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We are passionate about helping you in your journey to the best health of your life -- from every angle; mind, body and spirit.  We represent many different pieces to your health care solution.  Where do you want your body and mind to live? 

We are a collaborative group of health care professionals, dedicated to bringing you high quality patient/client-centered health care. Our Glebe clinic offers a convenient and central location in Ottawa, as well as a calm and professional atmosphere to meet your health care needs.

Let us help make the journey home to your best self enjoyable.

Booking appointments:
To book an appointment with any of our practitioners below, you may call the clinic directly at 613-680-4020, or go to the individual practitioner websites, as most have online booking options. Some of our practitioners offer free introductory 15-minute consultations to answer any of your questions and ensure that they are the right fit for you.

For more information about each practitioner, please visit their websites, listed below.

 
 

SARAH WHISTON, BA, RMT

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST, ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES PROVIDER (ART), CLINIC founder/owner

Sarah has been a Registered Massage Therapist and an Active Release Techniques Provider since 2006. Caring, compassionate, and intuitive, she is passionate about enabling people to attain the full capabilities of their body using massage therapy and active techniques to address soft tissue dysfunction. She believes that each body tends towards its own unique and healthy equilibrium, which can be a challenge in our demanding world. Her goal is to help the body recover its natural state of balance, alignment, and optimal function. Once centered, we are able to appreciate true wellbeing and strength in mind and body.

Sarah has a wide range of treatment experience focusing on resolving various soft tissue injuries and pathologies resulting from athletic injuries, overuse syndromes, postural strain,  chronic pain and pregnancy.   Sarah is fully certified in Active Release Techniques for upper and lower extremities, spine and nerve entrapments.  She is trained in the application of biomechanical tape (Dynamic Tape) to assist your recovery from injury and improve overall posture.  Sarah is also a certified MELT instructor; a gentle and pain free way to hydrate superficial fascial tissues affecting the whole body.

Sarah is an athlete with a diverse competitive background in cross country running, nordic skiing, soccer, rowing and swimming.  Over the past 14 years she has completed various half marathon and full marathon distances, including the Boston Marathon in 2011.  As a runner, athlete, yogi, fitness instructor and a mom with 2 kids under 7 yrs old, she understands what life and sport can do to the body and how imperative it is to nurture ourselves, avoid injuries and recover without stopping!  She has a strong belief that pregnancy is a state of wellness that should be nurtured and a true passion and understanding when treating prenatal and postnatal clients.  Aside from running trails and literally running after her kids, Sarah teaches at The Dailey Method Ottawa in the Glebe as a Barre Fitness Instructor.  Sarah has a passion for teaching fitness and continues to follow her calling to lead people to feel their best this fall as she embarks on her Yoga Teacher Training journey in Costa Rica.

www.sarahwhiston.com

Niki Loyst, RMT

registered massage therapist

Niki graduated with her Massage Therapy Diploma from Trillium College in 2011. She is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario.

Niki believes in being a team player in the field of healthcare. By working closely with her clients, Niki strives to reach and maintain their individual goals. She is passionate about her work and truly believes in the benefits of massage therapy. To Niki, massage therapy restores a sense of balance and good health in one’s life, but also improves and maintains the body’s ability to move and heal quickly.

Niki specializes in therapeutic massage therapy and is trained in a number of massage techniques including; Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, sports massage and PNF stretching.

She is currently in the process of continuing her education in Reiki in order to expand her scope of healing, relaxation and stress reduction.

She can be seen volunteering at local athletic events, where she provides athletes with pre and post workout treatments to help athletes improve performance.

Apart from volunteering, Niki keeps an active lifestyle by attending yoga and fitness classes. She also enjoys being outdoors participating in activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking.

