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OUR CARE PHILOSOPHY

A more balanced approach to fertility care

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Fertility care is a science, but it’s also a deeply personal experience for those planning to grow their family. We see a better way.

Our whole-person approach to care prioritizes physical and mental wellbeing, as well as communication and honesty. We offer the latest fertility advancements, digital integrations, and medical expertise, paired with additional support and supplementary services to help our patients feel informed, ready and resilient at every step. 

At Twig, we’re more than practitioners of medicine — we are trusted partners to guide your journey and grow your nest.

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IN-HOUSE

Reproductive Counsellor

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Meet Elisa Gores, MSW, RSW.

As the Reproductive Counsellor at Twig, Elisa supports and empowers people during their fertility journeys through individual, relationship, and group check-ins and counselling. She fosters an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice founded on non-judgement, creativity, and kindness. She is experienced working with members of the LGBT2SQ+ community, with non-traditional families, and has training in group work, narrative therapy, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Elisa is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and is a trained advocate for survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), the International Association of Social Work with Groups (IASWG), and volunteers at Stella’s Place, a mental health centre for young adults in Toronto. When not at Twig, Elisa works as a relationship and sex therapist in private practice.

In her free time, Elisa is a musician who learns and performs traditional world harmony singing, old-time music, and Appalachian clogging. She is a quilter, a birder, a vacuumer of dog hair, and is working on planting a pollinator-friendly garden in her yard.

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Our Support & Wellness Practitioners

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Laura Reisman, MSW, is excited to be joining the Twig team as a Registered Social Worker, focusing on fertility and the mental well being of individuals and families. Laura targets her work on the mental health strain the fertility process can have on individuals, and how to equip each person with coping mechanisms to address this period of their life.

Each persons fertility journey differs, but to many it can be a very isolating and often frustrating path; It can significantly impact ones sense of self, friendships, career goals, family relationships, and a couples emotional and intimate connections. Allowing oneself the time and space to process these feelings is important.

Along with a Masters in Social Work, Laura formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT II), and has studied Mindfulness, Talk Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Laura has received accreditation by Postpartum Support International, the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Training, and is a registered member of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.

On a personal level, Laura’s own experience navigating the challenges caused by infertility led her to further her education and expand her private practice to more capably support clients encountering the complex, emotional, and disorienting world of fertility and parenthood.

It is important to Laura that each client feels individualized and their therapy is catered to their own needs. Laura is committed to making your time in therapy a stimulating and supportive environment.

  • 15 minute introductory call – free
  • 60 minute individual session – $200
  • 60 minute couples therapy – $215
Laura-Reisman

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Laura Reisman
Registered Social Worker

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Sarah Goodman, MSW, RSW is a mother, a registered social worker, and a passionate supporter of mothers at all stages of their parenting journey. Sarah intimately understands that becoming a mother is hard. From trying to conceive, to loss, to pregnancy and motherhood, there are many stressors that can make you feel alone and overwhelmed. As someone who became a mom during the COVID-19 pandemic and experienced loss prior, Sarah quickly understood the importance of support throughout the journey to motherhood. Sarah is passionate about providing quality support to women in their most vulnerable moments. At a time when so much is asked of you, Sarah’s goal is to help mothers feel validated, supported, and cared for.

Throughout her career Sarah has supported parents, children, and families with mental health and parenting concerns. Clients are able to share their experiences in an open, casual, and non-judgmental space, and Sarah tailors treatment goals and interventions to her clients’ individual needs. Sarah has met individually with parents to process and validate their emotions and develop plans to cope with their children’s and their own mental health challenges. Sarah has also facilitated an evidence-based parenting group to support parents in understanding and managing their children’s mental health concerns. Sarah uses an eclectic approach influenced by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT), and attachment- and trauma-informed lenses. Sarah is also a peer support volunteer at Sunnybrook Hospital’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) network.

Sarah earned her Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in 2015. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Sarah has also completed advanced training through Postpartum Support International.

  • 15 minute introductory call – free
  • 1 hour individual session – $160
  • 1.5 hour individual session – $200
  • 1 hour family session – $225
Sarah-Goodman

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Sarah Goodman
Registered Social Worker

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Amira Posner is a Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Toronto, Ontario. Amira has both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. She works with individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility. Amira developed and facilitates the Mind-Body Fertility Group.

