A little about me

I'm a licensed naturopathic doctor, and a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. I've been practising at Live Well since becoming board certified with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CoNO). I am a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).

Naturopathic doctors use a number of treatment modalities including: botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and supplements, acupuncture and Asian medicine as well as physical modalities and lifestyle counseling and support. The goal of treatment is to support the body's own ability to heal and to use the aforementioned modalities to gently bring the body back into balance. I treat many health conditions, with a special interest in digestive health, musculoskeletal injuries, mental health, and pediatric health. Patients of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Prior to studying naturopathy, I worked as a personal trainer working with clients to help them improve their health, fitness and athletic performance and to rehabilitate injuries. I graduated from Western University with a degree in psychology and kinesiology. I have lived in St Catharines for over twenty years, and live with my husband and 2 sons. When I am not working, I can be found camping and hiking with my family, reading Can-lit, listening to podcasts and cooking.

photograph of Dr. Karen Maloney-Younker, ND


  • Homeopathy

    Very diluted plant and mineral remedies that consider the whole person and work to stimulate the body's own ability to heal.

  • Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Fine needles are inserted at key points on the body to increase the flow of blood and qi to stimulate healing. Acupuncture can be used on its own or in conjunction with traditional herbal formulas.

  • Nutrition

    An assessment of food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies and the best way to make these adjustments to diet or through supplementation.

  • Botanical Medicine

    Using medicinal plants individually or in combination as a tea, a tincture, or topically to support healing in the body.

  • Lifestyle Counselling

    Support to make health improvements through stress reduction, improved sleep, healthy habits and a place to feel supported dealing with life's challenges.


My office is located in Live Well Massage Therapy & Osteopathy at:
250 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Contact Me

To make an appointment or more information, please call (289) 362-2444