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People often say to us that they feel at peace as soon as they arrive. Whether walking along the pathways, listening to a horse's neigh, sitting under the shade of the trees, or viewing the mountains to the west, the peace and tranquility of Mission Acres and the surrounding landscape embrace you.


At Mission Acres, we encourage you to "come as you are”. Bring your hope, pain, aspirations, and uncertainty. Together we will grow in knowledge and emotional health.


“It doesn’t take as long to heal as it took to get hurt”.

 -Michele Pillar


Registered Psychologist

EMDR Approved Consultant

I believe that all presenting mental health conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders) are influenced by biological factors and life events. 

My work focuses primarily on the life events that have contributed to the current challenges.  As clients heal from their emotional wounds, symptom reduction naturally occurs.  

At the same time, sometimes clients need a sounding board, help with problem solving, or need to develop new skills and strategies.  Thus, therapy is customized based on clients' goals and preferences.


I have worked in the field of psychology since 1998 and became a Registered Psychologist in 2004. In 2007, I began to specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Therapy, which revolutionized my clinical practice as I began to see clients heal from their emotional wounds rather than simply learn how to cope with and manage their symptoms.   In 2013, I became a Certified EMDR Therapist, and in 2022, I became an EMDR Approved Consultant.  

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Abuse and neglect (sexual, physical, emotional, mental)


Attachment issues (including wounds from adoption, foster care, prenatal trauma, etc.)


Autism Spectrum Disorder​Communication issues, including boundary setting and assertiveness

​Complex trauma and dissociation​Depression​​

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Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (With Distinction), University of Calgary​​

Bachelor of Christian Studies, North American Baptist College

Member in good standing with:

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

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We are pleased to provide counselling services for:

Individual - Children, Adolescents, and Adults



We are pleased to be able to offer therapy in the setting that best suits your personality and needs, including:

Face-to-face sessions in an office setting, with more than adequate social distancing


Face-to-face sessions outdoors, with or without animals


Remote sessions by video or phone

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Natural Processing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Ego State Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy


Successful counselling requires the goodness of fit between:

  • Client and therapist

  • Presenting issues and therapeutic approach

  • Goals and budget (both financial and time)

We all click better with some people than with others.  Therapy is no different.  During your first session you will likely be able to determine whether or not your therapist is a good fit for you.  There are many variables that may impact this, and your therapist will not be offended if you decide you would like to try someone else, whether that’s after one session or twenty.  In fact, your therapist will support you in finding someone you might feel more comfortable with.

Billing and Bursary:


Invoicing and collection of payment are typically completed within 48 hours of the session occurring.


If finances are a concern, please request an “Application for Bursary” form.

The Psychologists' Association of Alberta's (PAA) recommended fee schedule is taken into consideration when determining the hourly rate.


Tonia Anderson - $220/hour and $250/hour for Equine Therapy

Colleen Harvey - $220/hour

Susan Rochow - $240/hour

Based on a 50-minute hour

Clients are required to have a credit card on file, but e-transfers are accepted if that is preferred.  Cash, debit, and personal cheques are not accepted at our locations.

How do I choose an EMDR therapist?

It is important to know that there are currently three levels of training/expertise for EMDR therapists.


Level 1 – Basic Training

Mental health professionals must first complete Basic Training, which allows them to work as EMDR therapists.  However, at present there are no additional requirements for those with Basic Training, meaning that the knowledge and expertise of these therapists are highly variable and largely dependent on how much additional professional development they complete.  The majority of EMDR therapists in Canada are at this level. 


Level 2 - Certified EMDR Therapist

This requires significantly more training and ongoing professional development. 

Level 3 - Approved Consultant

These individuals can train others in EMDR.  Susan Rochow is an Approved Consultant. 

Do I require a referral to become a client?

No, you do not require a referral to become a client, but if you have a benefit provider, we encourage you to review your benefit information to see if they cover Counselors, Registered Provisional and Registered Psychologists and if they have any stipulations for you receiving service.

How do I become a client?

Please fill out the contact us form below and a member of our team will contact you.

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Ruvimbo Kanyemba

Though unsettling, adversity in this life is guaranteed. As faint as it may be, it is ‘hope’ that has brought you to this page. We seek support, in the hopes that things will change for the better. It is through faith placed in our support network, that we allow others to walk alongside us. Thank you for trusting me to walk with you through this season in your life.


