Dr. Heli McPhie
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.
Dr. Maria Fabbro
BA, BEd, ND
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
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.
Susans’ 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.
Janine Coney, CBT
Certified Bowen Therapist
Janine truly appreciates the therapeutic gentle yet incredibly effective approach of Bowen therapy. Her own healing experience with Bowen is what led her to be trained and certified as a Bowen Therapist.
She is a Certified Bowen Therapist (CBT) through the North American Bowen Teaching College. She practices the Original Bowen Therapy (Bowen TC) as approved and endorsed by the Tom Bowen Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc. She studied under the direction of Jonathan Damonte and has been a Bowen Therapist since 2016 working out of her Vancouver offices.
As a Bowen Therapist, her ultimate goal is to offer simple effective treatment to help her clients gain relief from pain and discomfort in order to live a better quality of life. She is a great believer in helping her clients find ways to help themselves and to manage their own wellbeing. In her sessions Janine also offers energy healings which can further help calm and heal the body. She has been a meditation practitioner and energy healer for over 17 years. She welcomes the Tsawwassen neighbourhood.
Janine has had much success using Bowen to treat the following:
• chronic and acute pain
• digestive issues
• muscle cramping and spasm
• neck and back issues
• hormonal imbalance
• carpal tunnel
• plantar fasciitis
• stress and anxiety
• sleep disorders
• menstrual issues
• hip alignment
• arthritis and more…
Therapeutic Yoga Specialist
Through the practice of yoga, we cultivate awareness and connection, not only to our physical beings but to our non-physical aspects as well. Yoga can provide an outlet to find peace and tranquility. It offers a space to shift our perspective and reflect on our views of ourselves and the world around us.
Kate has found a deep personal connection to her yoga practice and has seen first-hand the benefits yoga has to offer. When looking for a way to blend her knowledge of the body and her training with her passion for yoga and helping others Kate discovered yoga therapy.
Yoga therapy is a holistic approach to healing. It works with all principles and tools within yoga as a way to treat and guide people on their healing journey. Yoga therapy looks at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. Yoga therapy is spontaneous and dynamic when working to meet the specific needs of each individual.
As Kate shifts her focus her lens broadens and she has found her passion. Kate’s passion lies with working alongside her clients, helping guide and hold space. She wants to create a safe environment based around support, trust and empowerment. It is her hope that through working together you are able to remove obstacles, awaken new ideas and find a way home to live a more balanced life.
Kate is a Therapeutic Yoga teacher with 500 hours of certification; 300 hours in The Foundation of Yoga Therapy and currently completing 800 hours in Yoga Therapy at VSOHA. Kate holds a Degree in Human Kinetics from UBC and pursued a career in the field of health and wellness. With 20 years of personal training experience behind her she has shifted her focus towards a more holistic approach to healing and treating the body as a whole. Kate is excited to work with you and is looking forward to share in your journey.
Yoga Therapy can be helpful with treating: anxiety, depression, stress, grief, insomnia, physical tension, chronic pain, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, mental health and emotional wellbeing
Begin your Therapeutic Yoga Journey Today!
Life Coach - ICF Certified Organizational Coach - C.O.C.
Christianne is an Internationally Certified Transitions Coach who specializes in helping people get UNSTUCK in their life.
As a former high school teacher, Christianne is most passionate about helping youth gain the confidence and resilience they need to move forward into their ‘adult lives’. However, this uneasy feeling of having one foot in each world is not unique to 20-somethings.
This fork-in-the-road feeling is true of all major life transitions. Whether it be transitioning out of school life, into a career, into retirement, or into a new role in life, change is HARD.
If you could use help shaking off your self-doubt, clarifying what you really want and coming up with an action plan, she can help. She excels at noticing your patterns, is passionate about undoing old habits and loves using practical easy-to-use strategies to help retrain your brain. Christianne is compassionate, present, and action oriented with a light-hearted way of guiding you forward.
Take your first step into a life of more hope, resilience and confidence.