The Crossroads Team is open for IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL appointments at this time, so you choose what is best for you!

If you are coming for an in-person visit, please read through the below carefully:

PRE-SCREEN SURVEY - You will be e-mailed a pre-screen survey 24 hours before your session. Please fill this out as promptly as you can BEFORE you come into the clinic.

WEAR A MASK - We respectfully request that you continue to wear a mask for the duration of your visit to our clinic. As we are a health care centre and community clinic, it continues to be important (after March 11th) to wear a mask while in our clinic.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING - please follow all of the physical distancing guidelines and prompts once in the clinic. This will be visible once you are in the clinic.

We all really looking forward to seeing you soon!

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine offers the chance to tell your health story in detail. Naturopathic philosophy states that the primary goal is to get to the root cause, rather than focus on symptoms. It is about being proactive, empowered and taking charge of your health To achieve these goals, the primary focus is to work with each person on an individual level, creating a plan using natural medicine... Read More

Naturopathic medicine offers the chance to tell your health story in detail.
Naturopathic philosophy states that the primary goal is to get to the root cause, rather than focus on symptoms.
It is about being proactive, empowered and taking charge of your health
To achieve these goals, the primary focus is to work with each person on an individual level, creating a plan using natural medicines and lifestyle guidance to help them achieve their health goals for the long term.

What does a typical Naturopathic visit involve?
The initial visits are 1 hour and return visits are 30 minutes
A thorough review of your health history and goals
An in-depth assessment of diet, nutrition and lifestyle practices
A physical exam if indicated
Ordering of any tests if needed
Creation of a comprehensive treatment plan to begin to work on your health goals.


Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

At the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the philosophy that qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy flows throughout the body. Qi enlivens the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. Your health is a reflection of the quantity, quality and balance of your qi. Qi circulates through specific pathways called meridians. Meridians are like rivers and are connected to specific ... Read More

At the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the philosophy that qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy flows throughout the body.
Qi enlivens the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease.
Your health is a reflection of the quantity, quality and balance of your qi.
Qi circulates through specific pathways called meridians.
Meridians are like rivers and are connected to specific organs and glands in the body.
Just as a river transports water to hydrate plants, meridians transport life giving qi to nourish and energize all your cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles.
Just as a dam blocks a river from flowing, when the qi is blocked, flow is restricted and nourishment cannot reach the intended place and symptoms arise.


Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health

We work with clients who have faced a wide range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, adoption & ADHD. We have helped clients who have had difficulty coping with stress or life challenges. We welcome clients who come from diverse backgrounds. Using a values-based, person-centered approach, we believe counselling is not one-size fits all.” We may use several parts of differ... Read More

We work with clients who have faced a wide range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, adoption & ADHD. We have helped clients who have had difficulty coping with stress or life challenges.

We welcome clients who come from diverse backgrounds.

Using a values-based, person-centered approach, we believe counselling is not one-size fits all.” We may use several parts of different therapies based on her client’s needs whether it’s ACT, CBT, DBT, Narrative, Mindfulness, or incorporating Somatic experiencing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Brainspotting.

We will go over what your goals are in counselling. In following sessions, we will explore some of the issues you are dealing with. We will collaborate to come up with an approach or solutions that will help you meet your goals.


Naturopathic Acupuncture

Hi, my name is Dr. Kristen Brown. I am a naturopathic doctor who practices holistic family medicine and I feel passionate about guiding my patients to achieve lifelong health and wellness!

My practice offers general naturopathic family healthcare.

My areas of focus on with my patients: (this is not a complete list!)

Women’s health Peri and post-menopause care, PMS, period pain, irregular cycles, fertility challenges, pregnancy and post-partum health care, birth control counselling

Children’s health well-baby and toddler physical exams, picky eating, childhood allergies, eczema and digestive difficulties in children, teen health

Digestive health IBS, reflux, SIBO, constipation, investigation of food allergies and sensitivities

Skin health dermatitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections

Naturopathic mental health care Mood support, care and wellness for symptoms of depression and anxiety

Acute illness such as: upper respiratory infections, sore throat, ear infections

What I focus on for my treatments:

Nutrition and healthy eating: building healthy, sustainable habits and supporting a healthy relationship with food

Mindful and intuitive eating and the practice of this.

Stress management and relaxation techniques, naturopathic counselling are an integral part of my practice each day at the clinic

Herbal medicine and clinical nutrients may be incorporated into your plan

My practice has evolved over the past 17 years. I have felt drawn to focus much more on the care of hormonal health throughout our lives and as we age, mental and emotional well-being.

With my undergraduate degree in exercise science, I continue to have a genuine love for the amazing ways our bodies respond to exercise and movement which I often incorporate into my treatment plans with patients. My studies in naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University in Seattle, led me to a focus on women’s and children’s health, which I still deeply care about today in my practice.

