Going to a naturopath isn’t expensive if you have health insurance and it is covered under you health insurance company. Visiting them may be as cheap as a co-pay. If you don’t have health insurance, it could be very costly. For me, the main cost is the supplements, and there could be a lot of them. Sometimes I spend over $100 per visit on supplements which can really add up.
You find a good one by researching ones covered by your health insurance, or talking to friends/family/other people you know who have visited one before as a reference. I would specifically try to find one who has treated candida overgrowth before in the past and has a wide variety of supplements to choose from. I would make sure they have high quality brands in stock such as thorne research, integrative thereaputics, standard process, etc (if you look at these product lines by these companies, there is a lot of supplements out there that can heal the body).
By doing all of the steps of the protocol, you won’t necessarily heal any better. For instance, if you did the cleanse now, it wouldn’t do much benefit in the long term.
All I know is that I started to heal a lot faster after going to a naturopathic doctor and I wouldn’t be here feeling this good without one.