True health occurs when there is a balance in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of who we are. My mission is to support your healing by helping you identify and reduce sources of stress, optimize your nutrition and fitness, treat the root cause of your health concerns, and enliven your spirit and your connection to yourself, nature and community.
I grew up in Vancouver and I am grateful to live, learn, work and raise my family on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Growing up hiking the local mountains, kayaking the west coast, and exploring the valleys, rivers and lakes of these beautiful territories inspired my passion for natural health and wellness.
After completing my Kinesiology degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2007, I volunteered at three international organizations to gain more experience in holistic healthcare. First, I volunteered at the Mercy in Action maternity clinic in the Philippines to assist in post-conception care and education in Magsaysay and the mountain villages of Tabuk. Second, I volunteered at the Jatun Sacha ecological reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest where I learned about the healing properties of various local medicinal plants from a Quechua healer. Lastly, I volunteered with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua to provide Naturopathic healthcare under the guidance of Dr. Tabatha Parker ND. The practical skills and lessons I learned from these experiences have deepened my capacity to support your healing as a Naturopathic Doctor.
Currently, I practice at Butterfly Naturopathic Clinic. I also teach Herbal Medicine and Anatomy & Physiology at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. I also run local medicinal plant walks throughout the lower mainland and teach workshops on how to reduce stress and make your own natural herbal remedies.
About My Practice:
I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor passionate about supporting your healing using natural remedies, whole food, movement and mindfulness. I believe everyone has the ability to heal, and my mission is to work with you to strengthen your capacity to heal yourself. The aspect of my work that gives me the most joy is helping people reconnect to themselves to find peace, clarity and meaning in their lives. The tools and techniques I use to support your healing are:
Herbal Medicine (customized herbal teas, tinctures, topicals and food)
Craniosacral Therapy & Reiki
Massage & Myofascial Trigger Point Release
Nutritional Counselling & Dietary support
Nutrient Supplementation & IV therapy
Mind-Body Counselling & Mindfulness Practices
Stress Management Coaching
Muscle Testing and Specialized Lab Testing
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Honours Specialization Kinesiology Degree – University of Western Ontario
Acupuncture – CNPBC Board Certified Acupuncturist
Stress Management Coach – Empowerment Expert Academy
Bowen Therapy – Jonathan Damonte RSHom (NA), CCH
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 – Upledger Institute International
Reiki Level 1 & Therapeutic Touch Therapy
Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (ACLS) and BLS/CPR – OHM
Naturopathic Doula Training – Dr. Kristen Almon ND and Dr. Shannon Kaupp ND
Total Body Modification (TBM) – Dr. Kevin S. Millet, D.C
Advanced Intravenous Therapy – Dr. Stefan Kuprowski, ND
Pharmaceutical Prescribing Authority – Dr. James McCormack PharmD & Dr. Adil Virani Pharm D, FCSHP
Global Health Certification & Internship – Natural Doctors International – Ometepe, Nicaragua