In addition to working with individuals, couples and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, Amira is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Amira is a certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner. Amira is also the mother of three miracles. She supports couples worldwide.

  • Individual CounsellingFertility counselling and support can be a very complimentary treatment to help ease challenging emotions that can be associated with fertility and infertility. Using a variety of mind body techniques, you will focus on learning to relate to yourself and your fertility experience, explore stress reduction techniques and cognitive restructuring in an open and safe environment. 
  • Couples Counselling
    Infertility can take a toll on any relationship. People experience infertility in different ways and this can impact the support and communication between partners. Couples therapy can help improve communication and bring couples back to a state of balance through navigating certain issues and exploring tools to enhance connection and growth. Couples sessions can also be useful to create a ‘tentative’ fertility plan while on the journey to build your family.
  • HypnotherapyThere is a growing body of research that demonstrates the link between psychological well-being and fertility health. Using scientifically proven mind-body techniques, these sessions can help you prepare and move through fertility treatment with greater energy, positivity and ease to help create an optimal state, inside and out.
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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Amira Posner
Clinical Social Worker

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Talia Chai, BFA, RHN, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Plant-Based Chef, Cookbook Author and Founder of Primes. Talia is passionate about using lifestyle modalities such as nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management to help optimize her client’s reproductive health. She helps clients identify their wellness goals, and gives them the tools to stay motivated as they achieve them. Talia’s clients can count on her to be their cheerleader, providing extra support and accountability as they work towards building a healthy lifestyle so that they can feel their best every single day. In her spare time you can find Talia cooking up a storm in her kitchen, recording her podcast and practicing yoga and pilates (she is a certified yoga instructor).

Discovery Call (15 minutes) – Complimentary

  • A call with Talia to get to know each other and discuss how she can help you achieve your wellness goals

Introductory Session (75 minutes)  – $175

  • An in-depth intake of your health history and current nutrition and lifestyle habits
  • A review of your top wellness goals and current obstacles getting in the way
  • A customized protocol designed to help you achieve your goals, address your nutritional needs and feel your best

Follow Up Sessions (45 minutes) – $125

  • Regular check-in’s to provide continued support, motivation and accountability to keep you on track
  • Talia will provide new strategies, tools, recipes and recommendations as needed in each session to remove blocks and accelerate your progress

Packages

4 Session Package – $399

  • Introductory Session
  • 3 Follow Up Sessions

7 Session Package – $749

  • Introductory Session
  • 6 Follow Up Sessions
Talia-Chai

NUTRITION

Talia Chai
Registered Nutritionist

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Dr. Moira Kwok is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 14 years of experience. Over her many years of practice she has developed expertise in numerous areas of naturopathic medicine and a special interest working with the following populations and health concerns:

  • Women’s Health
  • Fertility
  • Hormone Balance
  • Pregnancy
  • Post-Natal / Fourth Trimester

The majority of her 14 years of practice has been based in the downtown core, working with a large population of successful professionals needing support for their busy and often stressful lives.

Her approach is to use evidence-based Naturopathic Medicine for both testing and treatment. She relies on a variety of:

  • Diet Analysis & Recommendations
  • Customized Meal Plans
  • Lifestyle Recommendations
  • Supplement Analysis and Professional Grade Supplements
  • Recommendations
  • Acupuncture
  • IV Vitamin Therapy

Moira’s aim is to work together with you – as a TEAM, in order to help you achieve your health goals!

“I’m Dr. Moira Kwok, a Naturopathic Doctor, community builder, organisational enthusiast and lover of all things furry.

Meeting our son A took 5 long years and sky-rocketed my mission to ensure that no woman ever feels as unsupported and isolated as I did during their fertility journey.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped women optimise their fertility by:

  • Helping them understand their menstrual cycles;
  • Optimising their health and hormones to maximise their fertility; and
  • Supporting them through pregnancy and into mamahood

When I’m not working with my patients, I can be found closet crafting, chasing down trucks with my toddler and secretly trying to turn him into a Toronto Raptors superfan!

If you’re ready to feel supported on your fertility journey, I invite you to schedule a FREE meet & greet appointment to see if my approach is right for you.”

