Marleen Haverty, ND, LAc

picture of Dr. Marleen Haverty of seven circles natural medicineDr. Marleen is licensed in Oregon and Washington as a Naturopathic Physician and in Oregon as an acupuncturist. She has been in practice since 1997, and relocated to Portland from the Seattle area in 2009. She has been an herbalist since 1989 and has a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly State University, and a Masters degree in Exercise Science from Penn State University. She graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1997 from Bastyr University where she also received a Master's in Acupuncture in 1996. She did her residency at Bastyr's Center for Natural Health and was clinical faculty there for a year afterward.

Dr. Marleen continues to lecture at Bastyr University in Herbal Sciences, Naturopathic Medicine, and Botanical Medicine. She has consulted on several grants for complimentary and alternative medicine and cultural competency at the University of Washington and lectured at the UW's Schools of Nursing and Social Work. She has taught courses in traditional herbal medicines to tribal members at the Port Gamble S'Kallam and Lower Elwa tribes. As a primary care provider, she works with all types of patients and conditions. She believes empowering the patient, individualizing treatment plans, and encouraging the body's own natural healing abilities are essential in the promotion of health.

Outside the clinic she participates in her Lakota Sioux culture and traditions. She was interviewed by the NW Federation of Community Organizations for stories of Native Americans and healthcare in their publication, An American Debt Unpaid, which was presented to the US Congress in 2009.

Turtle Farahat, LAc

picture of Susanna Niveen Farahat of seven circles natural medicineTurtle, Susanna Niveen Farahat is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She completed her Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in 2014. After earning her license, Turtle spent a year in residency at NCNM, where she acted as a clinical teaching assistant, taught a course for first-year students of Chinese medicine, and studied intensively in the Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis lineage. During residency, she also began as an acupuncturist at Outside In, a community clinic in downtown Portland where she has been involved for the past six years. In 2005, Turtle earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing a career in natural medicine, Turtle worked as an environmental and peace educator for young people.

Turtle practices medicine largely because she delights in hearing people's stories and encouraging herself and others to live rich, engaged lives. She believes that natural medicine offers us the chance to renegotiate our responses to life's challenges, to see health and dis-ease as parts of the human experience. In addition to acupuncture, Turtle uses bodywork, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, and qigong in her practice. She believes that each needle, each herb, each moment that we spend in contact, has the power to facilitate the restoration of balance within, and to help us move toward greater wholeness.

When Turtle isn't at Seven Circles, she is doing her qigong practice, volunteering with youth, singing with Portland's Threshold Choir, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, and being outdoors as much as possible.