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Dr. Charity Thiessen

Education & Experience


National University of Natural Medicine

Board certification

Bachelors in Physiology and Pharmacology

Field of expertise

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

Years of practice


New Team Member! – Dr. Charity Thiessen

Dr. Charity Thiessen is a naturopathic doctor who focuses on concussion and brain injury recovery using nutritional supplementation and dietary strategies to support healing. She offers a thorough evaluation of bloodwork to determine obstacles that are slowing the recovery process.

In addition, Dr. Thiessen utilizes Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), a body-oriented trauma processing technique, to help balance the automatic nervous system and bring it back into a state of flexibility following injuries.

Dr. Thiessen received her Doctorate and a masters in Global health from National University of Natural Medicine, advanced somatic experiencing training from Somatic Experiencing International, and Bachelors in Physiology and Pharmacology.

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™)

SE™ is a body-oriented therapeutic technique which aims to resolve symptoms of stress, shock, and trauma the accumulate in our bodies. Wen we are stuck in patterns of fight, flight, or freeze, SE™ helps release and integrate those survival responses to restore balance to the automatic nervous system.

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, falls, invasive medical procedures (surgeries), sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss and grief, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.

Somatic Experiencing® can be supportive for processing all these types of stress and trauma.

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Recent News & Stories

New Physician Joining! We are very excited to announce that a new physicians will be joining the Gateway team at our south location!!! Dr. Esmaeil Akbarnezhad and Dr. Mahmoud Abdo. Dr. Akbarnezhad has joining the team in April and Dr. Abdo will be joining soon from June 26th onwards. Please call the clinic to find …

We are excited to announce that online booking is now available for many of our practitioners at Gateway!! Please access this by  Clicking Here! We will continue to develop and expand this offering over the next few weeks.

We would like to request all patients visiting our South Clinic to only park in designated Gateway Alliance Medical Clinic parking spaces, or on the road parking spaces on 29th Avenue. Please avoid parking in spaces designated for SVP, Edward Jones, etc or within the Lee's Chop Suey restaurant parking lot.

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