I hold a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. 

Since 2013, I have been working as a Mental Health Therapist in government settings, non-

profit organizations and now, private practice. I have had the joy of working with adolescents and adults, in the areas of expertise listed below. 

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  • Abuse (survivors of abuse and perpetrators of abuse)

  • Anger and Aggression

  • Anxiety

  • Christian Counselling

  •  Emotion Dysregulation

  • Grief and Loss

  •  Interpersonal

  •  Mood disorders

  •  Personality Disorders

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Complex Trauma

  •  Self-Esteem

  • Self-harming Behaviour

  • Suicide Behaviour

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​Your brain is an incredible organ involving intricate and complex processes, often unnoticed by the conscious mind. A combination of your biochemistry and interactions in this world, leave imprints on your brain that impact your behaviour.

 Understanding the underlying processes in our brain allows us to explore more effective solutions. Using an integrative approach in therapy allows me to individualize our sessions based on my training, knowledge and your specific needs. My practice considers the biological, psychological, social and spiritual determinants of health.

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​•    Master of Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
•    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
•    Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • College of Alberta Psychologists

  •  EMDR Canada


  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

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Tonia Anderson

Registered Provisional Psychologist

 I believe in the importance of creating a calm, safe, welcoming environment without judgement in which each person feels heard and seen.


My work utilizes a person-centred, holistic approach with a collaborative exploration of the unique life experiences and biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that have an influence on current challenges and future successful outcomes.


I believe animals are sentient beings and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with these amazing partners who can support us through our healing journey and teach us so much about ourselves, our communication, and our social interaction.


I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor with over 25 years of experience in leadership, health, and performance. I have a diverse background including work as an emergency medical technician-ambulance (EMT-A) in Northern Alberta, high school distance learning coordinator, fitness trainer, and human resources consultant.

Prior to entering counselling psychology, I owned and operated an executive leadership and performance coaching business specializing in high performance teams, sport performance, and emerging leaders. My own personal journey with spinal injuries and endometriosis (going years without a diagnosis) fueled my desire to specialize in health psychology to address gaps within the current medical system and support clients and their families. My work with families includes navigating marital conflict and divorce, running a family business, child/parent conflict, and supporting a child athlete. 


In my youth, I participated in every sport available in my community. As an elite athlete, I participated in zone and provincial championships in basketball, volleyball, track and field, and field hockey. I was a member of the women’s varsity basketball teams for the University of Alberta and Mount Royal College and went on to coach youth basketball for 12 years. I have worked extensively with professional and amateur athletes in a wide variety of sports at the municipal, provincial, national, and international levels.


I grew up on my family’s ranch in Northern British Columbia with a wide variety of animals including a beef cattle operation. I learned to ride horses at the age of 5 and I currently train and compete in the equestrian sport of show jumping.

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Anxiety (General, Social, and Performance)

Attachment Issues

Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Couples and Family Conflict Resolution

Chronic Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (including long Covid)

Chronic Pain, Pain Management, and Prevention of Chronic Pain

First Responders

Injury & Surgery Recovery

Health & Wellness Goals

High Performance Teams

Sport Psychology and Mental Preparation

Trauma Processing and Critical Incident Desensitization

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Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology, Athabasca University

Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Alberta

EMDR Certificate, EMDR Consulting

EMDR in the Treatment of Pain

Integration of Hypnosis and EMDR in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions & Medically Unexplained Symptoms


Alberta Graduate Excellence (AGES) recipient, 2021

Completion of Explorations, Foundation, and Focus Professional Equine-Facilitated Wellness (Pro-EFW) training, pursuing dual certification as a Mental Health (MHP) and Learning Professional (LP) and has Level 4 equine experience


Member in good standing with:

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA)

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness

Equestrian Canada

Alberta Equestrian Federation

Jump Alberta

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Trinity Nina Nathoo

It is my absolute honor and pleasure to serve in an effort that aids in the transformation of lives. I am humbled to be the person that people seek to gain clarity, guidance and support through their toughest and most vulnerable times. Through a warm, empathic and open heart, I strive to meet clients where they are at without holding a personal agenda for the nature and direction of their healing journey. No one person is broken and in need of fixing, but rather in pain and in need of healing. I endeavor to give clients the room to access their own wisdom creating a sense of personal empowerment rather than a culture of dependency. I fully respect that only clients know what it best for them and I am not afraid to honor that I don’t know it all. A collaborative, relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere where the client is the expert on their experience and I am the expert on the counselling process, where the client and therapist work together in partnership, is at the forefront of my therapeutic approach. 


