OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Dr. Sarah Bourret, ND
Dr. Sarah Bourret, NDNaturopathic Doctor, Clinic Owner & Director, Certified MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncturist
Dr. Bourret, N.D. is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and licensed under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

Through her education, training and professional/personal experiences, Dr. Bourret’s interest, passion and practice philosophy is on Functional Medicine and optimizing health through all stages of life. She focuses on evidence-based Nutrition & Lifestyle Modification, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Botanicals & Nutraceutical Orthomolecular Medicine, mental/mood & emotional wellness, digestive & endocrine issues, with a clinical specialty, passion for skin health and dermatological issues. She is a certified DermaSpark skin treatment provider and Mei Zen Acupuncturist, an advanced, specialized and intricate form of cosmetic facial & neck rejuvenation, also used to treat weight loss and fertility.

By combining Eastern and Western Medicine approaches she provides patients a full “360” experience, identifying root cause diagnosis and treatment, while guiding you to feel, look and be your best.

With intention and commitment to solving your health problems, Dr. Bourret uses cutting-edge powerful, practical and proactive solutions that give you RESULTS. She believes wellness partnership is key to helping you achieve a vitality you have yet to experience….and the endless possibilities this brings into your life.

Dr. Samantha Benoit, DC
Dr. Samantha Benoit, DC Chiropractor
Dr. Samantha Benoit embraces a holistic approach to healthcare with the goal of empowering her patients to live active and healthy lifestyles. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2013. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, she studied at Laurentian University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Samantha practices a diversified technique which also incorporates acupuncture. She is a graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.  Samantha is a fully licensed chiropractor registered with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association as well as the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Rasif Iftessam, DOMP
Rasif Iftessam, DOMP Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Osteopathy is an amazing problem solving tool, where getting to real cause of a patient’s issue is a real passion for Rasif and he enjoys working with people to help them improve their health and lifestyle. As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Rasif performs various assessments to find the root of an individual’s bodily complication, and uses different hands-on therapeutic techniques on their joints, muscles and organs to provide an effective health experience. Rasif also specializes in chronic pain prevention, sports injury, postural misalignment, strains, sprains and various internal and external complications.

After completing his undergraduate from York University in Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Rasif enrolled in National Academy of Osteopathy to further his knowledge and experience. He has also attended taping seminars, and emergency injury prevention classes, to help individuals make better choices in their daily activities. Rasif believes education is a lifelong journey that we should all embark on, as the limitations to knowledge and skills are infinite. He applies this philosophy into practice and educates his patient’s, helping them understand their treatment plans, issues and methods to incorporate into their road to better health.

Rasif has worked with many clinics and is always interested in meeting new people and hearing about their stories and experiences. In his free time, Rasif enjoys reading, going to the gym, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

To learn more, visit: www.osteoworks.ca

Christina Lamont, LBA, RH, BSc
Christina Lamont, LBA, RH, BScLive Blood Cell Microscopy Analyst
Christina studied Life Science at University of Toronto, then went on to earn a Naturopathic degree in London, England; a Bachelor’s Degree of Complimentary Medicine; and a diploma of Herbal Medicine. She has always had a keen interest in how the body works and the complex nature of disease. This was brought into focus when she suffered her own health struggles with an autoimmune disease and inflammatory bowel disorder. In 2007, Christina completed training to become a Colon Hydrotherapist and this opened a whole new world of Functional Medicine. Since then she has focused on searching for root causes, rather than merely treating symptoms.

In 2018, Christina joined Shannon at Microcell Sciences to focus more on the microbiology of disease and how it circulates through every part of our body via the blood, starting her on a fascinating journey.

Through Christina’s work, she has developed an intimate knowledge and understanding of the body and more specifically the blood, continuing to learn as science provides more and more pieces of the puzzle. Through the complex and often very ill individuals she meets, Christina is constantly reminded of how intelligent the body is and the importance of ‘Preventative Medicine’.

