Dr. LaCoss completed her undergraduate education in 2006 at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she earned her Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Biology. As part of her studies at Carroll College, Dr. LaCoss initiated her own research project that looked at the effects of acute and chronic stress on the body. After graduating from Carroll College, Dr. LaCoss moved to Arizona to attend the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010. Although Dr. LaCoss originally planned on pursuing Women’s Medicine, she became intrigued with Addiction Medicine. During her clinical education at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. LaCoss interned at The River Source for a year and a half, worked one on one with Drs. Terranella and Kim, and also worked with Dr. Arneson at his private office. During these experiences Dr. LaCoss learned the importance and effectiveness of using Acupuncture, Nutrition, IV Therapy, Botanical Medicine, and Homeopathy to treat patients who are undergoing drug/alcohol detox and rehabilitation.
I came into The River Source as a last effort to try and regain some sense of order in my life. I was at a personal low that I thought I couldn’t recover from. I am so grateful for this program and all that it has done for me. For the first time in years I feel like the old me.
I came in under the assumption that this process couldn’t do a thing for me, but sometime during this process that all changed. I found myself willing to take advantage of everything this place had to offer and it..."