I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist (AB) and I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I am also a Certified Energetic Medicine Practitioner, with extensive training in attachment theory, meditation, and various approaches to trauma.

I have additional training and experience with equines, which includes groundwork and centered riding.

I am currently working towards triple certification with Pro-EFW Canada in the Mental Health (MHP), Learning Professional (LP) and Equine Professional (EP) streams. Prior to registering as Provisional Psychologist in 2014, I worked in the mental health field for seven years in a variety of positions within government funded and community agencies, ie. Wood’s Homes, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter and Alberta Health Services. Lastly, I also own a private practice established in 2016, where I have the honor and privilege to offer comprehensive healing services pertaining to the mind, body and soul.

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I have trained in many modalities and theoretical approaches, and been most significantly influenced by Transpersonal Psychology (Jungian Psychodynamic Therapy) and Attachment therapy (through Peter Levine and Gordon Neufield’s work). 

I work with individual adults experiencing a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma – Simple, Complex and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief and loss, family change (separation/divorce), stress, personal growth/change, chronic illness/pain and spiritual direction.

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It is my mission is to help individuals move towards a path of wholeness and to find their authentic selves. I believe that horses have a unique capacity to hold a safe emotional space within which healing can occur for those who may have lost faith in themselves

and in others. Horses have an incredible power that stems from their constant connection to the earth and spirit, living in the present moment and in a state of genuineness and authencity. I believe human beings have this same ability to thrive and grow into a state of unconditional acceptance of “the self and other” should a nutrient rich environment be provided where unmet needs are fulfilled and relational pain is healed. As such, a specialty therapeutic approach I offer as part of my work with clients is Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH). My vision is to offer therapeutic sessions to adult clients in partnership with the therapy herd of horses, creating a non-judgmental healing environment where individuals can feel safe to open their hearts, restore their faith, and ultimately break free and thrive.

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Master of Counselling Psychology
 University of Calgary

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Calgary

​Member in good standing with:


  • College of Alberta Psychologists

  • Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

  • EMDR Canada

  • Pro-EFW Canada

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We consider it a great honour to journey with clients through their emotional healing and growth.  

We understand how difficult it is to share our most private thoughts and feelings

and we are humbled when clients invite us into such vulnerable and sacred spaces.


We believe that each human has the capacity to heal, change and grow when provided with

the right conditions and support, and that each one of us wants to be known, understood, and valued.

As therapists, we endeavor to create an environment for clients that meets these needs,

and we feel incredibly blessed that we get to see healing happen every day!

Colleen Harvey

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I believe in a client-led, collaborative approach when working with clients to uncover their strengths, recognize themselves as capable, and achieve their counselling goals.

I am firmly grounded in a culturally responsive, socially just approach to counselling and believe that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients is the key to successful therapy.  

I believe that clients are the experts of their lives and I take the time to learn and understand each person’s unique story and experiences. I draw from a strengths-based approach to therapy, incorporating narrative, solutions-focused, and cognitive-behavioural techniques, based on each client’s unique needs.

I am deeply humbled to walk alongside my clients in their healing journey and am in awe of their strength to seek support and to take action towards positive change. 


I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master of Counselling degree.

Prior to focusing on my career as a therapist, I worked as a psychological assistant and cognitive/behavioural intervention specialist. However, my desire to advocate for children, youth, parents, and families began over ten years ago in my role as education assistant, supporting students with special needs. I have an extensive music background and often have connected with younger clients through play and music therapy techniques. 

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Anxiety  (Academic & Social)
Behavioural Challenges 
Developmental disorders 
Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Down syndrome 

Intellectual Disabilities

Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation 
Peer Relationships 
Self Esteem 
Suicidal ideation 

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Master of Counselling, Athabasca University 

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) recipient, 2022 

Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (With Great Distinction), Athabasca University 


Member in good standing with:

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

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