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Lachlan Crawford, ND

Toronto, ON

416-214-9251

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About

Lachlan Crawford

I have a vision of mental health care that goes beyond brain-based symptomatic treatments. My clinical approach honours the connection between mind and body, and treats you as a whole person.

 

This new model integrates medicine, psychology, and compassion to address the root causes of mental suffering, in both the individual and the community. 

I help those who

suffer with symptoms of:

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress/overwhelm

  • PMS and PMDD

  • Social anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Psychosis

  • Panic

  • Sleeplessness

It’s a privilege to offer this approach to my patients. My goal is to ease the symptoms that bring you in to see me, then to find their cause, and restore balance to the system.

 

Using strategic tests, I investigate physiological conditions that may underlie mental health issues, and then employ targeted treatments using lifestyle improvement, diet, movement, acupuncture, and appropriate supplementation.

All this I combine with compassion-focused counselling and meditation techniques to empower my patients with the effective tools of self-regulation and ultimately, self-acceptance. I like to collaborate with my patients’ therapists, medical doctors, and/or psychiatrists to build a unified team for your wellness. 

I look forward to answering your questions about medication, adverse effects, long-term treatment effects, alternatives to pharmaceuticals, adjunctive care, and, more simply, how to take care of yourself. My approach tailors individualized treatment plans for each patient to help you address immediate symptoms, investigate root causes, and heal yourself from within.

I investigate and solve root causes

of mental health problems:

   

  • Hormones: thyroid, adrenal, stress, and reproductive hormones

  • Inflammation, leaky gut, and bacterial dysbiosis (poor gut bacteria)

  • Food intolerances, blood sugar imbalance

  • Lack of nourishing environment/relationships

  • Organic sleep disorder

  • Chronic infections or autoimmune diseases

  • Poor methylation

Training & Licenses

Lachlan received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy at the Institute of Traditional Medicine. She sits on the board of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP). Prior to her medical training she completed a BSc Hons titled Ecological Determinants of Health at McGill University in the School of Environment. She is a registered ND, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). She is passionate about the use of movement and wilderness therapy, and she uses both in her practice through naturopathic wilderness retreats in the Canadian wilderness, ongoing community exercise programs, and mindful running workshops.  

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