Taylor Creek Psychological Services


TCPS is pleased to welcome Justine Walker to our team as of November 1st, 2019! She is currently accepting new clients.

Registered Psychologists

Dr. Stephanie Leclair, Ph.D, C. Psych. More information at www.drstephanieleclair.ca

Contact at (613) 691-1987

Dr. Lea Ann Ouimet, Ph.D.,C. Psych. More information at www.drleaannouimet.ca

Contact at (613) 301-4367

Dr. Rachel Tupper, Ph.D.,C. Psych. Contact at (613) 218-9031.

Dr. Rachel Tupper is a clinical psychologist who is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario for autonomous practice with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Tupper has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Tupper employs an emotion-focused and experiential therapeutic approach with her clients, but draws upon other therapeutic modes (e.g. cognitive behaviour, interpersonal) as necessitated by the client's needs. In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Tupper currently works part-time for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, where she provides assessment and therapy services to children and adolescent students.

Registered Psychotherapy and Social Work

Rachael Brown, M.A., R.P. More information at www.browncounselling.com

Contact at (613) 863-2631 or [email protected].

Rachael Brown is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Rachael holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, and specializes in the treatment of adults and teens. Her areas of focus include helping individuals with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, stress management, anger management, and relationship issues. As a military spouse and mother of two, Rachael's counselling passions include supporting military personnel and their families as well as helping pre- and post-natal women navigate through the distinct challenges of motherhood.

Rachael utilizes a strength-based approach to collaborate with her clients and create a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore challenging issues. She aims to empower clients in a supportive and empathetic manner, grounded in the belief that therapy is an integral component to overall happiness and health care. While Rachael acknowledges that individuals are the experts of their own lives, she is passionate about providing the tools and support necessary to help them navigate through its many ups and downs. Rachael supports the use of multiple therapeutic modalities in order to remain flexible to the needs of her clients, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, among other methodologies.

Adam Kayiwa, MSW, RSW. Contact at (613) 698-9221 or [email protected]

Adam has a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Waterloo and completed his Bachelors of Social Work from Carleton University.  He is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. He is also a Certified Trauma Counselor from The Traumatologist Institute.

Since 2009 Adam has worked in, detention centers, drug and alcohol residential treatment centers,  and in school settings with children, youth, and their families doing individual counselling as well as group work and presentations for children, youth and parents (discipline, stress, mental health,  substance abuse, etc.).

He uses evidence-based treatment methods, with a specific focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and client focused approaches such as; Motivational Interviewing and the Internal Family Systems Model. Currently, he is a School Social Worker with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

At Taylor Creek Psychological Services, he works mainly with; children, adolescents, and adults with various needs and is committed to the mental health and well-being of his clients. Adam hopes to keep empowering and helping children, adolescents and their families by doing individual and group counselling with them and by supporting families in their various difficulties.

Rebecca Saab, MSW, RSW. Contact at 613-252-5146. Bio coming soon!

Megan Simpson, PhD, MSW, RSW. ***Megan is currently on maternity leave***

I am a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

My goal is to provide a supportive and collaborative environment to work with you to relieve discomfort and achieve your goals. I believe in creating a safe space to explore your needs and goals and develop tools for your success.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals suffering experiencing difficulty related to: domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, self-esteem, gender and sexuality, identity and mental health issues.

My therapeutic approach is strength-based and collaborative with different approaches to meet your needs and goals including: narrative therapy, attachment therapy, ecosystem therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and trauma focused therapy with a strong empathises on anti-oppressive practice.

Justine Walker, MSW, RSW. Contact at (613) 407-7670 or [email protected].

Justine has a Master of Social Work degree and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree inPsychology and Law, Concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice, from Carleton University. She is currently enrolled at Sir Wilfred Laurier University’s Post Graduate Addictions program. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Justine has over twenty years experience working with children/youth and their families with complex needs including trauma, divorce, anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and behavioural/social concerns. She uses a warm, caring, non-judgemental approach in her practice. She draws upon a variety of proven therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behavioural, Solution-Focussed, Family Systems therapy and other evidence based methodologies to assist clients in making positive changes in their lives.

Justine is also currently employed by the Ottawa Catholic School Board as a Social Worker. She provides counselling services to students and their families, facilitates a variety of mental health workshops and supports schools during crisis/ traumatic incidents.

Justine is extremely dedicated to serving clients of all ages during challenging periods in their lives. Together, she and the client work to identify the client’s strengths, encourage healthy coping strategies and examine negative (thought) patterns with the aim of moving the client towards fulfillment, positive mental health and a feeling of being more connected to loved ones and community.