Our Team

<strong>Dr. Angelina Riopel</strong>
Dr. Angelina RiopelCo-Founder and Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Angelina Riopel is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Angelina began her studies in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine obtaining a degree in health sciences, specializing in naturopathy. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).

Angelina has practiced in both Edmonton and Toronto and has treated everything from simple digestive issues to complex terminal illnesses. She has trained extensively in the use of IV Therapy for acute and chronic disease, and has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue and digestive health.

By working through her own undiagnosed health concerns at a young age, Angelina learned the importance of listening to the body. She believes that the body is constantly communicating through symptoms,  letting us know when we are in and out of balance. She is passionate about working with individuals to achieve internal balance and optimal health through mastering the basics of healthy living.

<strong>Dr. Kathleen Regan</strong>
Dr. Kathleen ReganCo-Founder and Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Kathleen Regan completed four years of post-graduate medical education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto with a focus in cognitive science research.

Kathleen is passionate about maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She believes that health begins with how and what we eat. Getting creative in the kitchen and discovering new recipes is one of her favorite hobbies. Balanced health also begins with keeping active. She has spent a lifetime involved in outdoor activities such as running, hiking, swimming and biking. She uses her personal experience with nutrition and active lifestyle to help people create new healthy habits

She maintains a naturopathic family practice with a special interest in nutritional coaching, weight loss, metabolic syndrome, general family medicine, prenatal, pregnancy and pediatric care. She also works closely with chronic fatigue, chronic pain, physical injury, sports medicine, mental-emotional health and stress management.

<strong>Dr. Jonathan Cartile</strong>
Dr. Jonathan CartileChiropractor
Dr. Jonathan Cartile has a wide range of practice experience that spans 10 years and 3 continents. For the past 8 years he has worked as the head chiropractor at two busy clinics in Newcastle, England. Prior to this he complete his Chiropractic Degree at MacQuarie Univeristy in Sydney, Australia. He is originally from Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Ontario. He has recently returned to Canada and joined the Innate Health Centre. He is a member of the General Chiropractic Council of the UK and the Ontario College of Chiropractors.

Dr. Cartile takes a holistic approach to chiropractic medicine and encourages his patients to make healthy lifestyle choices through education and treatment recommendations. He also believes that a healthy nervous system is an integral part of allowing the body to reach optimal function. Dr. Cartile has completed additional training in Sacro Occipital Technique. SOT is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of chiropractic medicine that looks at the causes of the problems, not just the symptoms. SOT is a complete body technique with cranial adjustments, organ releases, all the way down to toes. Dr. Cartile has a special interest and has devoted a significant amount of training in pediatric and pregnancy care to create a well-rounded family practice.

<b>Patrick Dunn</b>
Patrick DunnOsteopathic Manual Practitioner

Patrick has trained and continues to train at two of the longest and most comprehensive traditional Osteopathic colleges in the world (Canadian College of Osteopathy and Institute of Osteopathic Sciences). He also has studied evidence based osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy. Furthermore, Patrick holds a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and a Diploma from Humber College in Fitness and Health Promotion. Currently he continues his studies in the fields of osteopathy, physiology, functional neurology, biochemistry and exercise rehabilitation. Passionate about helping others, Patrick strives to help his patients achieve balance and peace in their bodies. What makes Patrick different than other Osteopathic Manual Practitioners is his diversity in training and experience.

Patrick believes human health depends on the balance of multiple systems in the body. Firstly, balance between the blood/nerve supply to the musculoskeletal, endocrine, digestive, nervous, reproductive and respiratory systems. Secondly, balance of internal pressure throughout the body. Thirdly, balance of overall posture and unrestricted alinement of all living tissue (fascia, organs, musculoskeletal). Lastly, balance between the nervous system and its relationship with the immune system (and vice versa). When everything is balanced, the body contains self healing mechanisms that create an optimal state of health in the being. Patrick navigates through all layers of living tissue in the body using gentle but precise osteopathic palpation searching for restricted areas. Finding what is maintaining the dysfunction and/or pain is the overall goal. Using a combination of osteopathic release techniques, Patrick then integrates treatments with exercise and nutrition prescription for longer lasting results. His treatments differ from person to person, tailoring everything to the individual needs of the patient. Patrick uses a range of techniques including Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Structural Release (Indirect and direct), Fascial Normalization, Biodynamics, Functional Neurology, Muscular Reprogramming and Holistic Nutrition.

<strong>Matthew Richardson</strong>
Matthew RichardsonRegistered Acupuncturist
Matthew is a registered Acupuncturist with the Collage of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). He has experience treating many different syndromes including sports injuries, chronic illness, severe pain and infertility.

Originally going through school for Computer Engineering, Matthew found himself uninspired with the lack of human connection within the industries of business and technology. With a deep desire to create a compassionate and caring lifestyle he began a journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This path took him through years of intensive study in TCM and travel through Asia. He also developed a deep connection with caring for children, volunteering with children worldwide and at home. In Toronto he has been a Behavioural Therapist for children with Autism for many years and continues to work with them. In the future he hopes to bring TCM into the treatment process for children living with Autism and similar disorders to improve their quality of life.

He provides TCM care at Dorothy Ley Hospice, is an instructor at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as an instructor of Russian Systema and Yang Style Tai Chi C’huan, both of which have a folk medicine aspect and use deep breathing techniques to resolve tension and heal the body. Through these unique methods he has developed his own personal techniques for changing the body. He believes that correct and continuous movement, internal and external, is the key to understanding and promoting health. It is through movement that you will come to know your body and spirit, so that you can better understand yourself and your health.

