Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

At Roots to Branches, we believe that you deserve to thrive.

Roots to Branches is a whole health clinic – we treat the whole person. Our multi-disciplinary team uses a broad toolkit to customize care to give you more energy, more health, more joy. Naturally.

Tracy Palmer ND, Roots to Branches’ founder, has a focus in women’s health and fertility.  Mollie Brennan ND has a general practice, seeing clients of all ages; however she also has a special interest Lyme Disease as well as in paediatrics including Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We also have an in-house Chiropractor, Dr. Stephanie Galea, Registered Massage Therapist, Jessica Brideau, and Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidate, Jessica McTague.

Together, we support a range of concerns, from chronic health issues to acute conditions such as cold and flu. We are proactive, optimizing your health to prevent future illness. We want you to enjoy vibrancy and resiliency in the long run.

Your participation is key. You are part of every decision to move you closer to your goals. The right plan is the one that works for you, that suits your schedule, budget and lifestyle. We don’t deal in strictures, guilt or shame.

After all, it shouldn’t be stressful to be healthy.

Our Team

Naturopathic Medicine | Chiropractic | Massage Therapy | Counselling | Manual Therapy

Dr. Tracy Palmer ND

Making people happier and healthier isn’t just my career – it’s my passion.

Before I became a Naturopathic Doctor, I was a Registered Nurse in internal medicine and oncology. I had my own health challenges, including a gastrointestinal condition for which I took as many as 16 pills a day. After naturopathic medicine helped me heal, I was hooked. I wanted to help others as I had been helped. I moved to Toronto for four years of medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

I have been practicing as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor since 2012, with a special interest in women’s health and infertility. I am a member of the New Brunswick Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

I believe in combining modern research and evidence-based medicine while getting back to the basics and using the gifts nature has given us. Most of all, I believe being healthy is about having fun, being inspired and feeling joy. Balance is key – I love nachos as much as anyone.

After all, life is short. And it can change quickly, as I learned during my pregnancy when an ultrasound revealed our baby had a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (read more about my pregnancy and how it’s impacted my practice here).  I’ve always been a positive person, but this experience confirmed what is really important and what I want to help my clients achieve. The ability to make the most of each day. To laugh. To feel good in your body. To have joy and fun. We are all resilient with the right support.

Dr. Mollie Brennan ND

My journey with naturopathic medicine started in high school when I heard about natural medicine being an actual career opportunity. Imagine looking at your body not as separate compartments, but a connected web of systems! Prior to earning a naturopathy degree in Toronto, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry-Nutrition at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Holistic Nutrition diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

 After some positive and negative healing attempts in my own health with hypothyroidism and anxiety, I was unsure if naturopathic medicine would be effective enough to recommend to future patients. But what else would I do that looked at the body in such a unique way? I had to know more, I took the leap to begin studies in Toronto. I met my cousins who are both naturopathic doctors. They were supporting children with autism using naturopathic modalities and underlying biochemistry. I was seeing huge gains in their office every time I visited. Imagine seeing a child going from non-verbal to verbal in the span of a year.  I was obsessed!

 Now my practice areas of interest include autism spectrum disorders, tics, speech delay, PANDAS, and Lyme disease.  I explain your body systems through the lens of methylation genetics and your unique biochemistry. I have experience treating anxiety/depression, digestive concerns, acne/eczema, ADHD, ODD, and welcome anyone looking to make changes for their health.

Book your appointment with Dr. Mollie Brennan here!

Dr. Stephanie Galea B.Kin (HONS), D.C.

Dr. Stephanie Galea was born in Mississauga Ontario, where she was introduced to Chiropractic. Growing up, she watched her family and friends benefit from chiropractic care and saw first-hand how manual therapy impacted her athletic performance and day-to-day function. Her love for sports, health care and helping others led her to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. While she was at the college, she got the opportunity to work with the special needs population and provided services in the Dominican Republic to underserved communities. During her intensive training at school, she developed a passion for women’s health, pregnancy care, mamas-to-be, postnatal care, infants and children.

