About Dr. Samantha Clouthier

Dr. Samantha Clouthier, BHSc., ND

Interests: Mental health, gut-brain connection, digestive health, Autism spectrum, pediatrics, queer/trans health, True North Strong Group Program


Hi, my name is Dr. Samantha Clouthier and I am a Naturopathic Doctor, registered yoga teacher, medical researcher, public speaker, and author.

I am passionate about both physical and mental health. I spent time doing emergency response and crisis counselling prior to my career in naturopathic medicine. My approach to medicine is typically utilizes nutrition (vitamins/supplements), botanical medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.

I graduated magnum cum laude from the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Upon graduation I went on to pursue my Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. Throughout my career in academia I have been heavily involved in medical research at the University of Ottawa Institute of Population Health, the Ottawa Heart Institute, the University of Sydney (Australia) School of Psychology, and the CCNM Research Department.

I am incredibly grateful to have found a career in Naturopathic Medicine that combines my passions of medicine, research, counselling, and nature.

Dr. Samantha Clouthier’s Credentials

Naturopathic Doctor,
Clinic Co-Owner

Juniper Naturopathic Clinic

Intern, Mental Health Shift

Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic

Naturopathic Intern

Brampton Civic Hospital

Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with minor in Psychology

Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Yoga for Children and Teens

Registered Yoga Alliance

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training & Active Listening Training

Distress Centre of Ottawa

Dr. Samantha Clouthier is a member of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP), Alberta Association of Naturopathic Doctors (AAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She is registered and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA).

Dr. Clouthier’s Presentations & Published Research

Aucoin, M., LaChance, L., Clouthier, S. N., & Cooley, K. (2020). Dietary modification in the treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A systematic review. World journal of psychiatry, 10(8), 187–201. https://doi.org/10.5498/wjp.v10.i8.187

Clouthier, S. N. (2019). Mental Health and Naturopathic Medicine. Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation. Pharmacologie HSS 3506, Unviersity of Ottawa, delivered online in English February 11, 2019

Clouthier, S. N. and Maludzinski, G. (2015) The effects of acupuncture on withdrawal symptoms in recovering substance abusers. Research Day hosted by The Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Ottawa, ON.
Available at http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/
10393/32288

Clouthier S. N., Schacter, A., Buffone, L., Long, M., & Konkle, A. T. M. (2015) Making sense of NeuroHealth in the Media: An in-depth look at how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is represented on Twitter. 4th annual Psychology Outside the Box conference, Ottawa, ON.

Clouthier, S. N. and Foster, A. (2013) Assessing the Web Presence of Ulipristal Acetate (EllaOne ©). Women’s Health Research Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Land Acknowledgement

Juniper Naturopathic Clinic acknowledges that we are operating this business on Treaty 8 land. This land is the traditional territory, gathering place, and meeting grounds of the Cree, Dene, Dane-zaa, and Métis. We acknowledge that we are settlers on this land and we deeply respect the courage and strength of Indigenous peoples.

We would like to honour the role Indigenous people have taken on for thousands of years as environmental stewards and we would like to show the same respect for the environment. We acknowledge that much of Naturopathic Medicine’s understanding of herbal medicine and other treatments is owed to the knowledge and wisdom of Indigenous peoples.

We are grateful for the opportunity to practice medicine, learn, and work on this land.