Dr Miela Gruber practices family medicine in a warm and friendly environment where patient's and parent's beliefs and individuality are valued and accepted. I encourage my patients to gently remove physical, emotional andspiritual barriers to good health at their own speed. I blend modern diagnostic techniques with non-invasive, natural therapies, such as homeopathy, botanical medicine-including essential oils and herbalism, nutrition, detoxification, and functional medicine. I am also trained in many energy medicine techniques. Dr Miela has 5 kids and two granddaughters. Her children are the ones who led her to specialize in behavioral and mental health and trauma as they have dealt with including Huntingtons, seizure disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and sleep disorder, and PANDAS. She feels incredibly lucky to have been led down this path, and finds it extremely rewarding. Dr Gruber worked as a midwife apprentice and lactation peer counselor in Hartford Ct, before graduating from Trinity college with a degree in medical anthropology in 2000 and from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic medicine in 2005. She practiced for one year in West Hartford, and then joined Kidspace Adaptive play, an integrative clinic specializing in treating children with a wide array of special needs. In 2017 Dr Gruber started a home office, Forest Family Medicine and has been practicing there since then. Forest Family Medicine is in the process of becoming an herbal teaching sanctuary. She is also working on a mobile clinic for outreach to unhoused or underserved populations in the area, which has been her dream for a long time. Dr Gruber has received the Advocates Best award for Naturopathic Doctor twice, and La leche league's practitioner of the year award, an award in holistic pediatrics and was published in the International Journal of Pediatric Chiropractic on the toping of children's mental health.