Our experts are here to answer YOUR questions! All questions remain 100% anonymous (no personal information is ever collected) and will be answered by one of the following experts:
Psychotherapist Joelle Anderson
Registered Nutritional Consulting and Orthomolecular Health Practitioner Barbara Bates
Certified Professional Coach Scott Caspell
Psychologist Helen Daymond
Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher and Registered Practitioner Francesca Diano
Holistic Nutritionist Stephanie Di Grazia
Naturopath Dr. Lynne Racette
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach Kerry Marchment
Registered Social Worker Zenia Mihevc
Holistic Nutrition Coach and Reiki Practitioner Holly Morris
Pharmacist Hank Parsaniya
Naturopath Dr. Erin TeWinkel
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Joelle is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor. She has been practicing since 2017, treating various conditions, including anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorder and other mental and emotional health concerns. Joelle works both with youth (11+) and adults.
Joelle has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and more. Joelle also has a Master of Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University), a Bachelor of Education (York University), and a Bachelor of Arts from York University.
To learn more about Joelle, please feel free to check out http://kernelofwisdom.com or contact her at 647-880-7118 or [email protected].
Barbara Bates is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. She holds a Master’s Degree of Applied Science in Holistic Nutrition. Barbara has owned and operated inner balance wellness consulting since 2000 and assists clients in reaching their health, fitness and overall wellness goals. She is also a Functional Genomics Certified Practitioner, Cancer Guide, EFT expert, BodyCode practitioner, personal trainer, and corporate speaker.
Barbara believes we are designed to be self-healing, and her approach is to treat the whole person. She is trained in diagnosing and correcting the underlying root cause of health concerns through diet, nutrition science, specific supplementation, lifestyle, exercise, stress management, energy healing and mind-body medicine. Each person’s curative path is uniquely designed - specific and individualized - but the bottom-line similarity of all regimens is directing the energies toward healing.
Barbara welcomes you to visit her website at innerbalancewellness.com to find out more.
Feel free to contact her via email: [email protected] or phone: 905-852-0797
Scott Caspell is a certified professional coach with twenty years of experience in the personal growth and leadership development fields. His experience spans all seven continents, including teaching at the secondary and university levels, coordinating youth leadership programs in Nunavut and Uganda, guiding kayaking excursions in Antarctica, and a decade leading self-development wilderness education programs with Outward Bound Canada.
As a coach, Scott helps others connect with what really matters, articulate a vision of the life that they desire, and then support them as they make it their reality. He integrates neuroscience-backed methods and mindfulness techniques to help clients develop the clarity, habits, and mindset to create a joyful, purposeful and deeply fulfilling life.
Get in touch via [email protected] or visit www.scottcaspell.com to find out more.
Helen Daymond is a registered psychologist and founder of ACCESS psychology, a multi-disciplinary practice located in Port Perry, Ontario. ACCESS promotes a holistic approach to well-being, focusing on developing healthy minds, bodies and relationships. Helen holds an M.Sc. in Counselling and Educational Psychology, with a specialization in Child Therapy. She has extensive experience providing psychological assessments and treatment to children, adolescents and families struggling with behavioural, social-emotional, developmental and mental health issues. Helen has over 15 years of experience helping children and youth learn strategies to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, build self-esteem and develop social skills.
Helen welcomes you to check out their clinic at http://accesspsychology.ca/ for more information on their services. You may also reach them by email at [email protected] or phone at (905) 982-0606.
Francesca is an unconventional holistic nutritionist, an energy mover practicing Reiki and an intuitive movement guide & yoga teacher. She deeply believes in magic and lives between Calabria, Italy, and Ontario, Canada. She deeply believes that we all deserve to feel comfortable in our physical bodies, feeling free and vibrant. Through movement and breath, Francesca will guide you into feeling safer and held within your own body, to find your wings and learn to feel free from the inside out.
She began her health-driven journey in early 2013 at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Francesca discovered Reiki and its philosophy of promoting health and well-being by clearing energy blockages in the body. With her love for creating delicious healthy foods, Francesca became certified as a Culinary Nutrition Expert. Use creativity in the kitchen to make every bite count towards your health. Being healthy isn’t about eating foods you don't love; it is about finding your creativity in the kitchen. Movement has always fascinated her and its ability to heal the body. She completed her first yoga teacher training in Kerala, India and continues taking courses and workshops on movement and the physical body. With a combination of these modalities, Francesca’s goal is to bring everyone close to what she feels is most important in life - happiness. We are meant to feel good, no discomfort, and actually, have fun in the process.
Feel free to contact Francesca via email [email protected].
