Welcome to Oona!

Please ensure that you are booking your appointments at the correct studio location. If you are unable to find an appointment time that works for you, feel free to add yourself to our waitlist or email us at hello@oonacares.com or call us at 416.960.5656 and we’ll do our best to find you an appointment time that works for you.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We require 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We do not accept cancellation notifications by text message.

Missed appointments or appointments canceled less than 48 hours notice prior to the appointment time are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the treatment fee. If you are unable to attend your appointment because you are sick or in labour, please call or email us.

Please note: you are not able to claim fees for missed appointment under your extended health benefits. If you book an appointment within 48 hours of the appointment start time (essentially within our late cancellation period) this cancellation policy still stands, and you will be liable for any cancellation fees should you wish to change or cancel that appointment.

While you wait for your appointment, why not check out our Survival Guide for New Parents?

For info about our services, click here.

For info about our classes and workshops, click here.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon! ❤️

xoxo

Your Oona Family

FREE Care Navigator

Whether you are newly pregnant, hoping to get pregnant or have recently welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, we have a ton of amazing treatments and classes to help you feel your best. Your personal Care Navigator is ready to guide you along your journey. Book your FREE consultation today! As Ontario's premiere wellness clinic for parents, parents-to-be, and their children,... Read More

Whether you are newly pregnant, hoping to get pregnant or have recently welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, we have a ton of amazing treatments and classes to help you feel your best.

Your personal Care Navigator is ready to guide you along your journey. Book your FREE consultation today!

As Ontario's premiere wellness clinic for parents, parents-to-be, and their children, we have so much to help you feel your best, the choices can be overwhelming!

There’s no need to figure it all out alone, your Care Navigator can set aside some time to chat with you about YOUR goals, YOUR plans, and what’s important to YOU.

Your FREE personal Care Navigator will listen to your needs and help you discover what services we have, how they will benefit you, and when to start them.


Acupuncture

Maybe you’ve heard of acupuncture and just haven’t ever known exactly how it works, or why. Or perhaps you’re an acupuncture veteran and already know that those tiny needles don’t actually hurt, aren’t scary, and that they can make you feel great. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing “acu-nap”. We are huge acupuncture fans and we know you will be too! Acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and ef... Read More

Maybe you’ve heard of acupuncture and just haven’t ever known exactly how it works, or why. Or perhaps you’re an acupuncture veteran and already know that those tiny needles don’t actually hurt, aren’t scary, and that they can make you feel great. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing “acu-nap”. We are huge acupuncture fans and we know you will be too!

Acupuncture is a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for any number of conditions, and when done by qualified practitioners like ours, is 100% safe in pregnancy. Some of the conditions more commonly - and effectively - treated by acupuncture include carpal tunnel syndrome, sinus issues, morning sickness/nausea, heartburn, insomnia, back and neck pain, and more. We almost always use acupuncture to help our mamas with breech babies, and acupuncture is also at the core of our fertility treatments.

** NOTE: These treatments will be billed under Naturopathy benefits, unless you are seeing Dr. Erica Nikiforuk, who is a licensed Naturopath as well as Registered Licensed Acupuncturist.


Childminding in our studio during your appointments

Childminding is available on certain days at our Queensway studio during your appointments! Please call the office to coordinate your appointment with our Childminding availability.


Chiropractic - Prenatal and Postnatal

Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic at Oona is performed by Webster-trained chiropractors. Our treatments are performed on a special table with a "breakaway" section that allows you to comfortably and safely lie on your belly during pregnancy. Our focus is not not only helping you feel your best, but also making space for your baby so that they can settle into the perfect position for an ... Read More

Prenatal and Postnatal Chiropractic at Oona is performed by Webster-trained chiropractors.

Our treatments are performed on a special table with a "breakaway" section that allows you to comfortably and safely lie on your belly during pregnancy.

Our focus is not not only helping you feel your best, but also making space for your baby so that they can settle into the perfect position for an easier birth.


Chiropractic - Paediatric

Chiropractic for kids is safe, gentle and effective and may be used for a variety of issues, including colic, feeding issues, gas, sleep issues and to monitor developmental milestones.

When booking, please make sure to book the appointment in your CHILD's name, not the parent's name.


Chiropractic (For Patients who are not prenatal/postpartum/pediatric)

These appointments are for patients who are not currently pregnant and have never given birth before. If you are currently pregnant, kindly choose a PRENATAL chiropractic visit. If you have ever given birth to a baby, kindly choose a POSTPARTUM chiropractic visit. If you are booking for your child, kindly choose a PEDIATRIC chiropractic visit.


Compression Socks & Stockings Fitting

Compression wear provides relief for swollen, achy ankles that also reduces your risk of varicose veins during pregnancy. Wearing the right graduated compression wear throughout pregnancy (even before you notice any swelling) can help maintain healthy blood circulation keeping you looking and feeling great! Book a FREE compression stocking fitting and consultation with one of our Sigvaris Ce... Read More

Compression wear provides relief for swollen, achy ankles that also reduces your risk of varicose veins during pregnancy. Wearing the right graduated compression wear throughout pregnancy (even before you notice any swelling) can help maintain healthy blood circulation keeping you looking and feeling great!

Book a FREE compression stocking fitting and consultation with one of our Sigvaris Certified Fitters today!

It is recommended that your compression stocking fitting is done early in the day to get the best measurement (this is because our legs swell during the day, especially when you’re carrying around a bowling ball!)

For more information on the benefits of Compression Wear during pregnancy: https://bit.ly/3lkBnha

For a copy of our Fillable Prescription pad: https://bit.ly/3tA5RQ4

If you are planning to order custom compression stockings, please have your prescription filled out ahead of time. For insurance purposes, if you would like more than one pair of stockings, make sure your prescription specifies the number of pairs that you are eligible for, to ensure that you receive full insurance coverage. For example, if you wish to get 3 pairs of stockings, make sure your prescription says 3 pairs, or else you will only be covered for a single pair.


C-Section Scar Treatment with Dolphin Neurostim

This treatment is for anyone who has had a cesarean section.

The Dolphin Neurostim treatment is a gentle and very effective treatment to help mobilize your scar, improve sensation around the scar and improve your core and pelvic floor function.

When your scar moves better, your whole body moves better, improving your overall well-being.


Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they hav... Read More

Custom orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.


