About Us

Empowering Your Journey to Wellness, With Heartfelt Care in Every Therapy
Dr. Heather Branstetter, ND

A Compassionate Guide to Natural Healing

At A Better Life Naturopathic Healthcare, Dr. Heather Branstetter, ND, offers a unique and personalized approach to health and wellness. As a licensed naturopathic doctor, she combines her extensive medical knowledge with natural therapies to promote your body’s innate healing abilities.

Dr. Branstetter headshot in front of tree.
A tree budding at Jericho ranch, where Dr. Branstetter's expertise is applied.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Branstetter’s journey in naturopathic medicine began at the prestigious Bastyr University, a pioneer in natural medicine. Here, she honed her skills in holistic healthcare, learning to treat the whole person rather than just symptoms. Her expertise extends beyond traditional medicine. She is adept at managing chronic conditions and supporting mental health, always with a focus on enhancing overall wellbeing. Her approach combines the best of modern science with traditional natural medical approaches to not only disease, but to also restore health.

In addition to her naturopathic training, Dr. Branstetter furthered her education at Palo Alto University, where she completed postdoctoral work in Clinical Psychology. Her emphasis was on Trauma, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to help patients navigate the psychological and physical impacts of mental health disorders and traumatic experiences.

Naturopathic Medicine Explained

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct healthcare profession that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing processes. It’s about treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Personalized Care

Dr. Branstetter believes in listening to your story and working with you to develop a care plan that aligns with your life. She is dedicated to providing affordable, respectful, and holistic care, ensuring that you feel supported every step of the way.

Dr. Branstetter has a broad range of experience in successfully treating and managing various conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, immune dysfunction, weight loss, and women’s health conditions. She also has a strong background in mental health, having effectively helped clients with depression, anxiety, substance use, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Complex PTSD, gender and sexual identity, and veterans’ issues. Furthermore, she has provided crucial support for individuals dealing with suicidality.

Her comprehensive approach to healthcare ensures that each client’s unique needs are met, and their health and wellbeing are prioritized. Dr. Branstetter’s commitment to her clients’ health extends beyond their physical conditions, as she also focuses on their mental and emotional wellbeing. This holistic approach is what sets her apart in the field of naturopathic medicine.

A Better Life Awaits

If you’re seeking a healthcare partner in Kansas who truly cares about your journey to health, look no further than Dr. Branstetter. Experience the difference of naturopathic healthcare and start your path to a better life today.

Professional Associations and Licensure

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP)

Kansas Naturopathic Doctor’s Association (KNDA)

The Missouri Society of Naturopathic Physicians (MOSNP)

In addition to these memberships, Dr. Branstetter is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Kansas, ensuring that she meets the highest standards of practice and adheres to all state regulations for naturopathic medicine (Kansas State Board of Healing Arts).

Jericho ranch house. A place of healing.

Our Story

A Better Life Naturopathic Healthcare was established as a house-call general care practice in response to the growing need for safe, effective, and accessible healthcare during the escalating COVID-19 pandemic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our practice was founded on the time-honored principles of medicine, reminiscent of a time when doctors made house calls, providing safe access to care for those who were ill or fearful of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

As our practice grew, so did the demand for more specialized care. Clients were grappling with chronic isolation and emerging symptoms of anxiety and depression. Incidences of substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicidal thoughts increased over the course of the pandemic lockdown. The stress of the pandemic also triggered past traumatic events, leading to disabling panic attacks, fear, and flashbacks. Our in-home visits provided a private and comfortable setting for clients to discuss, identify, and address these mental health concerns.

After years of relocating to accommodate education and careers, Dr. Branstetter and her husband David decided to settle down on the 40-acre Jericho Ranch in Perry, Kansas. This decision led to the relocation of her successful private practice to rural Kansas, carrying forward the model of doctor home visits. In addition, a clinic will be established on the scenic grounds of Jericho Ranch to cater to the needs of trauma survivors and those dealing with mental health issues requiring longer-term care and treatment.

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