Registered Psychologist – Mom – Chef – Gardener – Photographer – Radio Host – Author – Kindness Advocate


Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a kindness advocate who discovered the hard way how Food can be Medicine. Not wanting to leave her daughters motherless before they graduated high school, this dedicated mother immersed herself into learning everything she could about health and healing and was able to turn the trajectory of her life around. Sharing what she has learned along her journey, Dr. Nicassio now offers her multi-faceted expertise as a wellness specialist to the global community in her capacities as a registered psychologist #1541speakerraw food chef and nutrition educator, magazine columnist, and radio and TV guest. Passionate about public awareness and empowerment, Theresa also contributes to socialemotional and environmental transformation through social media and her blogs & YumFoodForLiving.comTheresa is a 2015 Canadian Champion and 2016 Best in the World Award Recipient for her internationally-acclaimed book  YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Dieta Top Finalist for the 2017 Canadian Mompreneur® of the Year Award, and is the host of the Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on – All Positive Talk Radio.


Dr. Theresa Nicassio delights in challenging the status quo of limited and rigid ways of thinking.



Applying her broad psychological knowledge and skill base, combined with her personal experiences and challenges, Dr. Theresa Nicassio delights in challenging the status quo of limited and rigid ways of thinking. She embodies possibility thinking in the truest sense and embraces compassionate, choice-driven, and inclusive living as a central and ethical key for individual and societal transformation and healing. Her sensitivity to the unique and special needs of all who reside on this planet and her creative everyday solutions to social justice challenges, such as her “Inclusive Cooking” initiative, offers a new voice of hope, even (and especially) for those who are often left behind.


Theresa’s optimistic lens and unique perspective offers an unexpected dimension to her joyful and family-friendly voice that honours the body, the mind and the spirit, transcending and melting away age, ideological and cultural barriers that too often separate us from each other. Fiercely committed to make a difference by bringing community together in the current era of climate change, complacency and inexplicable health problems that have been on the rise, Theresa’s contagious enthusiasm is igniting passion and bringing out the often forgotten or overlooked hero that resides in the heart of each of us.

“If every drop of water believed itself insignificant, there would be no ocean.” ~Dr. Theresa Nicassio


Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a Registered Psychologist (#1541) in Vancouver, Canada. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1991, then worked at the Counseling Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) until she moved to Canada in 1994 to work at the University of British Columbia (UBC). While at UBC, Theresa served in a variety of capacities as the senior psychologist at the Counselling Centre. She was the Coordinator of Clinical Services and Training and also an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education. Dr. Nicassio also enjoyed teaching and supervising at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and at Langara College. In addition to her private practice, she is a wellness columnist for BLUSHVancouver Magazine (#Mindful Living and #BecauseYouAsked columns), Conscious Living TV, FLOURISH/Natural Facts MagazineConscious Living TV, and a Core Blogger for The Wellness Universe. She is also the host of the Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on – All Positive Talk Radio.

“Besides making me wish I was Italian, Theresa represents love in action. Many talk the talk, but she’s the real deal—her recipes are full of her generosity and spirit as well as deliciousness!”


~ Sharon HannaAuthor of The Book of Kale and The Book of Kale & Friends

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