  • Initial Assessment  : $275.00 ( 60 min)  
  • 2nd Appointment : 60 minutes: $275.00  
  • Follow ups:  45 minutes: $210.00 
  • Check in – 30 minutes: $140.00  
  • Fertility acupuncture :$135
Moira-Kwok

NATUROPATHY

Dr Moira Kwok
Naturopathic Doctor

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PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

Brianna Bethune
Pelvic Physiotherapy Provider, MSc(PT), B(KIN)

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An out, proud lesbian, Sam (she/her) has had the honour of working with individuals, couples and families through their transition to parenthood since 1998. To say that it was a calling to want to help others have the most positive experience possible is an understatement.

A Women’s Studies student through university and a standardized patient at UWO, Sam started her career path following the birth of her eldest child; first as a doula and then by becoming a childbirth educator through Humber College and a lactation specialist through La Leche League.

The world has grown and evolved over the decades and yet the need for a respectful environment to work with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community as they plan to start or grow their families is as needed now as it ever was. That need is why Sam now focuses her work helping her community members learn about:

  • how to become pregnant
  • where to find surrogacy resources
  • what kinds of legal questions hopeful & new parents need to ask that are different than their heterosexual peers
  • what kinds of things people can anticipate and look forward to through the transition to parenthood
  • what feeding a baby (or two or three . . . ) might look like
  • where to find local resources for families that look like their own
  • . . . and so much more

Mom to two grown men and stepmom to a teenage girl, when Sam is not working with her clients, she can be found hanging out with her wife, reading books and savouring time with friends & family.

  • Free 15 minute introductory call
  • 30 minute session – $80
  • 1 hour session – $125
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LGBT2SQ+ SUPPORT

Samantha Leeson
LGBT2SQ+ Family Building Consultant

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OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

BRIA is a virtual mental health care platform that provides comprehensive, integrated care for those experiencing mental health challenges across the reproductive lifecycle. BRIA offers mental health care assessments, individual, couples, and group therapies, psychiatric care, allied health services, and care coordination. You’ll get the right type of mental health care when you need it the most. BRIA makes it easy for you to get connected, engage in our services, and start to feel better.

Day 1 is on a mission to exploit the unspoken side of the fertility journey. From providing support and normalizing the conversations around what it’s really like to family plan in today’s society, Day 1’s network is the first of its kind. The Day 1 podcast is a show dedicated to the unspoken side of the fertility journey. Host Emily shares her story and brings together moms, dads, parents to be, physicians, specialists and healers to help her break stigmas, normalize the conversation, bring education to the forefront and most importantly build a community so the journey doesn’t feel so lonely.

Energy Tree Studio is an integrative Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice founded by Registered Acupuncturist and TCMP Anne Matthews. Energy Tree provides safe and affordable fertility acupuncture for people trying to conceive.

Eva Wellness is a mental health service and a supportive community for people at any point in their fertility and parenting journey. Eva was founded by Sarah Goodman, MSW, RSW and Mira Lax, who are passionate about maternal mental health and parental wellbeing.

Flourish is a collaborative team of Naturopathic Doctors, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Therapists, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists and so much more all working together to provide the highest level of patient centred care. Designed by Dr. Aisling Lanigan, Flourish was designed with one thing in mind: to support people on their journey to pregnancy and beyond. The first step on this journey to flourish is preconception health. This means optimizing the environment for pregnancy through nutrition, lifestyle, targeted supplementation and acupuncture.

Fresh Insight is a wellness clinic with a respected reputation of providing exemplary counselling and education to every person seeking services, including individuals, couples, families and community health. On a mission is to inspire hope, catalyze change, and foster a sense of personal empowerment, Fresh Insights offers fertility support groups as well as individual, couples and family therapy.

Kinective Health & Performance is a boutique performance-care and wellness clinic located in the Forest Hill Village. Helping a diverse range of patients, the Kinective team includes Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors and Pilates + Exercise Rehabilitation Specialists.

Mindfulness for Fertility creates a safe, supportive, nurturing online space where you can connect and share with other people going through an experience like yours. Mindfulness for Fertility programs are online, 8-week, evidence based, experiential programs following the famous Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum.