(Psst... City Wellness is looking to add a few more therapists to the team so if you are a practitioner or know a practitioner that would like to work with the best patients in town, give us a shout!)
*NEW* Virtual Counselling & Psychotherapy [MSW]
Registered Social Worker (MSW)
Hi, my name is Alpana Das. I feel comfortable tackling hectic challenges that include (but are not limited to), unexpected trauma, victimization cycles and unexpected transitions through life’s stages. I incorporate an eclectic range of modalities, including (but not limited to), Trauma sensitive CBT, DBT, mindfulness, EFT, Somatic Experiencing , EMDR, insight-oriented therapy and a vision of wholeness through a Gestalt oriented framework. In my perspective, the therapeutic relationship is built on co-collaboration and client empowerment. I believe that the effectiveness of therapy is a result of the expert knowledge of the client. A therapy session often looks like a friendly chat with a guaranteed no nonsense good friend who walks with you during your path to your higher levels of authenticity and truth. My style is supportive and interactive, with the goal of empowering you to create change in your life.
I am someone who has worked in the industry for 14 years, and have been called experienced, kind and passionate about what I studied and have happily helped countless individuals, couples and families achieve their therapeutic goals. I look forward to seeing you in the future so we can stand together.
I have a Masters of Social Work from Mcgill University, specialized in Childhood Trauma, Mental Health and Adult Revictimization Cycles and worked as a specialist in Athletic Therapy after obtaining a Exercise Science degree from Concordia University. During the past decade, I practiced as a senior marriage counsellor and provided marriage courses to countless engaged couples and also served as the lead divorce expert with Catholic Family Services of Toronto. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) for a span of over 10 years, and was registered in Quebec with Service des admissions Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec prior to my move to Ontario.
I am a current member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and for over 7 years, I specialized in marriage counselling, separation and divorce counselling, and counselling unexpected traumatic experiences. I have attended numerous evidence-based training sessions to stay current and informative for you and the clients I serve, which includes specific training in trauma cycles, relationship and marriage crisis, abuse cycles and moving through separation and divorce and loss. I welcome a 15 minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit. Currently I do have a waiting list and will look into scheduling you within my next available time slot.
Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Clinical, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Fire Cupping, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Prenatal
Alysha is a registered Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist (R.Ac) who graduated from The Academy of Integrative Medicine. Alysha has a bachelors degree in East Asian religion, and her passion lies within the realm of east asian philosophy, which is what brought her to Chinese medicine. She believes that Taoist and Buddhist concepts, such as mind-body connection and conscious awareness, are what the western world needs. Alysha takes a holistic approach, assessing the body as a whole, looking into what is causing the symptoms, rather than just treating the symptoms that are visible. Pain management and injuries (both acute and chronic) hormonal imbalance, immunity, digestive complaints, emotional and mental imbalance, and nervous system regulation are just a few of her focuses. She will hold space for you, will guide you, and will restore balance and harmony to your internal landscape. Most importantly, she will help you understand your own body, and teach you how to listen to the subtle yet important messages that it gives you
Massage [R.M.T] - COUPLES Traditional Thai, Massage [R.M.T] - Cupping, Massage [R.M.T] - Prenatal, Massage [R.M.T] - Swedish, Massage [R.M.T] - Traditional Thai, Physiotherapy [R.Pt]
Registered Physiotherapist (PT) & Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Amanda received her Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics (2012) and Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (2015) from the University of Ottawa. A few years later, she returned to school and completed her Massage Therapy diploma at the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy (2019).
Since starting her journey as a healthcare provider, Amanda has taking additional courses to enhance her skillset including: Sports Taping (2015), Neurofunctional Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster University; 2016), Pelvic Floor Therapy (2016), Thai Massage (2017), Hot Stone Massage (2018), Hand & Foot Reflexology (2019), Pregnancy Massage (2019).
Amanda’s treatment style is very hands on. She loves her work and gives it her best with each and every treatment.
She speaks English and French fluently. If she were to have spare time in the city, she would be playing hockey on the outdoor rink, biking on lakeshore and definitely salsa dancing!
À Bientôt :)
Massage [R.M.T] - Cupping, Massage [R.M.T] - Prenatal, Massage [R.M.T] - Swedish
After graduating from the Health and Promotion program at Humber College, Anthony began his career as a personal trainer and immediately knew he wanted to work alongside others to guide them to the best version of themselves. Anthony pursued Registered Massage Therapy to be able to help individuals to understand the importance of healthy movement practices and feel better in their everyday lives. Acknowledging that pain is a reality that many of us deal with, Anthony believes that developing a set of practices for rest and recovery are paramount, and that having a self-care routine is the driving force to pain-free progress.
