PhD, ARNP, certified Sexologist, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Enneagram Coach, Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine practitioner, Angel Therapist, Reiki Master
"We know a great deal more about the causes of disease than we do about the causes of health. —M. Scott Peck, TRLT
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are only consequences". —Robert G. Ingersol
"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his thought to derive benefit from his illnesses". —Hippocrates
Keesha is a primary and preventative medical care provider. She specializes in:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- G.E.R.D. - gastroesophogeal reflux disease
- Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 28 years. It was after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and finding no cures in the western medical tradition that she began exploring “alternative medicine” routes and found Ayurvedic medicine, which completely cured her “incurable disease.” Keesha is a Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a specialty in primary care or family practice (FNP), has a Master’s degree in Ayurveda, is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and has a doctorate in sexology with an emphasis on hormones and female sexual desire disorders. She practices psychotherapy using her certifications in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), advanced clinical hypnotherapy, and the enneagram, as well as mentorship from Dr. Gina Ogden and workshops for professional psychotherapists with Dr.s David Schnarch and Ruth Morehouse. Dr. Keesha’s interest in world healing traditions and how they work with energy led her to certify as a yoga teacher, become a certified Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki Master with William Rand, certify as an Angel Therapist and medium with Doreen Virtue, and train with Shamans from Peru and Australia. She feels each life experience and teacher has added richness, clarity and new dimensions to diagnosing and treating dis-ease and sees her role in the world as that of bridging, empowering and transforming.
Dr. Keesha believes strongly that the body should be allowed to heal itself and is conservative in prescribing Western medical drugs. However, she also believes that for acute illness, Western medications should not be ruled out and does use them to bring the body into homeostasis so that the journey to authentic balance can begin. She studied Planetary Herbology with Michael and Leslie Tierra with the intent to integrate Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic traditions and bring Fern Life Center’s source of herbal botanicals closer to home.
Dr. Keesha travels the world studying indigenous ways of healing and has come to the conclusion that our spirituality and stories of creation cannot be separated from what is happening in the body, or on contemporary political and social stages in the world.
In addition to owning and operating Fern Life Center, www.FernLifeCenter.com (an integrative medical clinic in Issaquah, WA), Keesha is also the owner of the Healthy YOU! Radio Network and the host of the Healthy YOU! Radio Show. She can be heard every Monday, Tuesday, and Wed. at 1 pm on KKNW 11 5o AM or podcasted at www.healthyyouradio.com. Healthy YOU! Radio is about empowering its listeners to heal themselves and brings guests and health advice to the show with that intention.
Keesha finds joy in her four amazing children, her wonderful husband Ajayan, and their “wonder dogs,” Sophie and Gracie whom you will likely meet at Fern Life Center in her office. (They are both Golden Doodles and therefore hypo-allergenic.)