My paid work is balanced between my roles as Associate Professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, and clinician at The Neighbourhood Clinic. Both positions enrich the other, as my clinical experience provides texture and context to my teaching, while my teaching and research ensure I stay abreast of the latest in the field. I value the diversity in my work - it means I can approach each aspect with fresh energy and enthusiasm.
I have a strong interest in pediatric wellness - we know that behaviours established in childhood strongly affect the health of the person for the rest of their life (check out an interview I gave on that subject here). Much of my teaching and research interest lie in the realm of pediatric care. Clinically, I practice using a holistic, evidence-informed approach, incorporating an individual’s story and experience, physical exam findings and investigations such as blood work. I enjoy collaborating with medical doctors, and value client-based care. I tend to approach health with simple strategies, favouring nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle counselling. My goal is to empower my clients to make positive shifts in their own lives.
I am registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, which is the regulatory body of naturopathic medicine. I am a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and am the current president of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (an affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians). I also sit on the board of directors of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.