Personally, I love to spend time outside trying to keep up with my two kids, who keep me hopping and remind me each day how to be a better human. I consider myself a lifelong student or learner of how to care for others, how to be compassionate with myself and how to juggle everything that each day brings!

Come and chat to me and we can help you begin your journey to optimal health and vitality!

Hi, my name is Dr. Kristen Brown. I am a naturopathic doctor who practices holistic family medici... Read More

Growing up in this beautiful province I’m proud to call home, I embarked on my professional journey with excitement and passion. My education and training started at Simon Fraser University where I earned my BSc in health sciences. I then embarked on the four year Naturopathic medical program through the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where I completed approximately 4,200 hours of classroom hours, and 1,200 clinical hours. I am determined to share my experience with my patients through a combination of service and education. I am a passionate healer, and dedicated to helping my clients move through a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional transitions as a team in the most efficient way possible.

In addition to my practice on the North Shore, I teach and supervise at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am the coordinator of the Physical Medicine department at the New Westminster campus. Additionally I am on the clinic faculty as a supervisor in the teaching clinic. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and I am able to stay connected to the naturopathic community.

In my private practice I treat a variety of conditions with a focus on chronic pain, and joint injures (ACL sprains, rotator cuff tears, sciatica). I work with my patients in determining the most appropriate treatment plan. We will tailor individualized treatment plans aimed towards achieving your health goals.

Growing up in this beautiful province I’m proud to call home, I embarked on my professional journ... Read More

Dr. Mohan Ram’s areas of interest in Naturopathic Medicine include:

  • Digestive Conditions, Food Allergy Testing and Treatment
  • Clinical Nutrition & Diet Therapy for Weight Loss
  • Hormonal Testing and Treatment for Men and Women’s Health
  • Adjunctive Naturopathic Anti-Aging and Cancer Treatments
  • Intravenous Vitamin Treatments for Anti-Aging, Fatigue and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Cardiovascular Disease Treatment and Prevention
  • Mood Imbalances
  • Chronic Conditions: Diabetes, Arthritis, Skin and Autoimmune Conditions
  • Neural Therapy for Chronic Injuries, Pain and Scar Tissue
  • Neurological Conditions: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Dr. Mohan Ram leads a very active life, both professionally and privately. He believes in a well rounded, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Dr. Mohan Ram’s areas of interest in Naturopathic Medicine include: Digestive Conditions, Foo... Read More

Dr. Nayumi Saiki, ND

Dr. Nayumi Saiki is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who strongly believes in the healing power of nature and Naturopathic Medicine. She feels passionate about helping her patients achieve their optimal state of health.

Dr. Nayumi’s practice offers individualized holistic healthcare with special interests in the area of children’s health, women’s health and pain management using combination of diet and lifestyle counselling, acupuncture & Asian medicine, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine and nutritional supplements. She treats patients with concerns both acute and chronic in nature.

Dr. Nayumi completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Her additional training includes - Naturopathic Care in Children’s Health - Naturopathic Doula - Medical Herbalism - Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture - Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture - Clinical Homeopathy - Orthomolecular Medicine

Dr. Nayumi is registered with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and British Columbia Naturopathic Association.

She is fluent in English & Japanese.

Dr. Nayumi Saiki, ND Dr. Nayumi Saiki is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who strongly believes in... Read More

“Hello & Welcome”

Working as Registered Acupuncturist (RAc) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (RTCMP) for 15+ years, I have been honoured to provide compassionate & inspiring health care for women, men & children.

In the comprehensive tradition of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I treat patients with:

Acupressure (I guide you through point location)

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Medicine

Nutrition & Diet Support

Lifestyle Improvements

Mindfullness

When physical distancing ends, I also treat with;

Acupuncture

Massage

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TREATS;

Women’s Health •fertility, IVF & IUI support, pregnancy and post partum and menopause

Men’s Health •fertility, prostate issues, cardiovascular issues

Digestion •constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, blood sugar/diabetes, candida, parasites

Sleep •difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early

Emotions •stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger

Body pain •headaches, neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, back, herinated discs, hip, knees, ankles

Colds & Flus •reducing symptoms •boosting immune system

Seasonal Allergies •reducing sneezing, runny nose, congestion

I look forward to meeting you,

Jen

Registered Acupuncturist (RAc)

Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (RTCMP)

Yoga Instructor

Doula

“Hello & Welcome” Working as Registered Acupuncturist (RAc) and Traditional Chinese Medicine... Read More

“Health is so much more than the absence of disease.”

Dr. Wang combines her degrees in both Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat a variety of conditions including fertility, women’s health issues, menopause, anxiety, depression, digestive complaints, fatigue, stress, insomnia, pain, injuries, headaches/migraines, paralysis, neuropathy. Patients receive a comprehensive and personal treatment plan that may include clinical diet and lifestyle counseling, supplements, and lab testing.

