Our practitioners

We currently have two qualified naturopaths available for your care at LaVida Health.

Kaye Wright - naturopath and clinic director

Kaye Wright, naturopath and clinic owner

Nothing gives me more pleasure than helping a client achieve their health goals...to remove the health blocks that have been holding you back or preventing you from living the life you want.  Maybe it is more energy through better sleep or diet, perhaps it is less time feeling sick and unwell or it might be learning how to live with a chronic condition in a way that enables you to still do the things you love and to enjoy life.  This is what drives me on a daily basis.  

I believe most health concerns can benefit from practical naturopathic advice and treatment. 

Some of the problems I frequently see in my clinic include:

  • insomnia

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • stress

  • adrenal and thyroid conditions

  • autoimmune conditions

  • high cholesterol

  • weight issues

  • fatigue

  • low energy

  • high blood pressure

  • digestive problems

  • menopausal issues

  • menstrual disorders

  • poor immunity and many more.  

It's no surprise that these problems are frequently connected. If you would like to learn more, I have written about how naturopathy can help you.

I draw on a number of tools, used individually or in combination, to determine the most suitable and tailored approach to achieving your health goals.  Different naturopaths practice in different ways and it's important to find one who you can connect with.  I have written more about how I work to help you understand my approach.

It is my aim to provide you with advice which is realistic and tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.

I come from a corporate background (Accounting and then HR) so I understand the pressures and health problems that stem from a demanding career and lifestyle.

Sometimes, naturopaths can be a little unrealistic in what they expect of their clients. My advice has to work in the context of your real day-to-day life, not some "ideal" life. That is why my approach to naturopathy is collaborative.  The best results come when you are included and involved in the treatment.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your efforts to live a healthy and happy life.

Yours in good health,

Kaye Wright

Member - National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
Member - Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
Member - Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)


Lee Copeland - Naturopath

Lee joined LaVida Health in 2015. Having come from a corporate setting previously Lee understands the pressures you might be facing whether they come from work, family, friends or finances, and appreciates that enjoying a glass of wine or that chocolate bar is sometimes required!

Lee summarises her naturopathic philosophy as:

"encouraging and empowering you to identify and address your own health issues, and be engaged in your treatment plan to better health"

With a focus on being non-judgemental and empathetic of client’s situations, Lee provides a safe and encouraging environment where you can achieve good health and still live in the ‘real world’. 

In addition, Lee is a qualified yoga teacher and has been teaching group and individual sessions since 2012.  

Her philosophy for connecting the mind and body is complementary to her practice as a naturopath.

Lee’s special areas of interest include 

  • healthy pregnancies
  • boosting fertility for couples trying to conceive. 

Having experienced a long wait to fall pregnant herself, Lee is well placed to assist others who may be going through a similar situation so that they too can enjoy the experience of pregnancy naturally. 

Lee also treats people suffering from health issues such as:

  • gastrointestinal disturbances

  • hormone imbalances

  • sleep disturbances

  • stress

  • low energy

Lee has a wealth of experience in working with clients with physical or psychological conditions and has previously come from a background of rehabilitation counselling.  

It's wonderful having Lee on the team. Her expertise in the areas of conception and pregnancy broadens the naturopathic services available at LaVida Health.

If you would like to make an appointment with Lee, please call the clinic on 03 9620 9503 or, if you prefer you can contact us via email.