A combination of:

  • Training in evidence-based medical sciences

  • A thorough understanding of the conventional approach for mental health

  • Additional modern and traditional therapies & treatment philosophies to broaden the approach to mental wellness

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am trained in integrating these points into a cohesive medical approach. I seek out learning and practice opportunities to bring together wisdom from multiple spheres of medicine and healing.

The principles of naturopathic integrative medicine:

1. Primum Non Nocere: First, Do No Harm 

Choose the most non-invasive and least toxic treatments necessary for each patient

2. Vis Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature

Recognize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself

3. Tolle Causam: Identify and Treat the Causes
Identify, address and remove the underlying causes of disease

4. Docere: Doctor as Teacher
Educate and support patients on personal health management. Empower patients to take responsibility for their own health

5. Tolle Totum: Treat the Whole Person
Recognize the body as an integrated whole. Treat the patient, not the disease. 


6. Praevenic: Prevention
Promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention


  • Targeted nutrition for mood and brain health

  • Traditional and modern botanical medicine

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

  • Therapeutic touch practices including massage and soft tissue stretching

  • Hydrotherapy​

  • Strategic testing for root causes

  • Evidence-based meditation and breath practices

  • Mental health counseling

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion exercises

  • Movement and wilderness therapies

  • Targeted supplementation


Mental Health concerns are often caused or made worse by other underlying conditions in the body. A thorough intake and assessment should screen for:

  • Thyroid issues

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Genetic factors

  • Blood-sugar dysregulation/diabetes 

  • Inflammation

  • Poor microbiome (gut bacteria), leaky gut

  • Neurotransmitter dysfunction

  • Substance use

  • Chronic pain/fatigue

  • Poor nutrition

  • Sleep dysfunction

  • Post-concussion syndrome

  • Chronic allergies

  • Chronic infection

  • Trauma history


​Mental health concerns can make you feel stuck. I often get a sense of stagnation and frustration from my patients. This is why I love using appropriate exercise and movement as part of the therapeutic plan for mental wellness.


Also, moving our bodies is one of the most effective antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatments - where therapeutically appropriate. Combining that with the mental exercise of mindfulness is a powerful way to work out both the body and the mind for mental health. I work closely with dance movement therapists, art therapists, and drama therapists to assist patients with their goals. 


Sometimes you need to be removed from routine to make radical change. Join Lachlan and fellow Naturopathic Doctor Leslie Solomonian on immersive trips and workshops, with with core teaching curriculum and experiential learning, to kick-start major changes in your life for better health. Choose from custom workshops tailored to you and your group, or join us on one of our regular retreats into Ontario's Algonquin Park, and other natural areas around Canada and the US.

Visit our workshop and retreat website at for more information. 

We welcome your opinion on details for future trips


Lachlan is currently not taking on new patients. Please check back in 2022 for more information about openings.