A caring patient-centred approach to the evaluation and management of mental health from a naturopathic perspective.
I have focused my naturopathic medical practice on mental health for over two decades. I am able to effectively integrate natural medicines with psychiatric medications for improved clinical outcomes. Treatment aims to optimize mental health with nutrition, lifestyle counselling, botanical (plant-based) medicines, prescribed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (if indicated), and self-care activities.
I am a clinician-researcher with the experience to develop practical and evidence-informed treatment plans based on your unique mental health needs. I also provide cost-effective 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 integrative 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 more resiliency to handle life’s ongoing adversities.
Affordable home sleep testing is now available to patients struggling with sleep problems. The results provide important metrics about sleep quality, and whether more advanced testing with polysomnography is needed.
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
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
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