Lactation Consulting

Book your IN-OFFICE lactation consultant appointment here. Please visit www.oonacares.com for information on booking an at-home appointment with one of our Lactation Consultants. Lactation consultants can assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. From helping establish a latch, to assessing for a tongue tie, to dealing with low milk supply, to pumping, and more. Appointments can be su... Read More

Book your IN-OFFICE lactation consultant appointment here. Please visit www.oonacares.com for information on booking an at-home appointment with one of our Lactation Consultants.

Lactation consultants can assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. From helping establish a latch, to assessing for a tongue tie, to dealing with low milk supply, to pumping, and more. Appointments can be super helpful prenatally as well; think of it as a private breastfeeding class!

All our Lactation Consultants are IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in good standing. Some insurance policies will cover our Lactation Services by IBCLCs, we recommend calling your insurance provider before booking to see if they cover Lactation Consultation Services.

Please also note: Tristan Kiraly and Beth McKenzie are Registered Nurses in addition to being IBCLCs. Some insurance companies may offer additional coverage for their services based on this designation. We highly recommend calling your insurance company before booking to ask if you have coverage for "Postpartum care by a registered Nurse." This can be for either the mother or the child and may require a physician referral or a note from the RN.


HOME Lactation Consulting

Lactation Consulting is now available in the comfort of your own home! Our Lactation Consultants each has their own catchment area that can be discussed with them. Home visits may be possible outside those areas for an additional cost of $1/km each way. NEWMARKET AREA: For a home visit or to book outside of shift hours, please contact Tristan directly. (647) 539-4688 Tristan.Kiraly.ibcl... Read More

Lactation Consulting is now available in the comfort of your own home!

Our Lactation Consultants each has their own catchment area that can be discussed with them. Home visits may be possible outside those areas for an additional cost of $1/km each way.
NEWMARKET AREA:
For a home visit or to book outside of shift hours, please contact Tristan directly.
(647) 539-4688
Tristan.Kiraly.ibclc@hotmail.com

TORONTO AREA:
For a home visit in the Toronto area, please contact Beth directly.
mckenzie.beth@outlook.com

Please do not share personal information by email or text to ensure client privacy.


Massage Therapy

“Magic hands”...that’s how our patients describe our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Our RMTs are experts in prenatal and postnatal massage; they will find all of your tight spots to help you feel your best, so you can float out of the office on a cloud. Whether you’re looking for a relaxation massage, soft tissue work for injury recovery, or something in between, we’ve got you cove... Read More

“Magic hands”...that’s how our patients describe our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs). Our RMTs are experts in prenatal and postnatal massage; they will find all of your tight spots to help you feel your best, so you can float out of the office on a cloud.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxation massage, soft tissue work for injury recovery, or something in between, we’ve got you covered.


Massage Therapy - Pediatric

Massage therapy for infant, toddler, children and teenagers is safe and effective, and is performed by our highly experienced massage therapists.

Our RMTs have extensive experience with younger patients.


Mental Health & Wellness

Life isn’t always as easy as we wish it would be. Our team of mental health professionals are available with virtual and phone appointments that fit your schedule. We have mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Please ensure that you are booking with the correct professional for your needs and also for your insurance plan. Our therapists manage their shifts with flexib... Read More

Life isn’t always as easy as we wish it would be. Our team of mental health professionals are available with virtual and phone appointments that fit your schedule.

We have mental health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Please ensure that you are booking with the correct professional for your needs and also for your insurance plan.

Our therapists manage their shifts with flexibility to meet your needs. If you do not see an appointment available, please reach out directly to the therapist (contact info below) to book an appointment:

Cher Curshen, Psychotherapist ** oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com** or 416-888-8852
Yzobela Hyett, Psychotherapist **oona@yzobelahyett.com** or 647-933-5515
Michelle Vitti, Psychotherapist **oona@michellevittitherapy.com**
Connie Butera, Psychotherapist (Qualifying) **connie@oonacares.com**
Teddie Buchner, Occupational Therapist **teddie@oonacares.com**


Mental Health & Wellness - Pediatric

Kids have big emotions that can sometimes be challenging for their families to work through. We know how to love and care for our kids, but big feelings and emotions can be so hard to know how to manage - and as much as we want to help our kiddos through those feelings, sometimes we just don’t have the tools. Our experienced team of Pediatric Mental Health practitioners care about your fam... Read More

Kids have big emotions that can sometimes be challenging for their families to work through. We know how to love and care for our kids, but big feelings and emotions can be so hard to know how to manage - and as much as we want to help our kiddos through those feelings, sometimes we just don’t have the tools.

Our experienced team of Pediatric Mental Health practitioners care about your family's mental well-being and offer a variety of approaches to help your child /teen overcome difficult situations, build resilience and thrive.

Our Registered Psychotherapist, Cher, uses Creative Therapy, among other tools, to enhance your child’s life as they work through difficult experiences and learn ways to express and validate feelings to start them on a journey of healing.

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Teddie, focuses on the family as a whole and works with you in creating practical routines to achieve your goals.

If you do not see an appointment available at a time that is convenient for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to our pediatric mental health team members directly:

Cher Curshen, Pediatric Psychotherapist - oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com or 416-888-8852
Connie Butera, Psychotherapist (Qualifying) **connie@oonacares.com** (12 years +)
Teddie Buchner, Pediatric Occupational Therapist - teddie@oonacares.ca


Naturopathic Medicine - IN PERSON Appointments

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!) However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of ... Read More

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!)

However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of whack. Maybe your skin isn’t as bright as it used to be. Maybe your digestion is sluggish, or maybe you just haven’t felt truly well in a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling to get pregnant, or you may be postpartum and just don’t feel like your old self. That’s where Naturopathy comes in.

Our Naturopathic Doctors will work with you to figure out what’s going on, from the inside out. By really getting to know you and what’s happening, they can help get to the bottom of things and help you feel your best. Naturopaths use things like diet and lifestyle, and sometimes things like acupuncture and supplements to help balance things out for you. Our Naturopaths are experts in fertility, perinatal, paediatric and whole-family care and have basically seen it all. Nothing is off the table for discussion. If you have a concern about yourself or your baby’s well-being, come on in so that one of our Naturopaths can help you feel your very best.


Naturopathic Medicine - ONLINE Appointments

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!) However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of ... Read More

Our bodies are pretty amazing; we are designed to coordinate all sorts of things at once. We see, we walk, we eat, we digest, we get sick and then magically get better. All of that happens without us having to actually coordinate any of it! (Can we get an AMEN for not having to organize ONE. MORE. THING?!)

