People who can help you
Bryn Bamber, Emotional Body Work Facilitator
Patients describe Bryn as leading with the heart, intuitive, and gentle.
Bryn spent over a decade helping youth finding their voices and go for their dreams before going back to school to study Core Energetics, a healing art that brings together the wisdom of your body with the memories from your past.
Her training includes Upledger CranialSacral Therapy 1, Yasodhara Kundalini & Dreams Teacher, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Core Energetics Training (third year student) and Indigenous Cultural Competency Training.
Bryn lived for years as a perfectionist with anxiety coursing through her veins and through her work with Core Energetics, she’s been able to find the root cause of why she’s so anxious and take steps to drastically reducing her suffering. This has given her so much more energy for fun and silliness and so much more inner-peace in her day to day life.
Because this work has been completely life changing she’s now very excited to be offering Core Energetics sessions to others as a student practitioner.
Her writing about the path to healing has been featured on Tiny Buddha, Introvert Dear, Sweatpants & Coffee, Yasodhara Ashram Blog and she’s been interviewed as a guest on the CourageMakers and Rare Birds podcasts.
She works particularly well with people who are
Wanting more energy, more healing and less anxiety
Alison Crosthwait, RP
Patients describe Alison as passionate, intuitive, and heart-centered.
Alison spent 15 years on Bay and Wall Street as a trader and researcher before becoming a psychotherapist.
As a psychotherapist she approaches each patient as a full person - body, mind, heart, and soul. She is open to the complexity of their uniqueness and is highly creative in her work to help her patients come to know themselves and feel better.
She draws on a wide range of trainings in her work. Details on her influences can be found here.
In recent years, Alison has extended her work to include energetic and spiritual healing. She is particularly skilled at helping people remove blocks, stuckness, and sluggishness and also in helping the heart open. Heart opening deepens relationships of all kinds.
Alison opened The Cove because she believes in having a team to help you heal. Something as important as your life deserves sustained attention from multiple skilled healers.
Maryam Milani, Ph. D, Hypnotherapist & Coach
Maryam helps people let go of the pain of the past and move into the future with freedom, love, peace and joy.
In Maraym’s words…”I too have suffered, and my search for a release from my pain gave me the knowledge to help other people get free too.
I grew up in a war zone, was sexually abused and then told it was my fault. In fact, I was told I would go to hell for it.
Plagued with anxiety, depression, loneliness and a feeling that something was wrong with me, I never made the connection between my childhood experiences and my day-to-day pain.
Through Hypnotherapy, I discovered the connection between the trauma so many decades before and the anxiety that lived in the shadows of my life. The technique offered me a glimpse into what life could be like. I dove into study, becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist myself.
I then studied the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Quantum Life Coaching so that I could help people integrate the results of our work into making practical changes in their lives.
Today I continue to study various modalities and combine everything I learn to help my clients dive deep into their shadows - safely and with my loving support- and to dissolve them and replace them with light and love, once and for all.”
Dr. Linda Brown, ND
Dr. Linda L. Brown, ND has a passion for inspiring people just like you to live a healthy and empowered life. Since 2001, she has seen thousands of people suffering from a wide range of ailments, ranging from painful or chronic conditions and inflammation, to digestive problems and food allergies, to anxiety, depression, and infertility.
At an early age, Dr. Linda discovered an interest and ability to help her peers by modelling excellence. In her twenties, faced with the chronic ill health of her aging parents, she realized that there must be something that could help them, and she set out to find it. She began wandering the world, learning from great teachers and spiritual masters from Peru to Egypt, and diving into the music and languages of many varied cultures. African and Brazilian music fills her soul, and today Dr. Linda is an accomplished musician of Brazilian drumming and percussion.
After an earlier career in an unrelated field, she went back to university and Naturopathic College to change her life path and find her true purpose. She had previously received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. Then, in 2001, she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and became a Naturopathic Doctor, fulfilling the dream of helping people reclaim their health through a variety of holistic methods. She became a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in 2008, and a Registered BioEnergetics Practitioner in 2010. In 2006, she personally collected donations of medical supplies and equipment, and delivered them to a struggling hospital in Cuba in order to help the local community. In 2010, she mentored a group of Naturopathic medical students on a volunteer Medical Brigade in Nicaragua, with NDI (Natural Doctors International). It’s purpose was to provide badly-needed free healthcare to the villages of the local community. Dr. Linda is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.
In her quest to maintain inner balance while living in our hectic society, Dr. Linda embraced the practice of breathing, energy and emotional work, and being in nature. These have become a solid part of her daily life, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients, along with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and BodyTalk. She successfully completed a half-marathon several years ago, and continues to live an active life, for her own health and wellbeing.
David Liang, R. TCMP, R. Ac.
Patients describe David as caring, gentle, and attuned.
David graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in physiology. He then went on to study acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. He earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in the year 2000. David has honed a practice that integrates several different modalities including the use of Restorative Yoga positions.
With this, he has found improved success in treating such conditions as women’s health concerns, fertility, chronic pain, and digestive issues while concurrently addressing posture imbalances.
David has continued to expand his breadth of acupuncture techniques and employs the particularly gentle Japanese-style.
David is a regular practitioner of meditation and was a teacher at Friends of the Heart meditation centre. He believes strongly in the positive effects of mindfulness on the body, emotions and in stress reduction. He is open to discussing specific techniques with those who are interested.
Dr. Anita Moosavi, ND
Patients describe Anita as warm, thorough, and encouraging.
Dr. Anita Moosavi is a Medical Doctor from Iran with over 10 years of practical experience. During her clinical rotation at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine she focused exclusively on the evaluation and management of mental health disorders in the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.
She is a passionate, hard-working and dedicated Naturopathic Doctor. With patients’ health as the first priority, Dr. Moosavi is committed and driven to consistently provide a patient-centric service to all her patients; while helping patients to achieve new health and life goals through natural medical methods.
Individualized treatments and a focus on exploring and addressing the root cause of diseases are her main goals of helping her patients.
Dr. Moosavi’s main focus is family medicine, where she addresses: women’s health, chronic inflammatory conditions, digestive diseases, mood disorders including depression, anxiety and insomnia, cardiovascular diseases, skin care, and weight management.
Therapeutic modalities include Nutritional therapy – Orthomolecular medicine, Botanical medicine, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese medicine - Acupuncture, Physical medicine, Cupping, Hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counselling.
Dr. Moosavi strongly believes that everybody deserves to have optimal health and wellness and that the human body can heal itself naturally.
Lilian Motta, Fascial Stretch Therapist & Reiki Practitioner
Lilian Motta is a mobility and mindset guide; She enjoys helping people maintain healthy mobility in their joints, become more flexible and be mindful of their day to day movements. Her passion is to be a catalyst for healing and self-reflection. She is on a mission to bridge the communication between the body and the mind and to share her tools for healing from the physical to the emotional level. As a Fascial Stretch Specialist, she is helping people in their journey of mobility, flexibility and pain-management. For those willing to explore beyond Lilian acts as a muse for spiritual exploration; she uses her tools as a Reiki Master to help people connect to their emotional and energetic bodies.
Lilian leads workshops on play, mobility and mindfulness and has developed children’s programs for the Red Door Shelter and the City of Toronto. She has led wellness retreats in Canada and Costa Rica and in on a journey to get people playing, moving, and connecting.
Ayana Spivak, RP
Patients describe Ayana as caring, empathic, and experienced.
Ayana graduated from Moscow State University of Psychology & Education with a Master’s degree in Psychology and continued my education as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist at the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Moscow, Russia). Later she became an Expressive Arts Therapist at The CREATE Institute (Creative Integrative Arts Therapies Training Program) in Toronto, Canada. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience and has recently completed certificate programs in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Therapy of Trauma.
She has been working with groups and individuals in various contexts (psychotherapy, business consulting and dance-teaching) since 1994. For the last 10 years, she has been developing her private psychotherapy practice and facilitating Expressive Arts Therapy groups for wheelchair users, people with developmental disabilities, and patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Ayana speaks both English and Russian.