BioHeal Ottawa is growing.

We have space available and are looking for additional practitioners to join our already strong team of senior doctors.

Dr. Marie Matheson, BSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Co-Founder

Dr. Marie is a Naturopathic doctor and co-founder of BioHeal Ottawa which opened in April, 2019. She graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and for the past decade was the senior ND at a local wellness clinic. Opening the BioHeal Ottawa clinic is a professional dream come true.

Grounded in general practice skills, Dr. Marie thinks of herself as somewhat of a health detective for chronic illnesses, specifically when it comes to figuring out the underlying causes of chronic illness. Within this field, she is particularly well known for her expertise in treating Lyme Disease.

Her willingness to freely share clinical pearls of wisdom among colleagues has led to her being a sought-after speaker at conferences. This, along with her professional reputation, lead to her being asked to be a recent author of a chapter within the Connie Strasheim’s ground-breaking book, New Paradigms in Lyme Disease.

It’s hard to improve on the Naturopathic refrain, “fix the terrain”, but this is the mission at the heart of Dr. Marie’s practice. She meets all her patients with the heartiest smile and an open mind.

She is a member of both the Canadian association of Naturopathic Medicine and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

Bryce Matheson

Clinic Director, Co-Founder
FSM & PEMF Specialist, Neurofeedback Trainer

Bryce is the co-founder and Clinic Director of BioHeal Ottawa. In addition to office duties, Bryce oversees many of the therapeutic services related to pain relief and detoxification. He has a deep knowledge of all of the therapies that BioHeal offers but has truly comprehensive knowledge of many energetic therapies including FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy).

He and Dr Marie have worked in tandem since 2013 dealing with clients facing complex chronic illnesses. In 2019, Bryce received training, and began offering services, in Neurofeedback Training. He is forever reviewing new therapies to add to BioHeal’s suite of therapeutic modalities in effort that will help future patients heal faster. He has also attained his level II of his Autonomic Response Testing (ART) technique from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, plus he incorporated neurotherapy (by way of the Crosby Cam system) with training from the late Dr. Robert Kidd.

Dr. Jesse Pierce, BSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jesse is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007, and has been in practice in Ottawa since 2008. Dr. Jesse has a general family practice and has a special interest in treating complex chronic illness. She strives to provide an approach to your healthcare that is focused on you! The goal is to provide you with the information, resources, and motivation you need to get you back on the road to health. 

Dr. Jesse’s approach is based on helping you understand the cause of your condition. By removing the cause and allowing your body to heal, you will improve your overall vitality. Dr. Pierce has been able to help many people overcome their symptoms and many types of illnesses such as Lyme and co-infections, auto-immune issues, severe acne, insomnia, digestive disturbances, anxiety and depression.

In addition to using lab reports and clinical examination, Dr. Jesse further employs the use of an assessment technique known as Auricular Medicine. This is an assessment tool to determine blockages that are preventing the body from healing.

In her practice she uses drainage, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle counselling as tools to facilitate change and improvements in her patient’s lives. More recently, Dr. Jesse has incorporated “neurofeedback” to help support optimal brain wellness (Learn about Neurofeedback here), as well as becoming a practitioner of the Elapromed system for naturopathic skin treatments (Learn about Elapromed here).

She is a member of both the Canadian association of Naturopathic Medicine and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

Dr. Erin Kasparek, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr Erin Kasparek is a Naturopathic Doctor accepting patients in the Ottawa area. After graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, she became a licensed practitioner with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She has further training in pediatric care, biomedical treatment for autism, bio-identical hormone prescribing, injection nutrient therapy, as well as doula training to support women in labour.

She believes that the body is like a puzzle, and investigating dietary factors, nutritional deficiencies, organ system function, hormonal health and lifestyle factors makes all the difference in finding the root. Addressing the root causes of symptoms allows for lasting resolution, empowerment through understanding the body’s signals and in promoting a feeling vitality and optimal wellness.

Dr. Amanda Chan, DC

Chiropractor (Neuro-Optimization)

Dr. Amanda is a speaker, mentor, and a neuro chiropractor. She was initially trained in the traditional chiropractic techniques and now focuses on neuro-optimization.

Dr. Amanda uses revolutionary approaches that are gentle, light touch, and specific, to correct neuro abnormality and optimize your body’s ability to heal itself. One technique often used is Network Spinal Analysis of which she holds the highest level of certification. Other approaches include breathing exercises, personal empowerment workshops, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling.

As a speaker, Dr. Amanda presents to corporations and local small businesses on topics related to health and wellness.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, daily movement practice, meditation, and reading and writing in her journal.

