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Understanding your child’s unique strengths and challenges is essential to providing them with a nurturing environment. Just like an acorn, children have a wealth of potential; with the right nourishment the sky is the limit to their growth.


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Empowering Our Clients To Reach Their Potential


Acorn Psychology is led by Dr. Trista Keating.  Dr. Trista’s extensive experience as a Registered Psychologist allows her to develop close connections with clients through empathy and acceptance. This connection is critical as the best results are achieved through deeply understanding the individual and the root cause(s) of their difficulties. It is this insight which will inform the specific recommendations to be tailored to each person’s needs and to provide their family with a clear path forward.


Dr. Keating has experience in diverse roles such as school psychologist, service coordinator for specialized services, clinical manager at the University of Calgary Applied Psychology clinic, and over 13 years of private practice experience. Acorn Psychology can assist with a wide range of client challenges including.

  • Learning disorders

  • Autism

  • Giftedness

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Parenting

  • Other Mental Health Struggles

Acorn Psychology can also assist families in both English and French.


We are dedicated to empowering our clients to overcome obstacles, achieve personal growth and a healthy well-being. With a compassionate heart and a wealth of expertise, we would love to assist your family.

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Our mission is to empower our clients by helping them to understand the challenges they face, and the supports available to help overcome them.

Psychoeducational Assessment

A comprehensive evaluation to assess an individual's cognitive, academic, emotional, and behavioral functioning; it aims to identify a person's strengths, weaknesses, and any learning or emotional difficulties they may be experiencing.

Neurodiversity Assessment

A thorough assessment of neurodiverse conditions such as Autism, ADHD, and giftedness which present with many overlapping symptoms affecting social, emotional, and behavioural well-being.

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Anxiety, Mood and Other

Specific procedures and documentation that are required for various applications or formal processes such as a capacity assessment, disability tax credits, or PDD applications.

and Parenting

A series of sessions designed to support individuals and their families with guidance on managing relationships, buildings skills, and improving communication for a range of challenges.

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