About Us

We’re here to inspire health renewal and truly transform your health and wellbeing.

Thrive Naturopathic was founded in 2008 to provide the highest level of holistic care available anywhere. Each member of our team is incredibly passionate about natural health and healing and we each have our own journey that brought us to do what we do. It is not just a job – it is a calling. Each of us has had our lives transformed by the power of holistic health and we feel called to share with you the knowledge and skills we’ve honed over the years – to help you regain your health and fulfill your purpose in life. We take very seriously our duty to give 110% to anyone who entrusts us with their health.
 
Our office is located in Alexandria, VA and we work with people both in-office and virtually. 

Meet Team

Nicolas Figueredo, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Christopher Johnson, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Halicia Jones, RN

Health Coach and Wellness Assistant

Kortney Darrow, BA

Health Coach and Wellness Assistant

Logan Kendrick, BA

Health Coach and Wellness Assistant

Joy Johnson, BSc, MBA

Practice Manager

Madison Rhoads, BA

Health Coach

Ky Carlson

Health Coach

Our Team gives you Individualized Care to Get You Feeling Better Quicker

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Christopher Johnson, ND

Christopher Johnson, ND is the founder and owner of Thrive Naturopathic. He is a graduate of Sonoran University of Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson is a native of Alexandria, VA. He went to TC Williams High School and completed his undergraduate studies at UVA.

The story bringing Dr. Johnson to the world of natural medicine began with his own experience of chronic illness. Unable to find help in conventional medicine, he turned to holistic approaches including mind-body practices, homeopathy and dietary and lifestyle changes to regain his health.

“I know what it’s like to be sick, not getting answers and not knowing where to turn. I also know what it is like to waste years of your life on treatments that don’t work – both conventional and holistic.

 This is the experience that changed my life and led me to become a Naturopathic Doctor. And this is what drives me to provide the highest possible quality holistic care. At Thrive Naturopathic we consider it our duty to give 110% to anyone who entrusts us with their health.”

 Dr. Johnson has published papers in the peer-reviewed medical literature (1) (2). He has been featured in national publications such as Natural Health Magazine and Mothering.com. He served as Vice President of the Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VAANP) from 2009-2013. He is certified as a Master of the Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI). 

 

Halicia Jones, RN

Hi there!

My name is Halicia and I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Registered Nurse of 21 years (University of MD, Baltimore).

I decided to become a Health Coach after spending years yoyo dieting and desperately trying to resolve my digestive issues.

My symptoms started at a young age and when I was 21 I saw my first specialist. After all the test results came back “normal”, I was diagnosed with IBS, handed a prescription and sent on my way. No one ever explained WHY or WHAT was causing my symptoms. I knew the medication had a lot of side effects and didn’t feel comfortable taking them and there began my journey of trying to heal myself. 

Growing up in the Fad Diet Era, I tried EVERYTHING to fix my symptoms and maintain my weight, but nothing worked long-term.

After years of the roller coaster dieting, and my symptoms worsening, I knew there had to be a better way. I wanted a natural more holistic approach to health and wellness.

Once I learned the root cause of my symptoms, the power of nutrition and lifestyle changes, my digestive symptoms went away and I was able to maintain a healthy weight.

I finally felt amazing in my body! I knew at that moment, I wanted to help as many people as I could do the same. It’s my passion to provide others with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to optimize their health and feel amazing in their bodies!

KORTNEY DARROW, BA

Hello!

My name is Kortney and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you!

I am an ACE certified health coach and fitness nutrition specialist with a deep passion for helping people achieve their optimal wellness.

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed connecting with others and learning about their unique journeys. At age 7, I was diagnosed with Type One diabetes which has been influential throughout my life and through my own health and wellness journey. 

Although health has always been at the forefront of my life with daily management of an illness, I spent many years missing the key wellness components that actually improved the quality of my life. In addition to diabetes I have endured Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, carpal tunnel and a frozen shoulder. I chalked it up to my diabetes causing these issues but in hindsight I can see the many lifestyle factors that exacerbated inflammation within my body; yet no doctor ever told me this or helped me with this aspect.

After I made the decision to focus on my lifestyle and daily habits which included my diet, sleep, physical activity and stress levels, I began to see and feel real change. I learned what I needed to do in order to feel my best and keep my body in harmony. The incentive of feeling good then became all I needed to keep going and to make these changes permanent. I truly believe anything is possible and that we all hold the key to unlock greater health and wellness even in the face of challenging circumstances. I look forward to supporting you and working together to achieve your optimal health and wellness.

Madison Rhoads, BA

Madison Rhoads is a certified health coach that learned the value of a healthy lifestyle after she and her husband were suffering from infertility for almost 3 years.

After going through the wellness program in 2015 and restoring the health of her body and the balance of her hormones, she was able to conceive and give birth to her first son. Being amazed at what she had learned, she shifted her career and began coaching others to make the important shift to a healthy lifestyle that leads to the best possible health.

Madison is a certified FDN Practitioner with a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Ky Carlson

Ky is a health coach that became passionate about healthy lifestyle when his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. Instead of using chemotherapy and radiation after surgery, his family decided to learn all they could about the impact of diet, exercise and stress management on health. As a result, not only did his mom beat cancer, but Ky has dedicated himself to helping others make the transformation to a healthy lifestyle. He considers it a great privilege and honor to be part of a team that helps correct the cause of disease rather than mask the symptoms with medication.