I have focused my naturopathic medical practice on mental health for over two decades. I have clinical experience with integrating natural health products among individuals taking psychiatric medications. Treatment aims to optimize mental health with clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, botanical (plant-based) medicines, prescribed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (if indicated), and self-care activities.
A caring patient-centred approach to the evaluation and management of mental health from a naturopathic perspective.
I have more than 20 years of clinical experience. I will collaborate with you, and develop practical and evidence-informed treatment plans based on your unique mental health needs. I also provide affordable psychotherapy to a select number of patients. Though I cannot guarantee results, I promise to be there for you every step of the way. My aim is to treat you with respect, empathy, and kindness. While I might sometimes have an off day, I do my best to make every visit a positive experience.
Assessment involves a history, current mental health complaints, mental status evaluation, the appropriate use of laboratory testing, and measurement of mental distress using validated rating scales. My treatment approach is collaborative, and includes self-care activities, and often referrals for additional mental health services and supports
Depression, ongoing mood instability, anxiety, persistent stress, and psychotic experiences are some of the most uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through the integration of naturopathic mental health, we should be able to lessen the overwhelm you are experiencing, to live life more fully with enhanced meaning and purpose.
My approach is supportive and places the psychotherapy in a favourable, positive, and growth-oriented direction. Clients will be encouraged to strive towards personal growth, and to become more comfortable with who they are, and who they want to be. This type of work should result in further opportunities to live better and more comfortably, and to have acquired greater resiliency to handle life’s ongoing adversities.
How our current diet leads to malnutrition and other serious dietary diseases. Best to follow a diet that is whole, alive, fresh, and varied, rather than processed, dead, stale, and monotonous. Click here
CFS is an elusive, difficult to treat condition. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, felling unwell after exercise, unrefreshing sleep, and memory/concentration problems. This groundbreaking book directly addresses the myriad causes of CFS and offers restorative vitamin and other treatments capable of safely reducing symptoms. Click here
This is a rebranded version of "Naturopathic Nutrition" described above. This book discusses how our current diet leads to malnutrition and other serious dietary diseases. Best to follow a diet that is whole, alive, fresh, and varied, rather than processed, dead, stale, and monotonous. Click here
How do we expect parents, isolated through stigma and confronted with a lack of resources, to gain understanding? Tsounis takes us into a world where she felt isolation and defeat as a parent of a teen struggling with mental health. This is a book of interviews. A book of open, honest and frank conversation about children and mental health. It's a book of experiences shared with the thought that no parent should feel alone. Click here
Texts to improve clinical practice
Anxiety is something we all experience. This book discusses some of the biochemical causes of anxiety, psychiatric diagnosis, contemporary treatment, and effective natural treatments, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Click here
Healthcare professionals will find this book to be practical as a clinical reference for evaluating patients from a nutritional perspective and for providing reliable treatment information . Click here
Several years before he died at the age of 91, Dr. Abram Hoffer was interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Prousky as part of the Grand Rounds for residents and interns at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. That seminal interview is reproduced in this learning kit, accompanied by an educational text designed to introduce orthomolecular psychiatric approaches, and provide integrative healthcare practitioners with a continuing education module. Click here
This book is an update to Dr. Hoffer’s chronicles of his 57 years of experience and success in treating schizophrenia patients. It also integrates current knowledge on the causes and moderators of schizophrenia. Contains valuable new contributions from James Greenblatt, MD, and Jonathan Prousky, ND. Both doctors have decades of clinical experience working with patients with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Click here
Since 1968, high quality nutritional research has been published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (JOM). This book brings forward important material selected from over forty-five years of JOM directly to the reader. Click here
Childhood absence epilepsy usually begins at less than ten years of age, and is often responsive to treatment such that seizures disappear by late childhood or mid-adolescence. Understanding epilepsy and childhood absence epilepsy as well as naturopathic solutions to the management of these conditions is the objective of this NFH Clinical Handbook. Click here
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