My Story

Mental health survivor becomes doctor

victoria chan
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Disordered Eating
  • Memory Loss
  • Chronic Stress
  • Sleep Dysfunction


Panic Attacks

Disordered Eating

Memory Loss

Chronic Stress

Sleep Dysfunction

I’ve personally struggled through each of these symptoms and was desperate for relief.

I understand feeling hopeless, afraid, overwhelmed, shamed, not believed, desperate, exhausted, and wanting to give up.

Looking for answers

When seeking help, I was either given pills (that were my “best option”) with side effects I was not warned about or disregarded (since my body didn’t respond to treatments as expected).

But I didn’t get lasting relief.

I exhausted medical specialists around the world. By the 14th doctor consulted, I found a Naturopathic Doctor who assured me that my experiences were not fabricated and explored my root causes.

With collaboration, I eventually overcame them. I finally found the right solutions for my unique situation.

My reframed mindset

My outlook on health transformed from dejected to empowered.

I witnessed firsthand how “gentle medicine” made drastic differences—not only in my health, but my everyday life, future, and surrounding community.

How is this not more well known?

The ripple effect

I wanted to provide relief for others also experiencing this, so I went to naturopathic medical school.

I’m passionate about helping people discover their options and understand the “why” of their health.

I’ll combine current medical research with traditional medicine while considering each patient’s unique needs.

I believe

People with the same diagnosis can have very different experiences and needs (and they’re all correct).

Any decision you feel is best for yourself should be respected.

I want to be your advocate so you can be your best self.

Degrees and affiliations

  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

    State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

  • Board Member

    The Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

    Bastyr University

  • Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Human Resources

    University of Hong Kong

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

    California Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CNDA)

    Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP)

Non-medical influences that shaped me as a doctor:

I grew up taking care for my brother with special needs.

Humbling international experiences that taught me that I always have more to learn.

My upbringing consisted of working at my immigrant family’s restaurant.

My passion for influencing mental health started in high school where I have explored self-learning ever since.

Enough about me - I want to hear your story.