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Meet Our Team

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Kirsten Janz

Clinic Owner and Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Kirsten Janz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, who has over 13 years' extensive experience consulting with her company Whole Body Nutrition and over 8 years’ experience as a Wellness Center Owner/Operator of Whole Body Health and Wellness. Kirsten spends much of her time not only with clients in a clinical setting at her wellness clinic, but also offers mentorship programs for newly graduated R.H.N.s to help them carve out their own niche in the world of holistic nutrition.

Kirsten holds a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences from Simon Fraser University and the designation of an R.H.N., with honors, from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) Vancouver. She has also furthered her practice by becoming Board Certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition through CAHN-Pro, and has been trained and certified as a Raw Foods Chef. She has also completed many advanced nutrition courses through CSNN continuing education and holds an AHN certificate in Immunology. Kirsten’s main area of focus is digestive health, allergies, weight loss and men’s health. However, she has a keen interest in sports nutrition and physiology. 

In her free time, Kirsten is passionate about writing and is currently working on a nutrition tell-all book which she hopes one day to publish! She also enjoys providing free nutrition talks to help support the health and wellness of her community. Kirsten is a proud Métis woman in business and supports all that identify as part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

To learn more about Kirsten’s Nutrition practice and services, please visit: Whole Body Nutrition

Interested in being mentored by Kirsten? Please visit: Kirsten Janz Consulting | Registered Holistic Nutritionist Business Coach

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Dr. Kevin Murphy

Chiropractor

Dr. Kevin Murphy grew up in Coquitlam, B.C. and has recently returned to the area with his young family. Dr. Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Science from Simon Fraser University before attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto for his Chiropractic degree. Dr. Murphy always knew the focus of his career would be on helping others improve their overall health and quality of life. He chose chiropractic because it is a drug-free non-invasive approach to improving function and uses the body's natural potential to enhance well-being. Dr. Kevin also uses diversified manual adjustments and prescribes exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle advice to his patients. He has been trained in Active Release Technique (ART).

Dr. Murphy loves living on the west coast and spends lots of time outdoors, especially skiing. He enjoys caring for families, athletes, and people of all ages. Dr. Murphy is very passionate about what he does and cares deeply about his patients and their goals. His ultimate goal is to help people be healthier and happier.

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Dr. Gina Bouros

Naturopath

Dr. Bouros has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University Ion Ionescu de la Brad/Romania and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work from University of Bucharest/ Romania (2005). After moving in Canada in 2008 and after searching for a career that would combine her love of science, wellness, and nature, she went on to complete her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Bouros works with people of all ages and health concerns including hormonal health issues, adrenal insufficiency (stress, anxiety, depression), digestive health, muskoskeletal issues, healthy aging, skin conditions as well as pediatric conditions. Naturopathic treatments commonly used by Dr. Bouros in her practice include herbal medicine, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture, supplements, nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Bouros is active member of the following associations: College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Tomatis Development SA, Luxemburg.

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Todd Hsueh

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Todd Hsueh is a licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. After receiving his certificate as an R.TCM.P in 2008, Todd traveled to broaden his vision and refine his skills by studying from other renowned professionals across Asia.

 

Todd’s approach is effective as he focuses on healing the patient from the root. He has worked with many health issues but has seen a profound impact on patients with emotional imbalances, sleeping problems, allergies, as well as pain management. He is also experienced in treating diabetes and hypertension by implementing a Traditional Chinese point of view. Todd also uses the Taoist lineage of ancient teaching in his practice, which explores the very essence of our Qi, by applying principles of unity found in nature and tying them into the environment in which we live.

 

On a personal note, Todd graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering but found his true passion with acupuncture. In his free time, Todd also enjoys reading, walking the dogs, travelling to see the world, and doing Tai Chi. He is also bilingual in Mandarin and English.

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Julia Sangha

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Julia Sangha is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing, who completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She also has her 200 hour yoga teachers training and certification in Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, Resilience, and Emotional Well-Being. She has been working in the counselling field since 2007 in a variety of settings, and works with clients with a wide range of concerns such as everyday stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, psychosis, and trauma. She also has extensive experience working with children and youth.

Julia’s warm, compassionate approach shines through as she guides her clients to a more positive, comfortable state of mental health. She holds space in a genuine way while using effective interventions to promote clients’ overall wellness. Julia strives to create a safe and accessible experience in counselling by interweaving elements of yoga and mindfulness with therapeutic tools. It is truly Julia’s honour to be a part of her clients’ journey. 

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Dawn Thibeault

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Dawn Thibeault is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with a passion for enhancing mental health and promoting survivorship. Dawn is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has supported a diverse clientele through a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction, to name a few. Her work extends to supporting individuals across different stages of life, from children and youth to adults and couples, focusing on individualized care tailored to each person's unique experiences and goals.

In 2019, Dawn founded a pivotal support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence, driven by her own experiences as a trauma survivor. She is committed to helping others reclaim their stories with strength and resilience while ensuring every client feels heard, valued, and empowered.

Dawn proudly embraces diversity and individuality, actively working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized groups. Her mission is to assist every client in their journey toward becoming the best version of themselves, turning negative life experiences into foundations for growth and positivity.

To learn more about how Dawn can assist you in your therapeutic journey, please feel free to reach out for a consultation.

