Doctor Natalie Mulligan
Dr. Natalie Mulligan
Naturopathic Doctor, Founder

Dr. Natalie Mulligan graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). She completed her clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic with a focused interest in mental health. Prior to attending CCNM, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Waterloo.

Since completing her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program, Dr. Mulligan has been working with adolescents and adults in various private practice settings, all in the field of mental health. Most recently, Natalie has founded EatWell Health Centre, an affiliate of BeWell Health Clinic, which is a one-of-a-kind eating disorder treatment centre. EatWell blends family medicine and psychiatry with individualized therapy and nutrition to provide comprehensive, recovery-focused treatment to patients with eating disorders.

Dr. Mulligan is also a co-founder of Arrae Wellness, a supplement brand that creates products targeted towards her patient population’s needs that can be used safely alongside pharmaceutical medicine.

Natalie is registered Naturopathic Doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is currently practicing at EatWell Health Centre in Toronto.

Doctor Nidhi Jalota
Dr. Nidhi Jalota
Physician

Dr. Jalota joins our team of family doctors who are some of the best doctors in the city. They have been selected through a rigorous screening process and are available to treat all medical issues including physical examinations, prescriptions for medications, medical tests and referrals.

Dr. Jalota completed her premedical and medical degrees at the Windsor University School of Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. She later completed her Clinical General Internal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto and a three-year Family Medicine Residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Doctor Jamal Lake
Dr. Jamal Lake
Psychologist - Psychological Assessments

Dr. Jamal Lake completed his Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) in clinical psychology from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) in 2011 following an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Guelph. Since completing his training and being accredited by both the Australian Psychological Society and Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Lake has been working with adults across private practice and hospital settings. He primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, interpersonal and mindfulness-based techniques into his treatment. Dr. Lake currently assesses and treats adults who present with depression, anxiety/stress, PTSD, chronic pain, ADHD, sleep difficulties and substance abuse. He uses a holistic, collaborative approach tailored to each client to help them effectively cope with their struggles, achieve their treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Dr. Lake is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.

Filomena Palmieri - Psychotherapist
Filomena Palmieri
Psychotherapist

Filomena obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Social Work through the University of Toronto. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Filomena discovered her passion for working with individuals impacted by eating disorders and co-morbid mental health issues through her academic and professional experiences. This desire stemmed from her research as an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto in which she focused on social comparisons in relation to body image and the onset of eating disorders.

Throughout her clinical experiences, she has worked with a diverse range of clients in hospital and community settings. Filomena is also comfortable working with a variety of mental illnesses given the high level of co-morbidity in eating disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and/or addictions. Filomena utilizes a holistic and strengths-based approach to help individuals explore their inner strengths and resources to rediscover their authentic self. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings to best support them in their journey towards meaningful change.

Rachel Spears
Rachel Spears
Psychotherapist

Rachel received her Masters in Social Work through the University of Toronto and has been working in private practice and various mental health hospitals since 2012.

She is certified in various forms of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Emotion Focused Therapy. Her interests include mood and anxiety issues, managing life transitions, substance use issues and eating disorders. She is passionate about helping individuals to find more meaning and authenticity in their everyday lives. She works with clients from a nonjudgmental stance, helping individuals to feel both safe and challenged.

Rachel is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Kimmi Labbett - Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Kimmi Labbett
Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Kimmi received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University and obtained her Honors Specialization in Psychology undergraduate degree from Western University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Kimmi has fostered her interest and passion for mental health through her academic and professional experiences, including previous research in attachment relationships and socio-emotional development in early childhood as well as involvement in community outreach programs for eating disorders and related issues.

Kimmi has experience working with adolescents and adults within a clinical setting. She has worked with a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress, trauma, self esteem, and relationship challenges. She utilizes an integrative, client-centered approach, incorporating different evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and compassion-focused therapy. Kimmi strives to provide a safe, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic relationship to cultivate positive change, personal growth, and healing.

Tonia Roman - Psychotherapist
Tonia Roman
RN, Psychotherapist

Tonia obtained her Masters in Counselling Psychology through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, Tonia had been working as a Registered Nurse since 2014, gaining experience with both the adult and youth population in various clinical and community settings. It was through both her education and work experience where she discovered her passion for mental health and specifically how the mind and body influence one another.

Tonia has been working with individuals struggling with a wide range of eating disorders for the past four years on an in-patient mental health unit. Through this experience, she gained a deeper understanding of eating disorders and what these patients internally struggle with on a daily basis. She recognizes that physical well-being is only one small piece of treating eating disorders. Her goal as a psychotherapist is to help clients overcome the overarching psychological barrier caused by the eating disorder.

Tonia uses an eclectic approach. She works primarily from a person-centered framework while incorporating various evidence-based approaches such as dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness strategies. She strongly believes in providing a safe, non-judgmental space, while working alongside her clients through their journey of finding their internal strength, resiliency, and recovery.

Marni Perlis (RHN)
Marni Perlis
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)

Marni graduated with honors from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Health Sciences. She has over 15 years of experience working in a number of health related positions, both in clinical and community based settings, including mental health, eating disorders, brain injuries, addiction and chronic pain.

Marni’s passion is to guide people to find their optimal health and balance. She is dedicated to empowering clients to take the steps to achieving their goals. She personally understands the daily obstacles that can make this a challenge however; she is motivated to collaboratively support clients to make healthy sustainable change.

Genevieve Arnaud - Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Genevieve Arnaud
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)

Genevieve received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is currently in the midst of completing her final application requirements for membership with the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, having completed a diploma in natural nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Vancouver. Additionally, Genevieve is a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals, completing her Bachelor of Nursing Science at Queen’s University.

Genevieve has spent nearly her entire nursing career working in a broad variety of mental health and substance use environments, several of which included a specialization in eating disorder treatment. Through her work in this field she developed a deep passion for eating disorder care. This led her to pursue further education in the fields of nutrition and clinical counselling to better develop her interest and skills in serving individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. Her experience has included working with adolescents, youth and adults and spans into general mental health, substance use and addictions.

Genevieve’s passion is in providing holistic care that encompasses all aspects of the individual, not just treatment of the illness. Her approach focuses on understanding how our deeper psychology affects both our inner and outer environments. Utilizing modalities that include self-compassion, mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural therapy, alongside healing through intuitive eating, Genevieve strives to empower clients towards embracing positive, sustainable changes in their lives.

Erica Rizzolo - Naturopathic Doctor
Erica Rizzolo
Naturopathic Doctor

Erica is a naturopathic graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). She is passionate about working with people with mental health concerns through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Prior to attending CCNM, Erica completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University. During her studies, Erica took additional courses in mental health, behaviour change and psychology.

Erica spent the past year as an intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Sherbourne Community Health Centre, and the Integrative Cancer Centre. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and a member of the research committee for the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.