The relationship between our team members and our clients is paramount, and something that Mind-Body Solutions values highly. Becoming familiar and sharing with a health and wellness professional can be a touching and emotional experience. Our Mind-Body Solutions health and wellness team can bring you guidance to empower yourself and can bring you a deep listening and understanding of not only your thoughts and emotions, but your body as well.
Our team takes great pride in providing clients a safe, confidential, and professional environment. From our waiting area to our offices, our goal is to ensure you are comfortable.
Read our team member’s biographies below and learn more about the history behind our faculty. If you wish to schedule an appointment with a specific member of our team, please mention them by name when contacting us.
Native of Bathurst, New Brunswick, Nicole obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Université de Moncton in 2000. Also from the Université de Moncton, she obtained her master’s in arts (psychology) in 2005. Her clinical internship was completed at the Bathurst Community Mental Health Center in 2002. During the course of her studies and thereafter, she became specialized in neuropsychology and this, through a clinical internship in neuropsychology at the Hôpital Broca in Paris, France, her master’s thesis, research, continued education courses, and supervised work.
Since the beginning of her career, she has worked for many organizations, including a research centre in neurosciences (KLARU, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) in Toronto, ON, a national employee assistance program (Ceridian; now Lifeworks) in Markham, ON, the Campbellton Community Mental Health Clinic, and the anglophone School District of Bathurst. She has also worked at the Chaleur Regional Hospital of Bathurst from 2007 to 2017. She is in private practice since January 2017 and worked with Nepisiguit Family Services and Peninsula Family Services from January to November 2017.
Nicole is presently the owner of Mind-Body Solutions, which opened it’s doors in November 2017. Her primary goal is to bring to the community a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to counseling, taking into consideration all aspects of the person. Her approach is mainly cognitive-behavioral, including schema therapy, but also eclectic. A few years ago, she developed an interest in mindfulness and meditation, as well as the relationship between mind and body, which she has incorporated in her approach. More recently (November 2019), she became a certified therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Originally from Nigadoo New Brunswick, Valérie Foulem studied at St. Thomas University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology in 2014 and a Post-Degree Bachelor of Social Work in 2016. During her studies, she had the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience not only through field placements and summer employment, but also by being active in the community as a volunteer.
She has worked with the Chaleur Autism and Asperger Family Center, the Fredericton Sexual Assault Center, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Center for Family Violence Research, and Nepisiguit Family Services. She became a registered social worker in 2016 and began her career. She has worked as a community animator for the New Brunswick Association for Community Living in 2016, a job coach for Optimum Human Resources from 2016 to 2017, and a social worker at Nepisiguit Family Services from 2016 to today. She currently offers counselling services at Mind-Body Solutions by using a holistic approach and recognizing the whole environmental context of each client.
Wendy is native of the Acadian Peninsula in New-Brunswick. While she achieved her Social Work degree at Laurentian University in 2012, she also obtained a certification in therapeutic interventions for women. After exploring the tools of Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, and Lead Management, she obtained her certification from the International William Glasser Institute in 2014. More recently, she acquired her Basic Training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming in November 2017.
Starting off in Adult Protection, Child Protection, and other programs of the Social Development Department of New-Brunswick during her field placements, Wendy then chose to start her career in community organizing here in the Chaleur region. She participated in many projects, including the facilitation of educative and therapeutic groups, the development and facilitation of many workshops and training, and the creation of tools and educative materials for Nepisiguit Family Services. From 2012 to 2017, she has offered counselling to a variety of clients presenting various issues at Nepisiguit Family Services. Wendy also acquired experience working with youth by coordinating activities targeting healthy social skills and self-esteem building when she was working at the Bathurst Youth Center. She also worked with the NB Association for Community Living where she worked with youth living with intellectual disabilities to help them develop the skills to succeed in their post-secondary education plans or to become successful on the job market.
Today, as a Health Coach in the Acadian Peninsula with Diabetes Canada, Wendy is still passionate about personal development and she firmly believes in the full potential of every human being. That is why she is also offering her services as a counsellor here at Mind-Body Solutions, which shares Wendy’s values by integrating a holistic approach to every individual.
Native of Moncton, New Brunswick, Loree became interested in yoga in the late 90s and early 2000s as an exercise routine and stress reliever during her Bachelor of Psychology degree. It wasn’t until becoming pregnant with her daughter in 2011, however, that she took a prenatal yoga course and saw how the physical postures, breathing techniques, and mental/soulful aspects of yoga can come together and deliver huge benefits.
