Our Team

Dr. Afsoun Khalili, N.D.

Dr. Afsoun Khalili is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is also an Associate Professor and clinic faculty member at CCNM where she lectures and teaches Clinical Nutrition and supervises 4th-year interns at CCNM. Dr. Khalili is the creator and facilitator of Be Your Best Self, a healthy lifestyle and weight management program. While Dr. Khalili utilizes all naturopathic modalities for treatment, patients can also benefit from her advanced training in cosmetic/facial rejuvenation acupuncture and anti-aging treatments.

Additional topics Dr. Khalili focusses on include Clinical Nutrition, Obesity, Thyroid health, Diabetes, Stress management, Eating healthy, Detoxification and Food sensitivities, Gastrointestinal disorders, Sleep and mood disorders, Eczema, Body image issues, and menopause among many others.

Dr. Jennifer Scott, N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Scott, ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Medicine (OAND).

Dr. Jen has a general practice with a focus on women’s and children’s health. She treats the mind, body and spirit and focuses on educating and empowering her patients through their healing journey. Dr. Jen provides a safe space for them to share their story. She recognizes that each of us has a different path to wellness and honours this process.

Patients are encouraged to take an active role in their healthcare. Dr. Jen understands that life is dynamic, always changing and challenging; Understanding how you are affected and how your body responds allows Dr. Jen to personalize your treatment.

Dr. Nicole Hwang, N.D.

With a bachelors in Life Sciences from McMaster University, Dr. Nicole Hwang’s passion for science and natural forms of health and healing led her to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she graduated with a degree in 2014.

Dr. Nicole has a special interest in digestive health, weight loss, thyroid health, stress management, anxiety and depression.
Using IV Therapies, nutritional & lifestyle counselling as well as botanical medicine, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, Dr. Nicole creates personal plans for each patient.

Growing up with a herbalist for a father, Dr. Nicole was exposed to natural medicine and got to witness its efficacy first-hand. As a competitive ballet dancer, she learned the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Dr. Nicole loves the opportunity to support her community with personalized, integrative healthcare.

Dr. Amita Sachdev, N.D.

Dr. Amita graduated from The University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working as an registered nurse, she graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and served as a faculty member and advisor at CCNM while building her private practice.

Dr. Amita focuses on cancer care and is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Amita holds memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is also a faculty member at the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine providing IV therapy instruction.

Dr. Amita has certification in pharmacology and prescribes bioidentical hormones, dessicated thyroid and compounds/administers IV Therapy and injections – B12 and vitamin D.

Dr. Nina Amelifard, N.D.

Dr. Nina is Board Certified in Naturopathic Medicine by College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
Dr. Nina’s scope of practice covers various modalities. She helps those with a wide range of symptoms and ensures a safe and effective approach to restoring optimal health.
During her internship year, Dr. Nina worked with many cancer patients. She excelled at combining conventional and naturopathic treatments, helping to improve the quality of life and to minimize the side effects of drugs, surgery and conventional treatments.
In addition to her general practice, Dr. Nina focuses in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and has advanced training in dermatologic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation/cosmetic acupuncture. Dr. Nina also has a special interest in helping those with alopecia, plantar fasciitis, hormonal imbalances and diabetes.

Penny Lock, Registered Psychotherapist

Penny Lock is Registered Psychotherapist, Child & Family Counsellor with 20 years professional experience. Penny has helped clients of all ages with a variety of concerns, providing individual, couples and family sessions. Penny uses a holistic and client centred approach to therapy. “I believe my clients possess within themselves what they need. We work together to reveal the keys to healing”.

“I work hard to ensure that when my clients leave our sessions, they will have learned something new, whether that is about themselves or a strategy they can apply in their day-to-day life”.

Penny addresses mental health, anxiety, addiction, relationships, parenting, child behaviour, bullying, trauma and life transitions.

Penny is mom to an energetic daughter who is her “best teacher”. She loves gardening, spending time in nature, running, yoga and reading.

Allison McIlwraith, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Allison was born and raised in Waterdown and competitively danced in the area for many years. She is currently a local dance teacher, ergonomist, and a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Kinesiology and is a Registered Kinesiologist with the COKO and OKA.

Allison found Osteopathy early in her studies and was captured by the practical concept of structure governing function and treating the body as a dynamic unit of function. The body has innate self-healing and self-restoring mechanisms which can be optimized when obstructions are removed. It is the perfect marriage of Allison’s love for the art of human movement and biological science. She looks forward to growing her practice as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and helping patients restore their health.

Terri Romero, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

There are few things that you can do to impact your life more powerfully and profoundly than changing your diet.

I know that making changes to diet and lifestyle can be difficult without regular help and support. Over the past few years I have tried it all and found what works well to benefit health without sacrifice. When I started practicing holistic healthy living – eating right, exercising daily, journaling and getting outside – I felt like a million bucks and my family and friends will tell you I was a whole lot easier to be around! I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist because I am passionate about helping others reach their peak of wellness through good and nutritious foods and through a healthy lifestyle. All you need is the willingness to be mindful about what you are putting into your body, an excitement to reap the benefits and the enthusiasm to learn more.

It would be my pleasure to help you overcome or improve any health issue you are dealing with.

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North York Clinic

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1333 Sheppard Ave. East
Suite 338
North York, Ontario
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Waterdown Clinic

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5 Mill Street South, Unit 4
PO Box 1478
Waterdown, Ontario
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