I realized early on in my career that there was something missing from women's mental health care.
Medication and/or therapy were the only options.
I do things differently by taking a whole-body approach to depression & anxiety.
1 in 4 women in Canada are taking an antidepressant.
I utilize a whole-body approach to enhance your mood and energy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are Naturopathic Doctors trained?
Naturopathic Doctors are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of pre-medical training at a university, followed by 4 years of post-graduate training at an accredited Naturopathic Medical school. Prior to completion of training, Naturopathic Medical students must complete written and practical licensing exams in order to obtain licensure in BC. In order to maintain your license as a Naturopathic Doctor in BC, you are required to complete continuing education credits each year.
Are my visits covered by health insurance?
Is there tax on visits and services provided by a Naturopathic Doctor?
Can Naturopathic Doctors prescribe pharmaceuticals?
What should I expect in my first visit with Dr. Stephanie?
How long will we work together?
How much does working with Dr. Stephanie cost?
Your health is an investment, and I believe that when people feel well, they can be more productive, happier and experience life to the fullest. In addition to the financial cost of care, you are making a commitment to yourself. Many of my patients are accustomed to a lifestyle of prioritizing others (e.g., family, work) and are not used to putting themselves first.
Am I going to have to take A LOT of supplements?
My approach is not supplement-heavy. I communicate to patients why they are prescribed a specific supplement, and it is for a specific amount of time. Wherever possible, the supplements I recommend are supported by medical research, and all my treatment plans are individualized to your unique needs.
Do I have to stop seeing my Family Doctor?
NO! Please don't do that. I encourage patients to develop a health care team, and prefer collaborative care amongst the team. I recommend all patients maintain a relationship with their family doctor and specialists.
Do you offer virtual appointments?
Yes! Currently offering virtual, phone and in-person appointments. When scheduling your appointment, specify what type of appointment you would prefer.