We are thrilled to announce that we have a new psychiatrist joining our team, Dr. Kimberly Cranford!
Dr. Cranford is a board certified psychiatrist who earned her undergraduate B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed her psychiatric residency training through UCSF Fresno.
From Dr. Cranford:
This is the story of an organic healer seed getting sown into a patch of conventionally-grown, genetically-modified vegetables. This “patch” is the allopathic medical system, and the “seed” is me. Despite being sprayed with seemingly endless rounds of toxic pesticides (the institutional abuses of modern medical education), I maintained most of my free-spirited, ever-questioning nature. With each day that stands between me and my medical training (completed during the summer of 2019), I grow further into myself and finally get the opportunity to shine my light as a true healer, which, today, looks quite different than what you might think of when you think “doctor.” Did you know the meaning of psychiatrist is “soul healer”? Most of what we learn during medical school and psychiatric residency training regarding the supposed benefits of psychiatric medications isn’t actually true… I was shocked to discover how many studies show that psychiatric medications not only don’t work in getting people into remission and keeping them there but actually contribute to a worsening mental condition in the long run and quite often lead to disability. The good news? There are so many other holistic ways to heal, and their only side effects are joy, mental clarity, and improved general health and well-being.
I have discovered that most people with mental health “symptoms” are fully capable of not only reclaiming their health but becoming even stronger and more vibrant than they were prior to developing symptoms. When we experience psychiatric symptoms we are detecting our body sending us smoke signals. It’s my job to work with you to follow the smoke so we can find the fire and douse it out! After all, the quick “fix” sold to us isn’t really a fix at all—you may not smell the smoke anymore, but the fire rages on. The type of root-cause healing journey on which we will embark is not for the faint of heart. That said, if you have the courage and desire to reclaim your natural state of balance and vitality, and the thought of doing so calls to you and fills you with a sense of hope and maybe even wonder, let’s together create an environment in your life—physically, emotionally, spiritually—for your body to do what it does best… Heal itself!
Please join me in giving Dr. Cranford a big, Free Range welcome! Dr. Cranford will be seeing patients in California, Arizona, New York, and other states on a case by case basis. You can watch a welcome video from Dr. Cranford here and you can book a free 15-minute phone consult with her here.