Our Wellness Team

Uptown Midwives are proud to collaborate with other wellness practitioners to help our clients achieve a healthy and holistic experience with their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We are collectively committed to women and their families in every stage of their journey.

 
DR. JULIA SEGAL, ND   Julia Segal is a Naturopathic Doctor with an interest in women’s health, digestion and the immune system. She supports patients with their fertility and pregnancy, menstrual concerns, hormonal health, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis and other conditions. Since becoming a mother, she also trained as a postpartum professional and works with pregnant and new moms to support their healing and adjustment to motherhood, both one-on-one and in group classes.  Julia’s approach synergizes botanical medicine, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathy, Bowen Therapy and counselling. Treatment is based upon an integrative health assessment that blends Western and Eastern medicine and allows her clients’ voice to be heard as they work towards their health goals.

DR. JULIA SEGAL, ND

Julia Segal is a Naturopathic Doctor with an interest in women’s health, digestion and the immune system. She supports patients with their fertility and pregnancy, menstrual concerns, hormonal health, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis and other conditions. Since becoming a mother, she also trained as a postpartum professional and works with pregnant and new moms to support their healing and adjustment to motherhood, both one-on-one and in group classes.

Julia’s approach synergizes botanical medicine, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathy, Bowen Therapy and counselling. Treatment is based upon an integrative health assessment that blends Western and Eastern medicine and allows her clients’ voice to be heard as they work towards their health goals.

DEBORAH NOAR,  IBCLC, RN   Debby is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and Canadian Red Cross Instructor in Toronto, Canada.  With over 22 years of nursing experience, Debby is trained to focus on the needs and concerns of breastfeeding families. As a Re-certified Lactation Consultant, Debby has worked with thousands of mothers and their newborns in hospitals, clinics and in their homes and has acquired vast clinical experience to perfect her skills in breastfeeding and counselling, as well as education for new families.  In her spare time Debby spends time as an urban gardener, an artist and trains in Kyokushin Karate with her two teens.

DEBORAH NOAR,
IBCLC, RN

Debby is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and Canadian Red Cross Instructor in Toronto, Canada.

With over 22 years of nursing experience, Debby is trained to focus on the needs and concerns of breastfeeding families. As a Re-certified Lactation Consultant, Debby has worked with thousands of mothers and their newborns in hospitals, clinics and in their homes and has acquired vast clinical experience to perfect her skills in breastfeeding and counselling, as well as education for new families.

In her spare time Debby spends time as an urban gardener, an artist and trains in Kyokushin Karate with her two teens.

DIANA MELNICK,  MACP, RP   Diana Melnick is a Registered Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy to effectively allow couples to create secure, lasting connections. Specializing in treating women's sexual pain issues, Diana works closely with pelvic physical therapists to help clients transition to pain-free, pleasurable intimacy.  Diana has completed a maternal mental health training program through Postpartum Support International, and has experience supporting new mothers throughout the postpartum period.  Diana provides individual counselling and also runs a group courses on premarital and sexual education.

DIANA MELNICK,
MACP, RP

Diana Melnick is a Registered Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy to effectively allow couples to create secure, lasting connections. Specializing in treating women's sexual pain issues, Diana works closely with pelvic physical therapists to help clients transition to pain-free, pleasurable intimacy.

Diana has completed a maternal mental health training program through Postpartum Support International, and has experience supporting new mothers throughout the postpartum period.

Diana provides individual counselling and also runs a group courses on premarital and sexual education.

SARA KLEIN, PT   Sara Klein is a registered Physiotherapist with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, pregnancy and postpartum recovery.  Sara is passionate about treating people with pain and also serves as a researcher, educator and staff physiotherapist in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children assessing and treating teens and children with persistent pain conditions.  Sara believes in a multidisciplinary approach and will work closely with the team at Uptown Midwives to provide the optimal patient-centred care experience.  When she isn’t working Sara can be found running after her 4 children, reading or training for a half marathon.  To book an appointment or learn more send Sara an email.

SARA KLEIN, PT

Sara Klein is a registered Physiotherapist with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

Sara is passionate about treating people with pain and also serves as a researcher, educator and staff physiotherapist in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children assessing and treating teens and children with persistent pain conditions.

Sara believes in a multidisciplinary approach and will work closely with the team at Uptown Midwives to provide the optimal patient-centred care experience.

When she isn’t working Sara can be found running after her 4 children, reading or training for a half marathon.

To book an appointment or learn more send Sara an email.


