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Naturopathic Doctors are primary care physicians in BC. They are trained both in medical science and traditional healing methods. Your naturopathic doctor may order laboratory tests, for example, take time to explain the findings then support you to make diet and lifestyle changes or recommend natural medicines to help with your health condition. Your first visit with a naturopathic doctor at Serenity Health is an hour long because the intake includes going through your entire health history and concerns, investigations and typically starting treatment. Dr. Serena Markham additionally does Bowen therapy and Craniosacral Therapy and Dr. Haji does Bowen therapy.
Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine
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Dr. Krista Braun ND
Dr. Braun’s practice is family oriented and she welcomes patients of any age, with any ailment. Along with her general practice, she often sees patients for hormone balance, immune conditions, thyroid health, pain management, arthritis, diabetes, digestive health, and mental health.
She has a special focus in women’s health – for women at all stages of life who are working to juggle the many roles woman have. The woman is often the backbone of her family and without her, everything crumbles. It is often that she will put her family and her career before herself, and this is where her health is compromised. It is Dr. Braun’s goal in practice to support women at every stage in their life, and to keep them and their family strong and inspired.
Dr. Braun is trained in Bio-identical Hormone Therapy and Thyroid Therapy and is licensed in Acupuncture and Bowen Therapy. She holds a pharmaceutical prescriptive license in BC. Along with these, she employs botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, and homeopathy. Dr. Braun’s aim as your naturopathic doctor is to search beneath the surface of your health challenges to find and treat the root cause to provide realistic solutions that will heal and prevent future illness. She will give you space and time to freely discuss your health concerns and educate you about your illness and how you can work towards health.
Dr. Braun received her Doctorate from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010. She is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and registered with the College of Naturopathic Physician of BC (CNPBC).
She is dedicated to the practice of assisting patients as they overcome any obstacle to health. Through the stories of my patients, she has come to know that the human body is capable of incredible healing and one’s journey to great health can reach far and beyond their expectations.
For more information, please visit www.drkristabraun.com
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Danae Harding CNP, NNCP, BSc Kinesiology
Danae always envisioned her career to be within a setting where she could support others along their health journey. She imagined being in a position that encouraged healing and personal growth.
Growing up, Danae was always super active. She basically did it all, but as she got older started focusing on the sport of soccer. Danae played collegiate throughout her university years while studying Sports Sciences, eventually obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
During this time, Danae started struggling with her digestion. She felt like she had hit rock bottom and was worried this was going to be her new normal. After many tests and doctors visits, Danae was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease — an auto-immune condition affecting the digestive tract. Upon reflection, she noticed that throughout the diagnosis process diet and nutrition were never mentioned. This seemed strange to her… How could food not impact a gastrointestinal disease? This question was what lead Danae to learn as much as she could about nutrition for managing her disease; soon after she realized this was how she was going to help people feel like their best selves.
She became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and is now certified with the Canadian Associated of Natural Nutritional Practitioners as a NNCP. Danae has a special interest in topics of digestion, blood sugar management, adrenal and stress support, and easing the menopausal transition. Danae also takes the support she offers to her clients to another level with personalized meal prep delivered right to your door!
When she isn’t practicing nutrition, you can find Danae spending time outside hiking, at the gym lifting weights, hanging out with her two dogs, and of course… In the kitchen whipping up new recipes!
Danae is so excited and ready to share her education and life experiences in a transparent and authentic way. She will help you form healthy and sustainable habits that will become a new way of life.
She knows what it feels like to be at the start of your health journey and understands that it change can be intimidating. She is grateful to be a trusted guide for you on your health journey.
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Dr. Rhea Hurnik ND
Currently not accepting new patients
Dr. Hurnik helps patients optimize their health, prevent disease, and lead a more energized life. She is a general naturopathic physician and often treats conditions such as fatigue, stress and burnout, digestive issues, food and or environmental sensitivities, skin issues, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. As an athlete herself, she also works with athletes to improve nutrition, training, and recovery and to optimize exercise and fitness outcomes.
Her goal as a naturopathic physician is to help you find the root of your health concern and build an individualized treatment plan that integrates the best available evidence with natural treatment options. These treatment options often include nutrition and nutrition-based supplementation, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and lifestyle management.
