Do you feel tired?
Can’t sleep a full night?
Is your skin itchy and dry?
Do you yell at your loved ones and feel horrified and sorry the next minute?
Do you carry weight around the middle that you can’t get rid of?
Do you have to read the same sentence three times to get the meaning of it?
Does sex feel more like a chore than passion these days?
Do you start crying for no reason?
Do you feel you don’t recognize yourself?
TALK TO ME!
Schedule an appointment or book a complimentary 15 min call
You are not alone, there’s help.
I can help you!
As a trained and qualified healthcare provider, pharmacist, and Certified Menopause Practitioner, I will help you understand and manage the many changes your body and mind are going through during this phase of life. With a holistic approach, together, we will improve your quality of life, work, and relationships.
Book a consultation with me – I will assess your challenges and needs, and we can work together on your PAUSE-itive Journey.
I will ensure that you feel supported and connected while I:
- Help you adopt a healthy lifestyle and mindset to minimize the challenges of menopause,
- Help you become empowered and PAUSE-itive,
- Recommend therapies if necessary, in a step wise approach, such as supplements, herbals, non-prescription or prescription medications, hormonal or non-hormonal,
- Help you become your own health advocate to receive the best care and support that you need and deserve, and this may include referrals to other specialists such as a pelvic floor specialist, psychologist for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, dietitian, chiropractor, or others.
Includes assessment, 60 to 90 minutes $200 CAD
Follow Up Consultations, 30 minutes $100 CAD
The PAUSE-itive Journey Care Package:
For women who prefer and need ongoing help with lifestyle modifications and/or therapy implementation, includes three months of care with an initial consultation and six half-hour calls (about one every two weeks)
Initial consultation – 60 min
1st call – Nutrition guidance – 30 min
2nd call – Exercise smarter – 30 min
3rd call – Sleep better – 30 min
4th call – Vaginal health and better sex – 30 min
5th call – Symptoms and individualized therapies – 30 min
6th call – Well-being summary – 30 min
$699 CAD – this is a $100 savings (or one free call) over our regular pricing.
Note: Most therapies should be tried for three months before being deemed helpful or not.
Optional installment plan: The same care but you pay $250 per month for three months.
Vaginal & Sexual Health Care Package:
Women and relationships suffer when vaginal dryness and other private issues affected by menopause aren’t discussed with physicians and partners. Stop suffering alone and in silence. Let’s talk privately and I’ll help you understand what’s going on “down there” and I will help you achieve pain-free sex!
This package is especially relevant for women in new intimate relationships
Includes a 45-minute consultation, written materials for Her & Her Partner, and a package of my favourite intimate lubricant $150
Consultations can be done by phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, or WhatsApp, whichever you prefer.
If you would like the initial consultation to be in-person meet me at
Women On the Move workspace 2111 Dundas St West Toronto ON M6R 1X1
Payments can be made by cash, Debit/Credit Card, PayPal,or e-transfer.
Please call or email to book, cancel, or reschedule an appointment, or if you have any questions.
Extended Health Coverage, Patient Consultation and Education Services are considered non-insured services by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan but may be included in private extended health care packages. Contact your insurance provider/carrier to find out about coverage. Ask your insurance manager about “Wellness Coverage”.
I Also Give Hands-On Workshops & Talks
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I book an appointment with you?
Because there’s so much misinformation about menopause, so many false claims and marketing pitches disguised as fact in the media that you need someone with scientific knowledge to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. I’ve been working in healthcare for more than 20 years and have a lot of experience in patient-centered care, therapy management, and disease prevention. I am a Certified Menopause Practitioner and offer evidence-based advice. I became a menopause expert because I want to help women who are struggling through menopause. Most women do not know what to expect from menopause. I advise you to start getting educated early, because the time leading up to menopause (called perimenopause) when your hormones are all over the place, may start in your late 30s or early 40s, and can be very challenging.Also, you probably feel better getting advice from someone who knows what you’re going through, who listens, understands, and sympathizes. I do! I’ve been through it all myself. I still remember the day, when I was in perimenopause, when my son asked me if I was bipolar because my mood swings were so intense. It’s not easy to live in a body and mind that are going through such big changes that one doesn’t recognize oneself anymore. I can help you from my personal experience, education, training and knowledge.
Why don’t I just see my family doctor?
Because your doctor doesn’t have time to listen to your complaints about decreased sex drive, pain with sex, crying spells, anxiety, lack of sleep, forgetfulness … if these topics even come up during your doctor’s appointment! Besides with only 8 minutes to spend with you, your doctor may misdiagnose you and prescribe the wrong treatment, such as antidepressants for mental health.
I don’t want to take medications, why should I see you?
I know about drugs, better than most doctors do, but I’m not going to “push them on you”. I don’t like to take medications myself and I don’t believe in “a pill for every ill”. What I’ll give you is information about what you’re going through, what’s happening to your body and mind, information about available treatment options (drug and non-drug options). We’ll discuss which therapies are right for you and which ones aren’t safe. This will empower you to make informed decisions regarding your care. There’s nothing cookie-cutter about treatment for menopause—treatment it’s individualized. We are all different and what’s best for your friend or neighbour, or even your sister, may not be advisable or safe for you. Before I see you need to fill out a questionnaire that I developed to help me gather relevant information about you, your health and personal and familial history, in order to make sound recommendations.
What do you think about Hormone therapy and bioidentical therapy?
Hormone Therapy (HT) can be the same as bioidentical hormones. It means the hormones prescribed to you are identical on a molecular level to the hormones your body produces. HT is an option, especially for women with moderate to severe menopause symptoms for whom lifestyle changes and other approaches do not work. If you want more detailed information about bio-identical hormones read my blogs;
BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 1
BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 2
Hormone Therapy. For pharmacists & women in the know.
How do I book a consultation?
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How much does a consultation cost?
We charge $200 for an initial assessment / consultation and offer several custom-made packages. That can be seen here:
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How long does a consultation last?
The initial consultation is 60-90 minutes long and includes an assessment. Subsequent consultations can be shorter or longer according to your needs and wishes.
Can I have a telephone or Skype consultation?
Yes, we provide consultations through telephone, Skype, or Zoom.
Will OHIP or my medical insurance cover the cost of my consultation?
Patient Consultation and Education Services are considered non-insured services by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) but may be included in private extended health care packages. Contact your insurance provider/carrier to find out about coverage. Ask your insurance manager about “Wellness Coverage”.