However, from time to time, we may notice that this balancing act is a bit out of whack. Maybe your skin isn’t as bright as it used to be. Maybe your digestion is sluggish, or maybe you just haven’t felt truly well in a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling to get pregnant, or you may be postpartum and just don’t feel like your old self. That’s where Naturopathy comes in.

Our Naturopathic Doctors will work with you to figure out what’s going on, from the inside out. By really getting to know you and what’s happening, they can help get to the bottom of things and help you feel your best. Naturopaths use things like diet and lifestyle, and sometimes things like acupuncture and supplements to help balance things out for you. Our Naturopaths are experts in fertility, perinatal, paediatric and whole-family care and have basically seen it all. Nothing is off the table for discussion. If you have a concern about yourself or your baby’s well-being, come on in so that one of our Naturopaths can help you feel your very best.


Occupational Therapy - Pediatrics (In Office and Online)

**Please note: Teddie Buchner is available for virtual appointments and home visits in the Niagara/Hamilton area. Teddie is available to see children of all ages** ** Patricia(Patty) Ocampo is available for in person / in office visits at our Queensway location, and sees children aged 0-3 years** If you are interested in a HOME VISIT for your appointment, you can reach out to Teddie direc... Read More

**Please note: Teddie Buchner is available for virtual appointments and home visits in the Niagara/Hamilton area. Teddie is available to see children of all ages**
** Patricia(Patty) Ocampo is available for in person / in office visits at our Queensway location, and sees children aged 0-3 years**

If you are interested in a HOME VISIT for your appointment, you can reach out to Teddie directly. Teddie serves the Niagara/Hamilton region for HOME visits (teddie@oonacares.com). A travel fee will be added to the treatment fee for home visits. She is also available for online appointments as well.

We are not currently offering HOME visits in Toronto or York Region.

Occupational therapists can work with babies and children to assess and facilitate their development to achieve motor milestones, resolve sensory challenges, and overcome feeding difficulties and more. Some other specific treatment expertise include torticollis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, neurological diagnoses, shoulder dystocia, and feeding for cleft lip and cleft palate. Parents and caregivers can expect to work collaboratively with the therapist to learn how to read the baby’s cues and facilitate the baby’s skill development to ensure ongoing healthy development.

With older children, our Occupational Therapists can work with your child to help them with sensory issues, fine motor issues, school readiness, and more. Please see more details in our appointment types.


Occupational Therapy - Adults (Online Only)

Becoming a mother is a major life transition and the experience is as unique as each mother and baby pair. Maternal health considers the mother’s health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. There is ample support for the medical aspect of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth, but too often, little attention is given the non-medical aspects of becoming a mother. Many women... Read More

Becoming a mother is a major life transition and the experience is as unique as each mother and baby pair. Maternal health considers the mother’s health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. There is ample support for the medical aspect of conception, pregnancy, and childbirth, but too often, little attention is given the non-medical aspects of becoming a mother. Many women look for support with adapting to the changing life roles and the diverse experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood that are specific to each maternal-infant pair.

Occupational therapists are uniquely equipped to collaborate with women to address the challenges women face when transitioning to motherhood including the complexities of establishing healthy roles, routines, and coping strategies to ease that transition. Occupational therapy can help educate women on common parenting challenges and develop both realistic expectations and effective coping strategies focusing on co-occupations between mother and infant to enhance bonding, increase confidence in supporting healthy development, engage in enjoyable age appropriate play, and identify atypical situations early to facilitate optimal intervention. Occupational therapy can also support women who are at risk for or experiencing mental health challenges and consequential decrease in functional performance related to physiological changes, role adjustment, and pregnancy loss by helping women to normalize and validate their experiences.


Osteopathy - Adult

Please note: Insurance coverage for Osteopathy varies wildly - kindly give us a call if you have any questions about whether your insurer will cover treatment with our Osteopaths.  Coverage for osteopathy is more complicated than with our other services, and we are unable to offer direct billing for this treatment type. Osteopathic treatments are available for adults. Osteopathic practition... Read More

Please note: Insurance coverage for Osteopathy varies wildly - kindly give us a call if you have any questions about whether your insurer will cover treatment with our Osteopaths.  Coverage for osteopathy is more complicated than with our other services, and we are unable to offer direct billing for this treatment type.

Osteopathic treatments are available for adults. Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments:

Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement.

If this is your first appointment with an Oona Osteopath (even if you've seen an Osteopath elsewhere before), please book an "Initial Appointment".

Please check that you have coverage from your insurance plan for this service if you plan on claiming your appointment.


Osteopathy - Paediatric

Please note: We are not able to offer direct billing for Osteopathy appointments, as Insurance coverage varies widely. Please check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment. Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments: Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement. If ... Read More

Please note: We are not able to offer direct billing for Osteopathy appointments, as Insurance coverage varies widely. Please check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment.

Osteopathic practitioners may use any or all of the following techniques during their appointments:

Craniosacral work, visceral/organ mobilization, soft-tissue work and functional movement.

If this is your first appointment with an Oona Osteopath (even if you've seen an Osteopath elsewhere before), please book an "Initial Appointment".

Please check that you have coverage from your insurance plan for this service if you plan on claiming your appointment.


Physiotherapy - Orthopedic and Pelvic Health

At Oona, we are obsessed with making sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible, and that you not only recover but that you thrive postpartum. We do this by ensuring that your pelvic floor is strong and functioning properly, and by addressing all of your other aches and pains, from your aching back and hips (ever feel like you’re a rotisserie chicken at night?), to your neck and sho... Read More

At Oona, we are obsessed with making sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible, and that you not only recover but that you thrive postpartum. We do this by ensuring that your pelvic floor is strong and functioning properly, and by addressing all of your other aches and pains, from your aching back and hips (ever feel like you’re a rotisserie chicken at night?), to your neck and shoulder pain.

We offer a personalized approach for your unique situation. All of our treatments are one-on-one, and may include things like manual therapy, at-home exercises, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, and more.

We know you want to feel your best; our physios will have you feeling great in no time.


