Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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altDr. Maria Patriquin MD, CCFP FCFP

Maria is a family physician, owner and founder of the Living Well Integrative Health Center.

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Dr Shauna Archibald MD, CCFP

Shauna Marie Archibald is a family physician and collaborates with Dr. Patriquin though shared care of obstetrical patients.

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altKatrina Crowson 

Katrina teaches group yoga classes and private/one-one-one Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) here at Living Well. She is the 1st TCTSY Facilitator in Atlantic Canada. TCTSY is Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on a body-based experience. It is an empirically validated, adjunct to therapy for those who are experiencing treatment resistant traumatic stress. 

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Robin Stamm

Robin Stamm completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan. Thereafter, she received certification in Structural Integration through Tom Myers' Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) school in Maine

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     Stefanie Winters 

When I was growing up I was physically active from a young age, influenced by my parents who were involved in the fitness industry and I became a certified personal trainer in 2008 and have been working one on one with clients ever since. However, it was not until I met Coeli Marsh and was introduced to Baptiste Power Yoga that I found my true passion. After studying with her I studied under Baron Baptiste. This was a transformative experience that opened up my world. I saw that my belief system, and my self-imposed limitations had been holding me back; I was playing small. I continued to explore yoga and tended to my inner world, and later completed and assisted another 200-hour yoga teacher training with Coeli Marsh. I diversified my teaching by studying yoga for PTSD (post  traumatic stress disorder) with the Warriors at Ease programme at Kripalu in Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter I became a Reiki Master. In 2019 I was a co-facilitator in my first Reiki Level 1 training. I was fortunate to sharpen my advanced vinyasa training skills with Ana Forrest with in Ottawa. There we delved into many traditional Native American ceremonies and broke down advanced postures, sequencing, and assisting. Additionally I have recently practiced with Sadie Nardini and Magan Curry and attribute much of my teaching style to them. I have co-facilitated several yoga retreats in Central America. My current focus is to instruct online to help students deepen their practice outside the studio.

altLesley MacGregor

Lesley MacGregor is a Family/All Ages Nurse Practitioner who has been providing care to her patients across Ontario and Alberta for the past 18 years. Recently relocated to Halifax, Lesley’s professional areas of interest include multidisciplinary collaborative health care delivery models, program development and evaluation and care of the Frail Elderly. 

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Dr. Lorraine Lazier

Dr. Lazier is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses a collaborative, holistic approach while working with other professionals to optimize treatment outcomes. Dr. Lazier accepts referrals for children from 5-15yrs of age. Dr. Lorraine Lazier, BSc, MD, FRCPC is an Associate at the Cedar Centre. She has a keen interest in expanding her knowledge to better understand the effects of such things as early trauma and neglect on the developing brain. She has been a CFA Maritimer since the mid- eighties with a passion for community involvement including theatre and music combined with physical fitness activities such as kayaking, boxing and more




Ian Shepard

Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Ian graduated from the University Of South Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science. He recently moved back to the Maritimes to raise his family after spending the past ten years working in private practice in Vancouver, BC.  Over his career, he has pursued numerous additional courses both conventional and innovative that guide his practice.    Ian's philosophy is to use the latest evidence based techniques. He enjoys treating all conditions at any age, and has a strong interest in osteoarthritis, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management, and sports injuries. 

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Leila Shaw

Leila holds a BA from Dalhousie University, a diploma from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (registered with MTANS), and in 2016 graduated with a BSc in Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University and is registered with the Nova Scotia Dietetics Association. She practices as a Massage Therapist and Nutritionist.

Says Leila, Four valuable queries shape our health: what we put into our body (food, and other), what we do with the body (fitness, and other), our quality of sleep, and our state of happiness. Information from these form a framework to guide choices to maintain or re-establish health.  More about Leila Shaw



Molly DeShong Certified Counseling Therapist 


Molly DeShong is a counsellor-therapist and facilitator in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Molly has worked with individuals, couples, and groups for over 25 years, focusing on mindfulness, resilience, self-care, and communication / conflict dynamics.


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 Our practitioners are committed to a shared vision of collaboration in health care. Dr. Patriquin does not receive remuneration for owning, operating or collaborating from the providers, the province or private sector. Dr. Patriquin volunteers her time out of love for her profession and a vision for healthier practices in health care.  Our providers include one family physician, a nurse practitioner, two certified counselors, a registered massage therapist, a clinical social worker, a physiotherapist one registered dietician, a registered music therapist, a trauma informed yoga therapist and one child psychiatrist. Dr. Patriquin shares obstetrical care with Dr. Shauna Archibald who is co-located at the Professional Center. Dr. Patriquin also collaborates and co-leads groups with the Community Health Teams, NSHA.