DR. TONYA LUBY, CHIROPRACTIC   Dr. Tonya Luby was born and raised in Tors Cove, Newfoundland. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Francis Xavier University and then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.  Since graduating, Dr. Tonya has built a family focused practice where her passion is natural family living and caring for expectant women, infants and kids. She has completed diplomas and certificates in Pediatric Chiropractic care, the Webster Technique, cranial adjusting, spinning babies and functional neurology.  Dr. Tonya is married to her best friend and has three amazing, healthy and very active children who were all assisted into this world by the Uptown Midwives!  Being a chiropractor is not only a career but a lifestyle that she chooses to follow. Her children experienced their first chiropractic checkups and adjustments within hours of their birth.  To book an appointment or learn more send Dr. Tonya an email.

DR. TONYA LUBY, CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Tonya Luby was born and raised in Tors Cove, Newfoundland. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Francis Xavier University and then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001.

Since graduating, Dr. Tonya has built a family focused practice where her passion is natural family living and caring for expectant women, infants and kids. She has completed diplomas and certificates in Pediatric Chiropractic care, the Webster Technique, cranial adjusting, spinning babies and functional neurology.

Dr. Tonya is married to her best friend and has three amazing, healthy and very active children who were all assisted into this world by the Uptown Midwives!

Being a chiropractor is not only a career but a lifestyle that she chooses to follow. Her children experienced their first chiropractic checkups and adjustments within hours of their birth.

To book an appointment or learn more send Dr. Tonya an email.

ANNA SHERMAN, PSYCHOTHERAPY   Compassionate, straight-forward and down-to-earth, Anna Sherman is a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and families. With a strong passion for self-help and wellness, Anna offers a client-centered and collaborative approach, helping clients find the root of their challenges, build on their strengths and ultimately gain the skills to help themselves.  Anna holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the individual needs of her clients. She is specially trained and has experience in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gottman Couples Counselling, Family Systems, Bowen Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation. Her treatment specializations include anxiety/depression, dating and relationships, couples counselling, family counselling, parenting support, perinatal support, separation and divorce, work and career issues, stress management and conflict resolution.  She lives in midtown Toronto with her husband and twin girls.

ANNA SHERMAN, PSYCHOTHERAPY

Compassionate, straight-forward and down-to-earth, Anna Sherman is a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and families. With a strong passion for self-help and wellness, Anna offers a client-centered and collaborative approach, helping clients find the root of their challenges, build on their strengths and ultimately gain the skills to help themselves.

Anna holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the individual needs of her clients. She is specially trained and has experience in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gottman Couples Counselling, Family Systems, Bowen Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation. Her treatment specializations include anxiety/depression, dating and relationships, couples counselling, family counselling, parenting support, perinatal support, separation and divorce, work and career issues, stress management and conflict resolution.

She lives in midtown Toronto with her husband and twin girls.

ROCHELLE LEAH,  NURSE PRACTITIONER   Rochelle worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings since graduating in 1986 from George Brown College. When her children were all in school, Rochelle received her Bachelors in Nursing (2010) and Masters of Nurse Practitioner (2014) from Athabasca University. Currently, Rochelle is studying at D’Youville College’s Doctorate Of Nursing Practice (DNP) program; her doctoral study will focus on optimizing provision of care at the midwife clinic.  Rochelle has worked in a wide range of specialities throughout her nursing career most recently specializing in women’s health care. Rochelle was a Faculty Adviser in the nursing program at Trent University in 2017.  Rochelle’s goal is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the team at Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness that will enhance the provision of holistic care for all clinic patients. She is available for clinic appointments or for secure video appointment.

ROCHELLE LEAH,
NURSE PRACTITIONER

Rochelle worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings since graduating in 1986 from George Brown College. When her children were all in school, Rochelle received her Bachelors in Nursing (2010) and Masters of Nurse Practitioner (2014) from Athabasca University. Currently, Rochelle is studying at D’Youville College’s Doctorate Of Nursing Practice (DNP) program; her doctoral study will focus on optimizing provision of care at the midwife clinic.

Rochelle has worked in a wide range of specialities throughout her nursing career most recently specializing in women’s health care. Rochelle was a Faculty Adviser in the nursing program at Trent University in 2017.

Rochelle’s goal is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the team at Uptown Midwives & Family Wellness that will enhance the provision of holistic care for all clinic patients. She is available for clinic appointments or for secure video appointment.

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