Dr. Erica Waters
Dr. Erica Waters is a licensed naturopathic doctor and received her doctorate in 2005 from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this, she had received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. While working with chronically mentally ill clients for several years through Boulder Mental Health Center, she started to observe and understand how nutrition influences both mental and physical health. Dr Waters’ curiosity about the mind-body connection began at this time, and her search for a more comprehensive approach to medicine brought her to Oregon where she completed her naturopathic medical degree.
In addition to the four year naturopathic program, Dr. Waters also participated in mental health/counseling intensives through the Process Work Institute; completed massage school; studied additional courses such as craniosacral therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, and Mayan Abdominal massage; and volunteered as a hospice worker. After graduating she moved back east and practiced in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, before settling down in New York again. In the last ten years Dr. Waters has worked in Brooklyn and Long Island seeing patients in an advocacy role and as a functional medicine naturopathic practitioner.
Using a patient-centered approach, Dr. Waters works together with each patient at Somawell to search for the underlying cause of imbalance, to evaluate nutritional needs, and to come up with individualized wellness plans based on her findings. Her suggestions are designed to help patients make positive life long changes, to prevent further imbalance, and to achieve optimal health. She draws from her education and experience in psychology, naturopathic medicine, eastern philosophies, and coaching in an effort to collaborate and support each patient in achieving their health goals.
Dr. Waters’ area of focus includes women’s health and hormones; GI health; and mental emotional health (i.e. stress, anxiety, and depression.) She also enjoys working with all ages on general wellness and in preventative medicine.
For questions please call or email Erica