Dr. Lachlan Crawford, ND
Mental health care should go beyond symptomatic treatments. My clinical approach honors the connection between mind and body, and treats you as a
This new model integrates medicine, psychological approaches, and compassion
to address the root causes
of mental suffering
Training & Licenses
Lachlan received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science. She completed an advanced fellowship training in Integrative Psychiatry with Dr. James Greenblatt MD. She is Director of Integrative Medicine at Walden Behavioral Care, an inpatient and residential facility for eating disorders and psychiatric conditions in Massachusetts. She also sits on the board of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP) and is co-founder of Water and Wood, an experiential integrative medicine company offering custom retreats and workshops for groups.
Prior to her medical training she completed a BSc Hons titled Ecological Determinants of Health at McGill University in the School of Environment. She is a registered ND in Massachusetts, California, and Ontario Canada. She is passionate about the use of movement and nature therapy, and she uses both in her practice through retreats and community events.
My job is not just to ease symptoms; I investigate the biological and psychological contributors and address the roots of mental health issues.
Working with me, you can expect:
An in-depth intake of not just your symptoms and medical history, but the narrative story that contextualizes your diagnoses/struggles
An investigation of underlying physiological conditions, using strategic functional tests
Development of an integrated health plan guided by research and experience, using lifestyle improvement, nutrition, movement, and appropriate supplementation
All this I combine with compassion-focused counselling and meditation techniques to empower my patients with the effective tools of self-regulation and ultimately, self-acceptance.
I love to give people a more empowering way to think about their mental health.
I work with my patients to remove obstacles and address what’s really going on underneath to get to a place of
balance and resilience.
It brings my patients hope to see that there are integrative treatments available to those both on and off medications.
I help those who
suffer with symptoms of:
PMS and PMDD
I investigate and solve root causes
of mental health problems:
Hormones: imbalance of thyroid, adrenal, reproductive, and stress hormones
Inflammation, gut permeability, and bacterial dysbiosis (poor gut bacteria)
Blood sugar imbalance, nutritional deficiencies