After graduating from Queen’s University with a BSc in Life Sciences, I decided that pursuing a career as a medical doctor wasn’t for me. The medical model seemed impersonal, involving palliating symptoms with medications rather than hearing the patient’s story and addressing the root cause of disease.
After much deliberation, many personal health crises and 2 years of teaching English in Colombia, in South America, I discovered naturopathic medicine and made the decision to become a naturopathic doctor: a doctor who takes the time to listen to patients, works with the body’s healing power and addresses the cause of disease, not just symptoms.
I am a recent graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and have just passed my naturopathic licensing exams (NPLEX II and Ontario Boards for the BDDT-N). I am currently applying for my license.
I am originally from Toronto, Canada, I am passionate about art as a way of telling stories through painting, photography, writing or any other form of communication and self-expression. I love snowboarding, practising yoga, hiking with my dog, curling up in the sun with a good book and an espresso, travelling and spending time in nature. Before travelling to Colombia, I spent 4 months in Costa Rica, working at a children’s hospital. Last February I travelled to Guatemala to work in a community naturopathic clinic.
I believe in people and am honoured to bear witness to their stories. I chose naturopathic medicine as an idealistic path to heal the world, one person at a time. The healing process is a time of self-growth and personal awakening for people, which I always feel privileged to be a part of. I focus my practice on mental health, community medicine and endocrinology.
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