Our Wellness Team
Jodi Tiller MSW, RSW - Psychotherapist and Founder of Rebirth Wellness Centre
From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with children and help them to thrive. After graduating with a masters degree in clinical social work, I started living my vision with a career in children’s mental health. I quickly learned that the best way I could help children was to help their parents. And as early in their journey into parenthood as possible. And so, over ten years ago, my work with helping mothers, fathers, and couples adjust to life with a new baby began. Becoming a mother or father is a significant life transition. It changes everything. But in our culture, we do very little to prepare, support, and nurture new parents – to ensure that they have what they need so they can give to their baby what she/he needs. In my experience (and humble opinion) it’s as if parents in our culture are being set up to feel like failures. And so I continue on my passionate crusade to help parents navigate the many waves of parenthood with confidence, skill, and a love for the ride.
Angela Growse, Physiotherapist, FCAMPT
As an experienced manual Physiotherapist and proud mother of one, I love being a part of the team at Rebirth. Multidisciplinary care has personally helped me to optimize my health and wellness in both pregnancy and everyday life, and has made me a better therapist for my clients. As with most things in life, achieving your health goals is always easier with trusted and empathetic support. I received my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and have been a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2003. As a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists(FCAMPT) I have engaged in many years of advanced orthopedic clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, and I am currently an instructor with our national training program. I also hold a Certificate of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and am a Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. When choosing a treatment approach I like to consider your body as a whole within the context of how you move through your day, not solely focusing on the area you are struggling with. I love a challenge and appreciate the complex nature of pain with both acute and chronic issues. You will be invited to be an active participant in your rehab and I will only use techniques with which you are comfortable. I may use techniques such as manual therapy, acupuncture, spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercise to help you move well and fully participate in your life's adventures. My goal is to empower you and help you regain independence with your health.
Dr. Holly Beckley, BKin(Hons), DC
I always knew I wanted to be in health care, helping people, and when I discovered Chiropractic and how it could be used to help the body heal from injury, function at a higher level and prevent future ailments with a non-invasive, drug-free and hands-on approach, I knew I had found the right profession for me. I first completed my Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree at McMaster University in 2002 and then attended the Candian Memorial Chiropractic College where I graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2006. Believing in the importance of ongoing education and wanting to be able to offer my patients the best care possible, I obtained my Certificate in Clinical Acupuncture from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 and have been trained in Active Release Technique. I enjoy learning new ways of helping my patients and regularly participate in continuing education programs. I truly enjoy working with patients of all ages to achieve their health care goals. Whether it be to resolve an injury, to improve movement or flexibility or simply feel one's best, Chiropractic may be able to help you and I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Natasha Marshall, Registered Massage Therapist
Natasha Marshall, a London native and mother of two, received her diploma for Registered Massage Therapy from the D’Arcy Lane Institute here in London, Ontario in 2009. Natasha’s greatest satisfaction from her job is the bond she shares with her patients, which has in turn created her loyal following. Natasha’s clientele includes many families as a whole, including children, who share her perspective of optimizing one’s health potential. She has helped to treat low back pain, headaches and migraines, helped to increase patients’ range of motion and also decrease pain from stress and physical strain. Natasha values aiding her patients in their healing process and promotes relaxation and well-being in the lives of others. Experienced with pre and post natal massage, as well as relaxational and deep tissue treatments, she enjoys seeing her patients walk away from their appointment feeling their best. Natasha is an active runner and completed her first marathon last year. She has a passion for playing classical guitar, and loves to travel globally and experience different cultures.
Sarah Zadorsky, Registered Massage Therapist
Sarah graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. It was her passion for the helping professions (and her own great R.M.T.) that led her to pursue a career as a Registered Massage Therapist. Since graduating from the D'Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy in 2004 she has spent time working in a group setting as well as on her own. Sarah is excited to be returning to a larger practice at Rebirth Wellness and embarking on this new adventure with such a diverse and dynamic team of health professionals; "I believe a team approach is in the best interest of our clients". Devoted wife and mom of four fantastic 'little people', Rebirth's Wellness' focus on mamas, babies and families as a whole is in tune with what she finds the most important in life.
