In order to provide our patients with the best possible care and a personal health plan that addresses all aspects of their well-being, the Westcoast Women's Clinic has formed partnerships with a number of excellent practitioners, all experts in their fields.
Bev Maya, Medical Herbalist
Bev has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked as a research chemist focusing on the characteristics and personality of natural products. In 2000, after four years of intensive studies in medical sciences and clinical training, Bev received a Diploma in Herbal Medicine at the College of Phytotherapy, UK. She is presently a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists as well as a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. Bev's unique expertise and special focus on clinical nutrition, liver metabolism and digestive health makes her an important member of the multi-disciplinary team at the Westcoast Women's Clinic.
Marcy Dayan, Registered Physiotherapist
Marcy is a registered physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence and vaginal/rectal pain. Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy in 1984, Marcy has completed postgraduate courses in incontinence, pelvic dysfunction and orthopedics. She has also completed a Master of Health Administration from the University of British Columbia. Active in both clinical practice and teaching, Marcy works in private practice, is a consultant to the Westcoast Women's Clinic, and is a guest lecturer on Pelvic Pain at the University of British Columbia's School of Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiotherapy).
Dr. Bianca Rucker R.N. PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist
Bianca is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and registered nurse who holds a Master's Degree and PhD in Counselling Psychology. She has been in private practice specializing in sexual and relationship therapy for over 25 years. She helps women who are experiencing a decline in sexual interest, lack of sexual arousal, difficulty with orgasm, and/or discomfort with sex. She also addresses couple communication and intimacy problems, extramarital affairs, and male sexual dysfunction and addiction issues. She works closely with physicians at Westcoast Women's Clinic so that she can tailor the therapy to most effectively address psychological and physical aspects of clients' concerns. She uses both psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis to help clients bring about changes in their lives.
Westcoast Women's Clinic has several life coaches that we refer to for support with issues such as time management, setting goals, being accountable for personal needs and stress management. They can also assist with meditation, relaxation techniques and re-framing- self-talk and self-care.