<b>Emily Carr-Locke</b>
Emily Carr-LockeRegistered Massage Therapist

Emily Carr-Locke is a Registered Massage Therapist. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic where she gained clinical experience working with clients in different settings and with many different needs and treatment goals. Emily works with different techniques including Swedish Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic & Deep Tissue massage, Prenatal Massage and Pediatric Massage. Emily is currently completing training as a Certified Doula and currently offers concurrent massage and doula care during pregnancy.

Emily believes strongly in the power and importance of therapeutic touch. Her experience as a gardener, caregiver and mother inspired her study of massage and continue to influence her technique. Emily offers massage for, individuals of all ages who are looking for treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, stress, chronic pain, sleep disorders, anxiety/depression, pregnancy discomforts, wellness maintenance, and anything in between!

<strong>Xiu Hong “Nicole” Peng</strong>
Xiu Hong “Nicole” PengRegistered Massage Therapist
Nicole graduated with honours from the ICT Kikkawa College Massage Therapy Diploma Program as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). She became interested in massage while studying Swedish massage for an Esthetician diploma. After she practiced massage for a couple years as an esthetician, she had a strong desire to become a professorial massage therapist.

Her treatments now include a mix of Swedish relaxation, Tui na, deep tissue, Shiatsu, and therapeutic massage. She has experience in the treatment of neck pain, frozen shoulder, muscle tension and pain caused by stress, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome and pregnancy-related discomfort. She can also offer specialized massage for different regions of the body such as head, hand, foot or the lymphatic system, for the benefit of various life-style or occupation related problems.

She believes that massage is an art form, an inspired event, an application of skill, knowledge and instinct. She hope her massage gives every client a relaxation of mind, body and spirit.

<strong>Patti MacGregor</strong>
Patti MacGregorRegistered Massage Therapist

Patti graduated from Elm Crest College as a qualified RMT with a focus on prenatal massage and care. During her eight years of experience as an RMT, Patti has remained dedicated to excellence in her practice by furthering her knowledge with additional education. Her additional certifications are extensive and include Lotus Palm Thai Massage levels 1&2, On Table Stretching For Fascial Restrictions, Breast Massage and Pectoral Muscle Treatment, Mercier Therapy, CAPPA Canada Labour Doula Training and INFACT Canada 20 hour Lactation Management Course. The field of women’s complementary health care is a particular passion of hers.

Patti looks forward to learning more and adding to her repertoire of available therapies. Massage is her dream career she is proud to say, “I love my job!”

<b>Melody Li</b>
Melody LiRegistered Psychotherapist

Melody has a Masters of Arts in Child Study and Education and was an Elementary School Teacher for the Toronto District School Board. While teaching in inner city schools in Toronto, she recognized the importance of the social and emotional well-being of her students. She returned to school and received her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2012. She has worked in the area of psychotherapy since 2012 working with children, teenagers, and adults at various settings, such as the Toronto Reconciliation Mission Centre and the Medical Clinic for Person-Centered Psychotherapy. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C.) by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Melody practices from a person-centered approach by meeting individuals, adolescents, children and families where they are and helping them reach their goals. She integrates a variety of techniques, such as solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and interpersonal therapy, to tailor the therapy for each client’s unique needs. She ensures a warm, safe and confidential environment to freely discuss their issues and needs. She has received certificate training in Brief Narrative Therapy.

Melody has experience working with children, adults and families struggling with emotional difficulties, depression, anxiety, adjustment and interpersonal concerns, as well as with children experiencing learning difficulties, autism and ADHD. Melody also has extensive experience with providing psychoeducation about the education system and various approaches to assist with anger management. She works specifically with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship counselling, career counselling, self-esteem building and life transitions.

<b>Lindsey Danisch</b>
Lindsey DanischRegistered Social Worker and Provider of Psychotherapy - On Maternity Leave June 24th-October 16th, 2017

Lindsey began her career as a High School Special Education Teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Indiana University. After 10 years of international teaching experience she received her Masters in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in evidence-based mental health practice with children, adolescents and families from the University of Illinois (Chicago). Lindsey has been working as a counselor since 2011 and most recently at The Hospital for Sick Children providing therapy and resources for families and children in crisis. In addition to her practice, Lindsey is a dating writing and communication coach with a Chicago-based dating company, Smart Dating Academy. Lindsey is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario (OCSWSSW) and a provider of Psychotherapy.

In her practice, Lindsey assists individuals and couples, children & families as well as adolescents by providing a safe space to discuss and work through whatever issues they may be facing. She counsels and provides resources to help people build self-confidence, communication skills, coping skills, motivation and parenting skills. She has worked to provide support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, questions around sexuality, shame, grief, bereavement and loss, infertility, life transitions, trauma and crisis. Lindsey helps individuals learn the tools they need to cope, communicate and thrive. In addition, Lindsey has some unique experience in coaching individuals with dating. She has worked as an advisor and writer for Smart Dating Academy (Chicago) counseling adults on topics of dating, online communication and relationships. She supports individuals in building skills such as making first impressions, expressing interests and expectation as well as having intimate conversations.

Read more about Lindsey on her website.

<strong>Lorraine Manners</strong>
Lorraine MannersIntuitive
Lorraine is a trained Intuitive who connects with Spirit to pass on divine wisdom to her clients in response to their current life situations. Every session is confidential and unique to each individual client.

Lorraine also works with Spirit to balance your chakras. Every person has 7 major energy centres in their body known as chakras. Stress, illness, loss and other factors can cause an imbalance in one of more of these chakras leaving you feeling out of sorts and with low energy. Lorraine will work to cleanse and re-balance your chakras. You will feel refreshed and revitalized at the end of the session.

Read more about Lorraine on her website.