Physiotherapy - Pediatric

Please note: If you are booking a pediatric physiotherapy appointment, please book it in YOUR CHILD'S name, NOT your name. If you already have an account with us and cannot figure out how to assign a login to your child, please go ahead and book it in your name but please call us at 416.960.5656 or email us at hello@oonacares.com to let us know that we need to change it into your child's name ... Read More

Please note: If you are booking a pediatric physiotherapy appointment, please book it in YOUR CHILD'S name, NOT your name. If you already have an account with us and cannot figure out how to assign a login to your child, please go ahead and book it in your name but please call us at 416.960.5656 or email us at hello@oonacares.com to let us know that we need to change it into your child's name (and provide us with the name of your child at that point).

Pediatric physiotherapy can help these little ones by taking them through a course of treatment to help facilitate the movements required to achieve their growth milestones, and ensure strong long-term growth.

Other areas of expertise include torticollis, cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Prader-willi syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and various orthopaedic conditions including idiopathic toe-walking, post-fracture, genu valgum and varum, and clubfoot.


Sleep Support Services

Healthy sleep is foundational to your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. And sleep is a family affair – we all need it. Our sleep support services help you understand sleep from its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored st... Read More

Healthy sleep is foundational to your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. And sleep is a family affair – we all need it.

Our sleep support services help you understand sleep from its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored strategies to approach sleep struggles with gentle composure.

Sleep support services in children ages 0-5 years have been shown to promote physical and mental development, increase happiness and decrease irritability, and to strengthen the parent-child relationship

**All Sleep Consultations conducted virtually or over the phone.**


Ultrasound Therapy for Blocked Ducts

Ultrasound Therapy can be very useful for the treatment of a blocked milk duct. In addition, we usually also recommend a visit with one of our lactation consultants to help assess your baby's latch, if blocked ducts have been a recurrent issue.

Kindly plan to bring your little one to the appointment, as it's best to nurse your baby immediately after treatment if at all possible.

Dr. Olivia Avolio (she/her) is a warm, compassionate and very experienced chiropractor with a thoughtful, evidence-based approach to treatment. She has a passion for perinatal and postnatal wellness, with a strong belief that you don’t have to suffer through the aches and pains of pregnancy and parenthood. She is humbled to be part of an amazing team of professionals who focus exclusively on female health, and loves having the opportunity to collaborate with practitioners to provide patients the best of care (who doesn’t love someone that tells them they need a massage?!).

Dr. Olivia goes beyond simply adjusting with her chiropractic treatments - she also incorporates other modalities such as soft tissue work and acupuncture for a well-rounded patient experience. She has a special interest in labour preparation, pain relief, and fetal malpositions including breech, transverse, and posterior babies. Dr. Olivia is a firm believer in inspiring others to learn about their health and empowering them to make informed health care decisions. She is excited to share her knowledge, experience and passion with you on your journey to health, whether it’s tied to parenthood or not.

When she isn’t at the clinic, you can find Olivia baking a delicious treat, watching Friends re-runs or enjoying time with family and friends.

Dr. Olivia Avolio (she/her) is a warm, compassionate and very experienced chiropractor with a tho... Read More

Kate is not currently accepting new clients

Kate Bailey (she/her) is a registered social worker/psychotherapist who offers mental health support for individuals during the perinatal and reproductive years. Kate completed her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toronto and has additional training in perinatal mood and anxiety and birth and reproductive trauma. Her passion for reproductive mental health began while working with pregnant and parenting adolescents in an intensive care centre during her master’s program. Since then, Kate has dedicated her career to exploring the many factors that influence mood and well-being during the reproductive years. She is particularly interested in working with individuals who are adjusting to their new roles as parents, navigating complex family relationships in addition to grief and loss, and/or experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety.

Kate utilises a person-centred approach to therapy and draws upon therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic/relational, solution-focused, and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). In therapy, you can expect Kate to bring comfort, emotional support, validation, coping skills, and a bright, reassuring smile. Her mission is to empower you by providing an unconditional, non-judgmental space for you to grow, learn and thrive.

Navigating fertility, pregnancy, and early parenthood often comes with many ups and downs. This isn’t what you expected and it all feels incredibly overwhelming. Having a safe space to talk openly about the challenges you’re facing during your reproductive journey can be a relief. Whether you’re looking to manage grief and loss, improve your mood or anxiety, learn how to set boundaries with family members, or process your birth experience, Kate is here for you. Kate will work collaboratively with you to help manage your symptoms, build awareness of your inner and outer world, increase confidence and self-compassion, and determine the coping strategies that work for you.

Kate is not currently accepting new clients Kate Bailey (she/her) is a registered social worker/... Read More

Teddie Buchner graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Her undergraduate studies were also completed at GVSU where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Science and Developmental Psychology. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, focusing her research on maternal and infant mental health, attachment, and related sensory processing patterns.

Teddie has worked as an occupational therapist in community mental health, school-based, and outpatient pediatric settings, eventually specializing in pediatric mental health and developmental trauma. Recently transitioning from school-based rehabilitation services as an occupational therapist at Niagara Children’s Centre, Teddie works on the Individual and Family Services team at Sick Kids Community Mental Health in Toronto.

Teddie is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists, and licensed to practice occupational therapy in both Michigan and Illinois. Two years ago, Teddie was granted a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University and enjoys supporting occupation therapy students.

Teddie Buchner graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her ma... Read More

Mani’s goal is to help families get the holistic support they desire to be the best they can be. She aims to continue learning to provide her patients with the best support.

Mani graduated from National Institute College and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She has training in various techniques, including Swedish massage, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release.

When Mani is not working to help her patients feel better, she spends time with her husband, family, and her golden retriever, Enzo.

Mani’s goal is to help families get the holistic support they desire to be the best they can be. ... Read More

Sharon brings a long history of office/administrative experience, primarily in the not-for-profit sector, to her administrative position with Oona. Sharon loves the hustle and bustle of a busy environment and loves providing excellent customer service to Oona clients and teammates. Sharon is a single mom to three beautiful boys, (but can’t possibly have one old enough to be heading to college!) and one rambunctious pup and is happiest when she can escape the city and relax with her brood up north.

Sharon brings a long history of office/administrative experience, primarily in the not-for-profit... Read More

Please contact Cher directly to book your psychotherapy appointment with her, her full schedule is not listed on Janeapp: Call or text her at M: 416-888-8852. E: oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com

Cher (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist and Trauma Specialist with over 22 years experience working with families, children, youth and adults. She has worked with Oona since early 2019 and has experience working broadly across the GTA within health and social service agencies and in school settings supporting children, youth and adults living with the many challenges life can bring including mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, complex and traumatic grief, anticipatory grief, loss, and life limiting illness.

