The combination of naturopathic medicine and creative arts therapies is unique. The integration of these modalities allows Dr. Soalt to address the physiological dysfunction and nutritional needs of the individual as well as developing appropriate strategies to address social, behavioral, emotional, sensory, and cognitive issues.
Dr. Soalt is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and a creative arts therapist. She earned her naturopathic doctorate degree at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters of Science in art therapy at the College of New Rochelle. Dr. Soalt practices general medicine with a specialty in working with children and adolescents with autism, ADHD, and behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties.
Dr. Soalt works to find the root cause of illness instead of merely treating symptoms. She performs a detailed patient intake, comprehensive physical exam, and utilizes both conventional and specialty laboratory testing. Treatment plans are developed and adapted to each individual patient with an emphasis on treating the whole person. Dr. Soalt actively involves her patients in their treatment, empowering them to achieve and maintain optimal health. She welcomes questions and takes time to insure patient understanding.
Dr. Soalt’s passion for working with children and adolescents with special needs began in 1995 with her work with a 6 year old boy newly diagnosed with autism. She was able to help “Max” make many advances and watched him flourish. The love for her work forms the basis of her ability to take on difficult cases, looking at the root cause, and finding natural solutions.
Dr. Soalt currently practices naturopathic medicine at Absolutely Healthy Living Center in Shelton, CT and spends one day a week at New England Holistic Health Center in Glastonbury, CT. She has worked as an art therapist at The Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT in both the Children’s Psychiatric Unit and the Pediatric Unit; at Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Clinic in Norwalk, CT; and at Saint Francis Care Behavioral Health, Portland, CT. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school settings as well and is knowledgeable and has had experience with implementing Individualized Education Program (IEP) plans.