Dr. Kristi Prince, ND, IBCLC
Dr. Kristi Prince, ND, IBCLC is a registered Naturopathic Doctor, graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as the Valedictorian for the Class of 2012. After graduation she completed a 2-year residency at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to completing her naturopathic studies, she attended McMaster University where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
In her private practice, she enjoys working with people to address a variety of chronic health conditions, though her real passion lies in treating women's health, with further training in managing women's health concerns like: menstrual issues, menopause, fertility and gynecology. Kristi holds an Advanced training certificate in Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy through the LP3 network. She acknowledges the individuality of hormonal imbalances and has a thorough understanding of personalized, bioidentical hormone restoration therapies.
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she also provides breastfeeding support, having completed the Lactation Medicine Program at the International Breastfeeding Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Jack Newman.
Kristi is an active member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is a registered member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She has met the Standard of Practice for Prescribing as per the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), which allows her to prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, desiccated thyroid hormone and perform B12 injections.
Kristi is passionate about supporting her patients on their journey to optimal health, however her most rewarding job is being a mother to her daughter.
Dr. Alison Cockerill ND
Dr. Alison Cockerill, ND graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. Her experience with the ways in which religion relates to health, piqued her interest a holistic, natural approach to medicine. Alison went on to complete the 4-year post-graduate Doctor of Naturopathy at the accredited, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). During this time, she completed 1,200 hours of supervised clinical experience at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. She also provided supervised clinical care to underserviced populations at the Queen West Community Health Centre, Toronto.
Alison believes that healing is a journey that we all experience in our own unique way. It is therefore, important to her, that each patient is treated in a holistic and personalized manner. The naturopathic approach combines evidence-based treatments with individualized care and the consideration that every aspect of our lives (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) impacts our overall health and wellness.
Alison works with a wide variety of health concerns including but not limited to: hormone imbalances, infertility, digestive complaints, skin conditions, mental health concerns and weight management. She has also met the Standard of Practice for Prescribing in Ontario which allows her to prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy, desiccated thyroid hormone and perform B12 injections. Alison holds a certificate in Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy through the LP3 network. She acknowledges the individuality of hormonal imbalances and has a thorough understanding of personalized, bioidentical hormone restoration therapies. She is a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
During her time at CCNM, Alison also became a mother. This gave rise to her passion for using her skills as a naturopathic doctor to address infertility, support preconception health and treat children of all ages. Alison believes in building a truly integrative healthcare system and she would be honoured to be part of your healthcare team!
Marissa Wopereis, RMT
Marissa is a Cobourg native and resident - she graduated from Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School in Toronto in 2010. Her program included specialty clinical practice working with clients with MS (multiple sclerosis) chronic pelvic pain and high-risk pregnancy. She received training in advanced sports techniques, which she incorporates in her own sports of hockey and cycling.
Since graduation she has taken courses on advanced scar work, advanced techniques for TMJ (tempormandibular jaw) syndrome, and Kinesio Taping.
Carolyn Higginson, MSW, RSW
Carolyn Higginson, MSW, RSW is a Registered Social Worker with over 12 years experience working in the mental health field. Carolyn holds a Master of Social Work degree from McGill University, as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Queen’s University. Practicing from a strength-based, anti-oppressive framework, Carolyn employs a compassionate and integrative approach to therapy and uses elements of CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness in her work with adult clients.
Clients who value a holistic approach to therapy tend to be drawn to Carolyn, especially if they are working through a transition such as divorce, life change, or health status.
NOTE: ON MATERNITY LEAVE - RETURNING MARCH 2020.
Margarida Medeiros, BSW (Hons), RSW
Margarida Medeiros, BSW, RSW is a Registered Social Worker who has provided mental health treatment in the community for the last 18 years. She is passionate about supporting people on their journey to their best self through mind/body approaches. Her core value is to create a therapeutic relationship that feels safe and supportive, and that leads to people’s increased well being and the skills to reach their goals. She is pleased to provide individual therapy to adults 18 and over, and couples seeking support.
