Naturopathic Doctor in Wimberley & Austin, Texas

About Us

My Journey of Discovery

Naturopathic Doctor in Wimberley & Austin, Texas

“Addressing the whole person-body, mind, and spirit was exactly what resonated with me. I knew I found my calling.”

At a young age, I was fascinated by human behavior and wanted to become a psychologist. At 22 years old, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology but left with a feeling of dissatisfaction. I had a sense that there was another approach to healing, but I couldn’t Google it in 1982! Synchronistically I ended up in an 8-week holistic health course.

The light bulb moment occurred when I found out about the Naturopathic profession offering new possibilities for deeper and holistic healing. I knew I had found my calling. Addressing the whole person-body, mind, and spirit was fundamental to naturopathy’s principles and practice and was exactly what resonated with me.

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Before setting off to Naturopathic school, I was given a deep-acting homeopathic remedy by a chiropractor. Those ‘sugar pills’ were amazing! That system of medicine was transformative for me, actually getting me in touch with joy and a deeper sense of well-being, as well as helping the physical symptoms I was having at the time. I was beginning to understand and experience how homeopathy could powerfully stimulate healing in a real and holistic way. Over my 30 years of practicing as a Naturopath, I’ve used Homeopathy as my primary therapeutic tool because I continually witnessed deep healing on all levels of being with my patients.

As life would have it, my path included a period of hardship and stress. It was during this time of difficult challenges that some of the greatest gifts arose for deeper healing and self-realization. Out of much confusion, duress, hopelessness, and exhaustion, I was graced by a newly emerging approach to mental, emotional, and spiritual health based on Ontology. I began to be coached, then later trained in the work. This ontological approach enabled me to see extraordinary possibilities for my life and situation. It not only transformed my life but it helped clarify human behavior in general. This approach has consistently generated new levels of healing in my life and with my patients. 

I believe that we are all on this planet for a purpose. You have your own unique story, a journey of life with all its ups and downs. We all share that. I will assist you in consciously engaging in this process called life. I can address your physical concerns in the context of understanding their deeper meaning, root causes, hidden gifts, and blessings. My personal and professional journey has infused the way I work with people. Through cultivating my own unique path, pursuing my passions, and utilizing my own gifts, I strive to assist you in doing the same. I am so grateful to offer my services to you. I love to help people with the powerful tools I’ve learned along the way and experienced myself, to help you have a life filled with joy, meaning, and fulfillment on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Meet Our Team

Marianne Calvanese

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Marianne earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, in 1988. In her undergraduate work, she earned a BS in Psychology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She has taught at the Southwest College of Acupuncture in Santa Fe, NM, and lectured on various health-related topics and homeopathy. Her patients call for phone appointments from all over the country, along with her local practice.

Dr. Marianne was a regular co-host on the radio show “Let’s Get Healthy” with the former Bill Swail, owner of Peoples Rx. You can also hear her podcasts on Elevated RadioFM. She holds workshops on topics such as cutting-edge ways to diminish stress and live a life of joy and freedom.

Dr. Marianne is passionate about assisting others in achieving deeper levels of wellness. She will assist you in fully realizing your potential in life and in the world. Dr. Marianne will help remove whatever obstacles, both acquired and inherited, in body and mind, which will facilitate your highest potential.

In her spare time, Dr. Marianne loves spending time with her three grown children, hiking, reading, music, and being in nature.

Lia Donoghue

Administrative Assistant

Lia has spent many years exploring different modalities of natural healthcare, including nutrition, yoga, homeopathy, and meditation. It was a natural fit to pair with Wimberley Valley Naturopathic as a Virtual Assistant offering administrative support to Dr. Marianne and her clients.

She has lived throughout the United States, experiencing an array of cultures and lifestyles in Washington State, Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona, and now the Texas Hill Country. Lia has a diverse professional background, including owning and operating an espresso cafe in Bend, OR, therapeutic and medical esthetics, horse therapy, and virtual business services.

When not working, she is out on the trail or at the river enjoying all things in nature with her dogs.

Wimberley Valley Naturopathic Serving Austin, Texas.
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* The State of Texas does not currently license Naturopathic Doctors. Naturopathic Doctors are NOT Medical Doctors (MD/DO); therefore, in the state of Texas, Dr. Marianne Calvanese, ND, cannot legally prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, administer injections, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Dr. Marianne Calvanese, ND, therefore, advises you to maintain the care of licensed medical professionals such as Primary Care Physicians and Specialists. For more information on Naturopathic Medicine in the State of Texas, visit TXAND.

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