Our Practitioners

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marina
My yoga journey began many years ago, when I was a student in the Academy of Art (Kiev, Ukraine), exploring the yoga philosophy and eastern traditions. Since then I experienced several different styles of yoga, but the depth of Iyengar Hatha Yoga traditions led me to pursue this method. I continue to be inspired by B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique investigation of alignment and it’s therapeutic effect not only on the physical body but also subtle impact on the flow energy and consciousness in the mind. Now I am a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher having trained at Yoga Centre Toronto. As a teacher my goal is to promote healing, well being and balance through the practice of Iyengar Yoga.

Contact Info:

Telephone: (416) 252 4126
Email: maryna.illyashenko@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by M.Illyashenko:

Iyengar Yoga

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I am a Hatha yoga instructor and busy mother of two school aged children with an excited passion to help people live and age with strength, mobility and grace. My classes focus on bringing balance to the body through a connection to breath, attention to alignment, and an engagement in cultivating a mind body connection. My aim is to increase strength and mobility in my students and to help balance out the strains of modern living, both on the physical and mental body. I have completed over 350 hours of teacher training in Hatha yoga, Restorative yoga and meditation at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Center. I continue to study regularly as I keep exploring the joys of movement and further fuel my deep curiosity in the powers of the mental and emotional self. I teach active, gentle and restorative yoga classes with the aim to help people feel and live full, and healthy lives.

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Michael Eisner is a registered massage therapist and co-founder of Mind & Body Integrated Medicine Clinic. Michael practices the therapeutic techniques of Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Treatment, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, Cranial-Sacral therapy, and other techniques helping his patients to achieve their goals, mostly of reducing or eliminating of pain and lessening the level of stress. Michael believes in holistic approach to treating his patients. This is also the reason Michael passionately believes in the integrative approach promoted and practice at the Clinic. Michael teaches Anatomy at a Massage Therapy College in Toronto.

Michael Eisner, Registered Psychotherapist

My specialty is psychodynamic therapy. Together with my client(s) we explore the deep roots of issues they are experiencing and focus on the unconscious contents of their memories. We bring these issues to awareness and look at them from the current perspective. Through this process the psychological tension is released and we look for ways and conscious means to minimize the emotional pain that usually accompanies the psychic tensions. To allow the therapy to be successful, I slowly build up the interpersonal relationship with my clients to allow therapeutic alliance between me and the clients to take place.

As I function within a multidisciplinary clinic, if I feel it appropriate, I can recommend the client to complement my therapy with other such other disciplines as yoga, group therapy, etc.

Contact Info:

Telephone:416-823-1165

Email: michael.eisner@integratedmedicine.ca

 

 

Services offered by Michael Eisner, RMT

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Aloha Yvetta is a mandala artist/teacher and Hawaiian lomi practitionar. She works with adults and children to help them connect with their creativity, with their souls and the spirit. The merging of Yvetta’s two passions of art and healing into one has been an unplanned, fascinating process.

Her professional background includes writing and directing theatre, film and video productions, photography and mandala painting. Her healing study and practice include pranic healing, yoga, spiritual and healing guidance, art as healing and Hawaiian lomi massage.

Contact Info:

Telephone: 416-259-3050

Email: aloha.yvetta@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by Aloha Yvetta:

Lomi Massage

Mandala Art Therapy

Art and Play Program with Sensitive Children

david

Beginning with training in Asian martial arts,exercise and philosophy, David has explored, studied, practiced and integrated many ancient forms of Eastern Healing Arts over the last 28 years. He has trained in the U.S., Canada, China and Thailand with a number of renowned masters and teachers. David spent the last 4 years in Asia doing professional development in TCM, Taijiiquan and teacher training in Thai Massage.

David is also a musician – playing, writing and performing in a variety of musical genres.

Contact Info:

Telephone:416-433-0027

Email: david.surman@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by D. Surman:

Acupunture
Tuina
Shiatsu Therapy

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Dr. Hincapie is a chiropractor and health scientist. He attended the University of Toronto where he earned a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health with high honours. Following this, he completed chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and earned additional qualifications in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Clinical Acupuncture. His inquisitive nature led him to undertake graduate training through a Masters in Health Science (Community Health and Epidemiology), and his PhD in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

He has published peer-reviewed scientific articles on low back pain, pain after motor vehicle injuries, dancers health, and mild traumatic brain injury and sport concussion. See list of publications here.

He is also a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative, Guideline Development Group, whose vision it is to enhance the health of Canadians by fostering excellence in chiropractic care.

Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, Dr. Hincapie focuses on a personalized, evidence-informed approach to healthcare. He uses chiropractic care, ART, acupuncture, orthotics, exercise and lifestyle counselling to facilitate recovery from injuries and promote optimal health.

