Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Rachel Helferty hails from the beautiful Ottawa Valley. She grew up in a large, musical family on a small beef farm. Her love for singing, baking, reading and learning began there. After graduating at the top of her class with the Governor General’s Medal from St. Joseph’s High School, she spent four years in Kingston, Ontario at Queen’s University obtaining her Life Sciences Degree (2009 - 2013). She then headed to Toronto, Ontario to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathy Degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2013 - 2017). In her final year of studies, she completed additional training in order to be able to teach her patients how to chart their cycles (Creighton model) and to use the charting to more effectively diagnose and treat women’s health conditions using tools such as bio-identical hormones (NaPro Technology).

She is now registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and has returned home as a Naturopathic Doctor to serve the community that raised her. She has a practice in Pembroke, Ontario at the Lavallee Health Centre in addition to her practice at RCRC. She has a special interest in treating hormonal imbalances, digestive concerns and mental illnesses.

For recreation, Dr. Helferty enjoys reading, singing, swing dancing, and spending time with her family. She has recently taken up fiddle lessons for a new challenge. She is looking forward to working with you to get the results you’re looking for as a good listener and a smart, diligent and principled clinician. Learn more about naturopathy here.