Doctor Natalie Mulligan
Dr. Natalie Mulligan
Naturopathic Doctor, Co-Founder & President

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.

Erica Rizzolo - Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Erica Rizzolo
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Erica Rizzolo graduated 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 a year as an intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Sherbourne Community Health Centre, and the Integrative Cancer Centre. She is a licensed naturopathic doctor in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a member of the research committee for the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Matas Nakrosius
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Matas Nakrosius is a naturopathic graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and has completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Throughout his education and now in his professional practice, Matas focuses on the importance of mental health, nutrition and lifestyle. Matas has spent most of his naturopathic career treating clients in the areas of psychological health and disordered eating.

Prior to being a licensed practitioner, Matas participated in a year-long clinical internship at both the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and the Sherbourne Community Health Centre. Matas is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and a member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario in good standing.

Dr. Adriane Alexander
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Adriane Alexander is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and holds an honours degree from York University in Psychology. During her time at CCNM, Adriane completed a year long internship at various teaching clinics such as the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Urgent Care Centre in Brampton, Rexdale Community Hub and EatWell Health Centre.

Adriane has an interest in mental health, particularly anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and applies nutritional counselling and individualized care as a part of her approach. Furthermore, Adriane is able to provide care for additional health matters, including hormonal, digestion, and sleep concerns. Adriane is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, with therapeutic prescribing rights, in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Rachel Spears
Rachel Spears

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).

Filomena Palmieri - Psychotherapist
Filomena Palmieri

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.

Karena Ahwai-Mohammed

Karena completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as a certificate in Rehabilitation Services through the joint York University and Seneca College program. She later received her Masters of Social Work through the University of Toronto with a specialization in Women’s Health. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Karena’s clinical experience includes supporting individuals in private practice, hospital, and community settings. She is passionate about supporting individuals who have experienced trauma. Her understanding of the complexity of trauma and of the diversity in cultural perspectives sparked her interest in working with individuals impacted by eating disorders. She is comfortable working with people that have a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders, as well as traumatic experiences, stress, cultural issues, and relationship difficulties.

Karena’s therapeutic approach incorporates an eclectic mix of modalities, which are client-centred and strength-based to encourage clients to recognize their personal strengths and resiliency. Karena is committed to working from a person-centred, holistic, and trauma-informed lens. She thrives to create a non-judgmental and safe space to allow clients to express themselves authentically. She works to ensure clients feel empowered, heard, and respected as they work towards healing and meaningful change.

Kimmi Labbett - Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Kimmi Labbett

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 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.

Hadassah Rais

Hadassah Rais has been practicing as an occupational therapist and psychotherapist for almost twenty years. She is dually registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Hadassah’s clinical practice primarily focuses on providing hope and support to individuals with severe and enduring eating disorders who have experienced complex/developmental trauma. Hadassah is also passionate about providing psychotherapy to individuals who have experienced grief and trauma related to infertility, pregnancy loss, or perinatal death.

Hadassah graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and pursued graduate studies by completing a Master of Science in Post-Professional Occupational Therapy through Dalhousie University. While practicing as an OT, Hadassah continued to engage in further psychotherapy training through the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.

Outside of work, Hadassah cherishes spending time being the permanent parent to three beautiful amazing humans who have come into her life through the foster care system.

Chelsea Howard - Psychotherapist
Chelsea Howard

Chelsea is a registered social worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Master of Social work degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health and Health. She also possesses both an honours degree in psychology from York University and a diploma in Behavioural Science from St Lawrence College.

Chelsea started her career in behavioural science, supporting the skill development of youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. She has since found her passion in mental health and wellness, working with youth / young adults with complex needs such as anxiety and depression. Some of the modalities Chelsea applies to her work include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), strengths-based approaches and client-centred care.

Angela van den Broek

Angela is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). She completed a Diploma of Professional Counselling with the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training in 2015, and she is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Candidate (SEPc). She has done further training in Emotion Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness Integration.