Janet Bueckert, B.A., Registered Massage Therapist
Janet received her Massage Therapy diploma from the D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy in 2008 with a 4.0 GPA. She then began studies toward a B.A. majoring in Psychology through Laurentian University. She graduated Cum Laude in 2013 and was awarded the L.A.M.P.S. Academic Achievement Award for the Social Sciences. She has taken French classes to work toward fluency in French and enjoys the process of learning in general. She is also certified in Hot Stone Massage and can offer this service to you at Rebirth. Janet’s Massage Therapy experience has focussed on achieving balance within the body, specifically with respect to musculature, in order to minimize discomfort in daily life. Janet understands that pain is a psychological, emotional and physical experience unique to each individual and endeavors to treat the physical pain objectively but compassionately. Most importantly, Janet believes it is important to provide client-focussed care where the therapeutic agenda may change based on the other competing priorities in the client’s life. She believes our bodies are sacred and are fiercely loyal to us, providing feedback and guidance in order to keep us safe and happy. It is her belief that the body work she does is profoundly special for this reason.
Jenn Plourde, Registered Massage Therapist
My love of learning has taken me all kinds of places, including through a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies at Trent University and into a certificate in Grief, Bereavement and Loss at the University of Western Ontario. I graduated from Fanshawe's massage therapy program in 2016 and am very excited to be a practicing Registered Massage Therapist. Creating positive experiences of support for women's health has grown out of my education in Women's Studies and into my approach to massage therapy. I am committed to and excited about massage therapy as a tool for overall wellness. In addition to my training at Fanshawe, I am currently certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage for healthy lymphatic systems (ability to treat lymphedemas and damaged lymphatic systems coming in June 2017!).
Dr Antoinette Falco, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Antoinette Falco is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, birth doula, and health enthusiast. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) after achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from The University of Western of Ontario. While at CCNM, Antoinette completed a one-year pediatric rotation where she gained experience treating childhood health concerns extending from birth through adolescence including eczema, solid food introduction, ear infections, frequent colds, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, pediatric depression, and anxiety. She has experience treating a wide variety of health concerns, and has a special interest in women’s health, infertility, weight loss, pre- and post-natal care, pregnancy and pediatrics. Antoinette is a firm believer in the notion that knowledge is power; she is passionate about educating her patients, finding the root cause of disease, and empowering them to be the absolute best version of themselves. Through the integration of various modalities such as nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling, she is committed to finding an individualized treatment plan that is best for you and your entire family. As a global health imitative, Antoinette traveled to Haiti with Naturopaths Without Boarders to offer Naturopathic medicine to communities in need. Antoinette loves traveling and absorbing the culture and health practices of each community she visits. Be sure to ask her about her most recent adventure! In her spare time, she loves cooking and finding ways to stay active.
Dr. Natalia Ytsma, Naturopathic Doctor
From a young age, I knew that a career in health and medicine was in my future. Having spent time in doctor's offices and hospitals to correct a congenital heart defect, the idea of providing care to families in need and educating them on their health was something that I knew I had to do. It motivated me to always be cautious of my actions and how I treat my body and I grew to really appreciate what being healthy was all about. A lifestyle that ensures you take care of yourself from the inside out. I completed my clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, with a full year rotation on the paediatric focus shift, as well as the LAMP Community Health Centre in Toronto.
After graduation I moved to Beijing for a year with my husband. While there, I designed pregnancy and fertility workshops for a local spa and ran a health elective for local teens to educate them on proper nutrition, mental health, and fitness. While abroad, my husband and I got pregnant with our son and we decided to return back to Canada to begin raising our family close to home.
Rebecca Robertson, Birth & Post Partum Doula & Childbirth Educator
I am a birth advocate, a breastfeeding educator, and especially an advocate for mothers and the choices they make. As a doula my main role is to support mothers and partners to ensure a satisfying and positive birth experience. I am trained in providing emotional and spiritual support, as well as physical comfort during labor. I completed a DONA training course in 2009 and it sparked my love for supporting laboring women. Since then I have been inspired to continue my learning to provide the best support I can with additional studies in lactation and natural medicine. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, and items to help with visualization and relaxation. I am trained in different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well I give lots of encouragement! In 2012 I enrolled in a Lactation Medicine Program at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education. There I was instilled with this goal "To enable the mother to manage her own breastfeeding experience, so she will be empowered to achieve her own breastfeeding goals." I accumulated over 90 hours in lactation specific education, as well as hours in observation at their breastfeeding clinic. Since that time I have been supporting new moms as they transition to motherhood and begin the breastfeeding relationship. During my time studying Naturopathic medicine, I was fortunate to expand on my knowledge on lactation medicine as well as how naturopathic medicine can play a role in the perinatal care of women and their new babes. I am passionate about my job, and I bring lots of enthusiasm and love for what I do.
