental health, and I was commissioned work by the corporate sector to speak as a guest for Coca Cola. Recently, I was also invited to speak in California about allergies in front of doctors and health specialists which was a life-changing experience.
I’ve dedicated my life to naturopathy because of my past experiences with my own mental health battles and what close friends and family have gone through, and I want to educate people about natural approaches to health.
The body is an amazing organism and it has the capability to heal, granted you give it the right environment and tools to do so. These changes do not happen overnight. They take time and benefits are long-term. Don’t fall victim to your condition. Take control of your health and life today.
If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other health condition, get in contact with me for a FREE phone Consultation.Book Now