Office News

We're Back to Work !! :)


All of our therapists are back to work except for the psychotherapists - who are still providing their services online. 

Our office protocols are below in bold. Please review before coming in for your appointment.

New office policies:

Dr. Desneiges is no longer doing direct billing. However, most patients have the ability to submit to their insurance company online or via an app, and everyone seems to be reimbursed within a day or two. Other therapists are still direct billing. 

Christine Ouellette, acupuncturist, is now working on weekends as well. Please contact Christine directly to book with her:

Dr. Spomenka Bizic is refocussing her practice to acupuncture and homeopathic drainage. She will be focussing on: women's issues, fertility, PMS, menopause as well as digestion, mood, stress and sleep...

If your children are getting too anxious and stressed with these tough times, remember, Maria DeNicola, is specialized in child psychotherapy and is offering online sessions. 


We have protocols in place for everyone's comfort. Please read to make your appointment time as successful as possible: 

  • Appointments will be scheduled in a way to allow: disinfection time; allow patients/clients the ability to be in and out without touching much of anything, and keep you from running into anyone.
  • Please bring your tap cards (debit/credit) for easy payment. 
  • All our books and 'touchables' are put away for now - including the water jug, so please bring your own water. 
  • Our waiting room is big enough to accommodate 2 people sitting separated. So if you do have to wait, please pick a chair away from anyone else.
  • Our waiting room will be disinfected a minimum of twice per day (the recommended amount suggested by the health department). 
  • We ask that clients use the hand sanitizer on the way in, and on the way out.
  • We are asking for patients/clients to come only at their time of appointment - to avoid anyone sitting in the waiting area.

As well, the usual COVID questions apply: if you have been ill, or experiencing any COVID symptoms, please let us know and stay home. If you have been out of the province, please quarantine for 14 days before coming to our office. As well as if you have come in contact with someone suspected of or is experiencing COVID, please self quarantine for 14 days and refrain from coming to our office. 

The building is also following similar protocol of disinfection and flow of people. They've removed the seats in the main lobby and are asking people to go straight to their appointments.  

Therapists are following their own protocols dictated by their professional associations and approved by Dr. Strang. 

Our goal is always to make you, and keep you, as healthy as possible. 

See you soon!!!






Past News

Coronavirus latest update - May 15, 2020

I can't believe that it has been 6 weeks since we closed the office!!! The reception desk is still closed, and as a result, all communication is through our email 

What have we been up to??

Dr. Desneiges is available for in office emergencies. Her schedule is open one week at a time. You can contact her at if you have questions about your condition. 

For stress and anxiety or to fight off depression

Our psychotherapists are all offering online therapy sessions through a secure platform.  If you've never seen one of our therapist, Maria DeNicola is accepting new clients. Go to the Book Online Now page to make an appointment

For your health and immune system

Dr. Spomenka Bizic ND is offering phone/online naturopath appointments for nutrition/vitamin counselling, immune boosting support and more.  Go to our online booking to make an appointment

To boost your spirits

Reflexologists Denise Lynn and Donna Jones are offering remote Reiki Healing sessions. Email them directly at: Denise:  Donna:   Massage therapist Ailsa Keppie is offering remote Theta healing, The Way of the Heart Integrations, at home stretching advice and more.  Email her directly for more information:  or visit her personal Facebook page



Maria DeNicola - our newest Psychotherapist 

Maria has experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, adults, seniors, couples and families on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, self-esteem, parenting, communication, school challenges, grief and loss, addiction, behavioural difficulties, anger management, interpersonal difficulties, separation and divorce, domestic abuse, and family conflicts. 

Maria’s holistic approach is collaborative, trauma-informed and client-centered, and uses the best therapeutic approach for each individual. 

Maria is in the office on Mondays and Fridays; and is available for 15min free consultations.



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  The office will be closed on holiday Monday. 

The reception desk will re-open on Tuesday at noon. 

Also, check out our Facebook account Inner Ocean Healing Centre for updates on courses coming up in the office.


 Hurricane Protocol

If there is property damage or loss of power, we may not be open on Monday. Please check our main voicemail to confirm that we are in the office. 902-423-1935


Welcome Amanda Henry!! 

~ psychotherapist and registered counselling therapist

"I believe that when we are able to see ourselves, our lives, and our patterns clearly we open ourselves up to growth, healing, and more meaningful relationships. I am committed to helping my clients move past just trying to get through the day, and toward growth, empowerment, and healing”.

Amanda is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology.  Amanda has a particular interest in mindfulness-based strategies. Specifically, she is passionate about Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy. She works with adults and couples. 

Amanda is in the office Monday to Thursday. 


Office Closed Labour Day Monday 


Dr. Desneiges on holiday...

Dr. Anne will be away  from Monday July 15 to Friday July 19.    Kelsey will be in intermittently Monday to Thursday, but will be checking voicemail and emails daily. 

If you have an appointment with one of our therapist and need to reach them during the week - and the front desk is not responding - please contact them directly at:

Ailsa Keppie: 902-489-5320 (cell)

Christine Ouellette: 902-266-3852 (cell)

Donna Jones: 902-825-7073 (cell)

Heather Macmillan: 902-220-0146 (cell)

Denise Lynn:


Summer hours changes...

Christine Ouellette will be working from 3:30 to 8pm Monday to Thursday during July and August.

Heather Macmillan will now be available on Fridays. 


Welcome Lucy!!

Lucy van den Brink has been a registered massage therapist for 12 years and has currently added Somatic Experiencing (SE) to her practice.

Lucy uses therapeutic touch and somatic listening to explore what shows up in the body such as tension, pain, injury, or trauma patterns.

Lucy brings a healthy sense of curiosity and attentiveness to help guide her clients in their own healing. She is available for Somatic Experiencing (SE) sessions on Fridays.


Victoria Day closure!!

The front desk will be closed on Monday, May 20th. Most therapists are on holiday, except for:

Ailsa Keppie, massage therapist is seeing clients. If you have an appointment and need to get hold of her on that day, please text or call 902-489-5320. 

Denise Lynn, reflexologist, is also in the office and has some availability. To connect with her, please email Denise at Or you can book an appointment with her online from our home page. 

Have a wonderful long weekend!!!