Cher has provided psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapy services for children, teens, adults and families with the following agencies: Toronto Children’s Aid Society, Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House, Bereaved Families of Toronto and Halton Peel, Dorothy Ley Hospice, Hospice Toronto, Trillium Health Centre, Toronto East General Hospital, Native Child and Family Services, Sherbourne Health Centre, UHN Recreational Therapists, Gildas Club, Wellspring, Alzheimer’s Society and Rexdale Community Health Centre.

She is truly passionate about her work! She follows a strength-based focus that incorporates a number of therapeutic approaches aimed at meeting your or your chiilds specific needs holistically, integrating mind, body, emotion and spirit. Cher has learned through experience, that we bring our own unique story to therapy and honours this with compassion and acceptance – after all, it’s YOUR one-time story of life! With the changes and challenges that can arise as a human and with parenthood, she views you as one of kind.

In your appointments, you will experience working together, moving you towards balance, harmony and wholeness, while developing your inner resources and the power and freedom to bring about change. Cher also offers couples counselling for people looking to find more peace and harmony in their relationship.

Cher is grounded, calm, highly compassionate, energetically strong and balanced making her a soothing presence for clients. Although talk therapy is common when visiting with Cher she encourages creative expression within a variety of art modalities that include; visual arts, music and voice, poetry, writing and storytelling. Her relationship with individuals is guided by a person centered approach, genuine caring and respect and her belief in the capacity for healing and growth. She infuses her practice with positive life energy and dedication and utilizes creative arts techniques in a gentle, sensitive and active way.

On a personal note, Cher has three sons, including one set of twins and has one granddaughter! She is deeply involved in her own healing work and regularly receives treatments in modalities that are the same or similar to those she offers. She believes that art is a healing agent that works from within and enjoys living her life through creativity.

Can’t find a convenient appointment in her schedule? Contact Cher directly and she will aim to accommodate you. E: oonapsychotherapy@bigheartstudio.com M: 416-888-8852 text or call

Cher is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please contact Cher directly to book your psychotherapy appointment with her, her full schedule i... Read More

Ron (he/him) is an integral part of our RMT team here at Oona! Aside from being a fabulous RMT, Ron’s former career was as in Chemical Engineering Technology! (What an overachiever!) In addition to his specialized training in perinatal massage, Ron’s massage training and experience includes Swedish massage, Indian head massage, c-section scar massage recovery, cupping, myofascial release technique, trigger point release and peripheral joint mobilizations. Ron is super warm, sweet and easy to chat with, and is really looking forward to getting to know you!

Ron has 2 gorgeous children and loves spending time with his family. His family’s health and wellness is always a top priority.

Ron (he/him) is an integral part of our RMT team here at Oona! Aside from being a fabulous RMT, ... Read More

Alison (She/Her) is passionate about advocating for women’s health and wellbeing, by providing empathetic and high quality evidence-based care for women in various stages of their lives. She obtained her MSc in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and graduated from Queen’s University with a BSc Honours in Kinesiology. Her passion for perinatal care and pelvic health led her to complete pelvic floor physiotherapy training and Julie Wiebe’s Piston Science course. She is a member of the Women’s Health Division with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform internal pelvic assessments. Alison is driven to develop proficiency and expertise in the unique and emerging field of pelvic floor physiotherapy, and strives to provide holistic and comprehensive care to all clients. She also has a strong interest in orthopaedics and recognizes the importance and value of integrating orthopaedic principles when treating pelvic floor conditions. With a background in orthopaedic and pelvic physiotherapy, Alison is able to take a look at the bigger picture to see how the body is connecting (or disconnecting) and how physiotherapy can help treat. Her approach is gentle, comphrensive and informed. She takes the time to explain everything she’s going to do in the treatment, emphasizes the importance of informed consent to continual treatment and rehabilitation.

Alison has always been very active and enjoys playing tennis and skiing. Her passion for yoga has strengthened her appreciation for the importance of the mind-body connection, which she integrates into her practice by approaching pelvic health treatment using a biopsychosocial lens. She has conducted scientific research at The Hospital for Sick Children, and has published multiple manuscripts and done several podium presentations at international conferences. Alison strives to provide progressive care and to contribute to the development of new clinical practices through ongoing involvement in research.

Alison is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Alison (She/Her) is passionate about advocating for women’s health and wellbeing, by providing em... Read More

Please book a consultation online, or reach out to Yzobela directly to book your psychotherapy appointment: oona@yzobelahyett.com

Since 2008, Yzobela (she/her) has worked as a counsellor in the fields of reproductive and maternal health, and draws on her own lived experience of the challenges of becoming a parent. She has extensive training and experience in working with issues related to pregnancy, infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and postpartum anxiety, OCD, and other perinatal mood disorders.

Whether you are dealing with overwhelm, grief, trauma, relationship issues, or unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, therapy is an opportunity to carve out a space where you are the priority, where your feelings and experiences take centre stage, and where all your attention can be focused on your growth, healing and transformation. As a mother of three, she understands the uniqueness of each family’s situation and that there is no “one size fits all” solution. In addressing parenting challenges, she works with individuals from an attachment-based perspective that prioritizes strong relationships as the foundation of meaningful change.

Yzobela is trained in EMDR trauma therapy; ACT for anxiety, perfectionism, and OCD; IFS and relational/psychodynamic approaches. Her background in feminist counselling means that we may also explore how your own experiences and behaviours are influenced by the social systems that we exist in, in order for you to thrive in your environment. Through this process of deepening awareness and self-compassion, you can discover how to soothe and heal yourself. Yzobela is committed to inclusion, equity, social justice, and supporting the rights of LGBTQII2A, Black, Indigenous, and People of colour communities.

Please book a consultation online, or reach out to Yzobela directly to book your psychotherapy ap... Read More

Devi Sharon Latchmana joins Oona’s massage therapy team with years of experience in helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness. She is passionate about helping individuals alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve their overall physical and mental well-being.

Sharon has a deep understanding of the human body and uses a variety of massage techniques to tailor treatments to each client’s unique needs. Her compassionate nature, combined with her expertise, has earned her a reputation as a trusted and highly sought-after massage therapist.

In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her rescue dog, Teddy.

