Helping You Heal Naturally

Dr. Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, CHT, RNCP, ROHP began her medical training at Dominion Herbal College where she graduated with honors after 4 years of schooling with a degree in Clinical Herbal Therapy.

Dr. Cobi continued on to complete further specialized training to qualify as a DNM (Doctorate of Natural Medicine), awarded by the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners of Canada and the Board of Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners of North America. Dr. Cobi holds a PhD in Natural Health Sciences with a specialty in hormonal dysfunction.

In addition, Dr. Cobi is trained as a Natural Health Practitioner, Natural Health Consultant, Natural Health Educator, a Natural Health Technician, Certified Laser Therapist, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner/Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.

Dr. Cobi is the Founder of Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic Inc. located in Maple Ridge, BC. Cobi currently practices in her local clinic and conducts on-line consultations throughout North America. She writes health articles and columns for several newspapers and health magazines.

Dr. Cobi is passionate about natural health and helping others to heal naturally. She believes in instructing and empowering others to achieve a state of improved health and well being.

Dr. Cobi is a member of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia, the Natural Medicine Practitioners of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. She is also a member of the Board of Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners of North America, the Natural Medicine Certification Council and the Health Action Network Society.

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To book an appointment call 604.467.9554

We are truly blessed to have this wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and caring doctor here in our community. Dr. Cobi was very thorough and took the time to ask the detailed questions that were required to obtain an accurate assessment of my health and background. She truly cares about her patients and their wellness. Her clinic is very welcoming and the staff are just as lovely as she is. I would recommend Dr. Cobi to anyone who is seeking a Dr. of Natural Medicine.

Nadine Daigle

What is Natural Medicine?

Natural medicine is a system of integrated health care which incorporates clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counseling, and the use of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to treat the patient holistically.

Natural Medicine Practitioners treat the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. This holistic approach allows the patient to truly heal from within and thus prevents chronic syndromes from developing.

What is Western Herbal Medicine?

Western Herbal Medicine is a holistic system that combines conventional medicine, herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle to restore and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The treatments take into account the individual’s physical, physiological, and emotional needs. The use of herbs is based on empirical and scientific knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants and their effects on different body systems. All herbal formulas are individually created and compounded to specifically target the needs of each patient.

Our Team

Laurel Hickman
Medical Esthetician

Laurel Hickman has 25 years experience in the skin care industry. Her knowledge and experience in helping people with all types of skin conditions is a great addition to Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic. Laurel has worked as an International Esthetics Instructor as well as in the TV and Film Industry. Laurel has dedicated the last 5 years of her career specifically to new and advanced Medical Skin Care Therapies.

Services include:

  • Infused Medical Microdermabrasion Silk Peel
  • Non-Invasive Chemical Peels
  • Customized Medical Facials
  • Elizabeth Arden Pro Medical Skin Care Line

Advanced Medical Skin Care Treatments for the following conditions:

  • Anti-ageing
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Skin discoloration
  • And more

Hannah Tinney, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Hannah Tinney has studied many treatment modalities, in order to accommodate the many conditions a patient may have. Whether it is a 'tight shoulder' or a debilitating disease, she is able to meet your health-care needs.

Treatments include:

  • Standard Swedish Massage Therapy
  • Manual Lymph Drainage for Swelling
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Active Stretching

"My patients' goals are my first objective. Returning them to optimal health, by providing the best quality of care and rehabilitation, is my goal."

Janet Tinney

Janet Tinney has 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She has worked in private practice, hospital and rehabilitation settings, with people of all ages and abilities. She works with orthopedic, neurologic, respiratory, musculoskeletal, women's and men's health and lymphatic problems.

She encourages patients to take an active role in their own health by understanding the causes of their concerns and how to promote wellness. She uses her knowledge of applied physiology to influence her manual therapy. Her patients call it good hands.


Dr. Cobi Slater is not affiliated with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia or Canada, nor does she claim to be an ND (Naturopathic Doctor). She is certified as a Category 1 DNM (Doctorate of Natural Medicine). See DNM Standards, Registration Criteria and Scope of Practice for more.

Dr. Cobi’s Credentials…read more