You deserve to feel your very best and enjoy your life to the fullest!

Too many women+ are told by their doctors that “everything is normal” even when they are suffering with fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, brain fog, period problems, hot flashes, skin issues, etc.

We are here to help you understand your body’s signals and find effective natural solutions to restore your balance and rediscover your vitality!

Here at The Women’s Vitality Center, we believe that the world will be a better place when more women+ have the health and vitality they need to make the difference they are here to make. We provide deep support and top quality care so you can finally get the help you need to feel great, live fully and be able to bring your unique gifts to the world!

Healing is a journey, and you don’t have to do it alone!

We’re here for you…

Meet Our Team!

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Dr. Amy Day, ND

Welcome! I am the founder of The Women’s Vitality Center where we specialize in helping busy professional women with stress, fatigue and hormonal issues. After helping 1,000s of Bay Area women in our private naturopathic practice, we now also offer group programs, nutrition and health coaching, as well as long distance support for women around the world.

Ever since earning my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in Portland, OR in 2004, and then receiving the 4th ND license in the state of California, I have been on the forefront of the natural women’s health movement including speaking, writing, teaching and practicing this amazing form of medicine.

When I learned about naturopathic medicine for the first time, and how it integrated science, medicine, holistic healing and nature, it sounded perfect to me. Then, during school, struggles with my own women’s health issues focused my attention and fueled my passion to work with and empower other women. I have become fascinated with women’s health and the intricacies of how our bodies function, and I want more women to have the support they need on their path to healing.

Over the years, my team and I have become known for providing effective, experienced and compassionate care, using an integrated treatment approach that blends nutrition, fitness, lifestyle counseling, stress management, nutritional supplements, botanical medicines, and bioidentical hormones when appropriate.

I live in Berkeley, CA with my husband and teenage son, and in my spare time I enjoy sitting in the sun, relaxing at the beach, hiking in the woods and practicing yoga.

Credentials and
Memberships

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine; Portland, OR, 2004
  • Advanced Gynecology training and mentorship,
    Portland, OR
  • California License #ND-4
    (one of the first NDs licensed in the state)
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Member
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association,
    Member and Past Board Member
  • Endometriosis Association, Member and Past Board Member
  • Past faculty at American College of
    Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Guest lecturer at UCSF, SF State and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Author and Speaker for healthcare providers,
    students and the public
  • Creator of The VITAL Method and the Replenish wellness program

Dr. Jennifer Henry, ND

It is an honor and joy to work with the amazing practitioners at The Women’s Vitality Center. As a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Women’s Health, my goal is to meet patients where they are and help them along the journey to their optimal health and happiness. I take the time to listen to my patients’ whole story – physical symptoms, life history, and current stresses and struggles – to create an individualized healing plan that is based in science and rooted in the long and successful tradition of using the laws of nature to bring the body back into balance.

Naturopathic Medicine came into my life after years of severely painful periods, IBS, skin issues and digestive dysfunction. I wished and desired to have a health care provider I could trust, who believed me and didn’t brush me off, and who offered me more than “the pill”. I met my first Naturopath and as my health came back into view (normal healthy digestion, painless periods, two healthy pregnancies, clear skin), I became inspired to pursue Naturopathic Medicine and begin my training to be an ND. After a long and fulfilling career in the education world, Naturopathic Medicine blended my desire to help people meet their potential with a love of nature and science.

I live in Oakland and am also a classical violist, and I love hiking in the East Bay hills with my husband and 2 young sons.

Dr. Claire Graser, ND

I’m committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives. By promoting self-understanding, expanding capacity for compassion with others and self, as well as encouraging growth, I help people become the best versions of themselves.

As a naturopathic doctor, I respect the innate healing ability of human beings, the interconnectedness we have with our environment and the principle of docere – doctor as teacher.

I use conventional and functional medicine lab testing to guide diagnosis and emphasize nutrition, botanical medicine and lifestyle as the foundation of well-being. I collaborate with patients to create comprehensive, individualized treatment plans that move you toward optimal health.