Devi Sharon Latchmana joins Oona’s massage therapy team with years of experience in helping clien... Read More

Rose (she/her) is a graduate of Newman Breastfeeding Clinic Lactation Medicine Program and a CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula. She also holds an honours degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and a degree in Social Work from York University. Although she found her work as a doula very rewarding, she noticed there was was lacking a network of support for families who choose breastfeed. Rose has her own three beautiful children, all who came with unique breastfeed needs and complications. After over 90 hours of Lactation specific education and 760 hours of directly supervised, hands-on experience helping families with Dr. Jack Newman and the Lactation Consultants at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, she completed the Lactation Medicine Programme.Taking her education and experience as a mother, she’s dedicated her career to helping families adjust to life with a newborn, reach their individual breastfeeding goals, and address any barriers/complications that arise. She also knows that every child and family is different so her approach is both gentle and with clear customized guidance.

After hours, you can find her with her partner and three active children.

Rose has in-office clinical hours with us on Thursdays. If you require a home visit, Rose can be contacted via www.roseleblanc.com

Rose is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Rose (she/her) is a graduate of Newman Breastfeeding Clinic Lactation Medicine Program and a CAPP... Read More

Mary-Margaret Love has over 12 years experience in administrative roles and real passion for organization and office supplies! She was always that kid who could not wait to take those first notes in a new notebook.

Mary-Margaret is mama to a sweet one year old who keeps her on her toes and really tests her planning and organizational skills. She loves travelling, tacos, and trivia. Wow her with your random facts and tell her tales of all your travels.

Mary-Margaret Love has over 12 years experience in administrative roles and real passion for orga... Read More

As a dedicated advocate for holistic well-being and women’s health, Marianne brings over 20 years of experience working in an integrative medicine environment to her massage therapy practice at Oona. Her focus lies in providing comprehensive care and support to women, particularly during the transformative stages of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Marianne’s extensive career in a multi-disciplinary collaborative practice has equipped her with a unique perspective that enriches her role at Oona. At Oona, Marianne cultivates a warm and nurturing environment, fostering a sense of safety, support, and empowerment for women. Through collaboration with other healthcare professionals at the clinic, Marianne ensures a holistic and integrated approach to care, allowing for a comprehensive treatment experience. By combining her expertise in massage therapy and knowledge of other effective modalities, Marianne aims to create positive and transformative experiences for her clients, promoting their overall well-being as they navigate the journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. In addition to her proficiency in massage therapy, Marianne is a registered homeopath, adding a valuable dimension to her practice at Oona. With a holistic approach to healthcare, she recognizes the significance of addressing the mind, body, and spirit to support women throughout their reproductive journey. This integrated approach allows Marianne to provide comprehensive and personalized care, ensuring her clients receive the best possible support.

As a dedicated advocate for holistic well-being and women’s health, Marianne brings over 20 years... Read More

Giuliano Martins trained in Brazil in Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and has extensive experience, after treating more than 9,000 patients.

Here in Canada, Giuliano works as an osteopath specializing in pregnant women, newborns, spinal injuries and sports injuries.

His professional journey has been guided by a clear mission: to relieve acute and chronic pain so that every patient can enjoy life to the fullest.

His therapeutic approach goes beyond treating symptoms; Giuliano seeks to understand each patient’s unique experience, providing personalized and holistic care. His expertise in newborns is backed by a deep understanding of neuromuscular development, while his experience in spinal therapy and sports injuries offers effective solutions for a variety of conditions.

When he is not in the office, Giuliano usually has several passion projects on the go. He’s an avid reader, a music lover and plays the guitar. His family is his foundation, and they love exploring cities, mountains and beaches together. Their adventures are always accompanied by Nicos, their 8-year-old shitzu.

Giuliano Martins trained in Brazil in Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and has extensive e... Read More

Beth McKenzie (she/her) is a Registered Nurse (RN) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). For the past 15 years, Beth has been a critical care nurse at SickKids Hospital, taking care of babies and families in need. Beth became passionate about breastfeeding after the birth of her daughter, when her own breastfeeding journey was more difficult than she anticipated it would be. This is what led her to study to become an IBCLC so that she could help others. Through her studies, Beth discovered that we have innate instincts that help us care for, nourish and nurture our babies. Her approach to breastfeeding support includes helping her clients tune into those instincts and connect with their baby. Beth provides individualized and personalized support - like all of us at West End Mamas, she believes that knowledge is power, including informed decision making regarding feeding and parenting your child. Whether your journey takes you towards breastfeeding, pumping, or formula, Beth is here to help provide evidence-based advice and support, that comes in a judgement-free, accepting space.

Beth is an active leader with La Leche League Canada and has been helping and supporting lactating parents since 2016.

Beth is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Beth McKenzie (she/her) is a Registered Nurse (RN) and International Board Certified Lactation Co... Read More

Lisa Melchiorre is a local Stay-at-Home Mom of two girls, 8 and 5 years old. With her own kids becoming more independent, she enjoys seeing younger little ones making their way through the stages of infancy and toddlerhood.

From her own experience, Lisa knows how hard it can be trying to focus on your own needs and self-care as a mom, and hopes to give other new moms the opportunity to focus on their needs knowing that their child is well taken care of.

Lisa enjoys fitness walking, being entertained by the neighbourhood squirrels and dogs, and finding new adventures to go on with her family.

Lisa Melchiorre is a local Stay-at-Home Mom of two girls, 8 and 5 years old. With her own kids be... Read More

Alana’s passion for sleep began months after her first daughter was born. Alana’s mental health was suffering from sleep deprivation – she was feeling frustrated after trying “all of the things” to get her baby girl to sleep, and as a first-time mother, she felt discouraged about not being able to get her child to sleep well. Alana decided to contact a sleep consultant to help get things on track. That call turned out to be the BEST investment she had ever made for her growing family!

After sorting out her own daughter’s sleep, Alana became a sleep consultant herself. She loves sharing her knowledge and understanding of sleep to support others. Alana now has a more patient, happy and well-rested household – and you can too!

In addition to being a sleep expert, Alana is an elementary school teacher, wife, and mom to 3 girls. She has over 20 years of experience in education from infants to teens. Working as a sleep consultant has allowed her to combine her passion for working with families while teaching healthy sleep habits. Sleep training can seem like a daunting process. Alana’s positive, gentle and patient personality allows families from across the globe to trust her with the sleep of their children. She will cheer you on every step of the way to your newfound rested lifestyle. When Alana isn’t educating families, she loves to travel, decorate, organize and spend quality time with her daughters and husband.

