Dr. Matthew Brennecke ND, MSSW, a registered naturopathic doctor in Colorado, carries a unique blend of passion for medicine and a deep understanding of mental health. His journey began with a strong interest in medicine, influenced by his mother’s profession as a registered nurse. However, he grew concerned about the over-prescription of medications and sought a more impactful way to help people.
With a compassionate heart, he turned his attention to social work, aiming to make a profound difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues. Earning his BSW from Colorado State University and a Masters in Science in Social Work with an emphasis on severe and persistent mental illness from Columbia University in New York City, he equipped himself with a powerful skill set.
Yet, life had more in store for him. Introduced to naturopathic medicine by his mother, Dr. Brennecke saw a unique opportunity to integrate his passion for medicine and his extensive knowledge of mental health.
During his time in Arizona, he discovered a deep love for nutrition and functional medicine, shaping his focus on building a solid functional foundation for optimal health. His family practice is dedicated to helping individuals overcome various challenges, with specialties in digestive issues, men’s health, allergies, skin conditions, general fatigue, weight loss, and mental health. His approach to teaching patients is truly empowering, as he strives to ensure they understand their body’s needs and intricacies.
Originally from Seattle and having lived across the country, Dr. Brennecke finally found his home in Colorado. Here, he can truly embrace his passion for nature, spending as much time as possible outdoors in the breathtaking mountains. Camping, mountain climbing, and savoring moments with his father, two dogs, and two cats are among his cherished pastimes.
Dr. Matthew Brennecke’s journey is a testament to the profound impact one can make when driven by genuine compassion, integrating the power of both medicine and mental health to create a holistic approach to healing. With his warm and caring spirit, he is dedicated to guiding his patients on a transformative path towards optimal health and well-being.