My Mission:

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. 

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 About Me:

 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 and teach Herbal Medicine and Anatomy & Physiology at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I also run local medicinal plant walks throughout the lower mainland and teach workshops on how to 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, exercise 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)

  • Acupuncture

  • Bowen Therapy

  • 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

Professional Credentials

  • 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