Alana’s passion for sleep began months after her first daughter was born. Alana’s mental health w... Read More

Cebi (she/her) is a Canadian trained manual osteopath, graduating from the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy in 2016.

She has extensive experience in treating babies and children of all ages, using a gentle and holistic approach. She achieves this with gentle soft tissue techniques, visceral and cranial osteopathy. Most commonly her work is to bring relief from a variety of issues including tongue-tie, colic, reflux, torticollis, latching issues, uneven head shape etc.

Through her treatments, Cebi also helps to support expecting parents through pregnancy and beyond. By identifying the root cause of the symptom, she can provide relief from the discomforts often associated with pregnancy and caring for littles ones thereafter.

Outside of pediatric and obstetric care, Cebi also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating chronic pain, migraines, concussions and stress. In her spare time she can be found spending time with her husband and two small children, baking or spending time with family and friends.

Cebi (she/her) is a Canadian trained manual osteopath, graduating from the Southern Ontario Colle... Read More

Dr. Erica Nikiforuk (She/Her) is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist committed to exceptional patient care. Having devoted her 10 years in practice to treating endocrine and reproductive conditions, Dr. Erica is well-versed in addressing hormone imbalances, as well as supporting fertility and pregnancy. She has made it her mission to change the health care experience of women and couples who are trying to conceive, and to empower women on their journey through motherhood.

During the preconception period, she works with both partners to address any fertility challenges – including nutritional deficiencies, hormone conditions, egg quality, or male factor infertility. As well as supporting couples who are trying naturally, Dr. Erica has significant experience providing integrative care for couples undergoing IUI or IVF. She is dedicated to helping couples feel more supported throughout their journey to conceive healthy babies, and on improving the health of future generations.

In pregnancy, Dr. Erica provides detailed nutritional management and addresses common concerns such as fatigue, nausea, mood and blood sugar imbalances. She works with her pregnant patients to prepare for labour and promote breast milk supply. She supports new mamas during the post-partum years to help them regain their vitality and get their hormones back in check.

In addition to fertility and pregnancy, Dr. Erica routinely treats hormone concerns, such as PCOS, thyroid, acne, hair loss, irregular or painful cycles, insulin resistance and weight loss support.

With an avid interest in research, Dr. Erica has published in major scientific and naturopathic medical journals, and has been interviewed in several well-known magazines. She has authored peer-reviewed Continuing Education programs, and has lectured to other health care providers and the public on the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) as well as the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Dr. Erica Nikiforuk (She/Her) is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist comm... Read More

Dr. Dharani Nimal is an advocate for evidence-based, patient-centred care. Dr. Dharani offers treatments that emphasize patient education – whether that be about your diagnosis, treatment plan, or specific goals you wish to accomplish for yourself or for your little one. Dr. Dharani is continually elevating her skills to better serve the prenatal, postnatal and paediatric populations. Dr. Dharani has extended training in pediatric care, including Paediatric Intraoral Palate Specific (PIPS) technique provider to assist your little ones with tongue-tie, lip-tie, breastfeeding concerns, torticollis or plagiocephaly issues, as well as well-baby check-ups. She also has extended training in postpartum rehab care, which allows her to provide you with expert-level postnatal rehab to allow you to return to doing the things you love safely after having a baby. When she’s not helping patients feel their very best, Dr. Dharani can be found walking her bordoodle doggo, Bandit.

Dr. Dharani Nimal is an advocate for evidence-based, patient-centred care. Dr. Dharani offers tre... Read More

Patricia has a diverse industry background after spending time as a traveling occupational therapist in the USA. In recent years, she has focused on specializing in early childhood development. She has worked with infants and toddlers with developmental delays secondary to complex medical diagnoses (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, congenital and genetic conditions) or environmental factors (e.g. substance exposures, abuse/neglect). Patricia has coached parents and caregivers on therapeutic strategies that could be incorporated into daily routines to facilitate their child’s learning and achievement of crucial milestones. Patricia is passionate about helping young children and hopes to empower parents by giving them the skills they need to maximize the potential of their little ones. Patricia graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a board-certified occupational therapist in both Canada and the United States. She is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and several state boards in the USA. When Patricia is not treating or coaching clients, she enjoys traveling, exploring the city, spending time with family, and playing with her dog.

Patricia has a diverse industry background after spending time as a traveling occupational therap... Read More

Arzoo Patel has been a physiotherapist for over 10 years and earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Montana, USA in 2023. Arzoo believes in building strong relationships with her patients, including ensuring that they are well-educated about their conditions and goals. Her warm personality and easy smile will help you feel comfortable from the first moment that you meet her. Arzoo is passionate about helping clients achieve their birth and postpartum goals, and has extensive experience with pelvic floor and core rehabilitation related to pregnancy and postpartum. She also has clinical expertise in injuries related to sports and pre- and post-operative orthopedic surgeries. Arzoo loves learning, and has plans to take courses on orthopedic manipulative techniques and vestibular rehabilitation to enhance her skills. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, meditation, learning new skills, trying new foods, and taking scenic routes.

Arzoo Patel has been a physiotherapist for over 10 years and earned her doctorate in physical the... Read More

Jesika is dedicated to advancing women’s health and wellbeing through compassionate, evidence-based care.

Jessica offers holistic and comprehensive care to her clients by incorporating orthopaedic principles into pelvic floor conditions. She ensures her clients are well-informed, prioritising consent throughout treatment and rehabilitation.

When she’s not working in women’s health, Jesika is passionate about painting and sketching. She also enjoys watching rom-com movies, hiking in trails around the city and cycling.

Jesika is dedicated to advancing women’s health and wellbeing through compassionate, evidence-bas... Read More

Dr. Alexsia Priolo is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncture Provider who is committed to providing her clients with the best possible care.  Over the past nearly 10 years, Dr. Alexsia has focused her practice exclusively on the treatment of endocrine, reproductive, perinatal and pediatric health.  This unique experience has allowed her to truly impact the lives of women, couples and families throughout their reproductive years and beyond.  

During preconception, Dr. Alexsia works closely with both partners to ensure that all fertility challenges are adequately addressed, including hormonal imbalances, improving egg quality, male factor infertility and more.  With extensive experience providing care to those undergoing IUI or IVF, Dr. Alexsia is able to provide an evidence-based experience to clients undergoing the specific and unique challenges that accompany those procedures.  