Dr. Hincapie was born and raised in Toronto, and is of Colombian descent. He speaks English, Spanish and French, and lives in King West Village with his wife and four children.

Contact Info:

Telephone:416-520-2388

Email: cesar.hincapie@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by Dr.Hincapie:

Active Release Technique

Acupuncture

Chiropractic Care

Exercise and Physical Activity Counselling

Orthotics

“When we are no longer able to change a situation -we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl

EDEN MEBRAHTU is an experienced registered psychotherapist, personal development and life coach, consultant and instructor. Her solution-focused clinical approach combines teaching and evidence-based psychotherapy to help clients make the connection between their emotional symptoms and their behaviours. Her aim and passion are to equip individuals, couples, families and groups with relevant coping skills to overcome life challenges.

How you can benefit from psychotherapy

• Understand and manage mental illness
• Identify and reach mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness
• Recognize triggers that may exacerbate symptoms or events
• Develop healthy boundaries and improve relationships
• Develop action plan for coping with life challenges such as stress and life transitions
• Learn problem solving and decision making skills
• Preparation for high education and reach academic goals
• Receive support/challenge/accountability to accomplish personal/career goals or end destructive/unproductive habits

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us” David richo

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call or email Eden Mebrahtu at edenmeb.cbt@gmail.com 647-528-7390 for free 10 minutes-phone consultations.

EDEN MEBRAHTU
M.Ed., M.A.(C), RP, OACPP
Mind & Body Lakeshore Village Integrated Medicine
416-252-3665
Cell 674-528-7390
edenmeb.cbt@gmail.com

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Irina Petrova a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice. She is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and a certified Gestalt Group Leader.

Irina practices psychotherapy since 2006, offering one-on-one, couple, family and group therapy. She has provided over 3000 hours of treatment to people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and related issues, depression, anxiety, relationships, sexuality &gender, immigration/culture shock, and difficult life transitions.

Irina’s approach is rooted in her training as a Gestalt therapist. Irina stresses the dialogical approach in her work, helping her clients to experience a fulfilling way of relating to other people. Irina helps her clients to gain greater awareness and to empower them in making long-lasting changes that lead to more choice, fulfilment and happiness in their lives.

Irina provides therapy in English and Russian.
Irina’s services might be supervised by a Clinical Psychologist if requested.

Her services might be covered by your extended insurance plan.

Contact Info:

To schedule initial consultation, please call Irina at 416-843-4963 or e-mail her at irina.petrova@integratedmedicine.ca.

Initial consultation usually lasts 1.5h and costs only $65.

Services offered by I.Petrova:

Psychotherapy; couple counselling.

Les has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2002, he has completed his studies as a Osteopathic Practitioner.

Les believes that the human body has a natural ability to repair its own tissues. However, trauma at birth, poor posture, repetitive lifting, accidents or age-related changes, may cause damage to the body and compromise its capacity to self-heal.

Contact Info:

Telephone:416-839-4837

Email: les.wojciechewicz@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by L.Woyciechewicz:

danaDr. Dana Eisner is the Director of the Mind and Body Integrated Medicine Clinic. In 2004 she and her husband founded the M&B clinic in Southern Etobicoke with the purpose of integrating their work with other complementary practices.

She has been a physician since 1971, and for the last 25 years she’s been practicing on Lakeshore Blvd. West in Etobicoke. After many years of practicing medicine, Dr. Eisner changed the focus of her practice and she works mostly as a physician practicing psychotherapy.She finds that emotional and physical problems are often interconnected and she often treats her clients for physical and emotional problems at the same time.  In the interest of healing, she also works with bioidentical hormones and botox treatment.

Mind and Body Integrated Medicine Clinic is unique in integrating modern Western medicine and complementary health care modalities. It is a centre of excellence in caring for the patients. The philosophy of the clinic is to treat each person as a whole, on physical, emotional and spiritual levels that are interconnected.

By establishing the clinic, Dr. Eisner created an opportunity for herself to collaborate with complementary practitioners, and she finds that her patients experience deeper levels of healing as the result.

The practitioners at the Mind and Body Integrated Medicine Clinic help their clients to see that they have a choice to take responsibility for the quality of their lives and learn how to use their power to grow, change and heal. We recognize that people need to be active participants in the healing process by learning more about it and learning to cooperate with health care providers.

