The Team

Who We Are

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Suzanne Phillips RMT

Massage Therapist and Founder

Suzanne been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2012 and practices out of her home in Woodstock Ontario. She has experience with a variety of clinical settings but has had additional training in prenatal, concussions and lumbopelvic concerns.

 She founded Grassroots Health in response  to the needs of her clients and her own frustrations navigating our health systems . "There is a way for us health professionals to all work together to find the best solutions for our clients, especially around the issues of mental health. Too often solutions are not diverse enough, not convenient enough and don't look at a complete picture."

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Dr Ana Friere ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Ana Freire is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor working in Ontario, Canada.
Returning to Canada after having earned her master’s and medical degree at the University of Porto in Portugal, she yearned to broaden her knowledge and bridge the gap in patient care. Wanting to provide a more comprehensive approach to patient management, Dr. Ana embarked on a new journey in Naturopathic Medicine. Health and wellness, to Dr. Ana, embodies not only mere physical health, but also it’s full integration with mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  She recognizes that each patient has a unique story, with equally unique health concerns. With a special interest in gut and mental health, she thrives on being able to provide individualized treatment to each of her patients through the use of various tools including lifestyle and dietary counselling, and targeted supplementation.

Dr. Ana Freire is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).


 

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Tricia Grant MSW

Counsellor 

Tricia's experiences working as a counsellor began in 2003 and she has a Masters in Social Work and a Diploma in Child and Youth Care. Her clients include Adults, Couples, Youth and Children.

She is passionate about helping individuals no matter what social class they identify with, and has devoted her practice so far to understanding Caribbean Family dynamics, supporting youth who are experiencing academic difficulties, supporting people with invisible disabilities, and supporting those in conflict with the justice system. She is an advocate for equity, supports diverse individuals and families, and operates within an anti-oppression framework.

 

Her approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, non-judgmental, collaborative, strengths-based, and goal-oriented.  She utilizes cognitive-behavioural-based interventions, incorporating various modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Task Focus Therapy, System Therapy, Mindfulness, etc. She always strives to develop rapport, a sense of connection, and foster a space where you feel comfortable sharing.

 

Areas of focus include::

•          Anxiety

•          Depression

•          Rejection/feeling stuck

•          Stress Management

•          Low Self-Esteem

•          Isolation

•          Relationship Issues

•          Work or School Difficulties

•          Family Conflict

•          Grief or Loss

•          Trauma

•          Acquired Brain Injury & Intellectual Disabilities

•          Substance Use & Concurrent Disorder

•          Partner intimate violence issues

•          Domestic violence

 Together, with Tricia, you  can determine the right therapeutic approaches to achieve your goals. (Limited number of sliding scale spots available, message us for details)

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