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.

Dr. Black also serves on the board for a non-profit organization, MamaBaby Haiti dedicated to providing midwifery services and naturopathic care to women and children in Haiti. Please visit mamababyhaiti.org to find out more or donate to help us continue our supportive health care in Haiti.

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.

Dr. Colleen Tyler

dr-tylerDr. Colleen’s calling to become a natural healer started at a young age when she was given a small section of her mothers garden to grow herbs, which had fascinated her for years. The magical healing powers of nature became more prevalent as she grew and spent time exploring the great outdoors through a variety of adventurous activities that took her to both far off countries and long walks in the great backyard of Oregon’s landscapes. Her path led her to Oregon State University were she got a major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry while working in the service industry learning the art of serving others. It was here she learned of her passion to care for people and the healing power of an open ear. At this point she knew she wanted to go into medicine.

As she started looking into different medical schools she took some time to do a work study program at Herb Pharm in Southern Oregon, where her knowledge of medicinal plants grew and her drive to pursue Naturopathic Medicine blossomed. She was accepted into the naturopathic program at National College of Natural Medicine and continued her educational journey. While at NCNM she got a vast background in primary care medicine with an emphasis on women’s and pediatric health. After graduating from NCNM with her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine she was accepted into the residency program at A Family Healing Center where she is still currently practicing. She is a family practitioner with extensive training in women’s health, pediatrics, pain management, nutrition counseling, thyroid management, hormone balancing and vaccination counseling.

Sharon Tsai – Behavioral Health Therapist


Sharon Tsai graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Hawaii. She grew up in Oregon but left in 1997 to live in Hawaii where she earned her graduate degree. Sharon has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and family with the majority of her experience focused on children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Sharon also has experience in pain management, substance abuse and addictions and is currently working on obtaining the Oregon CADC-I credential. She has worked in residential and outpatient settings with individuals and groups with substance abuse challenges including cravings, relapse and effective coping skills utilization.

In addition, Sharon brings a wealth of knowledge on cultural diversity from living on the island of Oahu.

Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband and children, visiting family in Hawaii as well as loves being physically active by running and playing soccer.

Lindsay LaRosa – Licensed Esthetician, Skin Care Expert and Laser Technician


I am a licensed Esthetician in CA & Oregon, as well as a certified makeup artist. I previously worked at a Dermatology office in California for 4 years where I was working with acne & anti-aging doing microdermabrasion treatments, acne facials and chemical peels.

I moved to Oregon earlier this year and started working with lasers and continued my love of skincare. I have always been very passionate about skincare and living a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy building relationships with people and helping them with all their skincare needs.

In my spare time I love exploring Oregon and can be found hiking, traveling and eating all the delicious food Oregon as to offer.