Contact Info:

Telephone: 416-252-3665

Email:dana.eisner@integratedmedicine.ca

I believe in living The Good Life. I believe in the capacity of each individual to become the best version of themselves and live the life they envisioned. I believe that everyone has or is able to learn the qualities and skills they need such that they can bring their dreams to fruition. This is why I use the top mind-based tools in the industry – Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Creating Your Future® (CYF) Processes and Hypnosis – to replicate excellence in people through one-on-one transformational work, seminars and workshops.

I have been working in the field of transforming lives for over 10 years and in the past 3 years have specialized on personal issues, assisting individuals become the best version of themselves. In this process I have repeatedly heard questions about 2nd marriages and the more I listened to them the more I understood that there is a gap that is not addressed for this segment. And this is how I decided to develop a new program specifically for improving 2nd marriages.

2 hrs personal assessment/ discovery session fee: $297.

Certified MentorCoach® (CMC), Member with the International Coach Federation (ICF), Board Certified Master Coach and Hypnotherapist (MCHt), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, Creating Your Future® (CYF) Master Practitioner, Board Certified Hypnosis Trainer.

My professional background includes the fields of Engineering, Corporate Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Real Estate, Home Staging, Recruiting, Social Services and Coaching.

I deliver workshops and presentations in the GTA and work with numerous individual clients from North America and Europe in their pursuit of excellence, fulfillment and happiness. I periodically deliver seminars and workshops on:

*happiness
*relationships
*positive psychology
*intent-driven life design
*charismatic communication

My first experience of the Alexander Technique was somewhat “magical”.  I quickly became fascinated – I wanted to understand what made it possible for my teacher’s subtle touch and sparse words to create such a light and open physical state in me.  That was the spark that would eventually lead me to becoming a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

I did my CanSTAT certification training with the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique and have been in private practice since 1995.

Besides the physical well-being that this work promotes, I’m struck by it’s positive effect on developing self-awareness and presence – A tool that supports us to be our best in any given moment.

The journey continues to unfold for me, as I learn from my students and senior teachers alike.  I feel privileged in sharing my skills to help others discover this gem!

Contact info:

416-535-9296
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When I was 10 my family and I went camping with some friends. Listening to the adults complain about sore shoulders and stiff necks led my friend and I to the idea of setting up a tent in the campsite and offering them shoulder rubs. They kept coming back all day.

In high school I gravitated towards acquiring skills related to emergency services. The progressive programs available to me at my school allowed me to train in search & rescue, firefighting and with the ambulance service. At 16 I got permission from my parents to join the Army Reserves, where I became a medic. After graduation I transferred to the regular forces and ultimately ended up in Ontario.

While doing an internship at a hospital here I became very disillusioned with ‘main stream’ medicine. It was obvious to me that not only did it not hold all the answers, but that it did little if anything to prevent injuries and illness. At that time a friend was just finishing up studies in massage therapy. Listening to him talk about not just treating injuries, both physical and mental, but working to prevent them as well, I knew what I wanted to do.

Graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in the spring of 1999, I went directly into practice as soon as I passed my licensing exams. Initially working in multi-disciplinary clinics, I took every opportunity to sit down with various practitioners to learn more about what they did and how it complemented what I was doing. Through all this I gathered a wealth of information, and came to understand how effective a combination of alternative and western medical treatments can be.

After many years of practice I started to realize that I was hearing recurring themes in the concerns of my clients. Some had physical conditions that made coming to see me for a treatment difficult, others found that all of the relaxation they experienced during their treatments was quickly undone when they had to fight traffic on the way home and still others had problems with being able to find enough time in their busy schedules to make it to a full appointment. More than 3/4’s of my clientele found committing to a regular routine impossible. The solution to this seemed obvious: If my clients couldn’t come to me, I’d go to them.

As a dedicated mother of 3 young children, I understand well the many challenges that life presents. I am committed to working with my clients to find what best fits their healthcare needs as well as their lifestyles.

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

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I  am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Developmental  Psychology and
Education and post graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. My  approach is integrative
and fluid. Using a Psychodynamic Therapy as the  foundation for my approach I draw
on the theories of a variety of models  tailored to the needs of my clients.
In  addition to my clinical and academic background, I have extensive  training
in trauma, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and narrative  therapies. My work
has included individuals, adults, teenagers and  families.
Credenntials
MEd DPE, Dipl -Psych, RP

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Karen Hawes – Reiki

I started studying Reiki with Anita Levin over 20 years ago and have my second degree in the traditional Usui system. In addition to my work with Anita I’ve been privileged to have worked with some very talented body and energy workers through the years. Pilates, yoga, Lomi Lomi, cranial sacral, and most recently I took a one year Shamanic training course with Daniel Leonard. I feel honoured to be able to combine the great work of all my teachers into my form of Reiki. I believe in the power of the universal energy and by bringing focus and attention to those tender spots we all carry that the energy will come in to help us heal and grow. I’ve seen it in my own life time and again.

