Get to Know Lesley
Hey! I’m Lesley, founder of Shine True Wellness Co. I’ve been a Registered Social Worker since 2010 and have experience counselling all ages in the school and healthcare system. I have a passion for supporting people through life’s challenges and teaching the skills of resilience.
When I began to experience my own physical and mental health issues that no doctors or specialists could explain, I turned to natural health and everything started to make sense. My sudden food intolerances, the hormonal issues (miscarriages and terrible PMS), feeling extremely fatigued and unable to concentrate at work, the bloating, anxiety and extremely low mood at certain times, it was all connected!
I learned that what we eat and how we eat matters. There is a direct link between our gut health and our mental health, and our body is always giving us signs. I tried the band-aid approaches- took antacids, an antidepressant, saw a counsellor because I thought I had to, not because I wanted to, and tried eating gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. It was no surprise that these things only managed my symptoms and would do nothing to actually improve my health. My own struggles led me to study nutrition, and I’m now a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’ve not only helped my own family through burnout, anxiety, depression, food intolerances and digestive issues, but I can now offer my clients a truly holistic and integrative approach to their mental healthcare and overall well-being. Which is exactly what I feel is missing from most mental health services.
I help you manage your anxiety, mood and stress through a holistic, integrative approach of nutrition and mindset coaching.
Credentials and Expertise
I integrate nutritional knowledge with my counselling background to show you that there IS a root cause to your struggles and that there are MANY more options than just taking medications.
→ Registered Social Worker
→ Registered Holistic Nutritionist
→ Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider
→ Certified Mind Surgery Method Coach, NLP Practitioner, and trained in Mental and Emotional Release at the Practitioner level
Now for the fun stuff...
Nachos and Chocolate, but not together ;)