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Dr. Heli McPhie 
B.Sc., ND

Naturopathic Physician

 

Dr. McPhie's passion for medicine and healing began at a very young age growing up in Africa.  Building upon her love of the natural world and science, she completed an undergraduate degree in biology at McGill University. She then went on to complete four years naturopathic medical school at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. After two years of clinical practice in Toronto, Dr. McPhie returned to the Westcoast to continue her career and passion in collaborative wellness. She has a successful family practice of over 20 years seeing patients of all ages from all over BC. She loves to focus on the care in healthcare.

Dr. McPhie is very passionate about treating the whole family, from wee ones to wise ones, with naturopathic medicine.  She is an avid supporter of children's health and prevention.  As a mother of three boys and having a long standing naturopathic pediatric practice she knows the value of naturopathic medicine in keeping our children healthy and happy.  Over the last few years, she has started to focus on mental wellness and brain health as she notes an alarming increase in neurological and mental diseases in all ages. Anxiety, depression, dementia, MS, ALS, concussion syndrome, .....so many areas of concern.  As a general ND though, she loves her days in practice because she sees such a variety of cases from allergies to urticaria and everything in between. 

 

She has studied the effects of social connection in depth and believes that families, companies, schools and corporations all benefit from learning to communicate and connect in a healthy way. Dr. McPhie believes that healthy connection and communication with ourselves, others and nature is vital for optimal health and longevity. Dr. McPhie lectures frequently in schools, collages, to her peers and the public about the importance of connection in combating the profound effects of loneliness. We truly are better together.

On graduating, she was the recipient of the David Schleich President's Award of Excellence and the Dr. Patricia Wales award for her significant contribution to the development of the naturopathic profession in Canada. She was also recognized by UBC for her many years as a mentor in the nutritional sciences program.  She gained her diploma in Naturopathic Education and is still a life long learner and educator.

Dr. McPhie loves to adventure and explore our beautiful natural world whether hiking the West Coast Trail, kayaking the Broken Islands, sailing in Desolation Sound, skiing the local mountains, climbing Kilimanjaro, snorkeling in Maui or waking up in the Serengeti - her happy place is connecting with the remarkable beauty of this planet and the amazing people on it.

Come see her.  Her patients often comment in the same way - she makes me feel heard, cared for and makes me believe I can get better.

Here's to health and happiness.

Heli

 

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Dr. Maria Fabbro 
BA, BEd, ND

Naturopathic Physician

 

Dr. Maria Fabbro has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine for 20 years.  Her goal is to treat the cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms and to educate patients on how to maintain a lifetime of good health. Dr Fabbro listens to and collaborates with the patient to create a safe and effective, personalized health program to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. 


Dr. Fabbro and her patients have great success with:

  • Detoxification and Weight Loss

  • Women's health issues: PMS, menopause, painful periods, infertility, PCOS etc.

  • Bio Identical Hormone Therapy for Women

  • Intravenous Therapies like Myers Cocktail, Vitamin C, B12 injections.

  • Eczema, asthma and allergies

  • Digestive problems: gas, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, celiac disease management

  • Diabetes Type 2, pre-diabetes

  • Colds, Headaches Fatigue, Thyroid problems

  • Skin care and Anti-Aging treatments

 more information about Dr. Fabbro may be found at www.drfabbro.com

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Susan Furtado

MCP, RCC, R.H.N.

 

Susan Furtado is a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist with the BCACC and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University.  She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N) with 20 years experience in the Natural Health Food Industry. Susan specializes in the field of mood disorders and employs an exclusively unique, combined approach using a blend of psychotherapy & corrective nutritional implementation, known as  Psycho-Nutra-Therapy (PNT) ™

 

Susan's comprehensive approach goes well beyond the traditional propensity to treat symptoms only. With the addition of emotional support and specific individual therapeutic intervention,  clients are steered towards optimum physical, mental health and ultimate well being.

 

Susan's natural inclination towards compassion and empathy are her key assets and cornerstone to her non-judgemental style. She strives to create a safe and trusting space and comfortable environment for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories and behaviours. She elicits and openly encourages new insights and self - exploration, fostering meaning and acceptance of difficult experiences.

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Debbi McKenzie

RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Debbi is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling

Therapists of Canada and has training and certification in the following approaches:

Gestalt, Compassionate Inquiry, Person Centered, Mindfulness and Family Systems.

 

Debbi’s life-long fascination with healing and personal growth lead her to counselling.

Her approach to counselling is holistic, she considers all aspects of the individual – mind, body

and spirit as well as social context (intimate relationships, family, friends, work/school/retirement).

 

Practical tools Debbi offers are: 

  • Relaxation 

  • Grounding tools

  • Challenging negative thoughts

  • Self-compassion,

  • Assertiveness and mindfulness skills. 

In addition, she offers reading suggestions and skills to practice between sessions.

 

Debbi also offers the opportunity to do some deeper processing work for those wanting relief

from painful life experiences such as:

  • Childhood/adult traumas

  • Accidents, assault

  •  PTSD

  • Divorce,

  • Illness

  • Grief and loss

 

Counselling is an opportunity to create positive change in one’s life. This process may be just a

few sessions to learn some new strategies for coping with a particular challenge or it may be a

decision to do some significant inner work to address a long-standing issue. Either way, Debbi will

work with you towards your stated goals and regularly review your progress. 

 

Debbi is delighted to be part of the South Delta community and looks forward to helping her clients through life’s difficulties.  

