What We Treat

At Origins Collaborative Care, we specialize in treating the underlying root causes of illness and restoring your body’s innate capacity to heal.

A diagnosis is a description that classifies a certain constellation of symptoms and gives it a name. More and more often, however, people find themselves with a grouping of symptoms that don’t seem to fit any recognizable pattern… no one can seem to offer them a diagnosis. But, that doesn't make it any less real for the person who’s suffering without answers.

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s a growing number of people with a long list of diagnoses, but nothing that seems to tie it all together and no clear path for getting well. Whether you have a multitude of diagnoses - or none at all - the entrance on the path to healing is always the same.

Our approach centers on identifying and removing your current obstacles to healing combined with evidence-based approaches for harnessing the power of your own built-in mechanisms for healing and repair - until a natural state of balance is restored.

Our care is focused on those who have complex, chronic inflammatory illness - the "mystery illnesses" that stump primary care providers and specialists alike. We've found that while the human body has tremendous wisdom and ability to maintain and heal itself, there are predictable pitfalls that cause the body's systems to topple. Not unlike playing Jenga - many blocks can be removed before overall stability is compromised in a way that you can no longer ignore. Eventually, enough weaknesses throughout the structure will cause the whole thing to collapse. This is true of the human body as well. The number of people with chronic inflammatory illness is on the rise because we have more things threatening the stability of our structure than ever before.

We also understand more about the human body and how to heal than ever before.

There are downstream effects of every action in the body - whether harmful or helpful. Nothing happens in isolation. We are one beautifully orchestrated organism with many corresponding parts. Shifts in immune, gut, and liver function, hormone production and action, and/or mitochondrial function can be targeted and supported to restore optimal balance. This is why we’re primarily focused on identifying and addressing causes of imbalance rather than the effects, and less focused on diagnoses. We find that most chronically ill people are somewhere along the spectrum of chronically inflamed/overreactive/infected/toxic/autoimmune.

Our patients generally present with an assortment of symptoms or diagnoses in multiple systems, including but not limited to:

Allergies | Arthritis |Asthma | Autoimmune Disease(s) | Brain Fog |Chronic Fatigue | Chronic/Recurrent Infection (Lyme, EBV, Fungal) | Depression & Anxiety | Detoxification Issues | Digestive Disorders (IBS/IBD, Dysbiosis, Intestinal Permeability) | Eczema/Psoriasis | Environmental and Food Reactions | Fatigue| Fibromyalgia | Heavy Metal Toxicity | Histamine Intolerance | Hormone Imbalance | Hypermobility | Insomnia | Interstitial Cystitis | Mitochondrial Inefficiency |Mold Illness/CIRS | Migraines/Headaches | POTS/Dysautonomia | Pain/Inflammation | Rash | Restless Leg Syndrome | Tinnitus | Vertigo/Dizziness.

A New Direction:

In her many years of clinical experience as a Functional Medicine provider, often treating the “sickest of the sick,” Jessica (with the help of Micaela) has come to an important discovery: An extraordinary number of her chronic illness patients have at least one and very often both of these two underlying, previously undiagnosed conditions: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and Nervous System Dysregulation.

We invite you to take a peek at the following links to see if either, or both, of these common, underlying root-cause conditions might hold the key to finally unlocking your good health, too!

Could I Have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

Is My Nervous System Dysregulated?

No matter what you’re suffering with - we want you to know that there’s hope within our approach.

To learn more about what we treat and how we can help you, please contact us for a free 15- minute screening consultation.

It’s our hope that with our commitment to education (including patients, the general public, and other providers of various specialties), we can help more people to AVOID becoming chronically ill by being proactive in recognizing early symptomatology.