Victoria Naturopathic Doctor.
I strive to provide compassionate and effective care for individuals of all ages and from all walks of life. I love to empower and inspire people to be the healthiest versions of themselves, by guiding and educating them to make positive changes, thereby allowing their innate healing processes to prevail. I value the healing potential of the doctor-patient interaction itself as one of the most powerful tools in medicine. As such, I provide a caring, supportive, non-judgmental and easy-going presence in which patients are encouraged to explore their own mind-body connection and unique path to healing.
Individualised medicine with options that feel right.
I recognize that each person’s health goals and experiences of health imbalances are unique, so I work with patients to come to decisions about their healthcare that suit their individual needs and values.
It’s important that a therapeutic relationship feels right, so I welcome you to book a complimentary 15-minute discovery session in which you will learn about my approach, get a sense of me, and see if I might be the right fit for your needs. If I am, we can start working together on your wellness goals, and if not, I will help to direct you toward someone who may better suit your needs.
Education, Background and Passions
I was raised in Cordova Bay, Victoria. I completed my B.A. in medical anthropology and archaeology at McGill University, during which time I enjoyed gaining adventurous archaeological experience on Easter Island. I considered pursuing graduate studies in palaeopathology, but realised that while the people of the past were very interesting, I was ultimately called to work with the living! A passion for health, a desire to be of service to others, and my own journey of personal wellness lead me to naturopathic medicine. The broad scope of naturopathic medicine appealed to me, as it embraces the best of Western medicine and “alternative” modalities, considers the person as a whole, allows the doctor to be a detective in the thorough search for the root cause of imbalances, and provides time for patients to be fully heard.
I completed my premedical studies at UVic, and completed the 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) in New Westminster, BC. During my student clinical rotations, I enjoyed the opportunity to work with patients of all walks of life, including: low-income families with children, HIV+ individuals, members of the LGBTQ community, palliative care patients, and the Katzie First Nation.
I am also a Reiki Master with over 15 years of experience. I marvel at how Reiki can bring people into a healing state of deep relaxation, and makes healing energy available to the recipient, whose own consciousness directs it to be used for their highest good.
When I'm not "doctoring", the things I enjoy most are spending time with family, growing vegetables and herbs, long-distance walking, hiking, kayaking, Qi-Gong, Kundalini yoga, classical singing, volunteering, and ever deepening self and spiritual exploration. I am delighted to have returned to my roots on the Island and to be serving the people of Victoria!
I am currently accepting new patients, and am available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at:
#304-852 Fort St.