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Garibaldi Health Clinic Team

Garibaldi Health Clinic is Squamish’s original and premier naturopathic clinic – proudly serving the Sea to Sky Corridor since 2008. Our experienced team of highly educated, naturally focused health professionals have special interests in IV vitamin/mineral & chelation therapy, nutrition, supplements & herbal medicine, acupuncture, prolotherapy, counselling, registered massage, bowen technique, and midwifery care.

Please read below to learn more about our team of established health practitioners.

 

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Dr. Ashely Gordon, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Ashely Gordon is a graduate of the University of B.C. (BSc, Cell Biology and Genetics) and The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. The first two years at the College follow a curriculum not dissimilar to standard medical schools, branching thereafter into naturopathic disciplines. Dr. Gordon concluded her training with a one-year internship at the largest naturopathic clinic in North America. As a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, she has been practicing since 2004, the majority of time in her hometown of Squamish, and has owned/operated Garibaldi Health Clinic since 2008. Her focus lies in Women’s Health including Pregnancy Care & Midwifery Support, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Adjunctive Cancer Care, Children’s Health, Endocrine Malfunction, Autoimmune Disorders, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Nervous System Imbalances, and Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Gordon’s clinical interests include: Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Lifestyle Counselling, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Bowen Technique, Prolotherapy, IV (Intravenous) Vitamin/Mineral and Chelation Therapy.

Dr. Gordon is a member of the B.C. Naturopathic Association (BCNA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (CNPBC). She is also a certified practitioner in IV vitamin/mineral & Chelation Therapies, Acupuncture and Prolotherapy. In addition, Dr. Gordon has training and education in Bowen Therapy and Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. Dr. Gordon also has prescriptive authority and therefore can prescribe medications as she see fits and refill any ongoing prescriptions. Currently she is on the Board of Directors of the BCNA.

604.898.1999

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Dr. Jennifer Moss, ND, RMT

Naturopathic Physician, Registered Massage Therapist

Dr. Jennifer Moss is a graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, B.C. Dr. Moss’s special treatment interests are in Pain Management, Women’s Health, Naturopathic Pregnancy Care, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Endocrine Imbalances, Sports Injuries, Preventative Medicine and Mental/Emotional Health and Wellbeing.

Dr. Moss’s practical experience and clinical training include: Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine, Intravenous (IV) Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Neural Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Massage Therapy and Lifestyle Counselling.

Dr. Moss is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (CNPBC). Additionally, Dr. Moss is licensed to prescribe and therefore can prescribe medications when necessary and refill any ongoing prescriptions.

Jennifer Moss is also a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of B.C. (MTABC), and is licensed to practice Registered Massage Therapy by the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. (CMTBC).  Jennifer’s massage therapy style includes Myofascial Release, Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Sports Massage and Pre/Post Natal Massage.

Dr. Jennifer Moss is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Garibaldi Health Clinic.

604.898.1999

www.drjennifermoss.com

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Lydia Szymanski, RM

Registered Midwife

In the year 2000, Lydia Szymanski worked as a nutritionist and lay counsellor for the Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Programs in Squamish and Pemberton. Her love for supporting expectant moms around nutrition and lifestyle choices sparked her interest into midwifery.

Lydia completed the Bachelor of Midwifery through the Faculty of Medicine at UBC in 2009. She has attended hundreds of births all over Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Squamish, and Uganda.

Lydia finds it a privilege to care for women and families through such a transformative time of their lives. She finds each woman, pregnancy and childbirth unique, and learns profoundly from each experience. She is excited to be practicing at home in Squamish and welcomes new patients to Roots Community Midwives.

 

604.815.0026

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Shawna Robertson, RM

Registered Midwife

Shawna is so thrilled to be coming to Squamish to live and practice midwifery with Roots Community Midwives!

Her midwifery journey began after she experienced the incredible care midwives provided during her third pregnancy. Although she was already two years into a nursing degree in a small town on Vancouver Island, she was determined to apply to UBC Midwifery in hopes of pursuing this calling and was fortunate to have her family’s unwavering support to follow her dreams.

During her 4 years in the midwifery program, she was privileged to meet and care for many diverse families. She feels very fortunate to have learned from some of the most dedicated, passionate and skilled midwives, obstetricians and numerous other practitioners working in the birthing community in the lower mainland during this time.

Shawna is an easy going, loving and hard working midwife. She strives to provide safe, informed, evidence-based care that puts families in the ‘driver’s seat’ as the experts in their own decision-making. She believes the midwife-client relationship is so important to an empowering experience and her goal is to provide safe, inclusive and personalized care that supports the journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond!

 

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Kearston Bergeron, RM

Registered Midwife

Kearston is a registered midwife who has recently completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery at Laurentian University.

She is delighted to be joining the Roots Community Midwives practice starting in Summer 2019.

She is a proud First Nations Algonquin woman, with roots in Northern Ontario-Quebec. Kearston speaks both English and French fluently, with some knowledge in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway). Prior to the Midwifery Education Program (MEP), she started University studies in Nursing. She quickly realized her passion for the midwifery philosophy of care, and was accepted into the MEP the following year. During her time in the MEP, she completed various obstetrical and pediatric placements across Northern and Southern Ontario. She has also obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Indigenous Studies, which has added to her education as a midwife.

Kearston’s inspiration for a career in midwifery started with her sister, who has 6 children. She taught her to respect pregnancy as a state of health, and childbirth as a normal process. She is committed to providing equal access to culturally safe, quality maternity care to Squamish & the surrounding areas. And believes in the importance of evidence-based informed choice, and the positive impact this kind of care can have on an individual’s childbearing experience.

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www.rootsmidwives.ca

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Isabelle Gelineau, RM

Registered Midwife

Isabelle has been a registered midwife since 2008 and has worked in Guelph, Ontario and briefly in Vancouver.

Isabelle believes that being a midwife has been so satisfying because of how she’s got to witness some of the most powerful events in peoples’ lives and guide them through these life-altering moments. The relationship that is built with her clients is also something she values deeply. Even though there are common themes, she loves that every work day is a little different. After more than 10 years, Isabelle still marvels at this work and loves being a midwife.

Isabelle enjoys this profession so much that she has spent a lot of time teaching too. She has been a preceptor for midwifery students in Ontario because she finds sharing her passion for midwifery very rewarding.  She has taught Neonatal Resuscitation for the Canadian Pediatric Society, Fetal Health Surveillance under the Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program and CPR for the Heart and Stroke Society.

When she’s not working, she spends her time cooking, being outdoors, reading and travelling.

 

604.815.0026

www.rootsmidwives.ca

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Liina McNeil, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Liina is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Adlerian trained therapist, currently practicing in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Squamish. In the 16 years of her practice she has acquired skills, knowledge and resources to support individuals, couples and families with challenges related to anxiety, depression, grief & loss, transitions, complex family dynamics, developmental challenges, marital discord, trauma, addictions and illness (both physical and mental). She is of the belief that when we learn to understand ourselves and practice skills to support our whole self, we find wellness.

 

604-671-5672

http://liina.life/

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Hannah Vanwerkhoven

Office Administrator

Hannah is here to help you book appointments, answer any questions you may have, and refill your supplement prescriptions.

604 899 1999

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Kirstin Pears

Vega Technician

Vega testing is a form of electrodermal testing that allows us to see sensitivities, deficiencies and toxicities to common things such as the foods we eat, pollens, animals, cleaning agents, toiletries, vitamins and minerals. Having this knowledge allows us to help nurture your body and strengthen your immune system.

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