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Iryna Fayer (Lalita Amba), TTM, NHP

Traditional Tibetan Medicine, Natural Health Practitioner

 

Iryna is a Registered Tibetan Medicine Practitioner, a Practitioner of Ayurveda Medicine and an Ancestral Healer.  She is a Co-founder of the Ukrainian Retreat Training Centre.  Iryna's love for medicine and healing began in her early youth.  As a child she discovered the gift of healing through oriental medicine and since the age of 12 has thoroughly learned and practiced Eastern Medicine in Asia, India, Tibet and Japan.

 

“The purpose of my life is to help people discover the best health, vitality and joy they have inside.  Healing is possible only when you cure the real cause of disease.  I continue to dedicate my life to professional development, spiritual healing and helping people.  My teachers have given me techniques and tools to not only heal the body, but also how to open the energy of the soul.”

 

After receiving her doctorate in TTM in 2014, Iryna lived and studied for two years at a Monastery under the guidance of a Mentor.  She has mastered the art of Pulse Diagnostics. She can listen to the 64 pulses and all the internal systems of the patient and select methods of individual treatment based on natural herbs, dietary healing and other traditional methods.  In 2019 Iryna was invited to treat the famous enlightened Buddhist teacher, His Holiness Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpotche.  She spent over a month with Terton, a Guru Tibetan visionary teacher and the Rinpoche royal family at the Swiss retreat centre.

 

Iryna has more than 15 years of medical practice.  Thousands of her patients have had successful experiences leaving them with optimum body and mind wellness.  She created her own methods based on the fusion of traditional Eastern and Western medicine.  For the last 7 years Iryna taught doctors of oriental medicine and healers.  She has given many lectures and tutorials all around Europe and has a master’s degree in Psychology, which helps to deeply understand the needs of a person.  Iryna completed 4 years of study at the Bogomolets Medical University in Ukraine with a degree in Pharmacology.  She wants to create her own brand of natural medicine that will help people stay healthy.  Her spiritual name is Lalita Amba and she has been a follower of the Sri Vidya Spiritual Tradition for almost 20 years.  Everything she does is filled with light, care and love for people.  Guiding people to discover their optimum health and spirituality brings her profound joy and much needed relief to her clients.

 

Reasons to book your consult today:

• Original methods for healing and teaching 15 years of work experience

• Whole body health diagnostics, based on ancient Tibetan pulse measurement technique

• Individualized personal program development, specific food and medical treatment prescription

• Holistic recovery healing session - energy rebalancing

• Beauty; Youth Formula.  Tailor made set of exercises, diet and herbal teas

• Diagnosis of internal organs’ condition and the whole body 

• Assistance in developing a healthy nutrition plan and the right food habits for your body based on individual needs 

• Chronic physical concerns

• Overweight

• Allergies

• Skin problems (blackheads, acnes)

• Issues with liver

• Digestive diseases

• Constant tiredness

• Pain in joints, spine

• Emotional instability

• Headaches

• Arterial blood pressure

• Varicosis

• Water retention

 

Visit Iryna with any health concerns and you will absolutely get more than you expect!

Leslie Lee

Bowen Therapist

Leslie has a long history and passion in wellness. Her introduction to the Bowen technique came through this very clinic from working alongside and watching the incredible results produced in patients seen by her mentor and trainer Jonathan Damonte. Trained in the Original Bowen Therapy (Bowen TC) as approved and endorsed by the Tom Bowen Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc.  She practices here in Tsawwassen, on Gabriola Island, and at wellness retreats to creating sustainable solutions and supporting you in a nurturing safe space through mind-body experiences.

As a Bowen therapist, Leslie works with clients to enhance health, performance and recovery. By prioritizing physical, mental and spiritual well-being as one. The Bowen technique relieves chronic and acute conditions resulting from physical and emotional stressors.   It is simple, relaxing, gentle,  and effective.

 

The best part? 

Bowen therapy can relieve the majority of symptoms developed by stimulating responses to repair the underlying issues. 

 

Whether you are in pain from an injury, suffer from a chronic or acute conditions, want a tune-up for a competitive edge, in preparation for a procedure, or just to rejuvenate physically and mentally to enhance your resilience and immunity; Bowen Therapy can support your needs.

 

Bowen therapy may help: 

  • Balance and stimulate your energy

  • Improve muscle & joint flexibility

  • Increase circulation and lymphatic flow

  • The assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins

  • Calm your nervous system, reducing stress 

  • Interrupt pain spasm cycles

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Saskia Schanz 

Aroma-Psychotherapist, Teacher, Author

I live with my husband, our three teenage boys, and Einstein, our family dog, in White Rock,
BC. Already as a child, it was important for me to explore the world of fairy tales and
fantasies. It was there that I was able to find places within me that were colorful, happy and
upliCing. That is probably why I decided to become a flight aFendant with LuChansa
because I wanted to search for these places in the “real world”. Today, I draw my strength
from these colorful inner spaces and I am always looking for new ways to access and express
them through wriJng and painJng. I am also a professional arJst and published author.
At the same Jme I worked towards my Bachelor and Master degrees in EducaJon with a
minor in Psychology at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
That is where I discovered my love for teaching where following my graduaJon, I worked as a
primary school teacher. It was also at that Jme, that I was asked to incorporate my newly
developed expressive learning concept which allowed students to learn creaJvely and
independently so that they could connect with their authenJcity.
In 2009, our family moved to Canada where I began working with essenJal oils. I had
personally used them for many years and the more I learned, the more I became fascinated
by their mental/emoJonal power. Following the compleJon of a German cerJfied program, I
graduated with a cerJficate in “PsychotherapeuJscher Aromapraxis”. Here I learned how
essenJal oils can work as neurotransmiFers and thereby influence our behavior through the
creaJon of pathways in the brain. They are a powerful tool that promotes opJmal mental
health.
As a result, I created NeuroaromaJcsTM where I am able to combine my years of professional
experience and training to help others achieve happiness.

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