Over the past seven years, Angela’s work has focused on eating disorder treatment, in both residential and private practice settings. This work has included addressing related issues including anxiety, trauma, and depression. Angela has a special interest in working with developmental/complex trauma.

As an integrative therapist, Angela’s approach is collaborative and utilizes a combination of modalities to fit each client’s needs. Her work is centered around the belief that everyone has the innate ability to heal and to live a more present, joyful life. Her role as a therapist is to support clients in building their capacity, resources, self-compassion, and coping skills. Angela is committed to offer unconditional acceptance, presence, and authenticity to nurture the therapeutic relationship and allow for change and healing to occur.

Psychotherapist Daniela
Daniela Cugini
Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Daniela obtained her Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Daniela has experience working with individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as complex trauma. She has training in CBT, DBT, and Emotionally Focussed Therapy, and will incorporate various techniques and approaches based on individual client needs and preferences.

As a therapist, Daniela believes it is essential to meet clients where they are at, and form an alliance to tackle any hurdles which are preventing them from achieving wellness.

Emma Fergus

Emma graduated from Wurzweiler School of Social Work with her MSW and a minor in Trauma Informed Care. Emma was invited to join the Honour Society of Social Work due to her academic achievements. During her studies, Emma took courses in Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Values and Ethical Dilemmas. She also has a degree in Criminology from Western University.

Emma has a passion for helping those struggling with mental health issues. She has worked with seniors during the Covid-19 pandemic and in child welfare services. Emma is comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals and different co-morbidities. Emma is a registered and insured Social Worker, and is in good standing with the OCSWSSW.

Genevieve Arnaud - Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Genevieve LeBlanc
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) , Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), RN

Genevieve received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2020) and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor 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 (2016). Additionally, Genevieve is a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals, completing her Bachelor of Nursing Science at Queen’s University (2011).

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, cognitive-behavioural therapy and logotherapy, alongside healing through whole nutrition and intuitive eating, Genevieve strives to empower clients towards embracing positive, sustainable changes in their lives.

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.

Stephani Fenkanyn
Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP)

Stephani is inspired by helping individuals build a positive relationship with food and teaching them to nourish their bodies in a way that helps them thrive. Her educational background includes a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University. She also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor in Human Kinetics and a minor in Psychology. After completing her Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Stephani was granted the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). She is registered with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners.

Stephani has additional training in mindfulness, reiki and cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders. In addition to seeing clients, she has been working as a Health Educator at the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, in Windsor, since 2018. As a part of this role, she is a frequent public speaker and works towards the prevention of eating disorders through advocacy, awareness and education work.

Heather Noble - Registered Dietitian (RD)
Heather Noble
Registered Dietitian (RD)

Heather is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO). She has completed Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto, and Foods and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario. She has also completed the Diploma of Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing the International Olympic Committee Diploma (IOC) in Sports Nutrition.

Heather’s passion for working with patients with eating disorders and sports nutrition stems from her athletic career as an elite lightweight and open weight rower. Being immersed in a sport highly focused on weight and body image, Heather realized the immense need for support and guidance in preserving a positive relationship with food while balancing other athletic and life goals. Heather has experience working with adults and children in a clinical and private practice setting. Heather is dedicated to helping patients rebuild a positive relationship with food and their bodies through long-term sustainable changes.

Sari Papular
Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNN), Registered Nutrition Consultant Practitioner (RNCP)

Sari has a strong passion for promoting a gratifying lifestyle through food and nutrition. She offers a safe environment for her counselling clients, fostering positive experiences around food while building a sense of ownership and independence. She invites clients to work through roadblocks with curiosity and compassion, providing opportunities to re-establish nourishing relationships with their bodies.

Sari completed the Ontario College Certificate in Culinary Management and became a Certified Chef. She then completed a post-graduate in Food and Nutrition Management. From there, she went on to finish the Nutritional Consulting Program with Alive Academy and was granted the designation of Certified Nutritional Counsellor (CNC) and Registered Nutrition Consultant Practitioner (RNCP). She is registered with the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC). Sari has additional education and training in mindful eating, motivational interviewing and 2SLGBTQIA+ friendly programming.