Dr. Hurnik holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Dalhousie University and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic medicine. She is licensed with the College of Naturopathic Physician of BC (CNPBC) and a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Please visit https://www.serenityhealthclinic.com/coquitlam-naturopathic-doctors/dr-rhea-hurnik-naturopath/ for more about Rhea.
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Yeana Kim, R.Ac., R.TCM.P, B.M., is a practitioner of Chinese medicine, acupuncturist, and herbalist. She harmonizes a variety of healing modalities to bring the body, mind, and spirit to a place of balance. Modalities that Yeana is experienced in are acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, aromatherapy, Tui-Na (Chinese massag), dietary and lifestyle therapies.
Yeana believes in a whole-body approach to medicine—when you truly find a route to wellness, you target not just the symptoms but the root of the condition. As such, she relies on strong client connection, which means a willingness to listen and understand exactly what’s going on for you—your history, your symptoms, your needs. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, she has worked successfully with patients experiencing mental health conditions, trauma, insomnia, stress, depression, internal medical and autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal issues, women’s health issues such as infertility, and hormone imbalance, orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic and acute pain and more.
Yeana has always been interested in the mind-body connection. She uses a variety of creative modalities to work with many mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and insomnia. Whether you need to feel grounded, held, heard, lifted, freed, or something entirely unexpected, she’ll find a way to work with you.
Women’s Health & Hormone Balance
Through all the chapters of life, we can experience a range of hormonal imbalances that disrupt multiple levels of health. Yeana can assess and treat for a wide range of issues that women can experience including PMS, menstrual pain and irregular periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Yeana also has training in providing support to women during pregnancy. For both men and women, Yeana can help to treat hormonal acne, urinaty tract infections, infertility, low sex drive, weight gain or loss, hypothyroid symptoms and fatigue.
Yeana has always been interested in physical fitness and kinesiology. While finishing her doctorate at Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yeana apprenticed with an orthopedic and pain specialist, and became adept at treating injuries and working with pain management. She has helped numerous athletes, acute and chronic pain clients, those with fibromyalgia and a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and traumas.
Yeana is also well honed with internal medicine, including specifically: Immune disorders such as arthritis, allergy, weak immune system, slow healing, auto-immune conditions, and eczema); the circulatory system and metabolism disruptions such as weight gain or loss, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, anemia, high cholesterol); and gastrointestinal health issues such as Crohn’s, colitis, gastroparesis, excessive bloating, slow digestion, constipation, and diarrhea. Yeana also has experience with treating neurological conditions such as nerve pain, Multiple Sclerosis, concussion and cognitive impairment.
Individualized Herbal Medicine
Throughout her education and career, Yeana has studied or apprenticed with numerous herbal instructors and mentors. She has come to understand herbal and plant-based medicine as a powerful way to navigate physical and emotional well-being, bringing balance during the changes in season and the winds of life. Through careful observation and investigation, and a strong understanding of the medicine that each plant offers, Yeana constructs formulas specific to the constitution of each individual.
Yeana received the Diploma of Acupuncture from PCU College of Holistic Medicine and the Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner from Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yeana is certified as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia. She earned a Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Tzu Chi International College in Vancouver.
For more information about Yeana, please visit https://www.yeanacu.com/
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Kate McKay MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor
With all the challenges we are facing these days, having support can make a world of difference. Whether you are coping with overwhelming daily stressors, anxiety, depression, or trauma, connecting with a counsellor helps to build your resilience and lessen any distressing symptoms that are interfering with your functioning.
Kate infuses caring authenticity and an inviting warmth into the counselling relationship that allows clients to relax into the therapy process. She provides a safe space to develop more self-awareness and insight through mindfulness, while infusing self-compassion and small doses of laughter into therapy sessions. Kate’s therapy approach incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, and somatic therapy (bodily awareness) to create a therapy experience that is tailored to the challenges of each individual client. Kate seeks to collaborate with clients to find coping techniques that work for you and your specific needs.
