NW Portland




About Us


naturopath-clinic-portlandA Family Healing Center is dedicated to providing you with the best and most advanced medical care in the world for now and generations to come.

  • We are about awareness
  • We are about connection
  • We are about education
  • We are about community
  • We are healthcare for a changing world

We promise to continually research advanced techniques to broaden our knowledge and skills to delicately blend science and nature into exceptional treatments. In all aspects, we strive to use the least invasive treatments necessary to achieve particular health goals. At all times, we encourage our patients to have a strong understanding and involvement in the therapies we prescribe. We will always be educators as much as we are healers and welcome your questions and concerns.

About The Doctors

Dr. Jason Black, ND

Dr. Jason Black Dr. Jason Black did his medical training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College and graduated with a bachelor of science before attending medical school.

Dr. Jason currently serves as the medical director for Better Choices, a drug and alcohol treatment center in McMinnville.

Dr. Jason specializes in treating many complex pain conditions. Whether the pain results from a slip and fall, car accident or sports injury, Dr. Jason is skilled in multiple successful therapies to reduce pain. He focuses on restoring the health of damaged tissue resulting from injuries or inflammation.

In addition to using natural medicines, Dr. Jason utilizes injection therapies such as Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy directed at resolving the cause of pain. He was trained in Prolotherapy at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine through the Hackett Hemwall Foundation. Prolotherapy has been used since 400 BC and is an effective therapy that facilitates healing of ligament tears as well as corrects acute and chronic pain syndromes. Neural therapy involves the injection of a local anesthetic and homeopathic medicines into various but specific areas to reset aggravated nerve fibers.

Dr. Jason has also been trained in effective injection therapy for fat reduction and asthetic procedures.

Drs. Jason and Jessica have 2 wonderful daughters and they enjoy spending time together as a family in the outdoors. Dr. Jason loves to bike, backpack, and loves to slow down for a glass of fine wine accompanied by a flavorsome meal.

Dr. Jessica Black

Dr. Jessica Black Dr. Jessica Black graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she obtained her medical training. Dr. Jessica attended Cardinal Stritch University prior to her medical studies and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts. In 2006, Dr. Jessica published The Anti-inflammation Diet and Recipe Book after working on perfecting her recipes and selling locally for a couple of years. Dr. Black enjoys promoting her book and giving educational lectures to the community. She was invited to Book Expo America in 2007 to present the book to many book enthusiasts. It is sold internationally and can easily be found in local bookstores. In 2010, she co-authored Living with Crohn’s and Colitis; A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide to Health and Wellness with Dede Cummings.

Dr. Black enjoys dividing her time between her two Oregon clinic locations offering family healthcare to Multnomah, Yamhill, and surrounding counties. She specializes in women’s medicine including natural hormone balancing for menopause and childhood wellness including chronic asthma and acute and chronic illness in children. Because of her thirst for knowledge she continues to study and research vaccinations, hormones, new treatment ideas, and cutting edge techniques used to improve people’s health. She is currently working on two additional books: one covering childhood development, vaccinations, nutrition, at-home treatments and another one covering inflammation, diet and recipes, chronic illness, and disease prevention.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Jason Black, and two beautiful spirited daughters in addition to celebrating food and drink creations with friends and family.

Dr. Sarah Silverman

dr-silvermanAs a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Sarah is passionate about sharing the benefits of healthy living and teaching patients how they can optimize their health on an individual level. She aspires to teach her patients how to enhance their wellness in all aspects of their lives.

After discovering naturopathic medicine on her own journey towards health, Dr. Sarah quickly learned the power that natural medicine can have in developing a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Sarah obtained her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and practiced briefly in Toronto, Canada before moving to Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sarah is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario, Canada and Portland, Oregon. Prior to her medical studies, Dr. Sarah obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Windsor.

Dr. Sarah’s educational and clinical training has equipped her with the tools to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, and has fostered her specialized interests in pediatric care, gut health, and gastrointestinal disorders. Health issues and disease processes are complicated, but Dr. Sarah will strive to give you the best care that naturopathic medicine has to offer. Using the knowledge gained during her naturopathic medical training and the clinical skills acquired from treating patients, she will work in partnership with you to achieve optimal health.
In her spare time Dr. Sarah enjoys hiking, cooking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and Chesapeake Bay retriever, Annie.

Dr. Heather Crabtree

dr-crabtreeDr. Heather Crabtree was awarded her Bachelor Degree in science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. During her undergraduate studies, she worked with several Naturopathic Physicians as teachers and mentors, which sparked her interest for natural medicine. She developed a passion for this style of medicine, and began pursuing a career in helping others improve health through nutrition, botanical herbs and physical medicine. Dr. Crabtree followed through with her passion and completed a four-year graduate medical degree at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.

During her clinical years at NCNM, Dr. Crabtree completed a one-year internship in naturopathic/integrative cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, as well as a six month internship in women’s medicine. She also completed a one-year internship in Portland community clinics focusing on the health of pediatrics, at risk youth and addiction issues.

Dr. Crabtree has a passion for supporting the innate ability of the body to heal that is ingrained in all of us. During her spare time, you can find her dancing, playing volleyball, hiking, enjoying the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.

Claudelle R. Glasgow, PsyD, SEP – Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Claudelle Glasgow was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Binghamton University. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in the Neurobiology research lab and became passionate about the ways to integrate mind and body, both in practice as well as on a systemic level. She continued on to complete her graduate studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Glasgow has a passion for learning, preferably through immersion and direct experience. During her clinical training, she traveled internationally attending conferences and learning how the rest of world worked with the psyche. Clinically, the foundation of her training was working with high-risk children, adolescents and their families in settings ranging from residential treatment, to hospitals, to community mental health, to non-secure detention centers. She began to specialize her clinical work on the resolution of various traumas or stressors and its impact on the body. Dr. Glasgow went on to teach classes on the theory and treatment of trauma at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, as well as offering workshops and trainings to other clinicians and veterans. Dr. Glasgow eventually went on to private practice in both Chicago and New York City where her clients varied in age, most dealing with layers of stressors and working through life transitions.

In practice, Dr. Glasgow believes not only in the innate health of our bodies to heal, but also the need to support the whole body. With this focus, she employs services that include mind, body, and spirit. She offers a space that is full of laughter and space that naturally allows the body to relax and communicate its needs. She recognizes through her extensive training that emotions, stress, unresolved traumas, depression, and anxiety all impact the functioning of the body. Dr. Glasgow is a Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner, which means she helps bring greater awareness of your body to help support healing. She is a Buddhist practitioner and offers mindfulness-based skills to help mitigate pain and negative and pervasive thoughts. In her spare time, Dr. Glasgow enjoys being with nature, meditation, travel, the arts, and writing.

Kari Vandenberg, Master Esthetician & Certified Laser Technician


Kari Vandenberg is a board certified Laser Specialist as well as a Master Esthetician in 3 states. She has had many roles in the aesthetic industry for about a decade ranging from apprenting, teaching and running businesses. Though her passion lies in helping people look better and feel better from the use of aesthetic lasers, she also enjoys performing European facials, microdermabrasion, and is very skilled in the art of brow shaping. During Kari’s free time she enjoys dancing, cycling, hiking, and going to local events with friends. She is also a mother and is very active in her daughter’s school functions and also donates her time to the Children’s Cancer Association as well as other wonderful organizations.