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Archives: Practitioners

Dr. Katie Dashtban
Clinical Psychologist

M.Ps, PhD. Dr. Dashtban is a clinical health psychologist, registered by the College of Psychologists in Ontario, and the Board of Psychology in California. She brings over 15 years of experience serving her patients with issues related to their mental and physical health. Utilizing a bio-psycho-social lens, she uses advanced applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy …

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Clinical Psychologist
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Our Team - Mahethan Pakeerathan, Operations Manager - Pain and Wellness Centre

Mahethan Pakeerathan
Operations Manager

Mahethan Pakeerathan, a proficient and empathetic operations manager with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the complexities involved in managing a busy medical practice. Mahethan handles the front reception, patient communications, financial accounts, and much more. His enthusiasm to providing exceptional care to patients and creating a warm and welcoming environment …

Mahethan Pakeerathan
Operations Manager
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Our Team - Quinton Nurse, Naturopathic Medical Graduate - Pain and Wellness Centre

Dr. Quinton Nurse
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Quinton Nurse is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor driven to help you establish balance in your health and achieve excellent performance. Whether you are just starting a health journey, a professional, or have seen many clinicians without success, Dr. Nurse is interested in helping you find progress at the Pain & Wellness Centre. Holding …

Dr. Quinton Nurse
Naturopathic Doctor
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Dr. Alex Daghelian
Naturopathic Doctor

B. Sc, ND Dr. Alex Daghelian is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for helping her patients reach their health goals through a natural and evidence-based approach. She has a special interest in stress, pain management, skin health, sleep, gut health and hormonal imbalances, but also has experience helping patients with a variety of concerns. …

Dr. Alex Daghelian
Naturopathic Doctor
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Dr. Fatima Lakha
Clinical Scientist

Dr. Fatima Lakha, is engaged at the Pain and Wellness Center as a Research Scientist consultant and is responsible for conducting multiple research projects in collaboration with Dr. Mailis and PWC team members. As a Pain and Evaluation Research specialist, she studies the relationships between bio-psycho-social burdens associated with chronic pain and their impact on …

Dr. Fatima Lakha
Clinical Scientist
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Jordan Robinson
IT & Logistics

Jordan Robinson brings charisma and attention to detail to our administrative team. Often the first point of contact for technical and administrative problem resolution he joins the team after moving to Canada from Detroit, Michigan. After attending the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) for film and video production he is now involved heavily in all …

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IT & Logistics
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Nada Elfeki
Registered Psychotherapist

Msc., MEd Nada Elfeki is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Nada received a Master of Science degree from McMaster University in Neurobehavioral Sciences with a focus on Neurodegenerative disorders. She worked for 4 years in the field of Medical Research at a primary care setting with a focus …

Nada Elfeki
Registered Psychotherapist
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Dr. Karen Spivak
Clinical Psychologist

M.Ps, PhD. Dr. Karen Spivak has extensive experience as a psychologist and she has strived to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for her clients.  Dr. Spivak provides client-centered psychotherapy based on her clients’ needs.  At the PWC, Dr. Spivak works with adults 19 years and older with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, …

Dr. Karen Spivak
Clinical Psychologist
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Dr. Paul Hrkal
Naturopathic Doctor

B. Kin, ND Dr. Hrkal is a board certified Naturopathic doctor and member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic doctors. Dr. Hrkal obtained a degree in kinesiology from McMaster University before going on to complete his Naturopathic medicine training from the Canadian college of Naturopathic medicine in Toronto. Dr. Hrkal has gone on …

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Naturopathic Doctor
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Dr. Christine Cho-D’Souza Naturopathic Doctor

B. Sc, ND Dr. Christine Cho-D’Souza completed her naturopathic medicine training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after graduating from the University of Toronto. She comes from a background of elite athletics, having played basketball at both the collegiate and professional level. Christine treats individuals with a variety of conditions, including pain management, digestive …

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Anthi Phillippou
Registered Massage Therapist

Anthi Phillippou is a registered massage therapist who graduated from Centennial College in 2008 and is a certified holistic nutritionist. Anthi is trained in several massage techniques including Swedish massage, Vodder manual lymphatic drainage, craniosacral therapy,  myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hot stone, aromatherapy, and pregnancy massage. She uses more of a therapeutic and sports …

Anthi Phillippou
Registered Massage Therapist
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