Dr. Marilyn Merola








Acne Consultations

A personalized roadmap for your skin healing journey

Let's Work Together

 1:1 coaching program

As a naturopathic doctor, I understand how frustrating it can be to struggle with adult acne,

especially when you're doing everything "right" in terms of skincare and diet. 

That's why I've created a 1:1 coaching program specifically designed to help women heal their skin using a combination of safe and effective natural therapies (no medications required here). Through a holistic approach that combines lifestyle modification, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and targeted nutraceuticals and supplements, we'll work together to tackle the root causes of your adult acne and pave the way to clear, glowing skin.

Unlike conventional medicine, which often focuses on treating symptoms with medications, naturopathic medicine takes a holistic approach to skin issues like acne. Instead of simply addressing the surface-level symptoms, we dive deeper to uncover the root causes that may be contributing to your breakouts.

By identifying and addressing imbalances in your body, such as hormonal fluctuations, gut health, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies, we can effectively target the underlying factors that are impacting your skin health. My approach is centered around promoting your body's natural healing abilities and supporting overall well-being.

is this right for you?

You're dealing with adult acne and are motivated to address the root causes of your skin issues.

You're open to making lifestyle changes to support your skin healing journey.

You value a natural and holistic approach to healing and prefer to avoid medications or harsh chemicals.

You're willing to invest time and effort into your well-being and are committed to following a comprehensive plan.

You're interested in exploring your acne at a deeper level through specialty lab testing to identify underlying factors contributing to your skin issues.

You're looking for personalized support and guidance from a doctor that spends more time with you throughout their journey.

This approach is not for you if...

You're looking for a quick fix or overnight solution to your acne concerns.

You're not willing to make lifestyle changes or modify your diet to support your skin health.

You prefer conventional medical approaches that primarily rely on medications to manage symptoms.

You're seeking a one-time consultation without a commitment to ongoing support and follow-up.

1:1 Adult Acne Coaching Program

 + Naturopathic consultations from beginning to end that include a comprehensive initial intake, follow-up visits, and weekly check-in visits.

+ Specialty lab testing with a comprehensive stool test for gut health and organic acid test for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances.

+ 25% Off High-quality supplements with targeted nutrients for healing acne-prone skin and supporting optimal skin health 

+ Ongoing support with weekday access to me for any questions, to provide motivation, and to make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan ensure your progress remains on track.


An all-inclusive program designed to help YOU achieve clear skin naturally. We'll work together over the course of 3-4 months to heal your acne-prone skin with a combination of safe and effective natural therapies.


I'm Ready to get started!

Fill out the Acne Coaching Application.

Take a a moment to fill out the application online. Once submitted you'll be redirected to a page where you can schedule a Discovery Call with me.


Schedule a Discovery Call.

Pick a day and time to that works best for you to chat. The Discovery Call is a "meet and greet" where we'll have the opportunity to decide if we're a good fit to work together. 


Embark on your healing journey.

If everything goes well during the Discovery call then at this point I'll be taking that first step with you on your skin healing journey! We'll dive in with a comprehensive intake, specialty lab testing, and your personalized action plan.


How To Get Started

You might have questions

How long is the program?


The 1:1 Adult Acne Coaching Program is 12 weeks long. During this time we'll work together to identify the underlying causes of your acne, use diagnostic testing with specialty labs, and create a personalized action plan to help you clear breakouts.

Are supplements included?


Supplements are not included. However, you'll also have access to Fullscript, which is an online dispensary that carries high-quality, professional grade supplements, and 25% off everything in their online catalog.

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What kind of labs are included in the program?


The program includes the following specialty lab tests:
  • (1x) GI Map by Diagnostic Solutions ($389 value): a comprehensive stool test that will help us understand what's going on in your gut. The test includes markers for bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, parasites, and markers for inflammation and digestive function.
  • (1x) Organic Acids Test by Vibrant Wellness ($239 value): a test that looks at byproducts of daily cellular metabolism to identify nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitter levels, oxidative stress, and intestinal bacteria and yeast.

Basic bloodwork is not included in this program. However, if you've had recent bloodwork done then I can review the results with you at the initial Clarity visit.

How soon will I see results?


It really varies for the individual. Most patients start to see changes in their skin in as little as 4 weeks, but it also depends on how long you've been dealing with adult acne. In general, the longer that you've been experiencing breakouts, the longer it will take to heal. Uncovering the root causes of acne and addressing them, rather than focusing on the symptoms alone, will bring long-term results. 

Can I book a consult as needed instead of signing up for the program?


I want you to get the most out of using an integrative and holistic approach for your skin. That's why I've designed this program to set you up for success from the very beginning! Research has shown that it takes a minimum of 12 weeks for lifestyle modifications such as dietary changes to improve acne-prone skin. I'll be there to guide you on your path to healing every step of the way! Once you finish the program and become an established patient, you'll have access to a la carte services as needed that can be booked anytime.

Do you take insurance?


I'm not an in-network provider with any insurance company. Many insurance companies do not reimburse for services provided by naturopathic doctors in California. If you have a PPO plan, then I can provide you with a superbill at the end of each visit for you to submit to your insurance company. You may receive reimbursement for a portion of the fees you paid, but it is not guaranteed. Please check with your insurance company first to see if they will cover services by an out-of-network naturopathic doctor (learn more here).

Can I work with you if I live outside of California?


I'm currently licensed to practice as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California. Because of this, I can only work with patients who are California residents. However, if you live outside of California and are interested in using naturopathic medicine to heal your skin, check out my Naturally Clear holistic acne course. This is a self-paced online program that was created for women who have been dealing with chronic adult acne and would like to heal their skin without prescription medications.

Are you ready to say goodbye to stubborn breakouts and hello to the clearglowing complexion you deserve? 

Take the first step today and Apply to work together. 

Let's unlock your skin's true potential and embrace a future filled with confidence and radiance!

Fill out an application