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Individualized Natural Medicine  for Anxiety and Depression 

Meet Dr. Bende

If you are tired of feeling stressed and overwhelmed,

at last feel the effects of stress melt away as you learn practical ways to become more resilient in the face of daily stress. 

If you feel more irritable, have trouble sleeping, have less energy, and are experiencing unintentional weight changes, 

finally feel like yourself again as hormones are brought back in balance. 

If you experience more pain and indigestion when eating foods you once enjoyed,

be more nourished by food as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and gas and bloating become a thing of the past. 

Why Naturopathy

Personalized Comprehensive Care 

Specializing in a deep evaluation and treatment of all factors that can contribute to anxiety and depression 

Lavender Fields

Precision Diagnostics  

Test recommendations are based on your specific health history.  Some test can include testing: ​

  • Food sensitivies

  • Nutritional deficiencies 

  • Inflammation markers 

  • Gut health/microbiome  evaluation  

  • Genetic testing to guide medication recommendations when indicated.

  • Mold and heavy metal testing

Hormone Balance

When hormones like cortisol, thyroid hormone, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are out of balance your mood can suffer.  Feel better by finding and correcting any imbalances. 

Gut health and functioning detoxification pathways are key to mental wellbeing.  

Alternative Therapies

Recommendations based on your specific brain type. Options can include acupuncture, mindfulness based self compassion, biofeedback, and Red Light Therapy. 

Personalized Nutrition and Supplement Recommendations

Receive personalized meal plans and supplements selected with the results of your diagnostic tests in mind. 

Meal plans include shopping lists and recipes to take the guesswork out of meal planning. 

Stress Relief 

Learn practical and easy to implement techniques to help manage stress and build resiliency when faced with chanalleges. 

Meet Dr. Karen Bender

Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Nurse 

Dr. Karen Bender began her career as a nurse. She then received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine so she could more fully practice the naturopathic approach of focusing on disease prevention and treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.  Dr. Bender integrates and balances her knowledge and experience with conventional and naturopathic medicines to find the least invasive, effective therapeutic intervention.   She believes in finding the root cause of illness so that the body can be supported in healing itself.  Using tools such as biofeedback and mindfulness practices, Dr. Bender guides you to discover your own inner wisdom and self-compassion to assist you in this process.  Having gone through her own healing journey, Dr. Bender empathizes with the struggles many face when experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. She is eager to listen to your unique story and facilitate your wellness journey!


Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Arizona


 "Dr. Bender is amazing! She is the only Dr. that listened to all of my concerns and was able to find the root of my health issues through thorough testing! She is truly a great physician!"-A.T.

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Contact Info





231 Farmington Avenue, Suite 201
Farmington, CT 06032

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