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Tropical Leaves

Helping you and your family create a more rich, connected, and meaningful life.

Our Psychological Services

Individual (Adult) Counselling

This service is for individuals over the age of 18 seeking counselling therapy. Choose a therapist who has expertise, skills, and experience with your specific goal(s), areas of needs, symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD), and/or appears to be a good fit for your needs.

Counselling for Children

This service is designed for children under the age of 18. Your chosen therapist will have expertise with specific interventions that are suitable for children and teens (e.g., Art, Games, Activities, Writing, Talk Therapy while walking).

EMDR Therapy

EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach. It involves a structured process designed to assist individuals in reprocessing traumatic memories, allowing them to move towards healing and improved mental health.

Family Consultation (Parents & Children)

This service is for families looking to work on family-related challenges. This may include challenges between family members, parental issues, sibling issues, and other family issues. Not all family members need to be present. 

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Counselling for Teens

Our approach with children and teens includes a combination of child-friendly therapy strategies in conjunction with parent consultation. After performing an assessment we will help you understand the root of your child's difficulties and provide you with at-home interventions to support you and your family in managing these difficulties. 

FAMILY BASED APPROACH

We use our personal experience handling difficult relationships along with a number of proven strategies to help you work through relationship issues.  We work closely with individuals, couples, and families experiencing challenges in their relationship(s).

 

ASSESSMENTS

Our assessments provide a comprehensive examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the client. Dependent on the type of assessment completed, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the client's cognitive functioning, academic performance, social-emotional functioning, and/or adaptive functioning. 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

Our team-based approach focuses on acknowledging your disorder while also teaching you how to overcome challenges related to peer interactions, socializing, and performance at work/school/hobbies. 

OUR APPROACHES

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  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)

  • Play Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Play-based Approaches

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Structural Family Therapy

  • Trauma Focused

Our Team Of Psychologists Offer the Following Services
In-person & Virtual - Click the Therapist to Learn More

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Amy Patterson

BChSt, B.A., M.C.,

Registered Psychologist

  • Children and Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • Psychological Assessments

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Child and Adolescent  Development

    • Behavioural concern

    • Neurodevelopmental disorder

    • Grief and Loss

    • Developmental Disorders (ADHD, ASD, ODD, FASD)

    • Mood Disorders (Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Perfectionism)

    • Parent Consultation & Strategies

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Jessa Tiemstra

BA, MC.

Registered Psychologist

  • Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • EMDR

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Anxiety and Depression

    • Self-Image & Self-Esteem

    • Perfectionism

    • Self-harm

    • Trauma

    • Eating disorders and disordered eating

    • ADHD

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Alexis Power

BA., MEd., C.C.C, Registered Provisional Psychologist

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • Psychological Assessment

  • EMDR

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Relationship Issues (Making Friends, Peer Interactions, Social Skills)

    • Mood Disorders (Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Perfectionism)

    • Trauma and Addictions

    • PTSD/ Trauma/Abuse

    • Child & Intergenerational Trauma

    • Grief and Loss

    • Emotional regulation

    • Self-regulation

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Ally Venturo

  • Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Anxiety and Depression

    • Relationship Issues

    • Trauma

    • Substance misuse

    • Grief

    • Emotional Regulation

    • Body image

BA., M.C., Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Benazir Sindhi

BA., BASc., MEd., Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Tessa Wihak

MEd., Registered Psychologist

  • Children and Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Relationship Issues (Making Friends, Peer Interactions, Social Skills)

    • Developmental Disorders (ADHD, ASD, ODD, FASD)

    • Trauma

    • Grief & Loss

    • Separation/Divorce

  • Children & Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Emotion Dysregulation 

    • Anxiety Disorders

    • Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression)

    • ADHD & Executive Functioning 

    • Relationship Issues (peer interactions, social skills)

    • Life Transitions 

    • Self-Esteem 

    • Consultation for parents of children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges 
       

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Gavin McAtee

BA., BASc., MEd., Registered Psychologist

  • Children and Teen Counselling

  • Individual (Adult) Counselling

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Family & Parent Consultation

  • EMDR

  • Expertise in the following for all services:

    • Relationship Issues (Making Friends, Peer Interactions, Social Skills)

    • Developmental Disorders (ADHD, ASD, ODD, FASD)

    • Mood Disorders (Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Perfectionism)

    • Parent Consultation & Strategies

Mission

We are a team of mental health therapists dedicated to educating our clients and the community about the importance of mental health. We provide transparent specialized therapeutic services which are designed to support you and your family to create a more rich, connected, and meaningful life.

Team Individual Mantras

“ Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society...But for me, education means making creators… You have to make inventors, innovators, not comformists. 
- Jean Piaget

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Ashley Gobin

Provisional Psychologist

 
 

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