About Us

Kathleen Penev ND understands well-being on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. With 15 years of experience in Naturopathy, a certified Body Type Practitioner, a trained Dorn Therapist and Low Level Laser Light Therapist, she is amply qualified to help you address your health concerns through a wide range of therapeutic modalities, offered at both her Mordialloc and Mooroolbark clinics. Kathy finds inspiration from a wide range of cultural influences and philosophies, which complement Healthwise Naturopathic Clinic’s approach to your health and well-being.

She is the 2014 Gold Award winner of The Australian Business Quality Awards for Excellence in Customer Service. As well as being a Professional Health Practitioner, Kathy holds a Diploma in Education and treats her clients with the aim to teach them about the therapies they are undertaking. Her focus is on children and adults of all ages.

Our Mission

Kathy Penev created Healthwise Natural Therapies to provide a range of holistic therapies tailored to the needs of the individual client.

Her aim is to educate clients towards self – responsibility for their healthcare maintenance. This is achieved by a profound respect for your individuality, attentive listening, and compassionate care. Combined with safe, natural methods designed to restore and maintain your health, resulting in therapies which embody core naturopathic principles.

Kathy’s mission is to make you healthy, well and empowering you to look after your greatest gift – your health.

These are the tools that permit you to go about the process of living your life to the fullest.


Our philosophy is underpinned by our belief in the value of educating, motivating and encouraging you to take responsibility for your own health, applying the principles of good nutritional care, fitness and healthy lifestyle.

As your health facilitator and coach, Kathy will advise you which of her therapeutic practices will best address your condition. Often a combination of therapies is applied, to achieve optimal results. In between consultations Kathy will happily address any questions, queries or concerns you may have regarding your health plan and/or health regime.

There’s no need to feel alone or unassisted, as Kathy will help you every step of the way.

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