Dr. Mercer was born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland. After receiving her first Bachelor of Science Degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, she moved to Asia to teach English and travel.  During this time Kathleen became interested in Chinese Medicine and decided to return to Canada and further her studies in Naturopathic Medicine. Already having chosen Medicine as a life path, Kathleen felt Naturopathic Medicine encompassed principles of health care that could complement conventional medicine including; prevention, do no harm, doctor as teacher, stimulate the bodies own vital force to do the healing, healing power of nature, patient as an individual, finding and treating the root cause of disease.

Kathleen graduated in 2000 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after 4 years of Naturopathic Medical Training. She held a successful and busy Practice in Orangeville Ontario for 3 years. Kathleen returned to Newfoundland in 2004 to become the first licensed Naturopathic Doctor on the island. Kathleen holds a Practice in St. John’s.

Kathleen has also been trained as a Doula and works as a birth support partner combining her Naturopathic training and her Doula training. Kathleen works with patients going through fertility support. Kathleen has been trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and incorporates it into her practice. Kathleen is a Yoga Teacher and obtained her Yoga Teacher’s qualifications with The Yoga Connection Teacher Training Course in Ontario. Kathleen sees Yoga as a healing art that goes hand in hand with Naturopathic principles.

Kathleen’s practice is a general practice seeing patients of all ages and circumstances.   The modalities of Naturopathic Medicine include nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counselling.   Kathleen’s agenda incorporates many outreach projects to the public including talks, seminars, and community events.


Dr. O’Brien is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who graduated in 2008 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), one of six accredited medical schools in North America offering four-years of formal studies in Naturopathic Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from St. Francis Xavier University where she discovered her passion for health and healing. Prior to CCNM, she worked with a Chinese Medicine Doctor as a nutritionist in Ontario where she learned the importance of helping people heal themselves. Her approach to health care is empowering and holistic. Beyond her training at CCNM, Dr. O’Brien has a clinical background working as a nutritionist. In practice she has worked with a diverse patient base, treating a multitude of physical and mental ailments.  Upon returning to her roots in St. John’s, Dr. O’Brien began her practice in complementary medicine with a special interest in Women’s Health, Pediatric Care, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.



Kim Graduated from a 2200 hour Massage Therapy program in Ontario in 2006, leaving Newfoundland to pursue this career as Newfoundland didn’t currently have a program.  She then upgraded to a 3000 hour program to be able to work in British Columbia. She has been practicing in St. John’s since 2011 as a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association (NLMTA).

Kim has worked in a variety of settings from spas to large multidisciplinary clinics. Working side by side with chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, doctors, and physiotherapists she has been able to learn and thrive though the knowledge gained from these experiences.

Kim has taken many courses over the years and is now a certified Hand and Foot Reflexologist. She is also trained in Indian Head Massage and well as Mechanical Cupping. She is well versed in motor vehicle accident treatments, though she most enjoys treating cervical spine dysfunction, as well as pre and post-natal women.

She is very excited about expanding her knowledge and experience with Winterholme Wellness. She can’t wait to start helping you with any and all things that seem to be ailing you.


Anna Callahan was born and raised in St John’s Newfoundland. As an athletic person, her interest in health and wellness has been ongoing. After studying French at Memorial University for a few years, she decided to pursue her interests in healing. Since switching her studies to Massage Therapy, Anna has not looked back, graduating from Eastern College in 2014 and becoming a Registered Therapist in 2015.

Anna is excited to work in a multifaceted clinic with a client based approach such as Winterholme. Anna is trained in General Swedish Massage, trigger point release, fascial techniques and deep tissue massage and looks forward to learning new techniques to add to her skill set.

Anna believes that health starts with being aware of your body and being open to trying new things to find what works for you. She believes that a healthy body takes a full commitment from the therapist and the client.

When she is not treating clients Anna enjoys being active. Her passions right now are hiking with her dog, climbing and swing dancing.


Carolyn is an honors graduate, having earned a diploma in Massage Therapy from Academy Canada Career College. She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association and also sits on the Board for the Association, and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Carolyn believes that massage therapy can benefit anyone, whether you have an acute injury, a chronic condition or need to relax and reduce stress. She has experience treating clients of all ages and body types, including infants, children, pregnant woman, athletes and seniors. Carolyn encourages client education by helping clients understand their treatments and promotes an active home care program to help boost their own healing.


Denise graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Academy Canada in 2016, and is a Registered Massage Therapist as a member of the CMTNL and NLMTA. She also completed the Recreation Management program at CONA in 2016.

Denise worked as a personal trainer for over 20 years. Having moved up into Management roles and further away from interacting with people and their goals, she decided to pursue becoming a massage therapist, having experienced the benefits personally from receiving treatments for 10+ years.

Denise has increased her training by taking courses in additional modalities to use during treatments, including Mechanical Cupping through All Points and Stuart Therapies Myofascial Release: Pelvis.

