Dr. Raina Lasse, ND
RAINA MONET LASSE offers an innovative, supportive, and highly personal approach to healthcare. She values the collaborative process that is created with each patient as they collectively restore mental, physical and emotional health.
Understanding the process of healing is an essential part of staying engaged and moving forward with one’s health. Health is only partly about the destination- so much of it is about the journey. What do you want that journey to look like? Do you want to feel like you are effortlessly zooming through rolling green hills in an Audi commercial? Do you want to be riding your bike though cobblestone streets in Italy? Do you want to be broken down at the side of the road on I-5 during rush hour? Do you want to be taking a walk around your neighborhood with people you love?
The goal is to have more good days than bad ones and be headed in the right direction, embracing and celebrating the journey along the way.
For many of Dr. Lasse’s patients, even once acute distress resolves, she becomes an integral resource and support for the ever-changing terrain of life. She is honest, warm, knowledgeable and innovative.
She treats a variety of conditions including but not limited to
- Auto-immune disease
- Brain health
- Thyroid issues
- Digestive problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Food sensitivities
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Reproductive health
- Hormonal imbalances
Clinical areas of focus are research-based lifestyle counseling, biotherapeutic drainage, functional medicine, and craniosacral therapy. Dr. Lasse specializes in addressing dis-ease at the deepest level. Promoting the courage and self-knowledge needed to develop and maintain a healthy, meaningful and rewarding life.
Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan based on their needs, which is reevaluated after each subsequent office visit to accommodate changes. This inclusive and methodical approach achieves dramatic and long lasting wellness results, which enrich all areas of her patients’ lives.
Patients can expect a combination of the following to be part of their treatment plan:
- Emotional support
- Nutritional recommendations
- Researched-based lifestyle counseling
- Botanical medicine
- Craniosacral therapy
- Biotherapeutic drainage
- Flower essences
- Nutraceuticals/ Supplements
Dr. Lasse is an in-network provider with the following insurance providers:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Pacific Source
- Providence (not ASH)
- BA Biology major, Chemistry minor: University of Oregon. Graduated with Honors
- Studied abroad Perth Australia; Biology and Aboriginal anthropology
- Doctorate in Natural Medicine; National College of Natural Medicine (4 year advanced medical program)
- Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine
- American Association of Naturopathic Medicine
- Northwest Cranial Association
Best doctor experience I’ve ever had. This place is wonderful. I don’t think I could praise it enough, really, because everything about it works for me. It’s a beautiful space, Dr. Lasse is the kindest doctor I’ve ever seen, and I feel really taken care of every time I go. I actually look forward to going to the doctor– how many people can say that? I’ve been going there for 6 months, and have never had a bad experience. I feel far more knowledgeable about my health and wellbeing than I ever had before, thanks to Dr. Lasse’s ability to listen and to communicate. I definitely recommend her to anyone interested in naturopathy.
Aila, Creative Director
Incredibly Personalized Treatment. When I visited Dr. Lasse, she listened to everything I shared and put me on a customized treatment plan, including homeopathy and supplements. I was suffering from allergies, digestion issues, stress, exhaustion and more. In a fairly short amount of time, I have begun to feel relief from my ailments and I believe I’m on the right path for a healthy life. I only wish I had known about Dr. Lasse sooner. I would highly recommended.
Dr Lasse is a fantastic Naturopathic Doctor. I really appreciate her focus and sincerity. She catches every detail and formulates a treatment plan that works with my lifestyle. My health improved immediately with her treatment. Her cranial sacral therapy is an added bonus. I always leave feeling lighter and happier. I have worked with many Naturopath’s in Portland and Dr. Lasse is one the best I have seen. She is very smart and has the ability to explain things in ways that are easy to understand. I am very lucky to have found her.
A visit to Dr. Lasse’s office is for me both physically and mentally cathartic. The craniosacral treatments produce subtle yet dynamic effect and have become an important piece in my overall wellness
Dr. Lasse changed my life!. I first met Dr. Lasse when she treated an ear infection I had in 2007. Her downtown location behind the Multnomah County library, with quick access to the street car and MAX were very convenient for me. Not only was she able to help me with my acute ear infection, but our regular appointments have given me a better quality of life. I feel healthier in my 30’s than I did in my 20’s. She has helped me with fatigue, stress, menstrual cycle regulation and now provides great support for me while I am pregnant. Not only did she help my physical symptoms, but she provided mental and emotional support through her treatments. I have felt empowered and educated to live a healthier life through Dr. Lasse!
I feel healthier than I have in ages! I can’t believe how far my health has come in less than a year. SERIOUSLY! Dr. Lasse, you are a miracle worker. =)
S. R. Author and Mom
The best doctor EVER. Dr. Lasse is so amazing, there almost aren’t words to explain how grateful I am to her. Before becoming her patient, I had been dealing with years of thyroid issues (I had a partial thyroidectomy when I was 21), bloating, abdominal pain, depression, just a variety of issues. Dr. Lasse listened to ALL of my issues, the emotional and mental as well as the physical, to come up with a treatment plan is tailored towards my body and my ultimate health. I’m so happy to say that I am on track to becoming the healthy individual I’ve always wanted to be thanks to Dr. Lasse. She is truly a gem.
Dr. Lasse is the best thing that’s happened to me and my health in a long time. She is almost annoyingly perceptive, incredibly kind and patient and has really made a difference in my mental and physical health. I can’t recommenced her highly enough.
Rachel, Productions Director
A few years back I was in a rut and needed someone to help me back on a healthy path. I have gone to acupuncture, chiropractors, counseling but never found the results I have since I started seeing Dr. Lasse two years ago. I had low energy, bad allergies, monthly PMS pain, and a job that left me depressed. Since I started seeing Dr. Lasse my PMS has nearly disappeared, I found the energy to start my own successful business, and emotionally got much healthier and have the love of my life. Dr. Lasse’s techniques are simple yet extremely effective. Since my incredible results my mother has started going to Dr. Lasse. She has lost 35 pounds, is getting rid of bladder infections, and for the first time has the energy to go hiking! Thanks Dr. Lasse for changing my life, my mothers life, and now 4 more friends are going to you. You are AMAZING!
Last winter I was having serious respiratory and digestive issues. I was taking advair, using and inhaler and in constant discomfort from these health problems. Raina quickly diagnosed and treated the problems, but also has been looking at the whole picture, such as dietary changes, sleep and other healthful activities. Raina is a kind, warm person who truly wants her clients to be healthy and happy.
Dr. Lasse spent her youth in Newport, amidst the distinct wonder and beauty of the Oregon Coast making her a true lover of the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, including her husband and son. Above all else strives to balance work and play and enjoying the details of everyday life.
Behind the scene links
National College of Natural Medicine: : http://www.ncnm.edu/
Red Leaf Natural Health: internal link to home page
Portland: Map of our clinic on google
Naturopathic medicine: internal link to naturopathic page
Craniosacral: internal link to craniosacral page
Naturopathic: internal link to naturopathic page
National College of Natural Medicine: http://www.ncnm.edu/
Oregon association: http://www.oanp.org/
American association: http://www.naturopathic.org/
Cranial association: http://www.nwcranial.com/index.html