EMAIL NIKI: nloyst@gmail.com

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Lindsey Carter, RMT, CDT

registered massage therapist, vodder certified manual lymph drainage practitioner

Lindsey has more than 20 years experience as an RMT with extra training in myofascial and deep tissue techniques.  She is also a Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphedema therapist; certified with the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School.  This training gives Lindsey the skills to work with clients recovering from cancer treatment, surgery, trauma, burns and many chronic conditions (more details below).  Lindsey has also been a dance and yoga teacher and uses that experience to help her clients understand their body mechanics in order to become and remain as healthy as possible.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a light, rhythmic treatment that stimulates the natural flow of lymph throughout the body.  This facilitates the removal of metabolic waste from the tissues while bringing nutrients and oxygen to the cells, creating an environment ideal for healing.  
While MLD is well known as a treatment for individuals who have undergone lymph node removal/dissection or radiation, it can be beneficial for many other conditions, including:

* Primary or Secondary lymphedema
* Sprains, strains or fractures
* Post-surgical trauma
* Wounds
* migraines
* Chronic sinusitis
* Traumatic injuries
* Dermatological disorders

If you want to learn more about the benefits of MLD, or are wondering if it's right for you, please don't hesitate to contact Lindsey below.

Email Lindsey: cartermassage@gmail.com

www.lindseycarterrmt.ca

Kristin Jillian Shropshire, MS, ROHP, R.Ac.

Registered acupuncturist and registered nutritionist

Kristin is a Registered Nutritionist with the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC), a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) & a Faculty Member of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN). She is a firm believer that we are all capable of improving the quality of our lives, no matter where we are starting from. Sometimes, we simply require a little help to transform that desire into a reality.

Kristin is extremely passionate about holistic health and wellness. She considers it her honour and privilege to share her knowledge and support her clients in achieving their health and wellness goals. After reclaiming her own health through a combination of natural healing modalities, there is virtually nothing that she finds more rewarding than helping people to feel happy, healthy, and comfortable in their own skin.

Kristin has a special interest in anxiety, depression, fertility and family planning, healthy aging (including Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture), and helping clients achieve a healthy relationship with food, but she maintains a full private practice, welcoming clients with a wide range of health concerns.

Kristin’s ultimate goal is to help each and every one of her clients achieve radiant health. Naturally.

EMAIL KRISTIN: shropshire.kristin@gmail.com

CALL KRISTIN: 613-218-5507

www.kristinshropshire.com

RENÉE LEMIEUX, MEd, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist / Psychothérapeute autorisée
 

Renée is a bilingual psychotherapist offering individual and family therapy to adults and adolescents.

She uses a person-centered and collaborative approach to increase her clients’ sense of well-being. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Certified EMDR Therapist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sleep difficulties. She can also assist in managing stress, anger, life transitions, and the effects of chronic pain or illnesses. For the past 10 years, Renée has been specializing in treating various forms of trauma, both recent and past, with a broad spectrum of clients. According to research, post-traumatic stress is a result of events, big or small, that leave a lasting emotional and psychological impact. We often hear of the ‘big’ traumas, but every day events such as bullying, accidents, childhood neglect, rejection, or a medical diagnosis can all have a traumatic effect on a person.

Renée has also offered crisis intervention and long-term therapy at local non-profit organizations, specializing in multicultural issues and complex trauma. She provides psychological services to victims of war trauma, torture, political persecution, sexual assault, and imprisonment. Working with this clientele and an internationally trained team of clinicians, has helped her develop a global understanding of and a broader approach to treating mental health issues.

www.ottawapsychotherapist.ca

 

Lynn F. Bloom, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

 Ms. Lynn Bloom is a registered clinical social worker in private practice, with a focus on helping individuals and families cope with anxiety, depression, anger, caregiver stress, interpersonal conflict, chronic illness, disability, loss, lack of employment, and various problems that may confront people everyday. Ms. Bloom is a clinical and training associate with The Glebe Institute, a group of Ottawa-based mental health counselors who focus on collaborative practice. She is committed to the idea of helping people maximize their skills and abilities so that they can reach their life goals and potential.

Tailoring her approach to the strengths and preferences of individual clients, Ms. Bloom utilizes a range of therapeutic modalities with a main focus on Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Ms. Bloom is also an educator, researcher, and community organizer with extensive training in the areas of physical and mental health, and rehabilitation. 

  Ms. Bloom is an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Ottawa where she is involved in Medicine and Humanities program development, teaching and research. 