Kate is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, she holds a Master’s of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and a Bachelors degree in psychology from SFU. She has applied training in Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy for treating trauma and exploring how past experiences manifest in the body, as she believes the key to healing lies in the mind-body connection. Kate has also trained with the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) and the Crisis Centre of BC in mental health concerns and suicide prevention. As a parent, Kate has a special interest in perinatal mental health- pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting- to inspire parents or soon-to-be parents to bring mindful awareness into their daily lives. She has experience and training from the Pacific Postpartum Support Society, certificate training in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International, and education from Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings.
We invite you to explore how Kate’s unique experience, education, and approach can provide a pathway to healing on your journey towards mental health. Learn more about Kate and her counselling services at: https://www.coastalcalm.ca/ or book a free consultation.
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Dr. Mikayla Milne ND
Dr. Mikayla strives to help you feel your best! She has a particular interest in fertility care and women’s health and also focuses on gut health, mental/emotional health, including stress and fatigue and more in her practice. She works with menstrual and hormonal concerns in all phases of life from puberty through to menopause. She has experience working with conditions such as PMS and PMDD, PCOS, endometriosis and infertility. She loves providing naturopathic support for women and men interested in family planning from trying to conceive, pregnancy preparation and natural fertility support to advance fertility care, including IUI and IVF treatment preparation and postpartum care. She uses naturopathic medicine as an adjunct to patient’s advanced fertility treatment to optimize outcome success. She has gained considerable knowledge and experience through her learning alongside experienced Naturopathic Doctors to help support both women and men through their fertility journey.
Dr. Mikayla strives to teach and empower patients to play an active role in their health, while being an advocate along the way. She is passionate about helping patients of all backgrounds and works to support and enhance all aspects of your health.
Treatments offered: diet and lifestyle counselling, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture and cupping, IV therapy, pharmaceutical medicine, laboratory testing, pap examinations
Areas of Interest: women’s health, fertility care, digestive health, mental health, stress management
Dr. Mikayla is registered with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and is an active member of both the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She attained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology prior to completing the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at CCNM-Boucher campus in New Westminster, BC.
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Ashley Palmarchetty MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor
As a registered clinical counsellor, Ashley supports her clients in navigating the very thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are immobilizing and keeping them from living freely. Whether one is feeling stuck for reasons beyond their knowing or has encountered unexpected life circumstances, Ashley is motivated to help her clients address challenges and creating lasting changes.
Ashley practices from a place of curiosity and compassion and seeks to find what is unique about each and every individual whom she supports. She offers a non-judgmental and trusting environment, where her clients are seen and heard as they are, and where they feel safe to engage in self-exploration. Her practice is grounded in the notion that while we are all whole, the burdens that come from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss as well as various other life stressors, will often allow us to lose sight of our wholeness. Through a supportive and collaborative approach, Ashley works with her clients to break through barriers and find their way back to a place of resilience.
While Ashley’s work is holistic in nature and incorporates a number of therapeutic modalities (such as, solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and narrative therapy), her practice is rooted in the polyvagal theory, which considers how the mind and body are interconnected. As such, clients who work with Ashley also learn about how the body can store past and current stressors/traumas and impact health and wellbeing. Ashley is passionate about exploring practices that promote both cognitive functioning as well as physical wellbeing.
Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has over 10 years of experience in supporting individuals, youth and families/caregivers with various mental health challenges.
Areas of Practice Anxiety and/or Panic Depression Grief & Loss Marriage and/or Relationship Issues Couples Counselling Trauma Counselling Adolescent Issues Parenting Issues/Teen Conflict Family Issues School/Workplace Issues Personal Growth
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Dr. Briana Peddle ND
As the mother of two energetic boys, one who was not a perfect sleeper, Dr. Peddle knows what it means to be tired. This is why she has focused her practice on helping TIRED MOMS. Fatigue isn’t just a drain on energy, it also impacts your hormones, digestion, mood, immune system, ability to heal and more. It’s true that it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes one to support a mother. Dr. Peddle is here to be part of your village.
