Our Team

 
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
— Phil Jackson
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Corinne Carter, M.Sc., RP, RMFT, Co-Founder

Corinne is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with 10 years of experience in the field. Corinne co-founded New Roots Therapy in 2010 alongside her business partner, friend, and colleague, Melissa Kroonenberg. Corinne works primarily with adult individuals and couples experiencing a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, conflict and relationship distress, communication issues, infidelity, and more.

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Melissa Kroonenberg, M.Sc., RP, RMFT, Co-Founder

Melissa is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with 10 years of experience in the field. Melissa co-founded New Roots Therapy in 2010 alongside her business partner, friend, and colleague, Corinne Carter. Melissa works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, parenting and blended family issues, conflict and communication issues, and more.

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Lauren Browman, M.A. (Candidate)

Lauren is a Master’s level training counsellor who is experienced in supporting individuals with concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma. Lauren’s services are offered at a reduce rate.

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Kristy Cartwright, M.A., RP

Kristy is a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in such areas as mood and stress, trauma/PTSD, and relationship challenges. Kristy works primarily with youth, adults, and couples.

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Julia Donovan, M.A., RP-Q

Julia is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who has experience working with adults, youth, and families. Julia’s background in theatre is uniquely incorporated into her work. Reduced rates offered.

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Brianne Dutrisac, M.A. (Candidate)

Brianne is a Master’s level training counsellor who works with youth and adult individuals experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and grief. Reduced rates offered.

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Joshua Johnston, M.A., RP

Josh is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in providing individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of mood and relationship concerns. Josh is part of our Durham Couples’ Clinic.

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Lauren McPhee, M.ADS., BCBA

Lauren is a Behaviour Specialist who works with children, youth, and families experiencing behavioural concerns with or without a diagnosis such as ADHD, ASD, ODD, etc.

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Jennifer Trewin, M.A. (Candidate)

Jennifer is a Master’s level training counsellor who works with youth and adult individuals experiencing concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. Jennifer’s services offered at a reduced rate.

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Ashley Henderson, M.A., RP

Ashley is a Registered Psychotherapist as well as our team’s lead Behaviour Specialist. Ashley works with children, youth, and adult individuals experiencing mood and behaviour related concerns.

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Heather Kent, M.C., RP, CCC

Heather is a Registered Psychotherapist who works primarily with youth and adult individuals on concerns related to mood, trauma, BPD, and relationship distress. She also provides animal-assisted therapy.

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Lisa Smith, ND

Lisa is our team’s Naturopathic Doctor. Using a patient-centred approach to care, Lisa has experience treating concerns such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, digestive health issues, and more.

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Jaguar (Our Beloved Therapy Dog)

Jaguar has extensive training and experience working with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, ASD, communication difficulties, and more. Jag works alongside Heather Kent.

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Rochelle Johnson, M.A. (Candidate)

Rochelle is a Master’s level training counsellor who is experienced in providing trauma-informed counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups. Rochelle sees clients at a reduced rate.

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David Leung, M.A. (Candidate)

David is a Master’s level training counsellor with a background in teaching and spiritual care. David works with many concerns, including mood, identity, and relationship difficulties. Reduced rates offered.

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Louise Stiles, M.A.

Louise has been providing career coaching and supportive counselling to individuals for 10 years. Concerns treated include mood and stress, trauma, BPD, and relationship distress. Awaiting CRPO registration.

Client Care Team

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Meaghan Varty, B.A.

Meaghan is our Business Operations & Client Care Manager. Meaghan is available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about our services and assist you with scheduling your appointments.

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Melissa Murdoch, B.A.

Melissa is our Client Care Specialist. Melissa is available Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about our services and assist you with scheduling your appointments.