Anthony strives to use his knowledge to provide well-rounded care for his patients. He loves working with the athletic population but also has experience with seniors, pre and post natal, as well as those managing headaches and concussions. Anthony has developed an array of techniques, which include deep tissue work, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilizations, stretching, myofascial and Swedish massage techniques. Above all, Anthony creates a treatment plan tailored to the client’s unique concerns and needs.
When Anthony is not in the clinic, he enjoys exercising, walking his 2 dogs, playing Spikeball at Trinity Bellwoods park and hunting for the city’s best chicken wings.
Massage [R.M.T] - COUPLES Traditional Thai, Massage [R.M.T] - Prenatal, Massage [R.M.T] - Swedish, Massage [R.M.T] - Traditional Thai
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Anton completed his Massage Therapy diploma at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy (2012) and has been a Registered Massage therapist ever since.
He’s taken courses in Thai massage, prenatal massage and Craniosacral therapy. Currently, he’s taking an online course through Anatomy in Motion to further develop his understanding of the moving body.
Anton’s approach to treatment is movement focused. He has practiced traditional Thai massage for the majority of his career, and spent a few months in Chiang Mai to receive advanced training. This has given him a deep understanding and appreciation for movement, and the important role it plays when it comes to optimal health. Anton enjoys guiding patients towards their goals, and encourages his patients to become curious about their own body and their relationship with it.
Outside of clinical practice, Anton’s hobbies include Olympic weightlifting, bouldering, oil painting, and spending time outside hiking and portaging.
Dr. Djordje Dabic
Chiropractic Care [D.C]
Dr. Djordje Dabic graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with honours distinction. Djordje continued his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated summa cum laude. Throughout his clinical rotations, Djordje has been exposed to a wide variety of simple and complex cases within the Toronto communities.
Dr. Dabic believes in and practices evidence-based care, where he is committed in educating and empowering the patient through their acute or chronic injuries. Djordje’s goal is to collaborate with you by utilizing his knowledge of best available research, education, exercise, and manual therapy to minimize pain, improve function, and have you returning to your optimal quality of life. Djordje has had experiences with both general populations and athletic communities ranging from weekend warriors to professional athletes.
Djordje was a competitive basketball player playing across North America growing up, and has kept up with athletics outside of work. Djordje enjoys weightlifting, rock climbing, and running. Aside from athletics, he is a big fan of trying new restaurants around the city.
Yoga Therapy (Summer 2023)
Ganna completed her Yoga teacher training in 2017 at Yoga Tree Studios here in Toronto. She has been teaching group classes there ever since and although experienced in all styles of yoga she is now only focused on teaching Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga classes. She also completed her Meditation teacher training in 2020 with Hoame studios here in Toronto which expanded her teaching beyond the physical aspect of yoga.
She is now enrolled in her Yoga Therapy training at Yoga Therapy Toronto, which started in September 2021 and lasts a total of two years. This school follows the lineage of the great Krishnamacharya who is often called the “father of modern yoga” as he influenced most of the styles available to us now in the west. Yoga therapy is usually taught one on one unless a group setting is needed for a specific reason. It is a complementary system of health which helps in the treatment of any health issues by using yoga tools which range from yoga poses, meditations, breath work to lifestyle & diet recommendations in accordance with Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga.
At this time in her training Ganna is required to put the theoretical knowledge to practice through their internship. She is seeing students with any health concerns ranging from physical (with any pains, injuries, conditions such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, etc.) physiological (diabetes, Parkinson’s, migraines, infertility, etc.) to psychological (anxiety, depression, etc.). These sessions are done to give the student a personalized home practice to aid the improvement of their health as the goal of Yoga therapy is to create autonomy in the students journey to full health.
Ganna is a very patient, positive and calm person by nature which translates into her teaching. She is passionate about using yoga to help others and is very excited to be able to put her knowledge into practice.
Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Clinical, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Cosmetic, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Fire Cupping
Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)
Jennifer is a Registered Acupuncturist who has a background in Holistic Nutrition, as well as experience in Clinical Nutrition. She has carried a life-long interest in Naturopathic Medicine and natural health and beauty which has guided her journey to study and practice Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine.
Jennifer completed an internship in Nanjing, China where she worked with patients in the departments of pain management, tuina, sleep disorders, mental health and neurological disorders. Through the teaching hospital, she was taught various Chinese techniques utilizing fire, as well as electro-stimulation to help treat pain and sleep disorders.
Jennifer has a passion for dermatological conditions as well as for natural beauty. She has obtained a Certificate of T.C.M Dermatologic Acupuncture as well as a Certificate of Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture. She has provided her clients with concrete results through the use of her specialized techniques. Her techniques include the use of cosmetic acupuncture and T.C.M dermatologic acupuncture in conjunction with nutrition to aid in relieving chronic or acute digestive and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and dermatologic conditions. She may also incorporate modalities such as fire cupping, guasha, and shiatsu into her treatments as seen fit. Patients can expect to experience consistent results including feelings of relaxation and relief after treatments with Jennifer.
