Dr. Jada Macleod
Dr. Jada is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Doula (childbirth assistant) who maintains a general family practice. She is the owner and operator of Healing House in Ottawa.
She has a special interest in women’s health (including fertility, pregnancy, and hormonal issues), skin and digestive disorders as well as mental wellness. She enjoys guiding her patients as they evolve towards vibrant health on a physical, mental and energetic level.
Her unique approach to patient assessment and treatment revolves around the understanding that everything is connected in the body and mind. By seeing symptoms as a way that the body is communicating with you, Dr. Jada works to uncover and understand what the body and mind might need. She enjoys the process of listening to your whole story and putting the pieces of the puzzle together to understand which steps will be the best path towards her patients reaching their health goals.
Dr. Jada gently supports the body to regulate itself naturally, first with a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and counselling, and secondly, with herbal medicines, and acupuncture for extra support.
Growing up in a rural community and spending a lot of time in the outdoors, Jada developed a tremendous respect for nature. That combined with her joy in serving people lead her into the Naturopathic profession. Dr. Jada feels honoured to be a Naturopath and to have the opportunity to make such a big difference in people’s lives.
Dr. Jada is a licenced with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She has been in private practice since 2008.
For more information visit www.jadamacleod.com
Dr. Laura Smith
Dr. Laura believes deeply in finding and treating the root cause of illness to optimize health rather than just treat symptoms. She collaborates with patients to individually develop a plan for health that will work best for them. She believes in treating people, not diseases.
During her internship, Dr. Laura was selected to treat patients on the first Reproductive Health Shift at The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (Toronto). This sparked her passion and special interest in Women’s Health, Fertility, and Prenatal/Postnatal Care in her private practice.
After obtaining an Honours Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Dr. Laura graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM, Toronto) with her post-graduate Degree of Naturopathy.
Dr. Laura is a board-certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor (College of Naturopaths of Ontario), as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Laura is happy to return home after working in Mississauga to give back to the community that she holds so closely to her heart.
Kirsten Greenleaf brings 13 years of experience working as a Registered Massage Therapist to Healing House. She has a BA in History from Queen’s University and graduated in 2001 from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College.
Prior to attending Algonquin College, Kirsten worked as a counsellor with people with acquired and traumatic brain injury. This experience taught patience, compassion and reinforced the need for strong communication skills. As an RMT, Kirsten has worked with a number of physiotherapy clinics throughout her career. This has given her significant insight into assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. Kirsten has most recently been working with a massage therapy clinic. This has given her significant insight into a wide range of clients massage therapy needs including those associated with pre-natal, and pre and post-operative conditions.
Kirsten has been a part-time faculty member at Algonquin College for the past 11 years. She also teaches a couples massage course for the City of Ottawa. Born and raised in Ottawa, and a resident of Hintonburg for the past 10 years, Kirsten loves living, working and bringing up her family in this community.
Registered Massage Therapist
Reiki Master and Trauma-Informed Coach
Reiki has long been a part of Jo's life and in fact, was her first step on her own healing. After years of experiencing its powerful benefits first-hand, she started her Reiki training in 2008 in Montreal, and continued when she moved to Ottawa in 2010. Jo's approach to Reiki follows the Usui lineage and she has been practicing distance and in-person Reiki for over 5 years. In addition to her traditional training, she has also received Holographic Usui Reiki training, and tends to take an unconventional approach to treatment, and life.
Jo is known for her intuitive healing and tends to follow her intuition in treatment, often receiving auditory and visual cues highlighting the area in need of sacred care. She prefers an interactive approach, sharing details of the treatment with clients in order to connect the energetic dots to the patient's lived experience, enhancing the benefits of treatment.
Jo finds Reiki to be particularly powerful as a remover of obstacles. She has seen Reiki work wonders in releasing old emotions and creating new pathways that support living a joy-filled life. Jo has worked with a variety of clients on a variety of issues, some of which include: attaining clarity in life transitions, managing chronic illness + pain, increasing energy + confidence, and reducing stress + anxiety.
Jo believes that all bodies were created with the power to heal themselves back to a state of wholeness, and in addition to providing hands-on treatment, she provides supportive complementary techniques to be used at home with ease. It is truly her mission to empower her clients to fully know and trust themselves, awakening their inherent wisdom. Her deepest intention is to provide her clients with the ability to live a full life, regardless of their current circumstances. She is deeply moved and inspired to witness the women around her move deeper and deeper into the life they've always wanted.
While not bathing in the light of Reiki at Healing House, Jo is a Certified Life Coach + Desire Map Facilitator. She provides one on one support to women looking to achieve a state of soulful connection, love, and freedom in their lives. To learn more about her services and upcoming workshops, check out www.jo-tucker.com
Shamanic Energy Healer, Quantum Shamanic Reiki Master
Lisa Sabatini brings a complete holistic approach to health. She believes a holistic approach includes mind, body, and spirit methods of healing to fully care for someone’s well-being. Noticing an energetic/spiritual healing element missing from many holistic health practices, Lisa set out to provide this critical element for good health and healing.
Lisa’s personal health journey has taken her from trauma, to stress burnout, to Lyme Disease. Today she is happy and healthy thanks to this holistic healing approach. Her background of study includes formal Vipassana meditation training in the tradition of S.N. Goenka, Samatha meditation via the Willpower Institute, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) via the University of Massachusetts, the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), Yoga Alliance Certified, and Shamanic Healing Work.
Lisa receives her Algonquin Medicine training, Quantum Shamanic Reiki training, and Medicine Rites from Algonquin Shaman, Pete Bernard of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Golden Lake and the 8th Fire School of Shamanism.
For more information, visit www.lisasabatini.com