About me

I was born in Vancouver, BC and have spent my life amongst the forest, ocean, and mountains, a PNW girl through and through. After completing a degree in Behavioural Neuroscience from SFU, I enrolled in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. This professional allowed me to answer my calling as a healer, but not within the realm of the dysfunctional western medical system.

 

 

Now as a naturopathic doctor, I draw from values of connection and balance, and enjoy helping modern humans connect with their health, thrive in their worlds, and execute their purpose. In my practice I often combines elements of neuroscience, modern medicine and technology with ancient knowledge, tradition, and culture.

 

 

I have a well rounded foundation in many conditions, and enjoy helping modern people thrive. I also have a special interest in working with those who have difficulty existing in the world - those with allergies, skin conditions like eczema and topical steroid withdrawal, and autoimmune disease.

 

 

Outside of work, you can find me in the kitchen, hiking up mountains, or questioning the meaning of life. Always learning, doing, growing, experiencing, messing up, and trying again – I am an avid student of life. A sense of community is important to me, and I love getting to know my neighbours and community members (real life and virtual), so don’t be shy and say hello!

My personal and professional philosophy stem from a value of connection and balance. I believe that the human body and mind function optimally when we cultivate a strong relationship to ourselves, to others, and to our planet. 

Outside of work, you can find me hiking up mountains, or on my yoga mat. I love to travel, learn new things, cook, and eat good food. A sense of community is important to me, and I love getting to know my neighbours and community members. 

Education

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
    Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Vancouver, Canada

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Concentration in Behavioural Neuropsychology
    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada

Additional certifications and training

  • CNPBC board certified in acupuncture

  • Naturopathic Cardiac Life Saving (NCLS) and BLS/CPR  through OHM Medical

  • CNPBC board certified in intravenous nutrient therapy

  • Pharmacy prescribing authority through the CNPBC board

  • Total Body Modification modules 1 & 2

  • Yoga alliance 200 hour teaching certification

My approach

My role is to integrate all the practical stuff - the labs, the medicine, the history, with your essence, your energy, and who you are right now. Combined, I craft individualized and intentional treatment plans to help build a resilient you.  

My approach to healing:

  • Reset and optimize foundational pathways: sleep, stress, hormones, diet, water.

  • Support weakened systems

  • Treat the underlying cause of disease

  • Restore the connection between mind and body

  • Create a foundation for sustainable change. 

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A unique perspective

Things I take into consideration

Environmental inputs

The air you breathe and the water you drink, the quality and type of foods you eat, where you live and work, your level of physical exercise, you community engagement and relationships, and toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced all affect your health.

Mind-body elements

Psychological, spiritual, and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health and are often forgotten in todays medicine

 

Genetic makeup

Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Epigenetics shows that your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That means it is possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed.

All of these processes are influenced by both environmental factors and your DNA. By understanding a little bit about both, we can create a customized health plan that literally aligns with your DNA.

  • Structural integrity

  • Inflammatory responses

  • Immune system function

  • Energy Production

  • Detoxification

  • Psychological and spiritual equilibrium

  • Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters

  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients

  • Gut Health

Through my education, training, and experiences, I have developed a unique set of skills to help people achieve more balance, feel more magic in their lives, cultivate more connection, and to feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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Growth.

I am committed to my own personal growth, healing, learning and development. I understand that each person has their own unique story, and I strive to meet you where you're at. My own story has provided its own challenges, and I have come to appreciate them as some of my greatest periods of growth. This allows me to see each patient through an authentic, compassionate lens. I strive to evolve continuously, in my professional and personal life. 

I find my value when I stand as a positive energy in the lives of others. My goals as a doctor are to:

 

  • Create a foundation for healing and growth

  • Foster an environment for personal empowerment

  • Support health and wellness in the bodies, minds, and spirits of my patients. 

 

Medicine requires authenticity, support, and honesty, and I uphold these in every one of my patient encounters. Healing also requires collaboration, and it is up to you to uphold your part as well. I want my patients to be partners in their own healing. I want them to understand how powerful their minds and bodies really are, and how to create a foundation for long lasting health. 

Associations

About
Location
Virtual for BC residents
Squamish

Coast Mountain Health

40383 Tantalus Rd Unit 2

Contact

604-245-3601

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