Dr. Rida Wang has had a passion for health and healing from a young age. Dr. Wang has invested over 11 years of study acquiring her university degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, sports medicine, and Chinese herbal medicine, with additional education in women’s health and fertility treatments.

Patients seek out Dr. Wang for many common conditions such as:

PMS Infertility Menopause Headaches/migraines Allergies Arthritis Back pain Sports injuries Neck pain Digestive problems Sciatica Weight loss Endometriosis Irregular menses Despite a busy practice and raising 2 young boys, Dr Wang is passionate about fitness, a lifestyle of healthy eating, and creating space for self-care.

She offers creative, practical suggestions that focus in on the patient’s main concerns while addressing the whole person.

Dr. Wang’s philosophy towards life and health is that life is too short to live sub-optimally. It is her goal to “WOW” her patients by showing each patient how incredible they can feel with optimal health and wellness. Whatever your health goal is, Dr. Wang will help you achieve amazing wellness in every realm-mentally, physically, emotionally.

“Health is so much more than the absence of disease.” Dr. Wang combines her degrees in both Natu... Read More

Dr. Andrew McParland, ND is a Vancouver naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner who is accepting new patients at Cross Roads Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. McParland begins by working with his patients to make lifestyle and dietary changes that build the foundation for optimizing health. He has an eye for fine detail, and is a critical thinker and a problem solver who strives to unravel his patients’ health concerns to address the most fundamental cause. He takes a balanced approach that incorporates evidence-based medicine and utilizes best practices from both the worlds of conventional and naturopathic medicine. He respects the role that the mind and emotions play in our overall well-being, and works to empower patients to understand these connections within themselves. He also recognizes the impact that our environments have on our health (work space, home life, and the natural environment) and works with his patients to find strategies to manage and adapt to these different contexts in their lives. His primary tools include individualized nutrition (including diet and conscientious supplementation), IV and injection therapy, botanical medicines, and pharmaceutical medicines. Dr. McParland has a particular focus on treating cardiovascular disease, endocrine & hormonal conditions, digestive concerns, immune system dysfunction (including allergies and autoimmune conditions), metabolic health and weight loss, and mental health and addictions.

In addition to his private practice at Crossroads, Dr. McParland teaches in the department of Biomedical Sciences at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) in New Westminster. Dr. McParland completed his naturopathic medical training at BINM, which included a rigorous academic program and comprehensive clinical training which allowed him to serve his local community at the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic and its satellite facilities located throughout Vancouver. His academic background is in Chemistry and Human Biology, having completed an honours undergraduate science degree from the University of Toronto. He is originally from Scarborough, Ontario. In his spare time he enjoys volleyball, rock climbing, live music & comedy, and meals out with friends.

Dr. Andrew McParland is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), and is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). He lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Andrew McParland, ND is a Vancouver naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner ... Read More

Connie Pickett, RTC #3033

she/her

Connie Pickett is a clinical counsellor registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). She’s also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Life Coach.

If you’re dealing with grief/loss, anxiety/stress, the effects of COVID, parenting, divorce or a medical diagnosis such as cancer, she’s here to talk.

Connie knows first-hand that going through a life transition isn’t easy. As a trauma-informed counsellor, certified life coach, mom of 3 and 2x cancer survivor, she understands how overwhelming it can all be. Offering you a safe space to gently let go of everything you’ve been holding on to and help you find tools & strategies tailored to your needs.

With a warm, compassionate and intuitive style, she allows clients to be fully seen, heard and supported with tools and strategies to continue the work outside of sessions.

She’s passionate about working collaboratively with you using a holistic approach-taking into consideration not only your emotional health but how it impacts your physical and mental well-being, too.

“I believe no one should have to navigate through life’s challenges alone. Through non-judgemental conversation I’ll help promote positive shifts and experiences for you.”

My Approach:

Using a values-based, person-centered approach, she believes counselling is not one-size fits all.” She may use several parts of different therapies based on her client’s needs whether it’s ACT, CBT, DBT, Narrative, Mindfulness, or incorporating Somatic experiencing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Brainspotting.

She brings you her vast array of business and personal life experiences, as well as her training, an ongoing love of learning, and a passion for connection, to truly understand what you may be going through.

Know you’re not alone. Reach out for a no obligation free consultation.

“Thank you, Connie for all your help. You’ve supported me to communicate better with my husband, which has led to a much-improved relationship between the two of us. I greatly appreciate your expertise.” - SV

“You’ve had such a positive impact on my life - my mindset is so much healthier, I’m less anxious, and I have more confidence communicating my needs & boundaries”- RK

“Thank you for the session. It was really helpful for me. I definitely feel less tense and pain around what we worked on. Looking forward to next week.” - CJ

Connie Pickett, RTC #3033 she/her Connie Pickett is a clinical counsellor registered with the A... Read More

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