Dr. Laura LaChance graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 2017. She has held clinical and academic positions at both the University of Toronto (CAMH) and McGill University (St. Mary's Hospital) where she has worked in various clinical settings prior to moving into private practice in 2023. Dr. LaChance has a special interest in the role of health behaviours (lifestyle) on mental health and incorporates nutrition, physical activity, and other mind body interventions into the psychiatric care she provides.
Dr. LaChance has completed additional training in understanding the social causes of mental illness (CIHR Research Fellowship 2012) and obtained a Master's in Psychiatry from McGill University in 2021. Her Master's degree was focused on understanding the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions on mental health. She is also currently completing a fellowship in integrative psychiatry with Psychiatry Redefined.
Dr. LaChance has been engaged in research in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry since 2012 and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations; educating her peers and the public on the mental health benefits of nutritional interventions. She is currently an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Psychedelic assisted therapy, a treatment intervention that embodies the synergy between biology, psychology and social factors is a natural fit for Dr. LaChance.
A healthy brain is a resilient one, better able to embrace the challenges and joys of life.