Lynn provides counselling services to insured clients under the supervision of registered Counselling Psychologist, Dr. David Paré.

www.glebeinstitute.com

EMAIL LYNN @ lfbloom@bell.net

 

 

Jennifer Turner, MA, CRPO

Registered psychotherapist / counsellor

Jennifer Turner is a psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and is a professional member of the OACCPP. She is certified with Health Coaching Australia, the National Association of Cancer Coaches, and the Ottawa Childbirth Education Association. Jennifer specializes in family/adolescent issues, couple counselling, pregnancy and parenting support,  health and lifestyle coaching, and supporting the challenges of living with cancer and dealing with dying. She works with people dealing with transitions and struggling to be happy despite anxiety, depression and challenging life circumstances.

She has facilitated numerous support and educational programs and has a passionate commitment to helping individuals, couples and families optimize their capacity to support each other and thrive.  Her research and practice interests focus on integrative healing, thrive therapy and optimizing health and happiness. She works extensively with clients who are struggling to find meaning, navigate life’s transitions and support new ways of thinking about life and death.

She views the therapeutic relationship as a respectful collaborative partnership between client and therapist. As challenges are identified, she assists you to process them and to feel more connected to your authentic self and to others, and to experience joy and meaning in your life. Her approach is a personal and caring one which approaches happiness from an integrative mind/body/spirit perspective. She considers her work as having conversations with people to help them figure out ways to thrive – offering new ways of looking at things, and supporting change whenever possible.

www.jenniferturner.co/

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BONNEY ELLIOTT M.Ed, RP, NP, RYT

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher

Bonney is a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She provides counselling services to insured clients under the supervision of registered Counselling Psychologist Dr. David Paré, covered by most third party insurance plans. The focus of her private practice is general counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families She has a Masters degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa, where training and ongoing supervision have been from a Narrative Therapy focus. She has additional training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Emotion Focused Couple Therapy, Counselling Supervision, and Smoking Cessation as well as Sand Tray Therapy. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher. 

Bonney brings a holistic, gentle, playful approach to therapy. Her career began as a paediatric nurse working with sick and dying children and their families. She did further training and worked for 14 years as a Nurse Practitioner in community health practice with First Nations, Inuit, and refugee families. She has provided general counselling and support group facilitation with women experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and family violence. She is very involved in ongoing professional development and peer supervision in narrative reflecting team and sand tray therapy work. Currently, she is specializing in health coaching and group facilitation with cancer survivors and caregivers.

Areas of practice experience and interest include:  *Coping with change and stress  *Family & Relationship Issues *Career Transitions *Living with Cancer and Chronic Illness  *Pregnancy & Post-Partum Concerns  *Grief & Loss  *Adolescent Concerns  *Wellness & Lifestyle Change  *Personal Growth  *Caregiver Stress  *Guided imagery and meditation.  

www.glebeinstitute.com

EMAIL BONNEY @ bonneyelliott@rogers.com ; CALL @ 613-286-3591

Dr. Cathy Kerzner

Psychologist

Dr. Cathy Kerzner is a clinical psychologist with a practice in Ottawa since 2000. She obtained a B.Sc. in psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Carleton University. She was awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council studentship award to conduct research in the treatment of eating disorders. Her clinical training was completed at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital, and The Douglas Hospital in Montreal within the departments of psychiatry and specialized eating disorder, perinatal, and stress management clinics. Upon receipt of her registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, she launched a private practice providing psychological services to those with eating disorders,  anxiety, and depression.

In 2009, with her children nearly grown, Dr. Kerzner resumed participation in her previous passions of music, sport & dance.

She quickly recognized the application of psychological principles to running races and musical performance. With her interest in the field of sport & performance psychology piqued, she began a programme of professional development that included consultation with world experts in the field. Working with athletes and other high performers has proven to be a natural extension to her previous clinical work.

Dr. Kerzner’s dedication to lifelong learning and her enthusiastic, creative, and professional approach to her work has attracted a range of high performers, such as athletes, performing artists, and executives, to her practice. She has worked with athletes of various sports and levels and performing artists such as vocalists and the students at the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program.

Her current practice includes providing assistance to those seeking mental skills training for optimal performance as well as treatment for clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.

Dr. Kerzner is an engaging speaker and is frequently invited to present workshops on topics related to sport & performance psychology.

