Alumni Speaker Profile
Stephanie Draus, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Stephanie Draus is the owner and director of Stellaria Natural Health. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she graduated Magna cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago, where she received a BA in theatre and a BS in anthropology. After college, she lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY, followed by Portland, Ore., where she earned a four-year doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from National College of Natural Medicine, a fully accredited naturopathic medical college. Much of her clinical academic work was done at Outside-IN, a renowned clinic and community center for homeless youth, located in Portland. There she honed her diagnostic skills while treating everything from highly infectious diseases to run-of-the-mill colds, relying on both natural and conventional medicine. In addition, she spent several clinical rotations working with patients in various stages of addiction recovery, treating mental and physical conditions of acute and longstanding duration, while assisting her patients to stay clean and sober.
Her current clinical interests include addiction recovery, women’s health, mental health, digestive disorders, mind-body medicine and physical medicine. She thrives on helping patients create real, lasting change in their lives, and in their relationship to their bodies. She believes that the key to profound healing is empowerment, and that the patient is the best source of information about their own ailments and the road to health. She is the founder of The Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence by helping women discover their own inherent strength.