About Dr. Shelese Pratt N.D.
I believe in integrative and holistic medicine. My practice and clinic are focused on pediatric neurology and complex medical conditions relating to metabolic disease. I use functional medicine and my expertise in biochemistry (methylation) and physiology to help my patients get to the root cause of their symptoms through a strategic approach. The modalities (tools of my practice) I use in my practice are nutrition (diet and nutritional supplements), botanicals, environmental medicine, classical homeopathy and hydrotherapy.
I care about you and your health story. Doctors should be great listeners and use all of our knowledge to help you find answers to your health needs. Empowering you or your child makes for stronger results and lifelong health.
Many patients come to my office after seeing many other doctors. They are scared, frustrated and looking for answers that no one has been able to figure out. I often tell people I look at medicine like I am a detective. I look for the clues that have lead to the current health situation with strategy. I will work with you to figure it out, no matter how complex your health seems.
Some of the complex cases I have treated have been Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy, PVL, Global Development Delay, Angelman Syndrome, learning difficulties (ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia), sensory processing disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, digestive system disorders/disease, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.
In addition to classical naturopathic medical protocols, I also employ Crossinology's Brain Integration Technique (BIT) in my practice. I believe that each individual is unique and I tailor a treatment plan specific to each patient.
I treat the majority of my patients (national and international), at my main clinic in Louisville, Colorado and an office in Fairfield, Connecticut. I run several lecture series annually. I welcome the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with groups nationwide. If you would like me to speak to your group, contact my office to make arrangements.
My clinic offers organization, focus, and foundations to health that benefit other therapies. Although I have many modalities I prefer to use a team approach when possible between medical doctors, occupational therapists, Anat Baniel Method practitioners, MNRI practitioners, behavioral optometrists, cognitive therapists, speech therapists, psychotherapists, acupuncturists, and other health care practitioners. I embrace the opportunity to work with your other healthcare providers in order to provide the best care possible. My goal is for you to have a team of doctors/ therapists that combines our collective talents to ensure that you reach your health goals.
I decided to become a doctor after years of searching for quality health care. I know what it feels like to be sick and my providers couldn’t help me. I had life threatening asthma in my early 20’s and recovered my health with naturopathic medicine. As a child I struggled written expression, spelling and reading. I compensated for years with a learning disability that I tried to conceal. In 1998, I removed my learning disabilities and had my own amazing results with Brain Integration Therapy. I want to serve those patients who are not able to get the health care they seek in a restrictive system. I studied naturopathic medicine, and built my clinic with the ultimate goal of improving patient’s health and quality of life.
1997 graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder
2002 Certification in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute
2004 graduated from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine
2004 member of Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians
2004 member of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
2006 Certificate in Crossinology’s Brain Integration Technique (BIT) from the Learning Enhancement Center
2008-2011 Lead instructor for Crossinology’s BIT pre-requisite course
2010 Started working with Amy Yasko's methylation protocols
2010-Licensed Naturopathic Physician in Connecticut
2011 Autism Research Institute program’s Defeat Autism Now! Doctor certification
2013 Registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado.