Our Team

 

Our Team

Acupuncture

  • Acupuncturist – Richard Lobbenberg

    Richard is the owner and clinic director at Yellow Gazebo, and has practiced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree in Science (Honours) from York University, and then went on to receive (concurrently) an undergraduate degree in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University in Australia (DE) and an Honours diploma in Acupuncture from the Michener Institute for Continue Reading

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  • Acupuncturist – Barbara Lin

    Barbara is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Raised with Traditional Chinese Medicine as an integral part of health in daily life, she considers it an honour and a privilege to be able to share it with others. She is dedicated to assisting clients with their natural ability to heal. Continue Reading

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  • Acupuncturist – Jane Hayes

    Originally from the US, Jane's early impulses about 'what do to when she grows up' were toward music and later business. She had a natural musical ability as a child, growing up in a fairly musical family, and figured she would make a go of it after grade 12 entering into music school. She studied jazz saxophone and received a Continue Reading

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  • Acupuncturist – Leisha Correa

    Leisha believes that with the right support and care, anyone is able to not only regain health and vitality, but thrive. Through the use of acupuncture (both Traditional Chinese Medicine & Esoteric), gentle body work (tuina & craniosacral therapy), yoga, meditation and mindset work, Leisha helps your body, mind and soul fully relax as you are gently nudged into harmonious Continue Reading

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Chiropractic

  • Chiropractor – Dr. Corinne Brookhuis

    Doctor of Chiropractic Corinne Brookhuis, BSc DC drcorinne@yellowgazeboclinic.com Dr. Brookhuis’ passion for helping her patients return to their activities is rooted in her lifelong love of athletics. Born and raised in Toronto, she competed in a wide variety of competitive sports including softball and hockey. Through sports, Dr. Brookhuis developed the ability to get the most out of herself and Continue Reading

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  • Chiropractor – Dr. Corinna Lee

    Doctor of Chiropractic Corinna Lee, BSc DC drlee@yellowgazeboclinic.com Chiropractor Dr. Corinna Lee grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario and has been very involved in athletics since a young age. She competed in both figure skating and dance, and also trained in gymnastics and swimming. Being under the care of a chiropractor, she was able to continue participating in the sports Continue Reading

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Counselling

  • Social Worker – Jacqueline Groves (online only)

    Registered Social Worker Jacqueline Groves, MSW RSW jacqueline@yellowgazeboclinic.com I am a counsellor with experience working with children/youth and families, developmental services, and school-based support offering short-term solution-focused therapy, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy-based clinical therapeutic practices that I bring to the counselling experience. In my practice, I look at mental health from a holistic, recovery-based perspective, knowing we have crossing Continue Reading

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  • Social Worker – Kelsey Rogers (online only)

    Registered Social Worker Kelsey Rogers, MSW RSW kelsey@yellowgazeboclinic.com Kelsey majored in psychology at the University of Guelph and went on to complete a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Windsor. Her personal and professional experiences have helped to develop her empathetic and compassionate approach with others. Kelsey centers her work around the understanding that each individual’s experience Continue Reading

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  • Social Worker – Kyla Lipsman (in-clinic and online)

    Registered Social Worker Kyla Lipsman, MA RSW kyla@yellowgazeboclinic.com Taking the first step toward therapy can be challenging and overwhelming. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can feel comfortable sharing any challenges you may be facing. I work from a strengths-based perspective, guided by cognitive behavioural, emotionally focused and mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches. The therapy plan Continue Reading

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  • Psychotherapist – Margotte Kaczanowska (online only)

    Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker Margotte Kaczanowska, MSW RSW margotte@yellowgazeboclinic.com For more than three decades I have been privileged to work with individuals - children, adolescents, and adults, with couples and families in different configurations, and with groups. I have been also exposed to different schools of thought in psychotherapy, different ways of supporting people. I am not attached to Continue Reading

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  • Social Worker – Sabrina De Araujo (in-clinic and online)

    Registered Social Worker Sabrina De Araujo, RSW SSW MACP RP(Q) sabrina@yellowgazeboclinic.com Sabrina is a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. Sabrina provides support to individuals, couples, and families in both English and Continue Reading

