About Dr. Soalt
Dr. Stephanie Soalt is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and creative arts therapist. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She earned her naturopathic doctorate degree at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters of Science in art therapy at the College of New Rochelle.
The combination of naturopathic medicine and art therapy is unique. The integration of these modalities allows Dr. Soalt to address the physiological dysfunction and nutritional needs of the individual as well as developing appropriate strategies to address social, behavioral, emotional, sensory, and cognitive issues.
Dr. Soalt’s passion for working with children and adolescents with special needs began in 1995 with her work with a 6 year old boy newly diagnosed with autism. She played a part in making the diagnosis and was able to help “Max” make many advances and watched him flourish. Her love of her work forms the basis of her ability to take on difficult cases, looking at the root cause, and finding natural solutions.
Dr. Soalt practices naturopathy at her office in Stratford and at the New England Holistic Health Center in Glastonbury. She has worked as an art therapist at The Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT in both the Children’s Psychiatric Unit and the Pediatric Unit; at Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Clinic, Norwalk, CT; and at Saint Francis Care Behavioral Health, Portland, CT. She has taught art in elementary, middle, and high school settings as well. She is familiar with the challenges many special needs students face in a school setting and has experience with implementing Individualized Education Program (IEP) plans.