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Who we are

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Our Story

We are a collective of Family Physicians who are passionate about helping individuals explore and understand the foundations of a healthy life, beginning with a focus on mental health and well-being.

Living in a society and culture with a significant gap in emotional education, and having witnessed the impacts of this in the primary care setting, we have consciously decided to connect deeper with patients in order to empower each individual to holistically improve their health through a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach.

We are proud to provide a unique lens by blending our medical training as Family Physicians, rooted in evidence-based preventative care, with our own expertise and continued studies in psychotherapy.

 

Our clinicians are trained in:

  • Family Medicine

  • Obesity Medicine (Weight Management)

  • Various modalities of evidence-based psychotherapy, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • CBT for Weight Loss and Maintenance

  • CBT for Insomnia

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Mindfulness Skills Training/Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT)

Our Values

Authenticity

We proudly lead with vulnerability and authenticity. We connect as human beings first, and physician-therapists second. We value genuine relationships with patients, each other, and our community.

Acceptance

We are dedicated to meeting you where you are, and providing a supportive space for unwanted thoughts, feelings, memories, and physical sensations you might be used to pushing away. We unconditionally value all parts of who you are, and aim to help you do the same.

Commitment

Rewiring our brain requires a committed effort to change our deeply ingrained autopilot habits and thought patterns. We believe in your own intrinsic ability to embrace change, embody emotion, and thrive in life through a dedicated values-guided approach.

Growth

We embrace and encourage growth. We want you to feel safe in learning new things about yourself, and empowered in unlearning old things that are no longer aligned with who you are. We acknowledge that change is often difficult but necessary for growth, and we are here for you through your journey.

Connection

We believe in a trauma-informed and heart-centered approach to life. Relationality is essential to our wellbeing, and cultivating healthy social connections is fundamental to healing harmful, conditioned beliefs. We are here to help you consciously foster a safe and supportive community that allows you to embody your authentic self.

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Dr. Lisa Ma (she/her)

Founder & GP Psychotherapist

MD, CCFP, Dipl. of ABOM, MB-EAT QI

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Dr. Griselle Leon (she/her)

GP Psychotherapist

MD, CCFP, Dipl. of ABOM

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Dr. Lesley Thomas (she/her)

GP Psychotherapist

MD, CCFP

team

Meet our Team

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