Registered Physiotherapy Resident (PT)
My name is Jinal Patel. I am a dedicated and skilled physiotherapist with a passion for helping individuals regain their mobility and improve their quality of life, with expertise in musculoskeletal conditions. I am using compassionate approach, combined with my extensive knowledge of therapeutic techniques, that enables to deliver exceptional treatment and support to patients. I am dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Massage [R.M.T] - Prenatal, Massage [R.M.T] - Swedish
Kristen pursued massage therapy as a second career. Her thirst for pathophysiology, neuroscience, anatomy and orthopedic assessments were quenched to the max and she earned a second year scholarship at Kikkawa College. She graduated with honours in 2010. Out of the classroom and into the treatment room Kristen applies a unique blend of modalities and techniques that she has acquired by continuing education in Lomi, acupressure, cupping, sports massage, and various styles she soaked up throughout her travels and experiences abroad. Her holistic approach to wellness is one that she also practices. As a Yoga instructor and QiGong student with an extensive background in exercise and weight training she prepared to offer treatments and remedial exercises tailored specifically for you.
Pao-Yi (Seraphine) Tseng
Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Clinical, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Cosmetic, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Fire Cupping, Acupuncture [R.Ac] - Prenatal
Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac)
Seraphine has extensive experience in both eastern and western medicine to support her license to practice Acupuncture in Ontario. She is a graduate of the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and will soon compliment her Acupuncture license with one in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is an honorary member of the USA Natural Medicine Association, and earned their specialised training certificate in the Acupuncture techniques of Master Tung (董氏奇穴入門弟子) in Taiwan. She is experienced in Clinical Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage, Guasha, Fire-Cupping, Cupping, and (for the bold) Blood-Letting. Her specialties include physical conditions such as chronic pain, impaired mobility, sequelae of stroke, paralysis, infertility of male and female, digestive and respiratory issues, to psycho–emotional such as depression, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, PMS and menopause syndrome.
Seraphine comes from a family of TCM doctors and Acupuncturists: both her father and her brother are practitioners, and she was immersed in this environment at the family-run TCM clinic in Taiwan from an early age. This has instilled in her a deep spiritual and physical connection to her craft, and she uses all of her medical training and experience to provide each patient with holistic solutions and treatment. Prior to moving to Canada, she studied dentistry in Beijing at the Peking University School of Stomatology, where she earned two medical degrees and her Orthodontist license. While in Beijing she also received a diploma in Acupuncture from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is fully fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hokkien.
Seraphine 在中, 西醫兩方面皆擁有非常豐富的經驗，從而支持她獲得在安大略省取得針灸師執照。 她畢業於多倫多中醫學院, 在那之後很快將獲得針灸師執照, 同時她也是美國自然醫學協會名譽會員，並在台灣獲得董氏奇穴入門弟子針灸專業培訓證書。 她在臨床針灸、美容針灸、艾灸、推拿按摩、刮痧、火罐、拔罐和放血方面經驗豐富。 她的專長包括慢性疼痛、行動不便、中風後遺症、癱瘓、男性和女性不孕不育、消化和呼吸問題等身體狀況，以及抑鬱、焦慮、偏頭痛、失眠、經前綜合症和更年期綜合症等心理情緒問題皆有所專長。
Seraphine 出身於中醫世家：父親和弟弟都是行醫者，她從小就沉浸在中醫診所的環境中, 她善加利用所有的醫療培訓和經驗為每位患者提供整體而完善的解決方案和治療。 在移居加拿大之前，她畢業於北京大學口腔醫學院，並在那裡獲得了兩個醫學學位。 在北京就讀時, 她還獲得了北京中醫藥大學的針灸文憑。 她精通英語、普通話、廣東話和福建話。
Massage [R.M.T] - Cupping, Massage [R.M.T] - Prenatal, Massage [R.M.T] - Swedish
Samuel received his bachelors of Kinesiology (2020) at the University of Toronto and recently graduated from Sutherland-Chan (2022) with a diploma in Massage Therapy. Fueled by his passion in sports, Samuel takes into account your lifestyle & needs, and focuses on quality of movement when designing his treatment plan for you. Having experienced many injuries himself, he understands the set-backs and potential progress lost that many of us can relate to in our own pursuit of our health and fitness goals. But from those experiences, he has cultivated a good understanding of the amount of patience and practice it takes to make an optimal recovery.
Samuel believes in developing a self-care routine is essential to recover from pain and strives to help develop one for you that is realistic and attainable. He has experience working with patients from the athletic population, stroke-patients, and with seniors. Samuel has learned a variety of techniques, which includes: Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial release, deep tissue work and more.