What to expect...
Initial Visit - 90 min - 180.00
In this session we will take a deep dive into your medical history. We will take a closer look at how your symptoms have developed and progressed over time, and of course review the effect of these physical changes on your mental and emotional well-being. You will leave the session with the sensation of being heard and acknowledged, along with a couple of tools to get your health back on track.
Follow-up Visits - 45 min - 140.00
First few follow-ups will be on a weekly basis to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs. I will go over the results of your lab tests, make a few changes to your nutrient intake and get started on a few supplements to replenish any vitamin/mineral deficiencies and to support your hormonal and metabolic function. Using the Compassionate Inquiry approach, developed by Gabor Mate, we will address any struggles you face, or have faced in the past, to bring insight, acceptance and connection with your true self in the present moment.
Tools of Treatment
I regularly recommend basic lab tests to check nutrient status and organ function, and sometimes will make a recommendation for more specialized testing for food intolerances, hormonal imbalance, and/or gut micro-flora. Diagnostic testing can be an important tool in making accurate nutrient and herbal recommendation that work with your specific physiology. Aside from supplements, I dispense personalized botanical tinctures and herbal teas, and provide acupuncture as needed. With your consent, we will implement Compassionate Inquiry to identify any unconscious beliefs and coping mechanisms that may no longer be serving you. Together we will set up lifestyle changes that will aid in shifting your mind and body away from dis-ease and suffering, towards clarity, healing, and response-ablity.
Visit Structure and Other Info
Naturopathic treatments are are tax exempt and covered by most extended health care plans. Diagnostic testing is also sometimes covered by insurance; however, supplements and tinctures would be an out of pocket expense. Please contact your insurance company directly to find out the extent of your coverage.
As a Naturopath, I work in phases in order to maintain the best care without overwhelming my patients with too many supplements and lifestyle changes for which they may not be ready just yet. For that same reason the sessions will likely not follow a set schedule. In the earlier phases of treatment the appointments are weekly, but once a treatment plan is stabilized the sessions are then moved to monthly or even every 2nd or 3rd month in order to allow for the supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes to work their magic. The initial 1.5 hr appointment is $180 and the regular 45 min follow-up is $140.
I also offer shorter sessions for active patient should they need a quick follow up to clarify any concerns or answer any questions that may have come up prior to the next set follow up. These sessions are not book-able online but can be scheduled by e-mailing me directly.
It is important for all patients to have as many resources as possible on their journey to well-being. To ensure of that, I have developed a list of amazing health care providers in alternative areas of practice for the purpose of making referrals. Never hesitate to ask for more help!