Her passion is Women’s Health and how it changes and evolves over the lifetime. Specifically, she loves working with families preparing to or trying to conceive and during pregnancy. She has helped hundreds of couples improve their health and fertility and supported them through pregnancy using Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Peddle believes that knowledge is power and as such she provides women with opportunities to learn more about pregnancy support, information and informed choice. She enjoys helping patients grow their families and to support them and their children through every stage of life. Dr. Peddle has also worked with countless women, supporting them through peri menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, PMS or PMDD and more.
In addition to working with women through the various stages of life, she also have a special focus on digestive health, thyroid health, adrenal health, fatigue and the mind-body connection that underlies our wellness.
Dr. Peddle was born and raised in Victoria, BC and has always had an interest in healthcare. When she was 17 years old, her father passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. He spent the last week of his life in Hospice where he and her family received attentive and loving care from the staff. This was when Dr. Peddle realized that health is so much more than just the absence of disease.
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Dr. Peddle considered a career as a midwife and joined a medical team in Guatemala. It was there that she was captivated by Naturopathic medicine and decided that this was her calling.
Dr. Peddle is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA), a board certified Acupuncturist, a Bowen Therapy Practitioner, she has her prescriptive authority and has received additional training in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Thyroid health.
Dr. Peddle is committed to facilitating a stable, empowering and supportive environment for her patients. She consides the larger issues surrounding health and wellness, such as the impact that lifestyle, emotion and stress can have on the development and progression of disease and understands that health is so much more than just the absence of an illness. It is Dr. Peddle’s purpose to help you achieve wellness in the most complete sense of the word and her goal is to help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and for you to become an active participant on your healing journey.
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Dr. Jenna Scott
Dr. Jenna Scott’s mission is to empower you in your health journey through guidance and education. She believes that those who have their health can fully engage and be present in their lives. Dr. Jenna believes that every individual deserves to experience the power of naturopathic medicine. At its core, naturopathic medicine provides the opportunity for individuals to deeply connect with themselves and their bodies and from this connection, wellness can flourish.
Dr. Jenna aims to create a therapeutic space in which you are heard and seen. She promises to work as your guide to help you thrive in health and beyond. Dr. Jenna has a general medical practice, with a special clinical interest in burnout treatment and prevention, hormone health (fertility, PCOS, PMS, peri-menopause/menopause, thyroid) and mental health (mood disorders including anxiety and depression).
Dr. Jenna is registered and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), and is a member of British Columbia Naturopathic Doctors (BCND) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Dr. Jenna received her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (now CCNM-Boucher). She grew up in a small town on the Sunshine Coast, where her values of community and connection to nature were cultivated. When she’s not in the clinic, Dr. Jenna can be found exploring nature with her dog and creating delicious food in the kitchen.
For more information, please visit https://www.drjennascott.ca/
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Dr. Margarita Yanchuk ND
Dr. Margarita Yanchuk is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor that sees patients of all ages with a wide range of health concerns.
After completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a Minor in Psychology at UBC, Dr. Yanchuk completed her four-year naturopathic medical degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine- Boucher, where she was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for her comprehensive treatment plans, diagnostic skills, and supportive patient care.
Dr. Yanchuk has a special interest in pelvic floor and reproductive health and has completed additional training in chronic pelvic pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is trained in using electromyography (EMG) biofeedback, a non-invasive technique that has been used in the management of various conditions, including pelvic floor dysfunction.
She has also received specialized training in cosmetic acupuncture and breastfeeding/chestfeeding support. She has experience in perinatal health, pediatrics, and tobacco/marijuana cessation. Other areas of focus include gastrointestinal health, genitourinary infections, contraceptive care, mental health, and stress management.
Dr. Yanchuk is detail-oriented and dedicated to providing compassionate patient care. She values transparency and open dialogue to empower patients to make informed decisions about their health and to develop feasible, effective, and safe treatment goals. She is an advocate for collaboration with other healthcare practitioners to bridge the gap in health inequalities and has committed volunteering time working at a harm reduction site and as a yoga teacher at Inspire Health, a non-profit organization providing cancer care services.
Dr. Yanchuk is registered and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC) and is an active member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She is committed to advancing her knowledge and skills through continuing education and research.
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Yanchuk enjoys knitting for her family and friends, making herbal tinctures, pinching perogies with her husband and tending to her community garden plot.
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