At Lavender Lane Wellness Centre we integrate healthcare professionals with holistic practitioners to provide comprehensive care for mind, body, and spirit, all under one roof. We are a dedicated team providing high-quality services to improve performance in every aspect of life. Our goal is to assist every member of our community to attain a life of peace and abundance, to help clients exceed their functional goals, to help build strong-minded and healthy families and communities - all in a warm, empathetic, and friendly environment.
Meet our Team
Christine Gosse Physiotherapist
PT, BScPT, BScKin, CAFCI
Christine attained her Kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo before completing her degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has been practicing physiotherapy and acupuncture for nearly 20 years. Christine is a gifted clinician, using manual therapy, acupuncture and comprehensive exercise programs to help clients aged 3 months to 90+ years regain normal function in a warm, fun environment. A passionate client advocate, Christine frequently cross refers to complementary health professionals and holistic practitioners; has extensive knowledge of the healthcare resources available in our Region; and guides clients through the bureaucracy that is often involved in accessing health care.
Dr. Daniel Adler Chiropractor
Daniel was born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. After graduating from his high school of Waterloo Collegiate Institute, he went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario in London. Although always very active, it was there that Daniel turned his love of playing sports into coaching. He spent all four years of his university days coaching a women’s flag football team. Daniel then went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he excelled academically and earned Dean's List standing. Daniel has since returned to Waterloo, bringing with him his coaching experience and professional training to help his patients achieve their maximum health. Whether you're suffering from an old sports injury, dealing with daily aches and pains, or looking to improve your overall health, Daniel is here for you.
Dr. Harry Kaufman Chiropractor, Pedorthist, Massage Therapist
BA, DC, C.Ped, RMT
Dr. Harry Kaufman has been a Chiropractor for over 30 years. He also went on to become a Certified Pedorthist and a Registered Massage Therapist.
He has performed thousands of treatments, including dispensing of custom made foot orthotics and compression garments. Harry has vast experience dealing with acute and chronic pain issues. Treatments are safe, gentle and effective. He treats conditions caused by injuries, stress and activities of everyday living.
Gaurav Singra Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
Gaurav Singra loves his work and always wants to see that his clients happy and healthy by providing optimum care. He finished his medical training from one of the best medical universities in India and worked as a general physician and emergency doctor for many years in India’s largest hospital. He enjoyed each and every moment of working in multidisciplinary units.
Gaurav moved to Canada a few years ago and worked as a physician’s assistant and trained to be a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, gaining immense experience working in the Canadian healthcare system.
A life-long learner, to gain further understanding of advanced health care and to provide better service to the community, he attained a Master of Public Health (UK). He continued to enhance his professional development; Gaurav is also a certified Postural Neurologist and Postural Expert from the American Posture Institute (US). Presently, he is pursuing his education in Doctor of Osteopathy to acquire advanced skills in the field of manual therapy.
Gaurav believes his patients will benefit from his varied health care skills, experience, education, attention to detail and his compassion. Gaurav is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and exceeding client expectations. If not in the clinic you can find him enjoying time at Starbucks or Second Cup.
Deborah DeJong Registered Social Worker, Intuitive Success Coach, Access Bars Practitioner
Deborah DeJong, MSW, RSW, is a certified Intuitive Success Coach, Access Bars Practitioner, Parent Coach and registered Social Worker for over 20 years, bringing together mind, body and spirit practices within a wholistic framework. She believes that many issues we experience in today’s society are best addressed from a comprehensive and wholistic approach; including issues such as anxiety, depression, headaches, ADHD, ASD, fertility, mood and sleep issues. Deborah coaches children, parents and individuals to calm their ‘monkey mind’(subconscious programming) to experience greater ease in life. Transformation is possible, (mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically and financially) by changing beliefs, thoughts and feelings that are controlling your current situation. Deborah has worked in education, children’s mental health, community counselling and private practice.
