Barb Fehlau


KAT Physician, Facilitator

Barb is thrilled to be a part of the RTT team as a facilitator after being a participant in Cohort 5. She is of European (German) ancestry living on the unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nations in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island since 1998.

Barb has been a Family Physician for 25 years and has a focused practice in chronic pain, addictions medicine and Palliative Care for the last 7 years. She is a UBC and UVic Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine. She appreciates what Western Medicine brings as well as integrates other healing approaches and is a certified medical acupuncturist and is a Reiki Master. She is a senior student of Thomas Huebl, a modern mystic who is deeply exploring personal, multigenerational, and collective trauma healing. For many years she has been taken part in aboriginal ceremonies and been learning much from her indigenous mentors. She is passionate about personal healing work and she loves the Roots to Thrive approach that is dedicated to a truly holistic way of trauma integration.

Other Medical Team

Pam Kryskow


RTT Medical Team Co-Chair, Medical Lead and Organization Steward

Dr. Pamela Kryskow is the medical lead for the Roots To Thrive Program.  She is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada and the medical chair of the Vancouver Island University Post Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic Medicine assisted Therapy.  Pam is also a a clinical i...


Co-Chair RTT Medical Team & Organization Steward

Crosbie completed his MA in Psychology at Lakehead University, prior to completing Medical School at McMaster in 1991. Following medical school, Dr. Watler completed his residency in psychiatry at Dalhousie University. Crosbie relocated to Duncan BC in 2001, working with Island Health in diverse ...
Zhiish McKenzie


RTT-KAT physician

Dr. Zhiish McKenzie is Family Physician. She is Anishnabai from Northern Ontario and a member of the Temagami First Nation.  She works as a Clinical Instructor & Indigenous Portfolio Co-Director at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  Zhiish was introduced to Roots to Thrive as a patient particip...


RTT KAT Program Chair, Intake lead, Nurse Facilitator

Julia comes to the Roots to Thrive team with over twenty years experience as a front-line registered psychiatric nurse. Julia completed her nursing training in New Zealand before becoming certified in California and then Canada. Julia has practiced in a wide variety of clinic areas including inpa...



Matthew is a psychiatrist working in Vancouver. He did his psychiatric training in Toronto, and since medical school he was inspired by the potential for psychedelic medicine to help people in new ways and deepen the psychological work that can be done during therapy. During his training, he soug...