Intolerant of intolerance and complacency, this internationally-acclaimed “Psychologist with Sass” compassionately invites us to join in the conscious and creative vision to “rethink” how we live our lives by increasing our awareness of the footprints we leave on each other’s hearts and on the planet that serves us.
“The World’s Nicest Badass”
Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a Registered Psychologist (#1541) and a passionate anti-bullying advocate who promotes health and wellness in all its forms. Though a modern-day “Renaissance Woman” who joyfully wears a lot of hats, her core message of kindness through inclusion is transforming how we think about ourselves, each other, the planet, and even life itself.
Brought to her knees by her own health crisis and the special needs of her children, Theresa has become a sought after “down-to-earth” wellness expert who shares her message, expertise, and practical solutions to individuals, groups, and the media around the world.
A life-long learner with a childlike wonder about the world of possibilities, Theresa continues to grow in as many ways as she can. In addition to her regular day job as a therapist, which she has been doing since 1987, Theresa is also a Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Nutrition Educator, a magazine columnist, an energy healer, and a student of various mind-body wellness modalities. She is also the Host of The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on HealthyLife.net – All Positive Talk Radio and is the Founder of D&D Publishing and Distribution and the Wellness Hub Website, TheresaNicassio.com.
Amongst many other honours, Theresa was recently a 2017 Canadian Mompreneur® of the Year Award Top Finalist and 2017 Tammy Moyer Woman of Worth Leader of The Year Award Finalist, and was the 2015 Canadian Champion & 2016 Best in the World Award recipient for her internationally-acclaimed book YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Diet.
“The Love Doctor” Goes Global
With three decades as a therapist under her belt, Dr. Theresa has a unique understanding of the human experience. This perspective, combined with her own personal journey with a mysterious health-related disability that began after the birth of her first child, gave rise to Theresa’s passion to do her part to help make the world a kinder, healthier, and more sustainable place.
Voice of Hope
Theresa’s no-nonsense down-to-earth voice of hope and inclusion inspires us to courageously accept the opportunity before us to challenge the status quo of limited thinking and beliefs in order to discover new solutions to the global challenges we are currently facing as a species and as a community.
Dr. Theresa Nicassio delights in challenging the status quo of outmoded and harmful ways of thinking.
Grateful To Be Alive… What’s FOOD Got To Do With It?
With the huge acclaim of her ground-breaking allergy-friendly resource book YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Diet, along with all of the media attention and celebrity stage appearances around it, Theresa’s much bigger messages of gratitude and kindness through inclusivity are often overlooked. However, her use of food to share her message was intentional and strategic, offering her a path to the heart through the age-old medium of food.
Food as Medicine
Theresa’s discovery the hard way about how food can be medicine through her own journey as a mum who didn’t want to leave her daughters motherless before they graduated high school is a heartfelt and moving aspect of her story, but surprisingly is only the contextual backdrop to the much bigger revolutionary vision she has to offer.
Radical Kindness Revolutionary
Because of her disarmingly playful presence and the simplicity of the solutions she offers, it is easy to at first glance miss the depth of this profoundly reflective woman who will giggle when she tells you that all she’s doing is trying to change the world. But don’t let that lightness fool you, because the fire that drives this special needs parent and social justice advocate in her commitment to this dream is nothing less than fierce.
“[Theresa’s] life and work have inspired me and opened my mind to the world of infinite possibilities. She is a renegade and this is my way to honour a woman who has inspired me to step outside fear and self-limitation and to embrace the power and responsibility I have to live out the values of acceptance, justice and equality and pass them on to my children.”
– Jane Grueber, Author of “Recipes of My Home”
from “The Power of Inclusion ~ A Story of One Woman on a Mission”
“Besides making me wish I was Italian, Theresa represents love in action. Many talk the talk, but she’s the real deal…!”
– Sharon Hanna
Author of The Book of Kale and The Book of Kale & Friends
For More About Theresa: The Soul Of Theresa (Articles & Interviews), Professional Bio, Theresa’s PRESS KIT