Stacey’s passion for working in the areas of stress, depression, anxiety and eating disorders developed as she learned about the difficulties experienced by several family members and friends being treated in the medical system. Stacey believes that in order to fully recover from any mental health concern, the root cause must be determined and then treated. Each person deserves optimal wellness; it is important to find ways to nourish and take care of the mind and body in order to heal. She works to empower her patients so they are able to live a better quality of life. Stacey is a very kind and compassionate person who cares deeply about her family and friends and loves to help people feel happier. She has trained as a volunteer at the Toronto Distress Centre where she talks to callers in crisis. Stacey loves to focus on the little things in life that can bring happiness; for her these include exercising, yoga, socializing, knitting, doing cross-stitch and drinking her morning coffee.
Stacey graduated with distinction from both the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and the University of Waterloo where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in biology. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and works with patients suffering with stress related issues, depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Ashley Carr, MSW, RSWTHERAPIST
Ashley is a registered social worker with over five years’ experience in the mental health field, and has supported individuals and families in a variety of settings. Ashley believes in the importance of truly being seen and heard, and approaches therapy from client-centered and strength-based frameworks. Her practice is built on the understanding that strength and resiliency resides within each of us, and she knows the value of having a truly safe and authentic space to address goals and challenges. Ashley has experience with a wide range of therapeutic approaches, such as narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness based therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She uses her knowledge, skills, and flexibility to understand and meet the unique needs of each individual client. Ashley is known for her warmth, compassion, and dedication for supporting others.
Ashley believes in the importance of self-care, and mental wellness for all. She makes sure to take care of herself by spending countless hours playing with and talking to her cat, watching reruns of Seinfeld, always having a cup of tea nearby, and spending lots of quality time with friends and family.
Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN, MediatorMindfulness Coach
Gloria owned a dental practice in Toronto for 23 years and was forced to retire 15 years ago due to health issues. This is where her interest in natural health and wellness began.
Gloria’s passion lies in teaching people how to feel better and happier through mindfulness. Her journey to becoming a mindfulness coach started when she was eighteen years old and has continued to today. Through the practice of mindfulness, yoga, numerous university courses and reading, Gloria has developed the knowledge and ability to connect with her clients and help them to learn how they can feel better now. Gloria offers mindfulness training groups and is also available for individualized coaching.
Gloria also is trained as a registered holistic nutritionist and works with clients to improve their health through eating well. She loves to find and share easy recipes that are healthy and delicious. She especially loves cooking in her slow cooker.
In her free time, Gloria enjoys hiking in the woods, doing classical stretch workouts, take courses and spending time with friends and loved ones. Gloria uses her mediation skills in her volunteer work at the Toronto Distress Centre. For the past 16 years, she has answered crisis calls and provided grief counselling for families who have lost loved ones to suicide or homicide.
Anna DeCicco, CNP, RNCPHolistic Nutritionist
Anna is a caring and passionate person who has made it her life vocation to help people. With more than 5 years of experience, Anna has served many clients both on her own and alongside Naturopathic doctors to help their patients achieve optimal health through lifestyle changes and nutrition.
Anna became encouraged to make changes at home after having a family of her own with 2 beautiful daughters. Over the years she made the necessary changes inside the home that improved the quality of life of each family member. After witnessing the positive transformations within her own family, she became inspired to do the same for others.
Anna’s approach to nutrition starts with a thorough one on one discovery and consultation session. She will deliver a plan that is personalized to you or your family’s needs that is easy to understand and follow. Anna will work closely with you as your nutrition advisor to ensure you achieve your goals and reach your highest potential naturally.
Anna is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Professional Member of the International Organization Of Nutritional Consultants. She graduated with honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
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