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Leona Pinto is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Grief counselling, stress management, and mental health therapy at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga

Leona Pinto

Registered Psychotherapist MACP, RP


Mood DisordersAddictionAdjustment/TransitionsAnger ManagementAnxietyAttachmentAutism Spectrum DisorderDepressionFaith & SpiritualityGrief/LossParentingPersonality DisordersRelationship DifficultiesSelf-esteem/Self-WorthStress/BurnoutTrauma



Client Focus:

Adult Therapy, Pre/Teen Therapy, Individuals

Therapy formats:

Online Therapy, Phone Therapy

As a therapist:

Telling your story and making space for your varying feelings, in the presence of another person, is courageous and often healing. The human experience can be an exhausting one. Often, we don’t take the time to acknowledge and give ourselves the space to process these experiences, which may leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others, perhaps even feeling overwhelmed and stuck.

Acknowledging how these feelings impact your life, and where they come from, can help you make sense of what is happening emotionally and move you towards creating the change you desire. My aim is to help foster a non-judgmental and safe space where we can become curious and explore your story towards increasing awareness of your feelings, understanding your patterns of relating to others and yourself, and move towards a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. Therapy with me will be a collaborative challenge – We will sit with your uncomfortable emotions, explore your pain, all in an effort to better access the joy in your life.

I believe when we make space to process these emotions and experiences, we open ourselves up to what nurtures balance in our lives. Each person has in them the natural desire to grow, and with emotional understanding, these experiences can be a powerful agent of growth and change.

As a Supervisor:

Psychotherapy can be emotionally demanding work. Clinical supervision is an integral part of our practice and professional development and I strive to create a safe and collaborative space to process and explore challenging experiences. My vision of a good supervisory relationship involves support, reflection, guidance, a bi-directional willingness to learn, and clinical oversight.

Because no single model can address the complexity and variability of human experience, I use a supervisory approach that meet the specific needs of each supervisee or consultee, meeting you exactly where you are in your career and clinical practice.

At the heart of the therapeutic relationship, we as practitioners are entrusted with ensuring the well-being of clients. My philosophy of supervision and consultation begins with this goal, followed by empowering the development of competent, confident, lawful and ethical professionals.

As a supervisor, it is a privilege and truly rewarding to participate in the professional journey of an ever-growing clinician. 

Types of therapy

Person Centered TherapyAcceptance & Commitment TherapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyDialectic Behaviour TherapyEmotionally Focused TherapyInterpersonal TherapyMotivational InterviewingNarrative TherapyPsychodynamicSolution-Focused Brief Therapy

Other areas of support

Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Grief/Loss, Behaviour Issues, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Panic Attacks, Stress/Burnout, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Bullying, Social Anxiety, Body Image Concerns, Break Ups, Eating Disorders, Bipolar, Boundaries, Chronic Illness, Co-Parenting, Co-Dependency, Communication, Cross Cultural Challenges, Death, Divorce/Separation, Family Conflict, Self-Harm Reduction, Men's Issues, Woman's Issues, Suicide Ideation, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Perfectionism, Personal Identity/Growth, Personality Disorders, Religion, School Challenges, Self-Esteem/Self-Worth, Work Life Balance, Cultural Identity

Leona's Experience

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Over the past eleven years, I have worked with varying populations from children to seniors in a variety of settings such as clinics, community mental health agencies, hospital settings as well as private practices in Canada and internationally as well.

Life's Motivational Mottos

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” Carl Rogers

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