About Dr. Sam Clouthier, ND

Dr. Sam Clouthier, BHSc., ND

Interests: depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, bipolar, psychosis, 2SLGBTQIA+ health, pediatrics, digestion, Health at Every Size Advocate

Hi, my name is Sam 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 a variety of institutions.

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

Sam 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).

Sam Clouthier’s Presentations & Published Research


Psihogios A., Baggio A., & Clouthier, S. N., (2021). The Weighty Burden of Inequity Experienced by Patients in Larger Bodies: Fostering Equitable Treatment in the Naturopathic Community. CAND Vital Link, 28 (1), 17-22.

Clouthier, S. N. (2021). Treating Bipolar Disorder: A Review of Evidence-Informed Naturopathic Treatment Options Naturopathic Doctors News and Review, 17(3), 1-5.

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.

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.


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.