Since then, her practice has become a more routine part of her life, and became a “life saver” and amazing tool when returning to her full-time public-school teaching position (graduate from Crandall University Education in 2007). While trying to find balance in all areas of life, she embarked on her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and became a certified yoga instructor in 2014 under the guidance of Jenny Kierstead from Breathing Space Yoga Studio.
She has since been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children in a yoga club at her school and teaches (mostly beginner Hatha and Vinyasa style classes) to friends, family, fellow teachers. She also teaches Beginner’s Yoga class at Bodywise Yoga Therapy and Laluna Yoga Studio in Moncton or from her home-based studio space. Loree has a passion for helping others with the basics of yoga and knows that the practice can be a good fit for ANY body, age, or ability who wants to reap its benefits.
She has a special interest in how yoga can help your mental health to relieve stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression and is currently in her Internship portion of Level III training from the 600 hour Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy course in Massachusetts. Loree was excited to become the 1st certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in New Brunswick in February 2019 through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She embraces life-long learning and has attended a Yoga for Trauma training session, has her Level III Reiki (master healer) certification, and many other workshops such as Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within event in Florida in 2016 where she became a “Fire Walker”.
Loree truly embraces what meditation, breathing techniques, and physical movement in the form of asana can do for your mind, body, and soul, and would love to share with anyone who is open to the possibility of what doors can be opened and what we can really do when we reach out to become our truest and best selves.
Registered Massage Therapist
If you are looking for a massage that will ground you, help you feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated, Veronica is your girl!
Originally from Massachusetts, United States, Veronica has been practicing massage therapy since 2010, after completing a 2200 hour course in Moncton, NB. She joined the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (in 2010), which she continues to be in good standing with. After legislation of massage therapy in 2013, Veronica joined the College of Massage Therapist of New Brunswick and continues to be in good standing with them as well.
She started her career in the spa industry for 3 years before moving to Massage Addict in Dieppe, NB where she worked for 6 years and where she built a solid foundation within the company.
Her experience in the spa industry, taught Veronica how luxurious and therapeutic massage therapy can be by incorporating other tools like essential oils & warm hydrotherapy like hot stone and hot towels. She also learned and tailored her techniques to be gentle, tranquil and relaxing as well as therapeutic because she wants to give her clients the care they need physically and mentally.
Veronica is a strong believer in lifelong learning and is always looking to grow through courses & personal development as a health care professional and as a young woman. Through this development, she has grown deeply spiritually and is attuned to the energies that surround her. She enjoys using mindfulness & energy therapy (like Chios and Theta healing) to help heal, empower and educate her clients to live a happy, thriving life by reconnecting with themselves and with spirit.
Over the years, Veronica has worked with a variety of clients therapeutically (with TMJ dysfunction, chronic pain (like fibromyalgia), Degenerative Disc Disease, cancer and chronic migraines to name a few) and loves working with clients who have never had a massage before because she feels that it is the best way to show someone, physically, what massage can do for them. She always strives to create a safe and practical treatment tailored to each individual client.
Whether you are looking for relief from chronic pain, muscle tension or looking for a moment of relaxation, Veronica can help you achieve all of these and more.
Marie-Gaëtanne Le Breton
Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Esthetician, Doula
Originally from St-Irenée, NB, Marie-Gaëtanne has been practicing esthetics since 2013 after a 10 month esthetics program at Medes in Dieppe. She then focused her career on more therapeutic services by taking a course in massage therapy. She has a 2200 hour course from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Dieppe where she graduated with honors in 2017.
She began her career in the spa industry as an esthetician at the Spa of the Casino New Brunswick in Moncton. She worked there for 3 years before moving to Massage Addict as a full time massage therapist in Dieppe where she worked for a year. She then moved to the new Nordic Spa USVA in Moncton where she stayed for a year and a half. After all this experience she gained, she started her own business in Moncton, which she decided to expand by offering her services here at Mind-Body Solutions in Bathurst.
Her experience in the spa industry taught her a lot of new skills. She also took additional courses in essential oils, hot stone, pre- and post-natal Doula services, cupping, taping, and many more. Over the years, Marie-Gaëtanne has worked with a variety of clients therapeutically as well as in the field of relaxation. She is constantly working at improving herself by considering all the feedback given to her to make every single service unique. Whether you are looking for relief from chronic pain, pain from a recent injury or simply looking for a moment of relaxation, she can help you feel the best you’ve ever had, because at the end of the day, you are her priority.
During her time off, Marie-Gaëtanne loves to be surrounded by nature, including hiking, kayaking, camping, swimming, gardening, as well as being around animals. She has a beautiful German Shepherd puppy and 4 cats that she loves so much that she also makes it her goal/focus to learn about animal training and more. She is also a big music fan and loves to learn to play electric guitar.