She is also a Stott Pilates Instructor, and holds certifications through CanFitPro as Group Fitness Leader and Personal Trainer.

Already having a good knowledge base of anatomy and biomechanics before completing her MT program, Denise believes her experience as a trainer will certainly benefit clients. She has a lot of experience with return to function injuries as a trainer, and can educate clients in how to reach specific results with home care.


Angela Cooper is a woman of many interests, including outdoor activities, wild edibles, academics, and travel. She has experience in radio, theater, philosophy, community and fundraising events, and a BA double major in philosophy and psychology. She attended the Academy Canada program for Massage Therapy and was delighted to graduate with honors, distinction, and the program award in August 2017.

Angela has experience treating a wide variety of conditions and is very skilled at providing targeted and thorough treatments. She treats every client on an individual basis, with a holistic and comprehensive approach. She feels massage therapy can help alleviate many kinds of pain through treatment of the physical body. Angela has a warm disposition with compassionate hands, keen assessments, and an eager attitude toward learning more modalities as she builds her career in massage therapy.


Natasha Murthy is excited about her relocation to Winterholme Wellness Center. With over 18 years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist she welcomes her loyal clients into this beautiful, healing space.

Early in her career she volunteered on the NLMTA and was the first Examination Officer for the CMTNL, while also gaining experience through teaching at local Colleges. Natasha has studied, and regularly practices, several Advanced Massage Therapy techniques as well as Reiki, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Intuitive Healing, Healing Stones, Peruvian Shamanism, and continues to learn and grow on a daily basis.

Natasha’s passion for helping others originates from her personal experiences while providing a safe and comfortable environment to promote healing.


Justine is a registered massage therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador after completing the 2200 hour Massage Therapy program. She has had an opportunity to work with professional athletes, children, and those with physical limitations of all varieties.

Justine is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) since 2013 with a training in Akhanda holistic yoga, children’s yoga, and studied YIN yoga under Bernie Clark offering private classes.

Certified with the Canadian Reiki Association as a Reiki Master, she has a passion for anatomy, energy healing and helping people achieve their health goals. Justine can help design a treatment plan that just works for one visit or for a longer period of time including home care and exercise to aid you in between treatments.

She specializes in Trigger Point release therapy, Myofascial release, Prenatal massage, Sports therapy, Hot Stone massage, Fascial, Deep Tissue, Cupping therapy, Relaxation massage, Hydrotherapy and Swedish massage. She works within her clients comfort levels while keeping a constant focus on our life force energy – BREATHING.

Justine believes a form of wellness therapy can be beneficial for everyone and looks forward to treating you!




Heather is a Registered Acupuncturist within Newfoundland and Labrador, as a member in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), College of Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPNAL), and The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMAANL).

Currently a part of the Winterhome Wellness team, her practice is dedicated not only to helping clients, but also encouraging an individual’s dedication and responsibility for their health.

Through the study and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Heather has gained

clinical experience in various areas. This includes a variety of musculoskeletal, digestive, gynecological, and mental/emotional issues, as well as cancer (terminal, post-surgical, and remissive).  Having history as both an athlete and a coach, she takes interest in acupuncture’s role in mental preparation, promoting healing, and preventing injuries.

Heather is a graduate from the Acupuncture Diploma program at Eastern College (Traditional Chinese Medicine). This program offered an intensive 3 years of theory and hands on learning. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memorial University (Major: Business Administration, Minor: English).




Dr. Stacy Smith is a clinical psychologist who obtained her PsyD from Memorial University in 2016. In therapy she uses an approach that balances reflection and action – helping clients build insight and understanding while also taking practical steps towards a valued life. She is integrative and draws on techniques from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy, and psychodynamic/interpersonal therapy. Dr. Smith sees individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs. Some of her main areas of focus include self-esteem, anxiety, stress, mood, OCD, gender, sexuality, relationships, interpersonal, existential, adjustment, and childhood trauma, among others.

Kim Thompson

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Hand/Foot Reflexologist
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Cupping

Anna Callahan

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Indian Head Massage

Denise Hapgood

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Indian Head Massage

Carolyn Staple 

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Indian Head Massage

Natasha Murthy

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Reiki
  • Gua Sha / Fire Cupping
  • Acupressure

Justine Tibbs

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Cupping
  • Reiki Master
  • Registered Yoga Teacher

Angela Cooper

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Cupping

Christine Coady

  • Registered Massage Therapist

Heather Barnes

  • Acupuncturist
  • Gua Sha / Fire Cupping
  • Tui Na Massage

Dr. Kathleen Mercer

  • Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Tanya O’Brien

  • Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Stacy Smith

  • Psychologist

Susan Bailey

  • Registered Foot Reflexologist
  • Hand Reflexologist
  • Indian Head Massage

Terri Thistle

  • Energetic & Intuitive Healer
  • Access Bars
  • Indian Head Massage

Tara Lehman

  • Relationship Coach