Meet Our Practitioners

 

David Brulé MSc, DHMS(Can.)

Homeopath

David graduated from the University of Toronto in 1989 and from the Homeopathic College of Canada in 1999. He is a founding member of the Riverdale Homeopathic Clinic and has been practicing there since September of 1999. David has been involved in clinical research having participated in funded projects studying the effects of homeopathy on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373891/) and on the side effects of chemotherapy. Winner of the 2014 Ontario Homeopathic Association's Community Awareness & Excellence Award.

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Ananda More

DHMHS, Hom, Filmmaker

Ananda More is a Homeopath, with training and expertise in many areas including the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, birth support,  and extensive training which the Regulatory College of Homeopaths of Ontario has deemed unacceptable to list in any advertising, so you will have to reach out and ask for her CV.

Ananda has become well known for directing and producing Magic Pills: Promise or Placebo, a documentary that examines the mainstream media's narrative of homeopathy and challenges that perspective by examining the science, evidence, and real-world use of homeopathy on a large scale around the world.

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Alexis Touyz - Homeopath, Bowen Therapist

Alexis has been practising homeopathy for 20 years. She is a graduate of the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine and Luminos School's  Master Clinician program. Her specialties include Oncology, Mental Health, Gynaecology, paediatrics and gastro/urogenital issues. She has been the director of Riverdale Homeopathy’s Free clinic for the last five years and also runs the pharmacy. 

Alexis is also a practitioner of the Bowen technique (20 years) and has the master qualification.

She is a compassionate healer whose concern is for the well-being of her patients.

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Allison Cassidy

Individuals and Couples Therapy, Life Skills and Meditation Coaching

*Allison has applied for registration with the brand new College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is awaiting registration. Until registration goes through, she is not seeing clients for psychotherapy, in compliance with the College. She can however take on Life Skills and Meditation Coaching clients.*

Allison Cassidy  M.Ed.
Psychologist (South Africa),
Clinical Psychotherapist (United Kingdom)
EFT Couples Therapy Associate (Canada)

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Ayda Moreno

Aromatherapy Massage, Ear Candling, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Reiki

My name is Ayda Moreno. I am a Certified Aromatherapist, a Reiki Master, a Reflexologist and an Ear Candler. Back in Colombia, I was exposed to the use of healing plants, homeopathy and other natural ways of healing since I was very little. My mother instilled in me love, trust and respect for the power of plants and Nature. Once I came to live in  Canada, my interest for healing plants and natural ways of dealing with disease grew stronger.  I took the Holistic Health Program at the Transformational Arts College, which helped me not only to confirm what I already knew but, to learn more about the plants and their healing power. I also learned about the body's incredible healing powers, its capacity to adapt, its strength even when the internal and/or the external environments we expose it to are not the most healthy.  

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Norman Allan

Chiropractor, CranioSacral Therapist

Dr. Norman Bethune Allan graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986 since when he has been involved in practicing, teaching, and studying various aspects of complementary medicine.

Before becoming a practitioner of Complementary Medicines Dr. Allan was a scientist. His Ph.D., in neuroscience (Sussex 1970), was a study of central control of motor behaviour. His B.Sc., from University College London, was in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy.

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Patty Hayes, MSW, RSW, MDiv, CCC

Psychotherapy, Counseling and Consultation

Patty has had the privilege of journeying for over 15 years with individuals and families from a diverse range of ages, religions, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. She has worked in the U.S. and Canada in a variety of settings including: schools; inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community centers; religious communities; and community mental health programs, particularly those focused on serving adolescents and their families.

In addition to extensive post-degree training, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy, a Master of Divinity Degree with in emphasis in Pastoral Counselling, and a Master of Social Work Degree. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).

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Sabrina Tosi-Creet

Bio Energy Practitioner

After over a decade studying and teaching yoga Sabrina discovered the power of Bio-Energy.  Through yoga she had already felt the importance of the energy that flows through our chakras, so when she first heard Michael D’Alton describing the power of this energy to heal it instantly made sense.  

Sabrina has spent years studying and working on her healing techniques.  She is now a level four Bio Energy practitioner and trainer, treating clients suffering from a wide range of symptoms.

For more information on how bio-energy healing can activate your bodies own healing abilities check out Sabrina’s website: blossombioenergy.ca

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Sunil Anand

L.C.E.H. , M.R.C.H. , Homeopath, HOM
Author of The 10W's of Wellness- Insights from Homeopathy

A leading classical homeopathic practitioner and teacher from India, Sunil will now be a part of the Riverdale Homeopathy Team. Having practiced homoeopathy for the past 35 years he is specially recognized for his cures in pediatric cases. His seminars and workshops have been widely attended in India and other countries.

Having graduated from the C.M.P Homeopathic Medical College, Mumbai (L.C.E.H. in 1981) he then pursued his post-graduation from the Hahnemann Post-Graduate Institute of Homeopathy U.K.(M.R.C.H. in 1984). He is also a Registrant of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (Homeopath, HOM).

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Tanya Kotsopoulos

HOM, CNP

Registered Homeopathic Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist, and owner of Flower of Life Health.  Recently, she has completed a certification in Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate and has incorporated his psychotherapeutic approach into her practice. Tanya is a frontline consultant at both Riverdale Homeopathic Clinic and The Big Carrot Dispensary providing supplement and homeopathic counsel to Toronto’s east end community.  Tanya believes in the body's ability to heal itself using various tools including homeopathic remedies, supplementation and compassionate inquiry so that individuals can connect to their authentic true self and heal that which requires healing.  Tanya works with all health concerns including those with mental health struggles, trauma, and addiction as well as both adults and children.  
 

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Violeta Nastase

M.D. (Europe), DHMS, Homeopath

Violeta received her Medical Doctor’s Degree in Europe where she practiced medicine for 10 years. During that time she was the Chief Physician of a medical clinic leading a team of 8 doctors and 10 nurses. She was also a co-author of several medical books and publications.

Upon immigrating to Canada she acquired her degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Science from the Homeopathic College of Canada. In 1999 she co-founded Riverdale Homeopathic Clinic. For the past 22 years, Violeta has been actively practicing at Riverdale H.C. and teaching homeopathy at 3 homeopathic colleges (HCC, OCHM, and CCHM). She has also taught bioscience at the Institute of Traditional Medicine for the past 12 years.

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Wendy Walker

RMT, CST, DHMS, MASSAGE THERAPY,  CRANIALSACRAL THERAPY, INTUITIVE HEALING

Wendy has twenty years of experience in alternative forms of healing. Her studies began in 1989, when she sought the expertise of an iridologist for a health issue. The positive results sparked a desire to learn more about health care choices not offered in the western medical paradigm. Studies began in iridology, touch for health and herbology.  She returned to school and graduated in 1992 as an RMT and Certified Reflexologist from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. In 1994 she trained as a Cranial Sacral Therapist. She has studied approximately 600 hours in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Qi Gong, and Ayurveda, and has extensive training and practice in energetic healing and meditation. Her most recent schooling was at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine, where she graduated from the three year program in 2007. To date, she has accumulated over 5,000 hours of study.

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