WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO
Kaitlyn is a Guelph naturopathic doctor who uses a blend of modern science and traditional healing therapies to treat the whole person. Both of her own health experiences and helping others with their own has shaped the way that she practices. Kaitlyn’s journey has helped her develop an interest in Brain Health (Brain/Head Injuries and Mental Health), Pain Management and Critical Illness relief.
Kaitlyn believes that whatever obstacles you are facing, there is space for you to discover what is meaningful to you in your life. Kaitlyn wants you to feel vital in your mind and body, and will create an individualized treatment plan including lifestyle counselling, nutrition, herbal & chinese medicine, and homeopathic approaches. Self-care and mindfulness is also a large part of Kaitlyn’s treatment approach, and she will provide you with strategies that fit within your life.
If you are struggling with a health concern and finding it difficult get into the office or make frequent appointments, Kaitlyn would love to speak with you from the comfort of your home or workplace in the form of Telephone or Email Consults.
Kaitlyn was drawn to naturopathic medicine at a young age because of her own allergies and digestive issues, and through working with a Naturopathic Doctor, was able to manage many of her concerns. Due to this, she enjoys helping patients improve digestion and uncover food sensitivities that may be contributing to many other health ailments. During her 4th year internship, she also had the opportunity to work with cancer patients on the Adjunctive Cancer Care shift. From this, she enjoys empowering people through critical illnesses that require a broad treatment approach.
In her internship at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Kaitlyn had the opportunity to work in the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic at William Osler Hospital – one of the first ever integrations of naturopathic medicine in a hospital-based setting. Here, she provided supportive treatments for mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression as well as chronic pain disorders like neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Throughout her years of study, she travelled to Peru to provide naturopathic care in the shantytowns of Lima, and also developed more of her knowledge in homeopathy at the Other Song Academy in Mumbai, India.
She has appeared on Inside Guelph discussing “Anxiety Tips for your Everyday Life” and does local speaking engagements. She regularly writes for NaturalPath, which is popular online website for natural health information, written by Naturopathic Doctors across North America. She also has teamed up with local Yoga studios to run natural health and yoga-related events for the community. Recently, Kaitlyn has had personal experience with chronic head injury symptoms, and has learned the importance of mental wellbeing and brain injury recovery.
In her spare time Kaitlyn will be found reading an inspiring book or article, sipping local coffee, or hanging out in nature with family and friends. Also an aspiring foodie, Kaitlyn loves cooking gluten- and dairy-free recipes that are both healthy and nutritious. Her go-to stress buster is "forest-bathing" (walks in nature), as well as yoga and meditation, which she believes are great ways to incorporate the body, mind and breath.