For more information about Dr. Kerzner and her practice visit: www.kerznerpsychology.com

Tony Revitt, BSc (PT), BSc (Kin)

Physiotherapist, Sport Pt certificate, gunn ims, concussion management

Tony is a former Canadian National Team diver who competed at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games, World Championships and numerous other international competitions throughout his athletic career. After studying Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and competing with their Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, he decided to study physiotherapy as a way to continue to work with dedicated athletes in order to help them get back to performing at their highest capability.  Tony studied physiotherapy at Brunel University in London, England and graduated in 2005.  He built experience working in Ottawa and Kemptville before joining the Carleton Sport Medicine and Physiotherapy clinic in 2010 and then Glebe Health House in 2016.

Tony specializes mainly in orthopaedic physiotherapy with a strong focus in sport physiotherapy; holding a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate.  As an avid athlete and physiotherapist with over 11 years of experience, he has a strong knowledge and appreciation for many different sports and the high level of physical demand they entail.  His treatment focus involves manual therapy in conjunction with a home exercise program to help strengthen, stretch and stabilize the injured area.  Tony also uses acupuncture and IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) for chronic conditions and to help loosen tight muscles from injuries and movement dysfunctions.

In recent years Tony has expanded his treatment practice to focus on concussion management. By performing treatment for the spine, visual system, and vestibular (balance) system, he aids people return to daily activities and their athletic endeavours.

In addition to his clinical practice, Tony travels with the Canadian National Diving Team (Jr and Sr) as their Team Physiotherapist to international competitions.  He has worked with the Ontario Provincial U15- U18 Rugby teams and the Eastern Ontario U16 and U18 Rugby teams. Tony is a regular volunteer at local sporting events (Skate Canada, Ontario Gymnastics Provincials, PGA Canada). Outside of the clinic, Tony can be seen keeping healthy and active by training for triathalons, golfing, skiing and snowboarding.

EMAIL TONY:  tonyrevitt@gmail.com

Melissa Johnson, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Melissa Johnson is a Naturopathic Doctor devoted to guiding people back to vitality. Her family practice welcomes people of all ages, especially those living with chronic or long-term conditions including autism spectrum disorders, asthma, Lyme, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She also loves to see people who want a little bit of support in times of transition such as menopause, or who are interested in prevention of illnesses which run in their family. She firmly believes that DNA is not destiny!

Dr. Melissa is glad to have such a wide range of therapies available to her under the naturopathic umbrella. The tools she uses include dietary advice, botanical medicines, german auricular medicine (a form of ear acupuncture), homeopathy, hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy and lifestyle counselling. Be prepared to change the way you eat – she considers nutrition an important foundation underpinning all other therapies.

A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she is registered under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a member of both the Ontario and the Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Melissa is passionate about her family, her community and her time spent outdoors.

www.solutionsnaturopathic.ca

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Erin McCarthy, Ph.D.

Mindfulness teacher and professor

Erin offers courses and workshops in mindfulness and mindful self-compassion as well as one-on-one mindful coaching sessions (in person and online).

She works with children, youth and adults; students, athletes, parents, writers and academics.

A professor, speaker, author and mindfulness teacher, after completing her undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy at Trent University, Erin went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, comparing western and eastern views of the self. A professor of philosophy at St.  Lawrence University in Canton, NY since 2000, Erin now divides her time between her work as a scholar-teacher at the university, conference engagements and her mindfulness teaching both on her campus and in the  Ottawa area. Her teaching and writing bring together eastern and western philosophies and practices to cultivate human flourishing, joy, and ease.

A long time meditator, Erin came to teach mindful  self-compassion and mindfulness through her interest in and scholarship  on Contemplative Education. She has a particular passion for how mindfulness modalities help in education, parenting and with issues of social justice. She is committed to the ideals of diversity, inclusion and social justice in her work.

An educator for over two decades, she’s worked with children, youth and adults to help them find the inner space to live a life of flourishing and is continually inspired by the transformations that these mindfulness modalities afford their practitioners…herself included!

See Erin’s current offerings for workshops for adults AND children coming up in our clinic space HERE !

For more information about Erin visit: www.erinmccarthymindfulness.com