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Dr. Newsha H. Kashani, DC, Hon. BSc
Clinic Director
Chiropractor, Acupuncture, and Graston Technique Provider

Dr. Newsha H. Kashani received her undergraduate training at McMaster University, where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Life Sciences. She then went on to complete an additional four years of Chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, where she graduated from in 2008 with clinic honours. Dr. Kashani is also certified in Clinical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Council of Ontario and is a certified Graston Technique Provider.

Dr. Kashani has extensive experience with working in a multidisciplinary clinical setting, and is an active member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. She also pursues her studies through continuing education courses in a variety of topics including prenatal care, clinical nutrition, custom orthotics, medical gradient hosiery, radiology, and technique advancement.

Betsy Haghsheno, Hon. BA

Clinic Director
ND Candidate

After completing an Honours degree in Community Health Sciences from Brock University, Betsy's passion to work in the field of health lead her to enroll at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). At CCNM she gained first-class knowledge and training and graduated in 2009.

During her 12 month internship, she had a chance to gain hands on experience in helping her patients both at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and working with low income families at Queen West Community Health Centre. During this time she also obtained additional training and certification in women's health issues and fertility. In addition to the clinical acupuncture she is trained in, she also pursued supplementary training in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture.

Dr. Ryan B. Donsky, DC, Hon. BSc
Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Ryan Donsky earned his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from York University in 2008, with a specialization in Psychology. While attending university he worked within the health and wellness industry where he gained experience in a clinical, multidisciplinary setting. It was through working with athletes during this time that he realized he wanted to work in a profession that serves people and helps them achieve their goals. He then went on to complete an additional four years of study and a clinical internship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. Dr. Donsky is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University.

Dr. Donsky is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. Through using current evidence and effective manual therapy techniques he provides excellence in patient care to empower each individual to reach their optimal level of health and wellness.

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Lara Spector, Hon. BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lara Spector is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on motivating and empowering her patients to create balance in all aspects of their health. She is passionate about helping people achieve wellness by addressing the root cause of their imbalance, blending modern, scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine. It is important to Lara that her patients feel heard and understood and this informs every aspect of their treatment. She has maintained a general family practice and has special interests in women’s health and fertility, digestive disorders, skin disease and mental/emotional imbalance.

Dr. Lara holds an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and subsequently completed her four-year naturopathic medical studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia. She completed clinical internships at the Boucher Naturopathic Clinic, the Family Naturopathic Clinic and Positive Living BC. She is a member of the Ontario Associated of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and is licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Dr. Lara is also an instructor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto. In her spare time she enjoys running, practicing yoga and spending time with her dog, friends and family.

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Jennifer MacPherson, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer grew up being involved in both dance and sports. She has a great interest in helping others with injuries, stress, and achieving a positive well being.

Jennifer holds a Registered Massage Therapy Diploma from Humber College and has also received her Personal Training certificate. She has experience with swedish massage, manual lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, sports massage, myofascial release, and much more.

She has a passion for what she does and enjoys collaborating with other health care practitioners to provide the best care to her clients.

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Stephanie Mendes Vieira, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie graduated from graduated from Sutherland Chan in June 2015 for Registered Massage Therapy. Her goal with each of her treatments is to ensure her patients feel relaxed and had a great experience. Her style of treatment is a mix of myofasical release, trigger point, rythmic massage, swedish massage, deep tissue, joint mobilization and lymph drainage with my massage.

Before her career as a massage therapist she used to coach soccer for little kids and also worked at the airport. Her passions include travelling and sports.

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Paul Hussey, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Paul graduated from Humber College in 2016, with a diploma for Massage Therapy. Paul targets the patients' treatment goals so that each treatment is focused to meet their needs.

Paul has hands-on experience with various styles of massage therapy, including prenatal, infant, athletic, individuals with disabilities, all the way to palliative care. With a wide variety of experience with different populations, he is assured to be able to meet your needs and get you to feeling back to 100%. He primarily likes to use techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, as well as trigger point which reduces the clients tension and helps promote relaxation that the clients deserve.

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Sophia Zheng, RD

Registered Dietitian

Sophia graduated from McGill University dietetics program, and is a member of Dietitians of Canada, College of Dietitians of Ontario, and Canadian Diabetes Association. It is very important for her to give clients the most accurate and realistic suggestions. She is extremely passionate about food, nutrition, and health, and always base her knowledge on the best scientific evidence.

Sophia is a believer of client-centered care. She takes the time to carefully listen to your needs and very likely, struggles. Throughout the meetings, you will work towards a personalized 'live-it plan', a meal and exercise plan so easy to follow that will gradually become your habit.

Whether you want to lose weight, manage a medical condition, or simply learn about healthy eating, Sophia is the person to go to. Behaviour change can be challenging, but you can count on her to make it a smoother process.

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Ashley J. Kreze, M.A., OACCPP

Clinical Counsellor and Life Coach

Ms. Ashley J. Kreze studied at Laurentian University in Sudbury, and continued to study a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, graduating with honours. She is a General member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists, (OACCPP) and her work has touched the lives of clients from all over.

Ashley practices in Mississauga, under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist or Registered Psychological Associate, who are members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. With close to 5 years experience, Ashley has a strong commitment to working with people seeking fuller, more passionate and more meaningful lives. She is an easy going, non-judgmental, and empathic therapist.

Ashley's current experience includes working with individuals and couples, helping them reduce stress and anxiety, improve communications and intimacy, work through life transitions, boost self-esteem and life potential, to name a few. Additionally, Ashley's expertise is with children with autism spectrum disorders. Her experience with Leadership Managemenet International, Canada includes facilitating and coaching behaviour and attitude change with Young Professionals.

Ashley's services are covered by most extended health care insurance plans. Please check your insurance plan regarding coverage and claim procedures. Ashley invites you to call her to set up your appointment to discuss how you can move beyond these challenges and towards positive resolution and satisfaction.

Jovana Pokrajac
Administrative Staff

Jovana is currently a post graduate student at York University, who is now completing a certificate program and will be applying for her master’s degree in linguistics shortly. She plans to establish a career in education, by working in a post-secondary institution. She is also very interested in speech pathology and has extensive experience working with people of various ages, helping them learn English.

Her current research interests include: language/speaking disorders and speech patterns, discourse analysis, and speech perception. Jovana is very personable and friendly and has worked in the customer service industry for over five years.

In her spare time, she loves to do research, read, exercise, practice yoga, and spend time with loved ones.

Jovana also loves to travel, especially to new places!

Delrene Fernando
Administrative Staff

Delrene is currently a 4th year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto with a major in biological sciences. By the end of the year she is determined to continue her science career with a diploma in Holistic Nutrition as well as a bachelors degree in Dietetics. She is also very interested in fitness, and spends most of her free time with a strict workout regimen along with a healthy meal plan. In her spare time Delrene is fond of the makeup industry, and is a self taught makeup artist for her friends and family.

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