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    Heather Anderson, Clinical Psychologist. Founder of Grounded Psychology

    *Not currently taking new clients*



    Heather Anderson is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a range of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, and phobias), behavioural difficulties (e.g., anger, impulsivity), and addiction. Heather also has extensive experience in helping clients with relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, and navigating life transitions. She will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning.

    Heather has worked in a variety of private practice, community, school, and hospital-based settings with adults dealing with a range of difficulties. She has been trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, in addition to utilizing theory and techniques from a number of theoretical orientations.

    Heather also offers psychological and psychoeducational assessments for educational and vocational planning purposes, implementing appropriate accommodations in school and work-place settings, and providing and supporting mental health diagnoses.

    Heather received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and her M.Ed in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She continues to stay current in the latest research and theories to support her work with clients.


    • Canadian Psychological Association
    • College of Psychologists of Ontario #5695

    Jessica Lefebvre is a Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

    who works primarily with individuals (both adolescents and adults) as well as couples. She has experience in helping clients work through a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, emotion regulation, self-esteem/ boundary setting, and relationship issues
    Jessica believes that every client has a unique perspective based on personality and previous experiences and tries to make each client feel understood. She strives to be non-judgmental and often includes some humor in therapy to make her clients feel at ease. Jessica works collaboratively with clients to set goals for therapy. She takes an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing upon multiple theories depending on client need, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution-Based therapy, and Mindfulness Self-Compassion.
    Jessica has worked in both community-based and hospital-based settings. Jessica completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in psychology at Queen’s University and her MEd in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is committed to continued education through readings/ research and training opportunities.


    Matthias Barter, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

    Matthias Barter is a passionate advocate for the idea that a person is more than the sum of what they are struggling with. His pursuit of a master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality from St. Paul University helped to develop a special appreciation for the uniqueness of the journey each person undertakes. As a psychotherapist, Matthias believes strongly in providing a place of safety in which clients can begin to look at the areas of their life that they feel stuck in, while facilitating an exploration of where each client derives meaning in their lives. He has experience in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss, anger, and avoidance. Working primarily from an integrative lens, Matthias combines elements of Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, Client-Centered therapies, and a Psychodynamic emphasis on early life experiences. He believes that the path to mental and emotional freedom is not in “fixing” oneself, but in embracing one’s own strength and value.

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