The practitioner’s clinic is a full service alternative health clinic that includes Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Massage Therapists, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Holistic Nutritionists, Iridologists, Health and Wellness Coaches, and a Community Acupuncture Clinic. You can learn more about each of the clinic’s practitioners below.
For up to date information on practitioners and hours that are solely in the community acupuncture clinic (Chris, Laura, Tehseen, and Emily only), please visit the Roncesvalles Community Acupuncture page directly.
Otherwise, please contact the individual practitioners directly for more information about their hours of availability. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Roncesvalles Community Acupuncture Clinic Practitioners
Chris Pickrell, Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist
Focusing on total wellness and health promotion, I primarily use botanical medicine, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, and counselling to support a person as they move towards achieving true balance in all aspects of their lives. Addressing root cause, treatment often begins by optimizing digestion and absorption, while working to balance stress, sleep, and the fostering of a sustainable healthy lifestyle. My practice philosophy is one of supported independence: In any individual treatment plan, my goal is to help someone re-discover the tangible, practical, ways to regain balance in their lives with the minimum amount of intervention.
For more information or to book an appointment, please visit www.chrispickrell.com
Laura Burns, TCMP (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner)
Laura is a Registered Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with a Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine from the Institute of Traditional Medicine.
Laura found her way to traditional medicine through a personal quest to improve her well-being (physically, emotionally, spiritually) and deepen her connection to the natural world. Now, she is fuelled by a desire to empower others in improving their own health and vitality – with a particular interest in treating digestive conditions, women’s health concerns, stress and anxieties. Laura also offers cosmetic acupuncture combined with Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture – for a natural glow from the inside out.
Laura brings to her practice years of experience working in the creative arts. Merging her passions for both the healing arts and creative arts, Laura operates on the belief that a fundamental aspect of health comes from an authentic expression of who we are.
Laura is also certified in Acudetox from the National Acupuncture Detoxification, and holds certificates in Ayurveda Self-Care, Ayurveda for the Psyche, and Yoga studies.
Tehseen Meghji, Naturopathic Doctor
My philosophy involves integrating the pieces of a patient’s unique story with a supportive environment and evidence based medicine, to create a picture of optimal health, well-being and individualized care. My goal is to walk alongside my patients through their healing journeys and to provide tools that enable them to feel empowered and knowledgeable about their health. I value building a trusting patient-practitioner relationship where patients feel heard and can comfortably express their concerns. My passion lies in using the healing power of nature to promote harmony, awareness and balance within the mind, body and spirit.
Emily Rotella, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Emily Rotella is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who actively and openly listens to create individualized treatment plans that address the specific needs of each patient in order to help create a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. She is passionate about optimizing health and managing chronic disease.
Dr. Rotella graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed a clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic including a placement at the Sherbourne Health Centre working exclusively with HIV/AIDs patients. She also attained an Honours Bachelor degree, double majoring in Health & Disease and Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Kate Beecham RMT, Registered Massage Therapist
Kate graduated from Sutherland-Chan in 2000. She has worked in a variety of settings including sports injury, hotel spa and motor vehicle accident rehabilitation. Kate was drawn to massage by her belief that it can provide a basic comfort while simultaneously treating various physical conditions. Massage Therapy takes a health enhancing and rehabilitative approach by integrating the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and disease with touch. Appointments can be booked with Kate on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please call 647-642-2215.
Tessa Wookey, Holistic Nutritionist, Iridoligist, Health & Wellness Coach
Tessa is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto where she graduated with First Class Honours. As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), Tessa is passionate about “hacking” the body using herbs, food, lifestyle, homeopathy and key supplements to slow the aging process helping to reduce sickness and disease. Tessa also specializes in nutrition and mental health where she focuses on adding key nutrients to improve cognition, mood, and overall brain function. Personal protocols are customized to help alleviate the main concerns of each client while maintaining flexibility and an open mind to help encourage her clients to build realistic and actionable timelines in achieving their long-term goals! Nutrition is a learning process and one that puts the power back in your hands, as there is no greater investment than investing in yourself. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call (647) 885-3229.
Sarah Nobel, MSc, Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
Sarah has a Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph. She works with people individually, as well as within their important relationships. Working from an integrative approach, Sarah draws upon multiple therapeutic models including Narrative, Solution-Focused, Emotionally Focused, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has experience working with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, relationship issues, stress, and substance use. Sarah works collaboratively alongside clients to help them identify and access their innate inner resources, and clear what is getting in the way, to begin to live life in a way that aligns with their preferred identity, values, and vision. Grounded in years of regular meditation practice, Sarah strives to work from a place of non-judgement, acceptance, and compassion.
Joanna Rogowska, RMT, Diploma ST (Honours), CR, Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist and Reflexologist
I am a registered massage therapist, certified in both Europe and Canada, who is passionate about health and wellbeing. I have 14 years clinical experience and I enjoy using my skills in shiatsu, massage therapy and reflexology. I am an Honours graduate from The Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo, it is the highest level of training outside of Japan. I am also a certified in reflexology in both hands and feet and have taken post graduate studies in Myofascial Integration, Suikodo and deep tissue massage. Each treatment is customized to each of my clients’ individual needs with a goal of improving every facet of your life. Whether you are healing from injury or just looking for effective stress management, my treatments will suit you. For an appointment please call 416-435-4409 or visit www.roncesvallesmassage.com