Taylor Creek Psychological Services


TCPS is pleased to welcome Carol Manseau and Megan Simpson to our team! They are 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.

Melissa Chung, MSW, RSW.  Contact at (613) 852-8700 or [email protected]

I am a Masters Level Registered Social Worker and have been working with children and families in the Ottawa area for the past seventeen years. Throughout my years, I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings that have each helped shape who I am and my therapeutic approach in counselling. My work background includes areas such as child protection, children’s mental health and the education system. Through these experiences I have been privileged to witness many children and families face life’s challenges with courage and resilience. I believe that everyone has within them the ability to change themselves and their lives for the better, although sometimes we can all use a little support along the way.

I offer a nonjudgmental, supportive, therapeutic environment to work through these struggles and challenges. My particular area of expertise is working with children and their families. I work from a strengths based, cognitive behavioural approach with a strong emphasis on attachment, mindfulness and positive parenting. I have experience with many issues that children and families face such as anxiety, depression, anger and behaviour problems, grief, school avoidance, bullying, divorce, parenting struggles, identity issues, strained family relationships and adjusting to many of life’s transitions.

I also have experience and am interested in working with adolescents and adults who may be struggling and facing challenges in their lives. I believe that everything happens for a reason and when difficult events occur they awaken us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our lives. It is possible to move through the pain with the proper support and live your life the way you have always wanted to.

I am a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and work under the supervision of a psychologist for most services. My counselling services are covered under the majority of benefit plans. It may be helpful to call your insurance first to confirm your insurance benefits coverage.

I believe that in order for therapy to be a success, you have to feel comfortable with your counsellor therefore please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free telephone consultation. Please note that I am a School Social Worker with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and work in the east end of Ottawa. I am unable to see children and adolescents who attend the schools I am assigned to but am happy to refer you to someone else. All schools have free social worker support and services offered.

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.

Carol Manseau, MSW, RSW. More information at www.inbloomcounselling.caContact at 613-794-3884 or [email protected]

I offer counselling services to children, youth, families and couples in the Ottawa area. As a mom of four young children, I know how chaotic, busy and overwhelming life can get. When things at home aren’t going well, it can feel like nothing in other areas of your life are working. My goal is to help you create a strong family unit so that you can take on anything life throws at you. I understand how overwhelming and stressful it can be to reach out to a stranger for help and guidance, but when we are facing challenges seeking support is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. 

As a practicing Social Worker since 2010, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), I have over eight years of varied social work experience. I am influenced by an attachment-based developmental approach and attachment theory. I have training in play therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), FRIE​NDS for Life, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT). Working with families in a hospital setting, including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), has been a large part of my work. I continue to work with children and families at CHEO as part of their abuse and trauma team.

My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgemental, and safe space where you can openly and honestly discuss your challenges. I understand that choosing a practitioner is a delicate matter. Please reach out to schedule a time to talk to see if my services can meet your needs.

Megan Simpson, MSW, RSW. Contact at 819-328-7524 or [email protected] 

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.