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Catherine Santo

Registered Massage Therapist

Catherine graduated from the 3000 hour massage therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2004. In her 15 years of practice, she has had the privilege of working with a variety of patients ranging from 3 months to 92 years old. Catherine treats patients for conditions related to pre and post pregnancy, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, stress reduction and general relaxation.

As a mother of two, Catherine understands the demand on the body, both physically and emotionally, trying to maintain the work family life balance. Dedicated to the health and well being of her patients, Catherine's ultimate goal is to help people achieve optimal health and balance in their daily lives.

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Sara Gibbeson

Registered Massage Therapist

Sara graduated with honors from the 3000-hour RMT program through the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.  She has spent most of her life living in the Fraser Valley and appreciates all it has to offer from trail running, hiking and paddle boarding.  It is because of these passions that she knows the importance of quality of life, which includes pain-free mobility and proper injury recovery.  

Sara's passion for health and wellness is what has led her to a career in massage with a focus on deep tissue sports and pre-natal massage.  Sara stays current in her field of practice by taking post-graduate courses and workshops on active living and systemic healing. 

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Shauna Simrose

Registered Massage Therapist

Shauna graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2015 from the 2200 hour program. She chose to pursue the profession as she has an innate desire to help others and make a positive difference in their lives. 

Shauna has worked with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions as well as with athletes, and children. She finds it very rewarding to see her clients gain mobility and overall physical wellness.  Shauna also has extensive experience working in the Spa and Wellness industry further developing her skills in relaxation massage and helping her clients improve mental health. 

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Matilda Nilsson

Registered Reflexology Therapist, Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist

Matilda Nilsson is a Registered Reflexology Therapist through Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and has practiced reflexology since 2010. She teaches classes and workshops on reflexology and foot fitness, and is a RAC examiner for new practitioners. 

 

Matilda has also completed her certification in Lymphatic Drainage in 2021 through the Mark Perren-Jones Academy, and is continuously learning more about the lymphatic system to further assist her clients on their healing journey. She has also completed three levels of Craniosacral Therapy with Heather Gittens at Bodhi Tree Teaching Centre, and is currently immersing herself in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy through Lyons Institute. She will be completing several further courses in osteopathic modalities through Upledger Institute and Barral Institute throughout 2024.  

On a personal note, Matilda grew up in Sweden, and found her passion for health and wellness early in life. Coming from an academic background she started off in a corporate profession, but soon realized that what she wanted to do was to help people heal. Her journey began with reflexology, and has since expanded to include other therapies. She continues to educate herself on the human body and loves learning new techniques and new modalities. Aside from her offered services, she is also trained in Quantum Touch, Buteyko Breathing, HeartMath and Indian Head Massage.  

  

To learn more about Matilda's practice, please visit her website at www.registeredreflexologist.com .
 

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Caroline Gorski 

Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Personal Trainer

Caroline Gorski is a Registered Kinesiologist, and a Certified Personal Trainer/human movement specialist. Caroline completed her diploma in Sports Science, and then went on to complete her Kinesiology degree at the University of the Fraser Valley. Caroline’s passion for fitness started at very young age and has since grown with the education and experience that years of immersing yourself in the field can do. 


Caroline’s main focus is on rehabilitation and supporting her clients who have sustained injuries through sports or motor vehicle accidents. She uses a whole body approach to fitness which highlights the importance of prevention and correcting muscular imbalances while improving functional movement patterns. Caroline is also passionate about working with clients who have had significant health impacts such as mobility issues following a stroke and those managing long-COVID symptoms.


On a personal note, Caroline is passionate about continuing education and spends much of her free time reading through the newest research in her field. She is also completing the requirements to be a Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor, and plans to expand her certifications in nutrition in the near future. When Caroline is not working with clients, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking and snowboarding, or relaxing at home with her 2 dogs. 

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Erin McGuire

Office Manager

Erin grew up in Southern Ontario but moved here to Maple Ridge with her young family in September of 2017. She loves exploring the Maple Ridge area and surrounding parks and trails with her family. Erin's hobbies are yoga, running and painting when time allows as she is a busy mom to four adorable little ones. 

Erin has a background in computer science, but has much experience in administration with her previous positions held at a bank and auction house. Erin is passionate about health and wellness and is happy to work for a centre that cares for patients as a whole.

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Kellye Cook

Office Administrator

Kellye has joined our team as our evening office admin, and comes with a well-rounded background in customer service, office administration and esthetics. After briefly working for an environmental non-profit in Northern BC, she returned to Maple Ridge, where she enjoys the ‘small town meets nature environment’. Kellye is a life-long Ringette player and skier, and loves to learn about all types of herbal remedies and natural cleaning products.

Kellye graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a BSc in Physical Geography and Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. She is finishing an Advanced Diploma in GIS at BCIT, after which she hopes to pursue an MSc in Environmental Conservation. Kellye is passionate about finding a balance between the natural world and human needs.

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Lisa Cheuk

Office Administrator

Lisa has worked and lived in Burnaby for over 16 years and only recently moved to Maple Ridge. Lisa has a Community Social Service Worker Diploma, along with an extensive background in complex child and youth care. Throughout her career, she has gained a deep passion for helping and connecting with her local community. She also worked as a Program Coordinator towards the end of her time with her society.

 

In her spare time, she likes to go hiking, hanging out with friends/family and reading. She has a passion for personal  health and wellness and hopes to share that with her new community.

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