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Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm

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204 Spadina Avenue, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2


Welcome to Six Degrees

You have found the Community Health Hub you are looking for!  

  • Stress, Illness, Pain?
  • Solutions, Options and Healing

You have been looking for support through healing & stress or for maintenance and wellness and you have found it.

Offering effective affordable health care for the past 7 years, Six Degrees is home to over 15 skilled and caring practitioners.  We won't judge you, and we will take you seriously.  We work with people towards their goals of health and wellness.  

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Services and Treatments

We are happy to share space with practitioners who specialize in:

Therapy, Body work, Counselling, Art therapy, Life coaching, Meditation, Acupuncture,

Zen Shiatsu and more!

Treatments offered by Community Acupuncturists

SusandaYee and Lamia Gibson:

Private Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into key points on the body along our energy pathways to move, restore, nourish and balance Qi. Acupuncture addresses chronic or acute health concerns and is excellent preventative care.

Individual treatment: $55

Eastern Nutrition Consultation

Eastern nutrition is a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Certain foods boost Qi, clear Damp or support the Kidneys much like Herbs or certain Acupuncture points. We are not calorie counting or measuring fat content. Rather, Eastern nutrition looks at the energetics of food, how you’re eating, and how that food interacts with your body’s Qi (life force). There are no absolutes in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sugar is not always “bad’’ and tofu is not always “good”. Food choices and suggestions are carefully considered in relation to the uniqueness of an individual and their health pattern.

When you come in to see a practitioner for a food assessment, they will ask you to keep a food diary for one week. The purpose of this diary is not to create stress around what you eat. Instead, the information you record will help the practitioner assess how the foods you eat interact with your health concerns, as well as allow them to make dietary recommendations that will help support your health and well-being. We hope this diary also fosters awareness around food choices and how dietary habits affect your overall health and day-to-day enjoyment of life. At Six Degrees, we see food as a source of pleasure, fuel and medicine. We want our clients to foster an enjoyable, positive and knowledgeable relationship with their food.

Fee: $35 - Book through Six Degrees

Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of body therapy.  The word Shiatsu translates to "Shi" - finger and "Atsu" - pressure.  Pressure is given from finger, thumb, elbow and sometimes knee to bring balance to blocked meridians and restore health and mobility.  Shiatsu can be offered with a firm or gentle touch offering clients a full body, deep relaxationa nd healing.  Zen Shiatsu asks the praactitioenr to practice with a meditative mind/body and this lends to deeper healign for the client as the environment for healing is enhanced by the deep stillness of the practitioner.

Fee: $80 (sliding scale spaces available)

Contact info and more...

Susanda YeeAcupuncturist, Body Worker

I love to relieve pain and correct structural imbalances (spinal, Qi, power).

I am in my 17th year as an Acupuncturist and Bodyworker. I’ve learned so much in the way of how trauma and stress are expressed through physical, emotional, spiritual pain.

Contact info: 

Lamia Gibson, Shiatsu Therapist, Acupuncturist, Eastern nutrition specialist

I have an anti-oppressive and mindful approach and encourage your wisdom to come forth on your healing path. 

With over 12 years of experience my areas of expertise include:  Stress, Physical pain or injury, Pregnancy (fertility, pregnancy, labour and post-labour care), anxiety and/or depression, Digestive illness/imbalance.

I love supporting people through pregnancy, labout, birth and post-natally.  Currently working towards Doula certification, I will soon be offering a doula service from Six Degrees

Contact info: 

Therapists & counsellors at Six Degrees: 

Dawn Stephenson, MA


As a therapist I help clients connect to their own personal wisdom so that they can achieve goals that are meaningful for them.   

I help adults with a variety of concerns, including:  Depression, anxiety, cultural issues, stress management, relationship challenges, and, life transitions.

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Sly Sarkisova, RSW, MSW



I am a queer and trans identified counsellor who has been working in the field of mental health and addictions counselling, therapy and support for the past 13 years. I have extensive experience supporting folks struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, complex post-traumatic stress, as well as alcohol, heroin, crack, and crystal meth addictions. My social work practice is clinical in nature, providing therapy to individuals that centers and affirms unique experiences and strengths. I work to help folks feel safe to discuss the issues and barriers they face and establish goals for change.

For more info please see my website:

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Bo Yih Thom, MSW, RSW, ADS

Clinical Supervisor, Psychotherapist

I have been collaborating with people to get “unstuck” since 2003. 

Some common areas of focus include:  Surviving trauma, moving through grief, substance use.  I also incorporate mindfulness, acupuncture and TCM perspectives.

My practice is anti-racist, LBGT, sex worker, and drug user positive.

Contact info:

  • 416-879-8854
  • website

Roxanna Vahed, Art Therapist

As an Expressive Arts Therapist I support clients in their journey for emotional healing, change, and resilience. 

I support people through many experiences including:

·   loss, grief, bereavement

·   migration/immigration/displacement/acculturation
·   trauma (incl. historical trauma)
·   discrimination and social exclusion  (including racism, homophobia, transphobia & ableism)
·   creative blocks &  personally significant
or autobiographic artistic projects

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Life coaches & meditation teachers at Six Degrees... 

Sabine Buhlmann, Life coach, Meditation & Yoga teacher

Life coaching is an investment in your personal growth and wellbeing. I teach and integrate meditation techniques into your life coaching process.  Yoga also offers inner peace and balance in life.  I teach classes or private Yoga sessions.

I can help you to:

  • discover who you truly are
  • follow your dreams
  • increase your self-confidence
  • remain centered in difficult times
  • improve your personal and professional relationships
  • get your power back and enjoy life!

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Zen Shiatsu Therapists at Six Degrees....

Debbie Rynard, Zen Shiatsu Therapist

“I enjoy helping people to become healthier and to be more aware of their bodies. By becoming more aware of our bodies we can take an active role in our healing and health care.”

I treat the following conditions:  Pre and post natal care, Frozen shoulder, Sciatic pain, Anxiety and stress, Neck and back pain, Digestive Problems, PMS

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