Beyond the Reiki table I am a documentary filmmaker who believes in the power of story. My goal is to meet every client where they are and honour the story they bring to the table and their own healing.

Contact:
pivotal@bell.net
416.992.1503

Kasia Tupta, MHSc, RD

Registered Dietitian

 

As a society we have spent decades trying to lose weight. In the process, we have lost a sense of what normal eating is. As individuals, we also lost a sense of identity, trying to be someone else. We have punished our bodies with diets, exercise regimes, and negative self-talk, trying to force our bodies to fit into smaller sizes. Research shows that the more we diet the more weight we gain and the more unhealthy our eating becomes. So I invite you to give up dieting, to take a look at your relationship with food, and to start taking care of your body.

 

I am a Registered Dietitian with a passion for helping you find a way of eating that will support your health and well-being. I provide nutrition therapy and counselling for variety of health conditions where nutrition plays an important role. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, weight cycling (yo-yo effect) and weight concerns. In my work, I use a non-dieting weight-neutral approach known as Health at Every Size®. I help my clients re-learn to trust their bodies based on principles of Intuitive Eating.

 

I have a Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Food and a Master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson University. Following my education I completed a year-long hospital-based dietetic internship at University Health Network in Toronto. I am licensed by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and affiliated with Dietitians of Canada.

 

When I do not wear my dietitian hat, I am a mom, an avid cook, and a bookworm. I love to travel, do yoga, and sit on my balcony. In a nutshell, that’s pretty much it.

 

I will be happy to answer your questions. Call me at 416 831 5592 for a free 15 minute phone consultation or email your questions to ktupta@gmail.com

 

Initial Assessment (90min) – $150

Follow Up (60 min) – $100

 

Hours: Thursdays 9am to 6pm

 

 

Sarah Siblik

 

is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Prague and has a background as a professional singer performing on stage. When she came across yoga she immediately felt a strong attraction and yoga became an essential part of her life. When she received Hatha Yoga Certificate she was asked to start teaching.                                                                                                                                                                         In Canada she began exploring different types of yoga; she completed Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson (the best known teacher of Ashtanga yoga), she graduated from Downward Dog Yoga Centre and she is also holding KRI International Certification in Kundalini Yoga. She continues to expand her yoga practice by including new styles e.g. Aerial Yoga.

 

Sarah currently teaches Flow Yoga which combines classical postures from Hatha Yoga and a proper alignment with focus on breath from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Her hands on adjustment makes poses more accessible to practitioners with different levels of flexibility or limitations. Sarah brings into every class her dedication, enthusiasm and love for movement.

 

Sarah is is also available for Private Sessions B/A sarah@truetriangleyoga.com

 

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How do you make meaning when meaning is lost?

I am a Registered Social Worker who brings over 15 years of clinical psychotherapy experience. I am a good listener who clients describe as easy to talk to.

Together we will create a safe space where you can find ways to fully live in the world. I have expertise in addressing emotional, relationship and childhood traumas, and critical life changes. As a cancer survivor and a caregiver of loved ones who have had cancer, I have a special interest working with bereaved families and cancer survivors. I practice from a Narrative perspective incorporating Mindfulness, Expressive Arts and using the strengths each person brings.

Contact Info:

Telephone:416-606-2103

Email: kelly.thorarinson@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by K. Thorarinson:

Psychotherapy

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Mary Galic is a Naturopathic Doctor whose work supports the wellbeing of the whole person. Mary graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (www.CAND.ca). She has specialist training in Classical Homeopathy and Bowen Therapy. Mary maintains an active practice in Etobicoke at the Mind & Body Integrated Medicine Clinic. Her work focuses on the health and well-being of families, especially children. She is currently studying remedial training for learning challenges at the Toronto Waldorf School and enjoys her role as a mother of two young children.

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Telephone:416-708-4836

Email:mary.galic@integratedmedicine.ca

Services offered by M. Galic:

Lucie

Lucie is the Office Manager of the Mind and Body Integrated Medicine Clinic.

She has been a great support for Dr. Eisner and the clinic since its inception. Her sunny disposition brings joy to all practitioners, staff and clients of the clinic. Lucie is passionate about health and wellness, and very attentive to our clients.

Lucie has discovered VT-7 technology and brought it to the attention of the clinic’s management. She is now entrusted with the task of helping our clients to use the equipment.

When Lucie is not in the office, please ask administrative staff to help you with the VT-7 Platform.

Contact Info:

Telephone: 416-252-3665

Email:integratedmedicine@bellnet.ca

Services offered by L.Djacic: