Our Wellness Team
Jodi Tiller MSW, RSW - Founder. Psychotherapist. Mother.
Jodi truly believes when a baby is born, so too is a mother. It is her rebirth. As an expert in Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, Jodi has dedicated the last 17 years helping mother’s navigate the joys and realities of motherhood with confidence + calm. She is on a mission to create a more mother-focused culture where mothers receive the support and love they deserve. A culture that celebrates the birth of a baby AND the birth of a mother.
“I want nothing more than for mother’s to love themselves enough to honour their needs and desires, give themselves limitless self-compassion, allow themselves to be human, to trust that ‘good enough’ is enough, and find joy in the every day.” jodi
All mothers are doing their best. Always.
The Universe gives you exactly what you need at the exact time you need it
The only way out is through
When something feels off, it is
Social media is both a blessing and a curse
When we accept what is, magic happens
Loud music heals. Singing loudly to loud music is even better
Love and compassion – for your self and others - is the answer
We all need to slow down
We all need to pay attention.
Being a Parent is a great honour. And a great responsibility. The biggest responsibility being the state of your inner world while parenting. Self awareness is often the missing piece to experiencing love, joy, calm and confidence while parenting. As parents, we need to focus on ourselves, not just our children. That is how we become the parents we want to be.
Angela Growse, Physiotherapist, FCAMPT
As an experienced manual Physiotherapist and proud mother of two, 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.
Jaclyn Seebach, Physiotherapist - Currently on Maternity Leave until April 2019
I am passionate about getting mamas and mamas-to-be active and am excited to be able to do this as part of the Rebirth Team! I want you to know that your body is strong and capable! I want exercise and day-to-day movements to be joy-filled and stress-relieving for you, not fear-filled, painful or another onerous thing on your to-do list. I’d love to help you actively pursue and maintain wellness by establishing an individualized treatment plan that is optimal for your lifestyle, current challenges and goals. Treatment may include exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, acupuncture and education.
I completed my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2009. Post-graduate training interests led me to pursue pelvic health (with a special focus on the female athlete), advanced manual and manipulative therapy and acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. When not at work, I love trying to keep up with my 3 energetic kids, running (usually slowly), being in the great outdoors and playing the violin and celtic fiddle.
Andrea Zelibka, Physiotherapist
I received my Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2005 and quickly set out to work in Alberta and B.C. where I treated patients from all walks of life. After the birth of my daughter in 2010, my interests naturally shifted towards women’s health and pelvic health physiotherapy. Now, as a mother of 2, I find it so rewarding to help other women overcome setbacks, help them achieve their health goals and improve their quality of life.
Through extensive and varied post graduate training, I feel that I am able to offer a unique blend of therapy to help you optimize your health. I am a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who has completed post-graduate education through Pelvic Health Solutions.This training allows me to assess and treat a wide range of pelvic related issues affecting women and men. Certified in Stott Pilates since 2008, I have found pilates to be a valuable tool used to help build strength, promote mobility, restore function and prevent injury through one-on-one exercise programming. Since 2005 I have been practicing Medical Acupuncture with certified training thought the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. This complementary technique offers the ability to treat clients gently and effectively to help reduce pain, improve function and restore balance in the body. In addition to acupuncture, I am a Certified Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner through the University of British Columbia. IMS is a very specialized system of assessment and treatment that uses acupuncture needles to reduce pain and alleviate overuse injuries. It’s great to be a part of the Rebirth team and I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your health journey.
Karla Van Beveren, Physiotherapist
Karla Van Beveren is an experienced physiotherapist that graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2008 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Post graduate training has included advanced manual therapy courses, acupuncture, and pelvic health certification. She holds a Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. Her main focus of practice has been in the area of sports medicine, orthopaedics and most recently pelvic and women’s health. Karla has worked with many athletes from all areas of fitness, from recreational to national level athletes. She has traveled numerous places for her work and participated in major games and international tournaments as a team physiotherapist in women’s sport. From her experience as a sports physiotherapist, her interest has grown to focusing on the female athlete and to help women achieve their optimal health and wellness so they can remain active during and after pregnancy.
Grecia Alaniz, Physiotherapist
As a physiotherapist, I respect and listen to every person’s story to better understand you and your personal journey. As someone who suffers from pelvic pain, I understand the vulnerability and strength it takes to seek help, as well as the immense benefits of pelvic health physiotherapy. I am excited to be part of the Rebirth Team and provide this wonderful service.
I graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. I am member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. As a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, I have interests in pelvic pain conditions, pregnancy/post-partum health and urinary incontinence. I have received post-graduate education in Acupuncture and Dry Needling through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. I am also a strong advocate for interprofessional education, collaboration and research in pelvic health physiotherapy and continue to pursue these interests as a Research Supervisor for the MSc. Physiotherapy Program at McMaster University.
Throughout your rehabilitation, you will receive evidence-based care that makes sense for you and your needs, which may include exercise, manual therapy, and/or acupuncture. We will work together to help you get back to living a healthy, active, and well-balanced lifestyle.
Krista Hicks, Paediatric Physiotherapy
I am very excited to be part of the Rebirth team and to offer the families in London the option of Paediatric Physiotherapy! I received my Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and have been a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2003. I have worked in Paediatrics throughout my whole career and have loved every minute of it. I love engaging with the children in a playful, holistic way to help them accomplish their developmental milestones and become successful independent individuals in their environment. Meeting and supporting the child’s family is also a huge part of this job and I feel honoured, humbled and grateful to be entrusted with this responsibility. I am a mother of three amazing souls and know how important it is to for the whole family to be supported through the ever-changing development of children. I truly believe it takes a village to raise children and I feel Rebirth’s community is the village we are all looking for!
I have had the privilege of working as a Paediatric Physiotherapist in Canada, Scotland and Dubai. The diversity of these health care systems has allowed me to acquire many new skills and approaches to looking at your child’s health and wellbeing. Within the 7 years of working in Dubai, I became a transdisciplinary therapist, meaning that when I work with a child I am incorporating their PT, OT, SLP, social and educational developmental goals into a fun playful session. My goal is to work with your whole team to support you and your child through their developmental growth in all aspects of their life.
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. 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.
Heather Vanek, BSc, HK, Registered Massage Therapist
Heather has worked in the field of massage therapy for over 10 years. She has a passion for working with prenatal and postnatal women. She practices with a therapeutic approach, focusing on helping clients reach their optimum health by providing consistent and effective massage therapy treatments for many ailments and conditions, extending from acute to chronic & relaxation to rehabilitative massage therapy. She uses many modalities of massage therapy individualized to the client which include but aren’t exclusive of general Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and joint mobilization. Heather is also a mother of three young boys and understands the value of prenatal massage therapy as the client as well as the RMT. Heather has taken extra education in hot stone massage, cranial-sacral therapy and currently is studying Osteopathy.
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 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 obtained an Honours degree in science and business from McMaster University in 2009 and gained experience in teaching, which allowed me to help others empower themselves with knowledge. Having also traveled throughout the world, I gained work experience in North America, Europe, and Asia, which allowed me to learn from different work ethics and cultures. I went on to study holistic medicine in the UK; and, I grew a passion to learn about natural medicine and how to help others use it to achieve optimal health. I learned to understand that there's almost always a root cause to a health issue and that you can use safe, gentle, and effective treatment to address it. Ultimately, naturopathic medicine was my calling.
After a rigorous 4 years of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I completed my clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic - with a full year rotation on the paediatric focus shift- and the LAMP Community Health Centre both in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2015 I moved to Beijing where my husband was working at the time. 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, we got pregnant with our son and decided to return back to Canada to begin raising our family close to home. Currently we reside in London, Ontario and I am practicing at Rebirth Wellness Centre, a thriving place dedicated to empowering woman into motherhood and providing family based health care at its best.
Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Postpartum 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.
Tasha Gillies, Birth Doula
I’ve finally found my passion and my calling! Even though I’m a new Doula, I’m absolutely in love with every moment of it and I know this is what I was made to do. Pregnancy, labour and birth is a very exciting and memorable part of a person’s life. It’s a complete honour to be a part of it to provide physical and emotional support as well as to educate and provide information.
My passion in life is helping people in any way possible. Being a Doula has been life-changing for me. Being present to help someone through the whole experience and getting to see their reward at birth for all of their hard work is amazing. I am always looking to expand my knowledge to better serve my clients and to be the most informed I can about all aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. Most recently I took a course on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). I love empowering people to ask questions and use their voice. After all this is your baby, your birth, your experience. You have the right to informed consent and to make decisions based on what you think and how you feel. It would be my pleasure to meet with you and chat.
Cassie Truckle, Full-Spectrum Birth & Postpartum Doula
All Families. All Bodies. All Options. All Outcomes.
I am a Full-Spectrum Doula through Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program and Stillbirthday Doulas (SBD). Through both of these, I have had extensive training on all aspects of the reproductive journey, including fertility, prenatal, labour & birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, termination, stillbirth and other. Providing Full-Spectrum Doula care allows me to meet you where you are- and stay with you through it.
A huge part of why I do the job I do, is a strong desire to be a part in pregnant persons' reproductive journeys. Informed choice and knowledge of what our bodies are capable of is invaluable information in my eyes. Throughout your prenatal stage as well as labour and birth, I can provide you with emotional support, physical comfort and informational resources to help you make the best informed decisions. My goal as a Doula is to provide my clients and their loved ones with the accompaniment, information and support they need. I take a strong pride in ensuring that your decisions throughout your reproductive journey are respected, and that unique care is given to you, that fits your wants and needs.
This is your body, your choice and your birth.
Adrienne MacDonald, Postpartum Doula
New parenthood can feel both exciting and overwhelming. Nothing can prepare us for this journey. Sometimes, the only way to get through the day is with the help and support of others. Some of my best and most valuable postpartum experiences were receiving the support and encouragement of another person when I was feeling vulnerable. It is through these moments that my passion for helping others navigate the postpartum period emerged.
I believe that when it comes to parenting, there are often 100 different ways of doing the same thing. It’s our job as parents to choose what works best for our family, and it’s my job to provide you the support you need to make safe and healthy choices that help you achieve your goals during the postpartum period.
I am a mother of two children, two dogs, one horse and a cat. I am currently completing my Postpartum Doula certification through Doula Training Canada and am fully insured as a postpartum doula in training. Some previous work experience that I bring into this new role includes many years volunteering in crisis intervention with Victim Services as well as a career as a legal assistant, where I learned both compassion and professionalism.
Keri Patterson, Full Spectrum Doula
I was inspired to become a doula after learning of the invaluable support and transformative experience that close friends had with their doula during labour and postpartum, and I’m thrilled to have found my passion in this work. I work collaboratively with care providers, partners and families to help foster a supportive and informed team. As a Full Spectrum Doula, I extend the doula model of care to people across the reproductive spectrum, including pregnancy, birth, fertility, abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth, and postpartum. I am a trained professional and graduate of Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program and can provide emotional, physical and informational support that is individually tailored to fit the unique needs of each client.
Additionally, I believe that my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and previous professional experience with working front line at a counselling agency has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation to the diversity and resiliency of individuals and has fuelled my commitment to build a practice of compassionate care, autonomy and respect. When I’m not supporting individuals and families, I’m most likely to be found hiking (hiking all of Canada’s National Parks is a bucket list item of mine!), listening to 80’s music, playing board games with friends and family and eating copious amounts of guacamole.
Dr. Corrine Seeley (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.A.) – Infant Sleep Consultant
Dr. Corrine Seeley obtained her Ph.D. in sleep Neuroscience from Queens University, specializing in the role of sleep in brain development. She has published many research articles in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals and has given many public and university level lectures on the topic, including teaching a university level ‘sleep’ course. After 10 years studying and teaching sleep she had a son of her own and quickly realized how important sleep was for the growth and well-being of her child, and the entire family unit. She also noticed how little sleep education there was families and how many moms had questions about sleep and nobody to give them proper support. Now, as a paediatric sleep practitioner, she is devoted to making sleep education more widespread and helping families establish healthy sleep habits using natural, realistic and gentle approaches. Her practice is highly focused on parental education, a method that has been proven to be equally effective as cry-it-out methods. It is her mission to make this knowledge accessible to all new and expecting parents, and help them feel empowered navigating the wild world of infant sleep. 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 - Clinical Counsellor
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.