Since 2002 I have been in practice as a Traditional Naturopathic Doctor. I earned my degree from Trinity School of Natural Health who have been providing professional programs of study in Natural Health since 1991. My education also included business management and dietetics. Why did I continue my education in Health Psychology? I have always felt especially drawn to true mind-body medicine. Naturopathy somewhat includes the psychological aspects of health but does not delve to the depths I wanted to go in learning the mental/emotional/behavioral, psychological, aspects in why people become physically ill and do not get better. Chronic illness. Chronic pain. Chronic blood sugar issues. Chronic heart issues. A chronic illness is something an individual is not overcoming. They may be managing it somewhat but are not truly healing.
My graduate studies in Health Psychology provided me insight and expertise which I utilize to guide my clients through life changing efforts in improving their health and well-being, and taking necessary steps for addressing chronic health concerns. In Health Psychology we explore the interactions between the body and the mind. We examine how stress and nutrition influence your physical and psychological health and well-being. We work to help you work through issues such as eating disorders, substance use disorders, as well as problems you may have in meeting your health improvement goals. In Health Psychology we also explore alternative medical approaches, which is a perfect compliment to my Naturopathic training, allowing me to help you create harmony and balance in your life. Why Health Psychology? The answer is obvious. Your success is my success. My extra schooling was worth it 🙂