This is Bridge to Becoming LLC

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Electra Allenton • Bridge to Becoming LLC

Bridge to Becoming LLC is the central website for the various projects of Electra Allenton.

I will not be returning to practicing acupuncture or naturopathic medicine for the foreseeable future. I do not have any active licenses to provide any kind of medicine.

I am currently a podcaster, educator and coach, culture critic and pundit at large! I even wrote two fan fiction romance novels for the Horizon video game series, hosted for free on Archive of Our Own. (Good luck finding them! 😉)

Do you miss having Electra talk to you about your challenging relationships as a part of your healthcare visit? You can regain access to that, here! My new project!
Under the Umbra: Using Empathy and Collaboration to Navigate a World of Shadows 

If you want to support my work and stay connected with me, check my Patreon. You can get bonus material, extra episodes and posts, and at higher tiers of support, quarterly coaching zoom calls about navigating challenging relationships or systems.

If you want to know a bit more about my credentials, here is that rhythmic ritualistic bio info!

Electra Allenton graduated in 2016 from the National University of Natural Medicine having completed an N.D. and M.S.O.M. degree program, with a certificate in Shiatsu massage and an interest in Qi Gong. She completed a one-year residency in Naturopathic psychiatry in 2018, with a special interest in cPTSD, veterans health, and living with/recovering from living with people with Cluster B personality disorders, as well as identifying and understanding Autism and ADHD. She is board certified by NCCAOM (current 2016 – 2024) as a Diplomate of Acupuncture. Her Bachelors of Arts in General Science is from Grinnell College, Dec. 2005. She is an avid & voracious learner and has focused on continuing education in mental health, social justice, and brain injury. Along with writing fan fiction novels about her special interests and fields of study and recording and listening to podcasts, she is also a partner/owner of Person Centered Tech, a HIPAA+tech training company founded by her late, beloved husband Roy Huggins and led by her friends Liath and Brian.

She has two cats and a dog and a wonderful group of friends and family! She likes nature walks both in the neighborhood and on hiking trails and doing some qi gong or tree hugging; listening to podcasts and audiobooks about a myriad of things like interpersonal psychology, economics, politics and the justice system, where sometimes her hot take responses are found to be thoughtful and healing; occasionally knitting, crocheting or sewing; and dusting off her Japanese Calligraphy equipment for some meditative art.

Her favorite review of her diverse interests and offerings is from her friend and co-resident Lindsay, who wrote:

“You’re good at words

Her identities include but are not limited to:

White; middle-aged/Xennial; cisfemale straight demisexual widow; neurodivergent with some formal- and some self-diagnosis of cPTSD, ADHD, anxiety, grief, and Autism; Christian-passing Animist; mostly able-bodied; American English native speaker and US-born citizen; settler colonialist ancestry; affluent-class learned behavior with lower-middle class resources; fluctuates between straight size and smallfat, with many family and beloved partners who are fat; postgraduate education with masters and doctorate, and state-licensed professional. I know I still have many points of ignorance but I try to self-educate and follow up on recommendations.

Electra Allenton is currently a podcaster and writer. She intentionally lapsed/keeps Inactive her Naturopathic Doctor license (ND OR 4064 if you would like to verify dates) after practicing from 2017 – 2020, and intentionally keeps Inactive her License of Acupuncture (OR AC180420 if you would like to verify dates) after practicing 2016 – 2023. She was nationally board certified by NPLEX (2017, no expiration) but this does not qualify her to practice medicine without state licensure: Electra Allenton makes NO CLAIMS of being able to offer Naturopathic medicine or acupuncture/East Asian diagnosis or offer treatment plans at this time. She reviews the Oregon ND and LAc scopes of practice regularly and abides by all laws and professional ethics according to what she is licensed to provide.

Photo by Selma Rizvić on Unsplash of bridged walkway through autumn season marshy forest under overcast diffuse light
Photo by Selma Rizvić on Unsplash