Dr. Karen Lamb, ND, LPC, is both a Naturopathic doctor and licensed counselor, and the principal of Pura Vida Natural Medicine. Located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, her practice focuses primarily on natural treatments for psychiatric conditions. Dr. Lamb is most passionate about natural and mindfulness-based physical and cognitive interventions for mental health, with a goal of inspiring and motivating her patients to move towards their best health.
After completing her graduate education in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University she began a two-year residency in Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. During her residency, Dr. Lamb treated high-risk patients whose diagnoses included Borderline Personality disorder, Bipolar disorder, and other serious mental health conditions. Although her counseling background allowed for great healing, Dr. Lamb continuously identified a link between mental and physical well-being, and recognized the need for physical interventions in order to achieve complete wellness. The four-year Doctoral Program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine provided Dr. Lamb with the additional tools necessary to facilitate total mind-body health for her patients.
Dr. Lamb’s specialty as a Psychiatric Naturopathic Doctor and Counselor is finding and understanding the root cause of chronic physical and/or psychological diseases. She uses natural, safe and effective treatments to unlock the body’s immense potential for regeneration and healing. The underlying goal is always to seek the most empowering path towards wellness that supports autonomy and success for each individual.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Lamb has taught Medical Psychotherapy at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Naturopathic Mindfulness-based course titled Stress Management Tools at Arizona State University. She serves as a member of the board of directors for the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and manages memberships and professional development.