Erin O’Shaughnessy, MScN, NP-PHC

Nurse Practitioner

Erin is a bilingual nurse practitioner with four decades of experience in a vast array of healthcare settings.

Erin believes that symptoms are the body’s way of signaling distress and imbalance – be it physical or psychological. By listening to and respecting these signals, we empower our body’s ability to heal itself. Through the use of treatments like off label medications and medical cannabis, patients have the opportunity to manage their chronic health care conditions using less traditional approaches to care.

Erin is a member of the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario and acts as mentor and guest lecturer for NP students at the University of Ottawa, as well as presenting regularly at national nursing conferences.

Brigitte Martel

Registered Massage Therapist

Brigitte Martel has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 13 years. Having graduated from the International Academy of Massage Therapy, she takes a holistic approach to Massage Therapy and considers the whole body for each treatment by viewing painful areas as a symptom of compensation rather than the actual cause of pain. BioHeal Health detective perfectly describes Brigitte’s approach that analyzes the body and peels the layers of compensating tissues to get to the root cause of the pain and provide a more comprehensive and personalized treatment plan.

Brigitte’s additional training in Fascial Restructuring Manual Therapy technique aids people in their quest for a healthier lifestyle with a more therapeutic-oriented approach. Having over a decade of experience treating a variety of people in different stages of healing which includes athletes, prenatal women, and people with chronic/traumatic pain or injuries/surgeries, Brigitte focuses on injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Jessica Parkes

Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Jessica Parkes is a Holistic Nutritionist who is interested in more than what you eat – she cares about your environment, lifestyle, history, beliefs, emotions, and what makes you laugh. She wants to know not only how you digest food but also information, situations, and life itself.

After over a decade of communications and business management consulting, Jessica discovered her passion for nutrition and healing. She views symptoms as the body’s way of signaling that there is an imbalance. Jessica teaches her clients to connect the mind with bodily responses while using nutrition as a powerful tool for restoring balance and prevention.

Jessica also has 2 young daughters and is well versed in nutrition throughout the infant, toddler, and childhood years, as well as how to feed a family. She offers profound experience in self-healing and the power of the mind with respect to the physical state. Her approach is empathetic, non-judgmental, and kind. Her passion for understanding everything about you is a driving force that will help you achieve positive change.

Jessica Parkes studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN), earning the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), and is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners, providing the designation of Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner (NNCP). But the learning never stops! Jessica continues to take courses through the Continuing Education program at IHN and other avenues. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University where she graduated in 2004.

Megan Woods

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Megan Woods, RP (Qualifying), is a registered psychotherapist, having graduated from Saint-Paul University in Ottawa with a masters in Counselling & Spirituality. She also holds a bachelors in Human Relations & Spirituality from Saint-Paul’s. Megan has been in practice with clients since 2021.

Megan’s practice is centered upon serving individuals 18+ within the province of Ontario through both in-person and online support. She specializes in guiding people to their own internal wisdom to support psychological well-being. She has witnessed how mental health practices benefit both physical and spiritual healing through the mind+body+spirit connection.

Megan has experience helping individuals suffering from issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma processing & integration, health challenges, grief, women’s issues, life transitions, and spirituality.

Megan’s sessions are deeply rooted in non-pathologizing modalities that value and respect the unique path of each client, while being grounded in a compassionate perspective of the human experience. She works with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework supported by evidence-based wisdom from transpersonal psychology, somatic awareness, and guided visualization.

She is a member in good standing with both the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as well as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Ya-Wen Lin-Cardinal

V.P. of Operations

Ya-Wen is the backbone of our operations, holding the fort together and allowing the practitioners to do what they do best. She works with patients, manages the staff and operations, and provides the first smile when you walk through the door. She’s our Oracle … the all-seeing, all-knowing conductor of the operational side of BioHeal Ottawa.  Ya-Wen graduated from University of Ottawa in Human Kinetics with Honours.

Keira Catlin

Assistant Manager, Patient Care

BioHeal welcomes Keira (Kiki) Catlin to the team as our new Assistant Manager, Patient Care. If you’re not good with accents then take it from us, Kiki is a full-blown, good-hearted Australian. As such, she has the best smile, is kind beyond measure, but watch out because she just may abbreviate your name in the time-honoured way of Aussies to give everyone a friendly nickname! We feel like she is in the perfect role as she knows our operations inside and out, and can serve you with grace and efficiency when you have questions or need assistance. Help us welcome Kiki.  Come say hello and see for yourself what real hospitality feels like.