My areas of focus are integrative women’s health, thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, bio-identical hormone therapy, chronic pelvic pain, PCOS, fertility, HPV and cervical dysplasia treatment.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with friends, my boyfriend, cooking vegetables in creative ways, appreciating art and house dance – an urban dance style that emphasizes inclusivity and community building.

Credentials and
Memberships

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, 2012, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington
  • California License ND-568
  • Licensed Massage Practitioner, 2008
  • Bellevue Massage School, Bellevue, Washington
  • Nutrient IV and Injection Therapy Certification, IV Nutrient Therapy
  • Co-facilitator for Centering Pelvic Pain, UCSF, 2013
  • Internship in family medicine & women’s health at Emerald City Clinic, Seattle, 2011-2012
  • Somatic psychotherapy and clinical biofeedback rotations with Brad Lichtenstein, ND, 2011
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Dr. Erin Fitzgerald

Dr. Erin Fitzgerald, ND

I am thrilled to be a part of the talented group of doctors and coaches at The Women’s Vitality Center. I love providing a space for patients to feel truly heard and understood. During my years in practice, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to build strong bonds with my patients. That is what drives me daily and the process is symbiotic to me as well. 

My goal is to assist patients in feeling more healthy, vibrant, and energetic. As a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, I use a variety of healing modalities to address each patient’s needs individually to regain balance and health. My primary focus in practice has been treating women with various health concerns, such as hormone imbalances, adrenal fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, PCOS, PMS, and other menstrual and hormone-related concerns. 

I grew up in Salem, Massachusetts and currently live in Phoenix, Arizona with my partner, 10 year old son and pups. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, spending time in nature or playing outdoors with my son. 

Credentials

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona, 2008
  • Family Practice Residency, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Tempe, AZ, 2008-2009
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical License – 08-1075
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – 2009-2020
  • Arizona Association of Naturopathic Physicians, member

Check out this IG Live interview to learn more about Valerie’s journey to becoming a health coach.

Valerie Tookes

Here’s what you should know about me…

  • I want you to feel comfortable in your skin.
  • I want you to enjoy your body and treat it with kindness.
  • I want you to love yourself well, and embrace all that’s possible for your life.
  • I want all of those things for you, and for every woman… and that’s why I do the work that I do.

I began coaching in 2010, and since then I’ve had the privilege of providing hundreds of client sessions. We work on unpacking what gets in the way of living the healthy life that they want for themselves. I have witnessed women go from stressed, exhausted, depleted, sedentary, full of cruel, self-critical thoughts—and shift into a completely new way of life. A life filled with more movement, more energy, more confidence, new habits, new passions and curiosities, even new friendships and relationships. I love witnessing this kind of transformation, and it’s the same journey that I’ve been on, myself. I know from personal experience that it’s never too soon—or too late—to start taking better care of yourself, start treating yourself with kindness, and start loving yourself.

I live in Oakland and love to travel, go to the gym, cook, make art, learn new things, and cuddle with my kitty, Austin.

Credentials

  • National board-certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Coach
  • Master’s Degree in Integrative Health Studies
  • Certificate in Health Coaching & Wellness Management from California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS)
  • Certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Trained at the Interchange Counseling Institute
  • Lead coach at the Courageous Living Coach Certification program

Karina Petit

I first met Dr. Amy Day as a patient when I lived in San Francisco where, after a few months, I began working at the front desk. In 2013, when I was preparing to move to San Diego, Dr. Day was preparing to open her practice in Berkeley and asked if I would enjoy working a few hours a week as a telecommuting receptionist. It is my personal philosophy to answer the door when you hear opportunity knocking. This was the beginning of a beautiful partnership!

Within a few years of helping Dr. Day from San Diego, the practice had grown into a full time position for me. Now after more than a decade, I manage The Women’s Vitality Center from Mexico where I live by the beach and enjoy the heat. I truly feel blessed to be a part of the care of so many women and I am excited as we can continue to grow and evolve our ways of care.

It has been a great pleasure in my life to help grow The Women’s Vitality Center with Dr. Amy Day. We are now a compassionate and caring community of women expanding to help even more women.

In addition to the heart I put into The Women’s Vitality Center, I love learning new things and my latest passions include dance, music, photography and design.