The Halifax Naturopathic Team

Dr. Rosalyn Hayman, ND

Founder & Co-Director

After graduating from Mt Allison University with her Bachelor of Science, Dr. "Roz" Hayman earned her 4 year professional Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from CCNM in Toronto.

Since 2005, her practice has focused on treating people of all ages for Fatigue, Digestive Concerns and Hormonal Imbalances such as Thyroid and PMS. Dr Roz is also passionate about helping couples conceive, taking care of new Moms postpartum, breastfeeding support and infant health.

She performs Nutritional Live Blood Cell Analysis, a powerful tool that can detect immune status, and vitamin deficiencies such as iron, B12 and folic acid. She is tireless about staying current with research and is additionally certified in Nutritional IV therapy and Chelation, which are advanced treatments used for fatigue, immune boosting, and cancer.

Dr. Roz's enthusiasm translates into patients education and empowerment! A former varsity soccer player, she enjoys the outdoors with her dog and young daughters, and tasting her husband's culinary artistry.


Dr. Maggie Pattillo, ND

Co-Director

Dr. Maggie Pattillo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Queen’s University and went on to achieve her doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. 

 In her general family practice Maggie educates and encourages patients to take control of their health and treat the underlying cause of their condition. She treats patients of all ages, with a special interest in digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and healthy weight loss.  Maggie’s specialized training includes nutritional IV therapy (an individualized treatment used in cancer, fatigue, and conditions with compromised intestinal absorption) and sports medicine. Her passion for nutrition, education, and exploring the effect that the mind has on the body’s physical state has helped many patients achieve their health goals.

 As a former member of the Canadian National Ski Team, Maggie has a personal interest in upholding an active lifestyle and strives to maintain balance by skiing, running, practicing yoga, and getting outside rain or shine with her growing family. 

 


Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND

Dr. Sarah Baillie is a licensed and board certified naturopathic doctor, practicing in Halifax since 1999. As past co-president of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, she was involved in laying the foundation for NDs in Nova Scotia to be regulated. Sarah's approach addresses all aspects of health - body, mind and spirit - using nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and counseling. She has a special interest in the effects of stress on a person's wellbeing and a focus on perimenopausal and menopausal medicine. Sarah prides herself on her ability to listen. While taking the time to see the whole picture, she can recommend treatment plans that are both individualized and manageable.


Dr. Sarah Park, ND

Always eager to learn and take on a good challenge, Dr. Sarah Park graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and completed a Master of Science in Neuroscience at McGill University before pursuing her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.




Sarah enjoys treating patients of all ages, from pediatric to elderly populations. She has a particular interest in digestive issues, hormonal issues (such as reproductive health and stress management), healthy weight, and mental/emotional well-being. She has specialized training in IV Nutritional Therapy (via IIVNTP) and is a certified Naturopathic Doula.




Sarah is passionate about empowering patients with the information they need to effect positive changes in their health and to allow their bodies to heal and re-balance as nature intended. Her approach emphasizes education, compassion, and collaboration with her patients; each treatment plan is tailored in way that aims to be feasible and sustainable for the individual’s lifestyle.




Outside of work, Sarah embraces a healthy lifestyle that includes working out, running, skiing, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and finding calm on the yoga mat. A lover of farmer’s markets, beaches, and a good cup of tea, Sarah is originally from Fredericton, NB, and is happy to be returning to her East Coast roots.


Sarah Bing, R.Ac

Sarah received her Diploma in Acupuncture from Eastern College. Sarah is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a part of the first graduating class trained in Halifax Nova Scotia. Sarah has a passion for helping clients obtain optimal health. She treats patients of all ages with special interest in stress, addictions, infertility, digestive issues, menopausal symptoms, muscular-skeletal pain, and mental emotional blockages and dietary therapy. Sarah also specializes in Acupuncture treatments with IVF.

Sarah is trained in the following TCM Modalities: Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese dietary and lifestyle advice, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tui Na Massage, and Qi Gong.

Sarah also has an interest in helping patients keep their youthful glow. She is one of the few acupuncturists who is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture "A Natural Alternative to Botox"

Sarah is passionate about acupuncture and in her spare time works on educating the public on the benefits that acupuncture can have on one’s life. Sarah offers FREE 15 minute acupuncture consultations for people wanting to know more about how acupuncture can benefit them.

Sarah strives to maintain a well-balanced life; she is active and enjoys participating in recreational sports. Sarah is excited to be part of the team at Halifax Naturopathic and enjoys working alongside naturopathic doctors!


Jennifer van Kessel, MSW, RSW

Jennifer is a Masters prepared Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience and extensive postgraduate clinical training in working with individuals, couples and families as a psychotherapist and assessor. Jennifer has experience in working with youth, adults, couples and families in both public and private clinical settings. She continually seeks new opportunities for learning and professional growth in her practice.


Jennifer is an enthusiastic, engaged and committed mental health clinician. She believes that a strong, safe therapeutic relationship can empower us with limitless potential for healing and growth. She is fascinated and inspired by the ingenuity, determination and hope she routinely encounters in the people with whom she is privileged to work. While her therapeutic approach is quite eclectic, Jennifer relies predominantly on mindfulness-based strategies, “3rd wave” cognitive behavioural therapies and emotionally focused therapy. As a Clinical Social Worker, her approach includes a focus on important relationships, social wellbeing and identity.


Jennifer is a ridiculously proud parent, an emerging ceramic artist, an appreciator of all things out-of-doors and a quite unexceptional runner. She brings determined curiosity, strong empathy, a love of the unexpected and a sense of humour to her work.


Wendy McCallum, LLB, RHN

Wendy McCallum (Registered Holistic Nutritionist), followed her passion for real food by leaving her law career and returning to college to learn more about nutrition and food. She now helps individual and family clients reach their wellness and nutrition goals, in part by supporting them in the move from processed food to healthier, real food alternatives. Wendy's approach is realistic, non-judgmental and practical. She offers support in all areas, including: health & wellness support, weight loss, grocery store shopping, cooking lessons, recipes & meal planning, eating healthy on a budget, and picky eater strategies. Her cookbook, Real Food for Real Families, available at the Clinic, in bookstores and online, features Wendy's most popular recipes and tips for how to introduce a family to new approaches to food.  Wendy now keeps regular hours at Halifax Naturopathic  - please contact reception to make your appointment.  Detailed information on Wendy's services can be found at: www.simple-balance.ca.


Nicole Hynes

Nicole joined the team at Halifax Naturopathic in June 2011. Nicole grew up in beautiful Cape Breton and graduated with honors from the Cape Breton Business College with a Professional Secretarial Diploma. She has served many years as an Office Administrator in the health care field where she has gained valuable knowledge and experience providing administrative support and assisting with providing quality patient care through her compassion, warmth, and positive attitude.

She has a developed a genuine interest in natural approaches to health care after experiencing the benefits of natural therapies first-hand.

In her spare time Nicole enjoys time spent in the great outdoors, staying fit, volunteering and supporting several Animal Rescue Foundations. At home her quiet time is spent experimenting in the kitchen, reading and relaxing with her Orange Tabby Cat, Lily.


Bethany MacIsaac

Bethany MacIsaac received her Certificate in Administrative Assistant and a Diploma in Photography from NSCC. She has combined components from her collective education to help kick off her growing photography business.

She is kind, organized, and enjoys helping people in any way she can even if it means walking through fire to kill spiders. She wouldn't change that for the world.

In her spare time she loves editing photos, heading out on a day adventure around our amazing province, and spending time at home with her tubby cat Poggen and with Cory - her domesticated nerd.