Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Usui Reiki Practitioner
Registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)
Member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Graduate (CCNM)
BSc Hon., Community Health Sciences, Brock University
My journey to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor began many years ago before I knew the profession existed. Like many doctors-to-be, I knew that I wanted to help people feel better. I spent many hours volunteering at organizations such as AIDS Niagara, Big Brothers & Sisters of Niagara, and the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Center. I became a research assistant for two studies: the Youth Lifestyle Choices: Community University Research Alliance (YLC-CURA) and the Heart Behavioural Environmental Assessment Team (HBEAT) all the while obtaining my four-year Honours degree in Community Health Sciences at Brock University.
During my third year of university I spent one month volunteering at an all girls orphanage in Cusco, Peru. It was here that I realized my goal of helping people to feel better just wasn’t enough. I wanted to be a part of my patient’s healing journey. I wanted to provide them options and most of all I wanted to help them heal themselves. Shortly thereafter I took a campus tour of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and at that moment I knew I was following my chosen path.
At CCNM, I completed a four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. During my clinical training I spent 8 months at the Sherbourne Health Center in downtown Toronto whose primary focus was to provide treatment and support for those affected by HIV. After graduation I became a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and am registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Since then I have done further training in Bioenergetics and Biotherapeutic Drainage as well as received certification in Usui Reiki.
My Naturopathic practice focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cellular, and environmental spheres of health to heal body, mind, and spirit. It is my job to make the connections between your health concerns in order to address the root cause. I believe in working as a team with other health care professionals for the optimization of your health and I understand the importance of evidence-based care in certain aspects of Naturopathic medicine. I see a wide variety of conditions and patients of all ages. Over the last four years I have developed a special interest in:
- Hormone (Endocrine) health including thyroid conditions, stress management/adrenal dysfunction, and women's hormone balance such as PMS, PCOS, peri-menopause, & menopause.
- Mental/emotional health including depression and anxiety.
- Paediatric health including leaky gut syndrome, food intolerances, and eczema.
In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time outdoors. Over the last eleven years I have visited 13 different countries and have hiked some of the most beautiful trails in the world including the Na Pali Coast in Kaua’i. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family, friends, and animals.
I look forward to seeing you at KNRH!