In pregnancy, Dr. Alexsia works with clients throughout the entirety of their pregnancy, from conception right through to birth, and everything in between.  Her unique approach and experience allows her to manage common concerns such as fatigue, nausea, constipation, heartburn, mood and blood sugar issues.  Dr. Alexsia is exceptionally experienced in labour preparation techniques, including natural induction, breech and fetal positioning issues, and more. 

For high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Alexsia has extensive experience managing concerns such as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Gestational Diabetes, Subchorionic Hematoma, GBS, Hypertension Disorders of Pregnancy and Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).  

Postpartum, Dr. Alexsia supports new parents with diet and lifestyle support, promoting and improving milk supply naturally, and supporting postpartum mood conditions and hormonal imbalances.  

Dr. Alexsia also commonly treats hormonal conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PMS and other conditions related to the menstrual cycle, thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism, and more.  

Dr. Alexsia has published her research in naturopathic journals such as ND News and Reviews and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and more.  She is a member in good standing of CONO and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. 

At home, Dr Alexsia is exclusively known as ‘Mom’ to her two children.  Her approach to pediatric Naturopathy is gentle, focusing on compassionate care that benefits the entire family. She’s here to help parents achieve their goals for their children, whether that’s helping them transition to solid foods, or treating a stubborn case of eczema that just won’t budge. Whatever the case may be, her mom instincts are on ‘high-alert’ and she’s happy to help!

Dr. Alexsia Priolo is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncture Provider who is committed to... Read More

Chela Rafferty is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who trained at the International Breastfeeding Centre/Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and the Cambridge Pediatric Clinic. She lives in Toronto with her partner, their baby, and two cats, Maple and Syrup. She has worked in private practice and home visit care for seven years. She has experience supporting families in both home and hospital postpartum settings through her education in pre and postnatal care.

Chela also studied at Laurentian University in the Equity, Diversity, and Human Rights program and is a Masters of Public Policy candidate at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She is passionate about supporting families to find empowerment and confidence in infant feeding. She strongly believes that every family is unique and her goal is help parents to thrive in the transition of a growing family.

Chela Rafferty is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who trained at the Intern... Read More

Dr. Alima Rahman (she/her) is a chiropractor who is deeply engaged in supporting women through their pre- and post-natal journeys. She is honoured to serve new and seasoned parents through the incredibly complex adventure of parenthood through her role as a healthcare provider. She is invested in children’s health and aims to provide care that fosters overall wellbeing throughout all stages of growth.

Alima loves travel, adventure and wildlife. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sweet little ones, Kali and King.

Dr. Alima Rahman (she/her) is a chiropractor who is deeply engaged in supporting women through th... Read More

Elizabeth (she/her) is a Midwife and Registered Massage Therapist, offering body work and postpartum doula services with the Oona team. Some of her additional training includes The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, postnatal fitness, and more. She is also a seasoned caregiver and loves helping to take care of newborn babies!

Elizabeth believes that all aspects of our lives contribute to our health. She favours simple, pleasurable, effective methods with the goal of empowerment, optimal health and education in mind.

Elizabeth feels honoured to share her knowledge and she looks forward to working with you.

Elizabeth is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Elizabeth (she/her) is a Midwife and Registered Massage Therapist, offering body work and postpar... Read More

Britney brings her passion for helping Pregnant and Postpartum people and their families feel better to our team here at Oona.

Britney is a registered member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She graduated from National Institute College where she became passionate about evidence-based treatment to help patients feel their very best.

Britney is trained in various techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. She believes that learning is an ongoing process and is a continuing education nerd - she’s always looking up the next course that she can take to further improve her skills and help her clients feel their best!

When Britney was a new mom, she, along with a few others, created a mom group to help get through the exhaustion and other challenges of new motherhood. When Britney is not in office she is busy parenting her son. She loves introducing the world’s possibilities to her son through adventure, activities and lots of visits to different playgrounds. She looks forward to helping you feel your very best!

Britney brings her passion for helping Pregnant and Postpartum people and their families feel bet... Read More

Stephanie translates her calm and caring nature into her work as a registered massage therapist. She strives to provide the best care for her Oona clients to help support their overall wellbeing.

Stephanie is a graduate from Sutherland-Chan school of Massage Therapy. As there are many skills and techniques used in manual therapy, Stephanie caters the treatment towards what is the best fit for each individual client. This includes general swedish techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and more.

Prior to becoming an RMT she worked for over 9 years with children as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She is looking forward to being able to bridge these two careers and connect with new/expectant families about their lives and help support their wellness journey.

In her spare time, she can be found doing activities that keep her active such as hiking, volleyball, running, and bouldering. She has a deep passion for travel and is always looking for the next world adventure.

Stephanie translates her calm and caring nature into her work as a registered massage therapist. ... Read More

Please reach out to Michelle directly to book your psychotherapy appointment: oona@michellevittitherapy.com

Michelle (she/her) is a counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree from McGill University, and a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has a special interest in working with women and couples as they navigate life and role transitions, with a specific focus on pregnancy, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment to motherhood, reproductive decision-making, prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety concerns, as well as family and relationship issues. Michelle’s passion for this work grew immensely when she became a mama herself in 2019.

Each person is unique, so Michelle utilizes an integrative approach to therapy. She primarily draws upon cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, psychodynamic-relational, and solution-focused modalities. For Michelle, her focus is first on building a trusting relationship with you, while creating an environment that is nonjudgmental, compassionate, and safe to process all issues related to your reproductive story. A place where you can be truly yourself. You can expect warmth, a little humour, emotional support and validation, exploration of hopes and expectations, tools for stress management and coping, and empowerment with a focus on strengths.

A woman’s reproductive years can be filled with both happy and painful experiences. Sometimes the social, emotional, and physical toll of these experiences can become overwhelming and distressing. You are not alone in these reactions. If you are concerned about mood, behavior, or relationship changes during pregnancy, postpartum, or following a loss, therapy can help. Michelle can work with you to create a plan that addresses your specific symptoms, reduces stress, builds coping skills, deepens awareness and self-compassion, restores self-esteem and hope, enhances social supports and connection, and improves overall well-being.

To book an initial free consultation, you can book online, or contact Michelle directly for more availability. She can be reached at oona@michellevittitherapy.com.

Michelle is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Please reach out to Michelle directly to book your psychotherapy appointment: oona@michellevittit... Read More

Select a treatment from the list on the left
to view available appointment times

Pick a treatment to book