As a transformational life coach and motivational author, Deborah is passionate about positive parenting practices and strengthening family connection. She firmly believes that ALL paths to parenthood are valid and that no one should ever feel alone on their parenting journey. The modalities Deborah utilizes allow children and parents to better understand each other, parents to connect deeply with their child and children to excel academically, socially and emotionally for greater ease and fulfillment in life. What would it be like to transform a conflict filled relationship with a child, spouse, partner or co-worker? Infinite possibilities for change and growth exist for all of us!
Judy Johnston Pure Bioenergist, Reflexologist and Aromatherapist
Judy's philosophy has always been that given the right opportunity, the body heals itself. In that, we are more than a physical body. We are a spiritual being first, inhabiting a physical body complete with all its amazing capabilities. Wellness, wholeness, and harmony are within us. Sometimes when we are out of balance, illness occurs. Once harmony is established, wellness is the norm.
When Judy was 7, on a family camping trip to the Canadian West, she used her spending money to buy a book, Plant Remedies for Native Healing. Her mom asked if she was interested enough to spend money on the book, Judy was confident, she loved that book and the information within it.
In her 20's she learned Therapeutic Touch Level 1 and 2 and became interested in practicing aromatherapy after experiencing its benefits first-hand. Judy took her first aromatherapy workshop in 1996, and immediately became excited about helping others discover the balance and wellness that came from living chemical-free and in balance with nature.
In 2004, she became a Certified Essential Oil Practitioner. Judy uses only Pure Essential Oil blends, organic when possible, because of their healing properties. The massaging techniques she employs ensures their maximum therapeutic benefits. She also creates many different therapeutic Essential Oil blends designed to enhance health and wellness. For example, Judy creates blends to help insomnia, increase mental alertness or focus, reduce pain, and to improve relaxation.
In 2006, Judy studied at the Holt School of Natural Healing, becoming a Registered Reflexologist. Reflexology treatments with Judy include not only the standard foot treatment but also the head, ears, and hands.
The year 2010 changed everything when she met Zoran Hochstatter. Mentoring with Zoran to learn PureBioenergy Healing and become a Certified PureBioenergy Therapist introduced a whole new way of healing and thinking. PureBioenergy is a non-medical healing modality in which information of creation is reintroduced to one’s biofield. It is an application of a natural phenomenon. PureBioenergy Healing Therapists see illness as a lack of health and do not address illness directly by trying to remove it, but rather they apply the solution: PureBioenergy-- which is the restoration of man’s natural state of wellbeing. Being part of a global group of PureBioenergy Healing Therapists and witnessing the healing first hand of her own issues, gives Judy the passion for helping all people become happier and healthier.
Judy loves having Community Healing Events, where many people get to experience PureBioenergy Healing in a fun, casual environment. Seeing the surprise and awe when people walk without canes, or see and hear better, or when a child with autism looks at his mom and smiles; makes her happy. PureBioenergy Healing brings joy to both the therapist and the recipient. It is profound and life-changing. Judy looks forward to what the future holds as we offer a new vision of wellness!
Judy does not diagnose, prescribe or treat for specific conditions and should not be used as a substitute for necessary medical treatment. The whole person is treated often working together with medical and complementary therapies to achieve the best health outcome for the client.
Christine Gosse Usui Reiki Master
Christine discovered the benefits of Reiki as she was searching for holistic methods to assist her child who is diagnosed with ADHD. The whole family has benefit profoundly from Reiki, by guiding the recipient to handle stressful situations and emotions in a healthier manner, improving communication and harmony both at school and within the family. Studying Reiki in order to benefit her child's health, and to resolve her own feelings of professional corporate burnout has inspired Christine to expand her practice into a more holistic setting where aspects of the entire person (mind, body and spirit) may be addressed.
LORRAINE CUTHBERTSON Usui Reiki Master
Lorraine is a highly spiritual individual who has journeyed to this Practice over many years. Her interest and involvement in things "whole life" includes aromatherapy, crystals, chakras and life energy, bringing her to her calling as a Reiki Master and Teacher.