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  • Psychotherapist – Sarah Downing (online only)

    Registered Psychotherapist  Sarah Downing, RP MA sarah@yellowgazeboclinic.com (She/Her Pronouns) Please note: At this time Sarah is not taking on new clients and is focusing on her existing clientele only. Are you seeking support to work through distress, navigate life changes, develop coping strategies, explore goals, build positive mental health habits, or increase your understanding of self and others? Whether you Continue Reading

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  • Social Worker – Viaan David (online only)

    Registered Social Worker Viaan David, MSW RSW viaan@yellowgazeboclinic.com Viaan completed her Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Sociology and is currently wrapping up her Masters of Social Work at Ryerson University. She is passionate about providing care and support, developing collaborative relationships with clients, and creating safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive spaces. Viaan values empathy, compassion, and understanding and Continue Reading

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Massage Therapy

  • Registered Massage Therapist – Daiana (Dee) Branco

    Daiana (Dee) graduated from Humber College in 2016 where she then fast-tracked for a year and also graduated from Bryan College in 2018 to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Throughout her years at Humber, Daiana has had experience with treating infants and pre-natal women, plus she is experienced in diabetes, HIV/AIDS massage, as well as acquired brain injury massage Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Hannah Summers

    Hannah graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017. She utilizes her expertise in a variety of techniques from deep tissue and trigger point therapy used for targeting muscle pain from injuries, posture, and exercise to gentle flowing relaxation that is great for stress management. Hannah understands the benefits of treatment planning and homecare and is always Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Jesse Young

    Jesse is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from ICT Kikkawa College and had the opportunity to study under very skilled professionals in the industry. He studied Swedish Massage with a heavy emphasis on fascial release techniques. Jesse has a passion for rehabilitative work. This ranges from helping clients regain mobility, as well as decreasing pain from chronic conditions. Through Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Karla Berganza

    Karla Berganza, RMT, graduated from the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in 2012. She has experience working with dancers, opera singers, musicians, MVAs and has been working as a doula. Karla has extended experience in repetitive injuries caused by different types of jobs or office related injuries. She loves working with pre and post natal mamas, children and special Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Kristine Portus

    Kristine graduated from the Medix School of Health Care as Class Valedictorian. During her course, she learned various techniques for treating different conditions and pathologies. She is adept at treating conditions like frozen shoulder, sciatica, fibromyalgia, nervous system pathologies, overuse injuries, and more. She utilizes various hydrotherapy modalities and remedial exercises, and incorporates all of these into her treatments dependent on the needs Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Kriss Jay Portus

    Kriss prompted a career in massage because of his desire to help better the lives of people in need. He earned his Diploma in Massage Therapy and graduated with honors from Medix College of Healthcare in 2018. He was also one of the recipients of the Medix’s Academic Excellence Award that year. Kriss’ specialties include Swedish massage, myofascial release, joint Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Laurenne Arseneault

    Laurenne graduated from D’Arcy Lane School of Massage Therapy in 2013, and she was proud to serve a loyal and diverse client base as a massage therapist for her first 6 years in London, Ontario, before joining Yellow Gazebo in 2019. Her treatments focus on deep tissue therapeutic massage, beneficial for working professionals dealing with headaches and back pain as Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Mari Kadoya

    Mari graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours). She then successfully completed the Shiatsu Therapy Diploma Program at the Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo in 2011. Following these achievements, Mari became a registered massage therapist, graduating from ICT Kikkawa College with Honours in 2013. With these modalities Mari offers treatments that are beneficial not only for Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Pam Clarridge

    Registered massage Therapist Pam Clarridge is a graduate of ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto. There she learned a variety of Swedish massage techniques, fascial techniques, trigger point therapy, as well as an introduction to Suikodo™ (a gentle, passive manipulation of joints and tissue which can be effective where other modalities have proven to be too intense). Pam's focus is to Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Ryan Davis

    Ryan graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in 2012 to become a registered massage therapist (RMT). Ryan had previously graduated with a specialized honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University 2008. During his time at CCMH, Ryan completed various outreaches in sports massage in events such as the Toronto Marathon and UofT swim Continue Reading

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  • Registered Massage Therapist – Tom Stratton

    Tom has dedicated most of his adult life to the study of pain rehabilitation and athletic performance. He has over 10 years of education in health sciences: Kinesiology at York University, Massage Therapy at Kikkawa College, 3 levels of Fascial Stretch Therapy, 6 classes with Z-Health Performance (applied neurology), Neurokinetic Therapy, multiple courses in Pilates, and a handful of other Continue Reading

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  • Massage Therapist – Wanda Pedzinski

    Wanda Pedzinski, Registered Massage Therapist, BScN, graduated from Sutherland-Chan in 2010. Prior to this, she graduated from the nursing program at McMaster University where she was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team. Wanda has worked with a large variety of clients - pregnant, athletes, seniors, and children, and she has treated a variety of conditions/ problems. She loves to Continue Reading

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Naturopathy

  • Naturopathic Doctor – Elena Erhan (online only)

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE Elena Erhan, ND MD (Republic of Moldova) drelena@yellowgazeboclinic.com Dr. Elena Erhan has received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in the Republic of Moldova, where she completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Her everlasting quest to heal patients with health issues unsolvable by conventional Continue Reading

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  • Naturopathic Doctor – Farnoush Khodarahmi (in-clinic & online)

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Farnoush Khodarahmi, ND  drfarnoush@yellowgazeboclinic.com Have you been recently struggling with your mental or general physical health? I understand that it is easy to forget to prioritize our health as we struggle to meet our various daily responsibilities. But, congrats! You have already taken the very first step by reaching out for help! Once you start your Continue Reading

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  • Naturopathic Doctor – Lena Ma (online only)

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Lena Ma, ND  drlena@yellowgazeboclinic.com Dr. Lena Ma is a board-­certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist, registered and in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario as well as the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Life Sciences (Hons) degree Continue Reading

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  • Naturopathic Doctor – Rebecca Karlin (online only)

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Rebecca Karlin, ND drrebecca@yellowgazeboclinic.com I am Rebecca Karlin, a Naturopathic Doctor licensed within Ontario. I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I maintain a general practice, with a focus in hormone health, digestive health, and mental health. I am a member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a member Continue Reading

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  • Naturopathic Doctor – Salma Hassouna (online only)

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE Salma Hassouna, ND drsalma@yellowgazeboclinic.com Dr. Salma Hassouna, N.D. is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in biology with honours from Queen’s University. She believes in empowering patients through thorough education so that they may play an integral role in their own health and wellness. Continue Reading

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Osteopathy

  • Osteopath – Shahrzad Ebrahimi

    Shahrzad Ebrahimi, BSc Kin, RMO, DOMP, received a specialized honors degree in Kinesiology from York university. While studying kinesiology and attending clinical settings she observed people suffering from different varieties of pains and limitations and this inspired her to take initiatives to study osteopathy. She further continued her education at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto to become a Continue Reading

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Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapist – Alice Li

    Registered Physiotherapist Alice Li, BSc MSc alice@yellowgazeboclinic.com Alice completed her master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University and her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Since graduating, Alice has successfully completed her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 1 Exam, and is working to pursue further Manual Therapy levels through the Orthopaedic Division of Continue Reading

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  • Physiotherapist – Amy Gildner

    Registered Physiotherapist Amy Gildner, BSc MSc amy@yellowgazeboclinic.com Amy completed her master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and became a physiotherapist in 2013, after finishing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. Since graduating, she has become proficient in her skills with evaluating and assessing patients’ physical abilities through evaluative procedures and functional tests. She also Continue Reading

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  • Physiotherapy Resident – Yang Liu

    Physiotherapy Resident Pei Yang Liu (Yang), BSc MSc yang@yellowgazeboclinic.com Yang completed his studies in Bachelor of Science from Queen's University, and Master of Physiotherapy from University of Sydney in 2017. After graduation, Yang worked as a Physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia. Since early 2020, Yang began practicing in Toronto, helping and empowering people during their rehabilitation journey. Yang’s treatments focus on Continue Reading

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