Christina feels blessed to have become part of an amazing group of practitioners, who have allowed her to optimize her own health and continually provide an opportunity to expand knowledge of health as a functional and dynamic entity.

Behrang Ajam, MD, RP(Q)
Behrang Ajam, MD, RP(Q)Registered Psychotherapist
When life gets hard to deal with, it’s helpful to have someone to talk to. Our psychotherapist, Behrang, uses expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help you find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel.
With extensive training and clinical experience in dealing with mental and emotional pain, Behrang utilizes over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of his clients dealing with grief, depression and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses and youth and parents’ issues.
His training in trauma-informed therapies transformed his perspective and gave a new understanding of the suffering and growth we go through in our day-to-day lives and events of the past. His clients describe him as non-judgemental, easy-to-talk-to, and results-oriented.

Extensive Training in:
• Tele-Mental Health Provider (CTMH) Certification Training
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Children and Adolescents
• The Ultimate Trauma Treatment Certification (CCTP/CCTPII)

Focus & Specialties:
• Trauma-informed DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
• DBT for adolescents
• CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
• SGBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy)
• EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples and individuals
• TA (Transactional Analysis)

Who He Treats:
• Adults, Teenagers, Adolescents, and their parents
• People dealing with anxiety (general and social) and depression
• People dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer and their caregivers
• People dealing with the mental and emotional consequences of past traumas (PTSD)
• People who want to gain clarity, purpose, and self-esteem
• People striving to improve their communication skills, regulate their emotions (including anger management), and cope with stress
• Couples striving to understand each other’s emotions and constructive expression of their own.

Francesca Scaini, MA, RP, BFA, CATA
Francesca Scaini, MA, RP, BFA, CATARegistered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist
There are times when life’s experiences may feel too overwhelming and heavy to manage alone. Francesca offers a non-judgemental environment to support, listen, and walk alongside her clients on their healing journey’s. Through both talking and art-making, her therapy practice welcomes anyone who is in need of a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings, integrate difficult life experiences, and process internal conflicts. She believes that her clients are their own best experts, and works together with them to develop coping skills and build upon their inherent strengths.

Francesca is a registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist with over 10 years of working experience with individuals, particularly children and adolescents, in educational, clinical, and hospital settings. She completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy at New York University and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Her training has involved attachment theory, child development, trauma research, cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and suicide prevention.

In her practice, she works with individuals affected by anxiety, grief, and depression as well as high-risk youth affected by trauma, self-harm and suicide ideation. She uses a psychodynamic culturally sensitive approach that is client-led, strengths-focused, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, and holistic. She also incorporates solution focused strategies, like CBT and DBT, based on her client’s presenting needs. Francesca is a compassionate and transparent therapist, who values authenticity. Her ambition will always be to support the mental wellness and healing of those she works with.

Specialties and Presenting Issues:
• Child and Adolescent Therapy
• Self-Esteem
• Sibling/Family Therapy
• Peer Relationships
• Trauma
• Anxiety, Depression, & Stress
• ADHD
• Self-Harm
• Suicide Ideation
• Sexual Abuse
• Family Conflict/Separation
• Grief and Loss
• Domestic Abuse/Violence

Types of Therapy Approaches:
• Art Therapy
• Attachment-based
• Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
• Dialectical (DBT)
• Humanistic
• Mindfulness-Based
• Person-Centered
• Play Therapy
• Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic
• Trauma Focused

Additional Training:
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Adolescents)
• ASIST Suicide Prevention
• Mental Health First Aid

For more information, visit: www.francescascaini.com

Susan Painter
Susan PainterReiki Practitioner
Susan has been providing Reiki to clients since 2013 in person and remotely. She is also currently studying the health benefits of essential oils, enjoys Yoga and Tai Chi.
Susan looks forward to serving her clients with and showing the positive benefits of healing Reiki energy.

To learn more, visit: www.susanpainter.ca