She practices from a holistic perspective to address areas of mental health that are out of balance. She is skilled in evidence-based modalities that provide people with the tools to lead more enriched and mindful lives: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. She also takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy for people who have experienced adverse experiences in their lives. A collaborative assessment will guide her in addressing each person’s unique needs while highlighting areas of strength that each individual possesses that can often remain untapped.
Sara Coyle, MSW, RSW
Sara Coyle, M.S.W., RSW is a registered Social Worker who has experience working with children, youth, and adults using an attachment and trauma-focused lens. Sara uses a holistic, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive approach with her clients. She focuses on creating strong therapeutic connections with people in a nonjudgmental, accepting, and empathetic way. Sara draws from various evidenced-based approaches, including Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These approaches help her adult clients manage their anxiety and daily stressors, develop coping skills, and process challenging life experiences.
Sara is also trained in using a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) model and utilizes this approach in her work with families. This model aims to support children and youth who have faced difficult childhood experiences or who are struggling to develop and maintain healthy relationships with their parents or caregivers. Children and youth often show us that they are struggling through their challenging behaviours. Sara seeks to understand these difficulties with empathy and has a goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship. With that, the relationship becomes the vehicle for change and positive growth.
Alma McNairn, MSW, RSW
Alma McNairn, M.S.W., R.S.W is a registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience within the field of mental health. She holds a master degree of Social Worker from University of Windsor, as well as an undergraduate degree in Social Development Studies from University of Waterloo.
Alma operates from a strength based approach that offers a non- judgemental and safe environment which fosters hope for individuals to develop their own mental wellness. Alma offers individual and group therapy to people struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, grief as well as childhood trauma.
Alma implements a variety of trauma informed evidence based modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused approach.
Kate Moebus, MCP, RP
Kate Moebus, MCP, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 7 years of experience in the field of mental health. She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University, as well as an undergraduate degree in International Development from Dalhousie University.
Dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment, Kate offers confidential, evidence based, individual and group therapy to people who have experienced PTSD, anxiety, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and substance misuse. Kate draws on a variety of trauma-informed modalities including: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
It is Kate’s belief that the very purpose of psychotherapy is to heighten interpersonal awareness and encourage further development of coping strategies, in order to live a more fulfilling, and deeply satisfying life. She is looking forward to providing guidance in this process!
Sherry Heenan, PT
Sherry is a Registered Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and is a caring individual who listens to your concerns, and works with you to achieve your desired goals. She is a very hands on therapist, using manual therapies, education, and exercise to get her clients moving and living life with the freedom to function.
When she is not spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, she enjoys yoga, meditation, and living her dream of working as a physiotherapist.
Sarah Beranger, RHN
Sarah Beranger is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She has a background in holistic nutrition for achieving goals like weight loss, athletic performance and detoxing, as well as for treating specific health concerns such as hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, insulin resistance, paediatric issues and allergies. Sarah is a member of the CSNN Alumni Program for continuous education where she keeps up to date on current holistic nutrition research and practice.
Sarah believes in the power of whole foods as part of a healthy overall lifestyle, including the importance of psychology as it pertains to eating and food. She adopts a holistic approach to nutrition in her practice and creates customized plans for each individual that lead to lasting, manageable lifestyle changes without feelings of deprivation.
Krissy Cooper - Clinic Care Coordinator
Krissy graduated from Trillium College with Honours, having completed the Medical Office Assistant Course. She has worked in various clinical environments for over nine years now, and brings a great deal of expertise and experience to her role as Patient Care Coordinator at Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic.
In her free time, Krissy enjoys drawing and working out. She loves spending time with her husband Brandon, her daughter Ava, and their dog Frankie.
NOTE: CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE - RETURNING APRIL 2020.
Jennifer Linton, CNP - (Interim) Clinic Care Coordinator
Jenn is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and an honours graduate from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She has an extensive background in customer service and has worked in multiple administrative positions throughout her education and working years.
In her free time, Jenn enjoys creating healthy recipes, taking care of her plants, and going on adventures with her hubby.
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