This journey started taking shape in April of 2015 when she felt a calling to assist others in their ability to take control of their own well-being. Lorraine was told that she has an evolving intuition and therapeutic abilities, which allows her to be very sensitive to the client and their needs on all levels. Lorraine shared this information with a friend who is a Reiki Master and the next thing she knew, she was enrolled in classes! This journey has been life altering and Lorraine looks forward to continuing her journey with Reiki, sharing it with all those who seek out its many benefits and supporting those that share the same vision.
Julie Bolduc RHN, CBP
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Brain Health Coach, Certified Meditation Guide, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Master
Julie Bolduc has over 25 years of experience in the holistic health field. She is very passionate about helping her clients in Canada around the world work through difficult health challenges as well as teaching them to access their inner power and healing abilities. Julie specializes in ADHD, Autism Spectrum disorders, anxiety issues, digestive disorders and hormonal issues.
Julie is an instructor, a Brain Health Coach, a Brain Thrive by 25 Trainer (for teens and young adults) and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with advanced studies in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Herbology. She is also a certified meditation guide, a Reiki Master and was certified in the Body Talk System in January 2004.
Her certifications, business building and vast experience in other modalities such as Life Coaching, Reflexology, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, NLP, Myofascial Release Therapy and working with medical doctors and naturopaths over the years have made her a sought-after mentor to recently certified holistic practitioners.
Presently Julie is completing professional Brain Health Coaching Certification courses through the Amen Clinic(USA) which is famous for its groundbreaking studies, SPECT scans and treatment of mental health issues and brain traumas.
Julie herself is very familiar with brain traumas as she herself has had 5 concussions over 30 years. She also has friends and family members with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing disorder, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression. These were the reasons that she started her brain healing journey--- to learn as much as she should could to help herself and others in a holistic manner.
As her family was transferred overseas at the end of 2004, Julie set up busy practices in Brussels, Belgium (2005-2006), Paris, France (2005-2007), Hong Kong (2008-2010) and Singapore (2010-2011) with an international client base. Julie continues to connect with and coach her overseas clients and their families.
As a consultant for the Family Hope Center in France, Julie worked with severely brain injured children. While living in Hong Kong, she was a healthcare consultant to internationally renowned author and Holistic GP, Dr. Sue Jamieson and also to Dr. Derek Chan (surgeon). She was the only practitioner in Hong Kong that used other alternative modalities along with nutritional consulting to address various chronic illness and disease.
Julie has been a frequent online writer and guest speaker. She has also been interviewed for several prominent podcasts and magazines in Asia such as What Therapy, Time Out Hong Kong, Gafencu Men’s Magazine and AsiaSpa.
She has conducted workshops for several organizations across Hong Kong, Europe and Ontario, Canada on the topics of nutrition, brain health and alternative healthcare.
Nathan Hager NLP, Board Certified Hypnotist
Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programmer by the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Nate Hager is hypnotist that gives clients access to some of the most powerful change tools in existence today. Showing clients how to change their lives with self-empowering subconscious accessing patterns that can give results in a quick, calming and lasting way. Nate has worked with clients ranging from business professionals to child athletes, from Toronto to Windsor.
Nate helps people heal their past traumas, release mental blocks and gives them access to resources that were previously buried. Rapidly clients can find answers within themselves as well as uncovering new internal motivation that allows them move full speed ahead to the life they want.
Knowing that people are doing the best they can with the resources they have, Nate shows clients how to see themselves as something other than "broken".
Stephanie Mazzocca Receptionist
Stephanie is our Receptionist/Administrative Assistant and will likely be your first contact with the Wellness Centre; as she greets each patient as they arrive for their appointment, checks patients in and out, schedules appointments, and answers general questions. Stephanie has worked in this industry for over a decade providing excellent customer service.