Dr. Lachlan Crawford, ND
822 Richmond St W
Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1C9
Phone: (416) 214-9251
I have a vision of mental health care that goes beyond brain-based symptomatic treatments. My approach honours the connection between mind and body, and treats the person as a whole. This model integrates medicine, psychology, and compassion to address the root causes of mental suffering, both in the individual and the community. It’s a privilege to offer this approach to my patients. My goal is to ease the symptoms that bring you in to see me, then to find their cause, and restore balance to the system.
Using strategic tests, I investigate physiological conditions that may underlie mental health issues, and then employ targeted treatments using lifestyle improvement, diet, movement, acupuncture, and appropriate supplementation. All this I combine with compassion-focused counseling and meditation techniques to empower my patients with the effective tools of self-regulation and ultimately, self-acceptance.
I like to collaborate with my patients’ therapists, medical doctors, and/or psychiatrists to build a unified team for your wellness. I look forward to answering your questions about medication, adverse effects, long-term treatment effects, alternatives to pharmaceuticals, adjunctive care, and, more simply, how to take care of yourself. My approach tailors individualized treatment plans for each patient to help you address immediate symptoms, investigate root causes, and heal yourself from within.
My patient focus is in helping those who suffer with symptoms of:AnxietyDepressionGeneral stress/overwhelmPMS/PMDDSocial anxietyBipolar disorderPsychosisPanicMy clinical interest is in investigating and solving root causes of mental health symptoms that can come from any of the following underlying issues:Hormone imbalanceThyroid disorderBlood sugar dysregulationInflammationGut dysbiosis (poor gut bacteria)Poor dietLack of nourishing environment/relationshipsSleep disorderTraumaAutoimmune diseasesFood intolerancesChronic infectionsPoor methylationEducation & LicensesLachlan received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy at the Institute of Traditional Medicine.
She is currently awaiting her ND license to begin practice, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), and the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP). She is passionate about the use of movement and wilderness therapy, and she uses both in her practice through naturopathic wilderness retreats in Algonquin Park, community exercise programs, and mindful running workshops.