I grew up in Belleville, and always knew that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. For this reason I chose to pursue my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario.
After graduating, I decided to take time to digest what I had learned and further consider exactly what healthcare profession to enter into next. During these valuable years I worked for the Ontario March of Dimes, a Canadian organization dedicated to providing services for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. I had the opportunity to work closely with stroke survivors and people living with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and brain injuries, and to continue my studies of neurorehabilitation with the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Realizing how important it was to spend time with clients to understand them and the support that they needed, I felt called to refine my skills and continue to work with people experiencing health and ability challenges. A friend had introduced me to naturopathic medicine, and I immediately recognized the potential for running a practice with the luxury of time to really get to know my patients, and began my next four years of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Now, as a Naturopathic Doctor, I love working with people to uncover the roots of their individual health concerns and establish practical approaches to healing ailments, regaining vitality, and aging well. With this in mind my goal is to help people to understand their current state of health, to work proactively to address challenges and risk factors, and to integrate lifestyle choices that naturally foster balance and wellbeing.