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Lactation and Infant Services and Prenatal Classes are coming to Danforth East Wellness!

Danforth East Wellness is extremely excited to introduce new services to the clinic! Kate Sissons (she/her) will be joining us at the end of August. She is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and will be providing lactation and infant feeding services as well as prenatal classes. Learning to feed a baby is a steep curve that involves acquiring a multitude of new skills. Kate’s sessions will help you feel more comfortable in your positioning, more confident in your technique and more informed about up to date information on infant feeding. There are four different types of lactation and infant feeding sessions available. They include Chest and Breastfeeding Support, Pumping Support, Bottle Feeding Support, and Solid Food Introduction. The initial session duration is usually 1hr and 15mins, and subsequent appointments are either 30mins or 60 mins long. 

Prenatal classes will run approximately once per month, and can be in private or semi-private formats. There are three different modules with topics such as Birth Preparation, Baby and Postpartum Preparation, and Infant Feeding Preparation. In Birth Preparation sessions the topics that will be covered include: possible and sure signs of labour, anatomy and physiology of birth, the emotional and psychological elements of birth, comfort measures for birth, medical support measures, and, inductions, augmentations & surgical births. In Postpartum & Baby Preparation sessions the topics that will be covered include: what to expect immediately after baby is born, what to expect from days 1-3, bathing, diapering and soothing your baby, feeding your baby – breast/chest, bottle and pumping, safe infant sleep, and, preparing for your postpartum recovery.

Kate is also a doula and yoga instructor, and, a trained primary school teacher. She lives near the clinic with her partner and three young children. When she’s not working with or talking about babies – or chasing after her own children, she can be found in a yoga, Pilates or barre class, or drinking smoothies or tea with friends.

We are so lucky to have Kate joining our team! Feel free to email her directly at kate.sissons@danfortheastwellness.ca for any questions or further information. 

The Danforth Wellness Team

Danielle Adler, Danforth East Wellness staff4

Welcoming Danielle Adler to the psychotherapy team!

We are so excited to be welcoming Danielle Adler (she/her) to our psychotherapy team! She will be accepting clients in September on-line, and will have some in-person sessions available beginning October.

Danielle is primarily a relational therapist although her approach is informed by Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. Her focus is on couples, parenting, and individuals confronting challenges in a relationship with a partner, child or parent. These primary connections in our lives can be both demanding and fulfilling. It is frequently those closest to us who evoke our most intense emotional responses. A session for couples, or two people in relationship, can include intimate partners, parent/child, co-parents, and siblings. Danielle’s work with clients is grounded in empathy, compassion and practicality, with a view to creating meaningful, connected relationships.

As a mother of two teens and in marriage for over 20 years she has a lot of personal experience with many stages of life. She admits that her marriage has been a rollercoaster, and the outcome of challenging, meaningful work with her husband has been very rewarding. 

Danielle connects and de-stresses through volunteer work and teaching morning fitness classes, and in a previous life, Danielle was admitted to the Bar of Ontario.

We think that Danielle will be a wonderful member of our team and we are looking forward to working with her, and having her work at the clinic! You can book a 15 minute free discovery call with her by emailing her at Danielle@danfortheastwellness.ca

The Danforth East Wellness Team