Stephanie Di Grazia is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Educator, and Health and Fitness Coach based in Toronto. One of the most passionate and knowledgeable individuals at her craft, Stephanie also holds an honours degree in Psychology from York University. Her interest and experience with holistic health from a young age, as well as her success with Holistic Therapies after struggling with health ailments such as digestive disorders, food sensitivities, body image issues, acne, and anxiety and depression for several years, led her to attend the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
Stephanie is also the resident Holistic Nutritionist for TURF Athletic Club, LivClean Meals, and Fit Fix Fitness.
To find out more about her, contact her at [email protected]
Instagram: @fitfixbysteph, Facebook: Stephanie Di Grazia RHN, Website: www.fitfixfitness.ca
Dr. Lynne is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and founder of HealthSpace Collective - a modern wellness clinic in Port Perry, ON. She has a general family practice with a clinical focus on hormonal concerns, thyroid conditions, mental health concerns, and women’s and pediatric health. Dr. Lynne is passionate about helping individuals identify the cause of their health concerns and optimize their health. Her mission is to help her patients “Health Up” their life in a simple and attainable way using a personalized action plan.
Visit her website to find out more about her: www.drlynne.ca.
Kerry Marchment is a life and leadership certified coach. She is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and received her training through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), obtaining her certification as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Kerry is also Mental Health First Aid Certified. Kerry coaches emerging leaders and executives at Fortune 500 companies, athletes, parents and adolescents who are looking to develop their own inner strength, resiliency and a drive to create the mindset that works for them.
Kerry loves coaching and is passionate about working with people that want to create lasting positive change in their lives. It brings her a tremendous amount of joy to witness life-changing moments. "Developing mental fitness, resiliency and creating joy through the power of choice while utilizing the tools unique to each of us, the journey can truly be life-altering. This work creates sustainable results both personally and professionally, physically and mentally, which ripple through relationships with friends, family and colleagues, creating fresh perspectives and promoting positive lasting growth."
Kerry welcomes you to contact her at [email protected].
Zenia Mihevc is a Registered Social Worker and founder of A Little Zen in Uxbridge. She offers counselling both in and out of the office through mindful movement, forest hikes and nature walks, as well as traditional talk psychotherapy. Zenia uses a holistic approach in counselling as she believes there is importance in connecting the body, spirit, and mind to achieve balance and wellness. Her specialty is working with children, adults, and small group therapy for challenges that might be related, but not limited to: depression and/or anxiety, grief and loss, substance use, work/life balance, self-esteem, trauma, and more.
Zenia welcomes you to visit her website at https://alittlezen.ca/about or call 905-904-0398 to learn more about her and the services she offers.
Holly is a Holistic Nutrition Coach and Reiki practitioner. She founded Holly Morris Holistic Wellness in 2015 and is passionate about leading by example in a holistic approach to a healthy life. She began her career as an Educational Assistant but changed paths after starting a journey to understand the physical symptoms she had experienced throughout her life. She found the solution on her path to managing anxiety and digestive problems was understanding the connection between the two.
Holly focuses largely on energy healing and spiritual practices to help others become familiar with how their emotions and body communicate with them on subtle levels. Reiki is a safe and effective energy healing technique that has been proven effective in reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and benefiting general well-being. She offers Reiki and nutritional-based services online and in person at her location in downtown Uxbridge.
To learn more about Holly, please visit www.hmholisticwellness.com, or you can find her on Instagram @theholisticphilosophy and Facebook at Holly Morris Holistic Wellness.
Hank is the pharmacist and owner of Trail Capital IDA Pharmacy Uxbridge. He is on a mission to change the perspective of how the community sees pharmacists. He always asks himself (and others), "patients see pharmacists more often than their family physicians, and everybody says they have a family doctor, but why doesn't anybody say they have a family pharmacist?" Mental health, wellness and awareness are his main areas of interest.
Being a pharmacist puts Hank in a unique position. Nobody needs to make an appointment to see him, and he has created his pharmacy as a safe space where anybody can come over and chat with him. He always has time for you. He believes medication has a role in a person's well-being in appropriate situations, but the collaborative approach to lifestyle changes is equally as important. He also understands the importance of having open discussions with caregivers or loved ones of the patient too.
To learn more about Hank, please visit https://trailcapitalida.ca, or you can follow him on social media on Facebook at Trail Capital IDA Pharmacy or on Instagram @trailcapitalida and Twitter @trailcapitalida.
Dr. Erin TeWinkel is a naturopathic doctor specializing in mental wellness, hormonal health, and digestive health with teens and their families. At her clinic, the Integrative Health Institute, she helps teens build resiliency to own their health for the rest of their lives.
She believes in working with her patients to develop healthier mindsets and practices early in life rather than fixing problems in adults after the fact. She practices naturopathic medicine because she wants to change the story/narrative about how we view teens and support them through adolescence. Adolescence is a critical window of time where we have immense opportunity to affect teens' future positively.
For more information on Dr. Erin, visit her website www.drtewinkelnd.com or Instagram: @drtewinkel