Dr. Galea acknowledges that every individual is unique and may require different treatments, which is why she provides a variety of techniques including spinal and extremity manipulation and mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture and education to optimize health and help her patients reach their full potential. She strives to empower her patients to take an active role in their health which is incorporated into her treatments. Dr. Galea is also trained in Instrument Assisted Soft tissue therapy and Webster technique.

When not dedicating her time to elevating patient care and learning, she can be found exploring the great outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys hiking, volleyball, basketball, strength training, and travelling.

Book your appointment with Dr. Stephanie Galea here

Jessica Brideau RMT

When I was in my 30’s, I learned it was never too late to follow your passion and achieve your dreams.  I graduated from Eastern College, Saint John, in 2014 as Registered Massage Therapist and knew I had found my calling.

I truly love treating a variety of needs and conditions, including, but not limited to:  chronic pain, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, migraines/headaches, general mental health (for stress, anxiety, and depression), injuries (including motor vehicle accidents), tendonitis, sinus issues, general aches and pains, and pregnancy.

Always eager to learn and expand my massage skills, I have taken additional training to support patients with cancer (for those recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or post treatment).  In addition, I have received training and incorporate an ancient Chinese healing technique called Gua Sha into my treatments if needed.  This technique utilizes a soft edge massage tool to improve circulation, break down scar tissue, and reduce inflammation and chronic pain.

Massage treatments are tailored to your needs and can be deep tissue or more gentle and restorative in nature.  I truly believe that a quality massage treatment can help restore, empower, and encourage a person’s body mentally, physically, and emotionally.  To add to your massage experience, I also offer aromatherapy, hot stones, paraffin wax for hands/feet, and hot towels.

When I am not busy living my dream and giving  top notch massage treatments, I love sharing laughs with family and friends, a great road trip, outdoor concerts, and being out in nature! I try to practice what I preach (self care) and prioritize hitting the gym, reading, music, mediation, yoga, and of course the occasional Netflix Binge. I love my community and I am a big supporter of local businesses!

 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou

Book your massage treatment with Jessica here!

Jessica McTague BBA, BA (HONS), MA Experimental Psychology, M.Ed. Counselling Psychology

My journey to become a therapist was not linear and I took a few different paths in my education before I got here. One thing that was consistent throughout my education was that I love learning, so much so that I have spent ten years finding my passion across multiple disciplines. I began my education by completing a business degree but I knew by the end that business was not for me. I eventually found myself in a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology program where I learned the value of evidence-based practices and research. However, I still felt like I needed more in the form of human interaction, which led me to counselling. I completed a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of New Brunswick and I have not looked back since.

Through my training and my own experience, I have seen firsthand what a skilled therapist can do for people who are struggling and this is what motivates me to help others. Another thing that motivates is watching my clients grow, and work towards living a valued, more balanced life. I give my clients the tools to work towards feeling better in a non-judgmental, confidential space allowing them to maximize their own well-being. I have training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Emotion-Focused therapy. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a trauma-based therapy allowing me to work with clients who may have experienced trauma. My approach to treatment is tailored specifically to each individual client and I work together with my clients to determine which methods will be most beneficial for my client’s wellbeing.

Book your counselling appointment with Jessica, here!

Jenn Hart BScKin, Manual Practitioner

Understanding the WHY you aren’t feeling the best version of yourself is what excites me most!

I am originally from Nova Scotia and now living in Quispamsis! I was a high-performance snowboard cross and parallel giant slalom athlete and growing up I spent my fair share of time in multidisciplinary clinics receiving treatment for the list of injuries I sustained! This led me on my journey into rehabilitation careers. I first completed my bachelor’s of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

I then stumbled across classical Osteopathy after talking with a local practitioner in the town of Orangeville where I was living at the time. I went to the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy to attend a class on his recommendation, where I witnessed a treatment that opened my mind to a world of new possibilities. In one treatment they were able to uncover the root cause of the pain which is embedded in both the anatomy and the physiology of the body. Right then and there I submitted my application to become an Osteopath – 3.5 years later I am almost at the end!

Classical Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. Understanding that our bodies are many parts put together to make one unit, if one part is in non-working order it will affect the whole unit. I work with you to find the why the symptoms are being expressed.

To book your manual therapy appointment with Jenn, click here!