About Dr. Lisa Tabrizi N.D.

Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa

Leading a vibrant and inspired life, and to help others do the same, is the core value which has driven my practice. I have a strong sense of adventure, and bring a great deal of passion into various aspects of my life, including travel, athletics, mindfulness, and my naturopathic practice. This passion for being an active part my local Hamilton-Burlington-Waterdown community helps me build relationships, empowering me to grow and develop in tandem with the deep connections around me.

I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful area of Ontario. We are blessed with Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment and when I’m not at my practice, chances are you will find me running or cycling on one of the local trails (hello Waterfront and Bruce Trails!), and I will likely be encouraging you to get out and enjoy local nature too!

My passion for the outdoors and athletic pursuits have led me to discover, quite by accident, my love for triathlons. They nourish my body and have connected me to my own inner strength. Some of my greatest accomplishments to date include cycling 730km of the Waterfront Trail (solo!) from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border as well as completing a half-iron distance race in Niagara Falls (which included a 2km swim, 90km bike and 21 km run!). I also summited Mount Washington (one of the windiest & coldest places in the world!) in February of 2018.

I’m an avid traveler and am almost always planning a trip. My most notable adventures have been seeing polar bears in Northern Manitoba, going on a surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua, staying in a local village in the Indian Himalayas, and seeing the “Lion King” cast members in real time in South Africa on safari. I have been on a mission to see this globe and all its marvels and mysteries and strive to make each day count. I hope to help inspire you to do the same.

My Education And Path To Becoming An ND

The road to becoming an ND is a long one, but one I wouldn’t trade for anything. I began my post-secondary education at the University of Guelph, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, with Honours. Why was Guelph such a key role in my job today as an ND? The academic world at Guelph is rich in nutrition and physiology courses that fell right in line with what I wanted to do. To heal people and help others make sense of their health, starting right with nutrition.

The next stage was attending the 4 year- ND program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in North York, Ontario. The program includes courses on anatomy, physiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, lab diagnosis, as well as extensive courses on nutrition, lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, and homeopathy to address our patients’ health concerns.

During my ND education, I was a naturopathic intern at the Robert Schad Naturaopthic Clinic and had the chance to work with inner-city patients at Parkdale Community Health Centre in downtown Toronto, and also got my introduction into Hamilton at local clinic Naturopathic Perspectives. Since graduating in 2011, I have been practicing naturopathic medicine in downtown Hamilton and have been the owner and operator of my own integrative clinic since 2016.

A life long student, I actively pursue my own growth as an ND and healer and regularly attend various workshops, seminars, and courses to add more tools, knowledge and understanding to my practice.

As for the technical stuff, I am registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and am active members of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic. I regularly meet with local MPPS to lobby for the need for the rights of naturopathic doctors in Ontario.

Stacey Leger

Stacey Leger

Registered Social Worker & Family Mediator

Stacey Leger is a registered social worker, family mediator and collaborative family professional. She has a master’s degree in Social Work, post graduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and over a decade of experience working with children, adults and families in struggle and uncertainty.

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Stacey is dedicated to helping individuals and families find peace and purpose in their lives. Always compassionate and curious in her approach, Stacey facilitates a client & family centered process in all aspects of her practice.

Stacey’s passion for alternative dispute resolution began in 2007 after completing a post-graduate certificate at York University. She then moved on to working for Margot Hallman and Cathryn Paul, esteemed family lawyer/mediators. For five years Stacey was mentored by Ms. Hallman while completing an in-depth and comprehensive internship. Stacey is an accredited family mediator with Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and a member of the Halton Mediation Practice Group.

Stacey’s clinical experience began in 2012 working with children in crisis. She provided clinical assessment and therapeutic treatment for youth struggling with mental health. Integrating the family and providing education was an integral part her work. In 2013, Stacey began working with adults in a similar capacity. Her clinical work extended to facilitating therapeutic groups for individuals struggling with addiction, mental health and their support systems. In addition to her private practice, Stacey works with adults and their families in acute psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Stacey has completed level I & II of Collaborative Law training and is a practicing Family Professional. She is a member of the Hamilton/Halton Collaborative Practice Group.

Appointment Fees:
Counselling: $150/hour

Mediation $250/hour

Email: [email protected] | Phone: 519-770-9969 | Website: https://staceyleger.ca/

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Lauren LoPresti

Lauren LoPresti

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner M.OMSc, OOA cert

Lauren earned her Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2017. Prior to this accomplishment, she acquired a BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 that allowed her to work as a registered Kinesiologist while continuing her post-secondary education.

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What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Osteopathy is a client-centered discipline that is based on understanding the relationship between structure and function in order to enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal. It relies on skilled manual therapeutic techniques to assess and treat the client, guiding the natural self-healing properties of the human body.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners understand there exists a relationship between the bones of the body and all tissues that surround it. Our bodies are designed to move and therefore any restriction of motion can have a negative impact on the patient’s overall health. Osteopathic Manual Therapy helps to restore motion, relieve pain and stimulate the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.

Who can benefit from Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Due to the gentle and individualized nature of this therapy, Osteopathic Manual Therapy is beneficial to all age groups, from newborns to the elderly, from high performance athletes to those more sedentary, from acute to chronic conditions and everything in between.

About Lauren:

Lauren earned her Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2017. Prior to this accomplishment, she acquired a BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 that allowed her to work as a registered Kinesiologist while continuing her post-secondary education.

Lauren’s fascination for the human body stems from her extensive career competing and working as a dance teacher. Understanding the movement capabilities of the body while layering it with a deep knowledge of the anatomy and physiology helps to give a biomechanical edge to her treatments.

Lauren utilizes the Osteopathic principles to correct any structural imbalances in order to promote the patient’s own ability to self heal and self-regulate. Lauren’s treatments focus on correcting any structural dysfunctions to improve function and mobility of the joints while relieving any obstruction to the nerve, artery, vein and lymphatic pathways. When structure is corrected, function can be restored and the body’s innate ability to heal and maintain balance can be restored.

Appointment Fees:
Initial Assessment: 60 minute consultation that includes a health history intake, structural assessment and manual therapy treatment: $130

Follow up 60 mins $120

Follow up 30 mins $120

Follow up 45 mins $95

Follow up 30 mins $80

Child Initial (<12 yrs) $65 Child follow up (<12 yrs) $50 Email: [email protected] | Phone: 905-807-2171

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Kristen Pawlick

Kristen Pawlick

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider

Kristen’s therapeutic focus is on musculoskeletal injuries using Neurofunctional Acupuncture and manual treatment to address pain and increase function. Neurofunctional acupuncture facilitates a faster healing response for quicker return to work, sport and play.

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In addition to manual treatment, Kristen is a Senior Instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program and an Examiner with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Kristen was also the Head Therapist for CheerForce WolfPack in Oakville for 4 years. Kristen’s field experience includes the Pan American Games in 2015, University of Toronto Varsity Women’s Field and Ice Hockey programs, Women’s Ontario and Canadian Field Hockey teams and numerous local youth sporting events.

Kristen is an associate of Global Healthworks Foundation; a not for profit foundation that provides acupuncture and massage therapy to poverty stricken communities. During her trips to Guatemala with this foundation, Kristen has assisted in the training of local healthcare workers in their effort to continue excellent care.

In her spare time, Kristen is an avid traveller and yoga enthusiast.

Appointment Fees:
30 mins $80

45mins $100

60mins $125

Email: [email protected] | Phone: 905-928-5100

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