Michelle Maisonville, CD(CBI), SBD
“A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth.”~ Anna Verwaal
You will carry the experience of your child’s birth with you forever. Your physical and emotional strength will empower you as a parent. Your connection with your partner and together with your child will guide you as you grow together as a family. As a mother and a doula, I recognize the significance of these intimate, precious moments and the imprint they will leave on your heart. My role is to help protect the space surrounding one of the most significant and life-changing experiences in your life by offering emotional, physical and informational support. My family experienced the invaluable care of a doula first hand, which motivated me to embark upon the journey to become a childbirth professional in 2008. I am both a Certified Doula (Childbirth International) and Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula® (Stillbirthday). I am continuously expanding my knowledge with further training in order to provide evidence-based education to new families. With an open heart, and caring hands, I am honoured to be of service.
Dr. Corrine Seeley (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.A.) – Infant Sleep Consultant
To me, there is no greater gift than having a well-rested, happy, healthy baby. I’m passionate about helping families achieve this goal and believe all infants are capable of being great sleepers. My career in sleep began over 10 years ago. I have worked in many areas of sleep research including sleep deprivation, sleep and traumatic brain injuries, insomnia therapy, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and sleep in fruit flies (yes they sleep too!). I also earned my Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Queen’s University), specializing in sleep and its role in learning and memory. My true passion for infant sleep was realized after becoming a mom myself and experiencing first-hand the effects of sleep deprivation. Since then, I have dedicated my professional life to helping families find sleep solutions. As a sleep consultant I provide parents with skills, knowledge and support to help their child sleep soundly through the night. I believe ‘one size does not fit all’ and work alongside parents to develop customized sleep plans that are tailored to meet the individual needs of both their child and family. For more information you can visit Dr. Seeley's Facebook Page.
Charlotte Brennan - Reiki Master
I am a mom of two bright and delightful boys who have taught me so much about life, gratitude and unconditional love. Curiosity, and the quest for personal growth, were factors which led me to study Reiki. Instantly, I realized Reiki was the overall healing modality for which I had been searching. During my studies I received a diagnosis which propelled me on a deeper journey of healing and self-discovery. This was when I was able to fully witness the healing powers of Reiki, both as a practitioner and as a client. In my Reiki practice, I work from heart-centred healing. Professionally and personally I focus on a wholeness approach - the mind-body-spirit connection. I understand that how we think, speak and act reflects upon our emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Walking such a personal journey has opened an amazing door for me, inspiring me to facilitate in ones’ healing journey. While being relatable, approachable and compassionate, I offer a safe space to relax and assist you in creating your own story." I am a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher as well as a Level II Karuna Reiki Practitioner. My other studies include Shamanism, Metta Meditation and Bach Flower Remedies, amongst others.
Ramona Fernandez PhD, M.Ed. (Counselling Psych) CCC, FT - Psychotherapist
For the last 10 years I have dedicated my professional work to specialize in women’s reproductive health, fertility and reproductive loss as a counsellor, researcher, ethicist and professor. I am humbled by the majesty of nature, that brings together so many things with such precision at exactly the right times to make a life. I also bear witness to the deep suffering that comes when the imagined future didn’t work out as hoped. My knowledge to be your guide as you navigate this path comes from my professional training but also from the empathy of personal knowledge, as I’ve borne 5 pregnancies to bring into the world 1 beautiful child that lived. I am a psychotherapist with a specialization in perinatal health and reproductive loss. I have a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Certificate in Grief & Bereavement, and a PhD in Health Professional Education on the topic of high risk pregnancies involving fetal anomalies. I’m currently an adjunct professor at Western University in Counselling Psychology and have taught at Western, Ryerson and Yale Universities.
Katie Wright, CPCC – Professional Coach
There is a strong need across the planet for human beings to live a life aligned with their values and purpose – a space to quiet the busy mind, and self-sabotaging voice so they may courageously speak their authentic voice and share their talent. I got into coaching because I had a voice to share. Though immersed in the business world for over a decade, I started my journey into coaching in 2013 with the Coaches Training Institute, an internationally acclaimed training platform, and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach in 2015. I did this while caring for my own small babe. As a mom of two healthy young boys, I know it takes a lot of strength and courage to step outside the ordinary and into the life of desire. Both motherhood & entrepreneurship call on this strength and courage daily.
Aside from helping to create a heart-centred, resonant population, fully experiencing my two boys and setting aside time to nourish ‘me’ is where I am supposed to be right now. This allows me to show-up as a healthy mix of knowing what’s right, combined with the stamina to get things done. I promise to push you toward your vision, hold you accountable to your desire, give you the space to figure it out, challenge your limits, and honour your inner leader. Live in harmony – fulfilled, at peace, confident, and strong.