School and Clinical Psychologist
I provide comprehensive assessments for school age children and post-secondary students with a focus on Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Giftedness, AD/HD, and social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. I provide therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. I also provide professional trainings and workshops to parents, school staff, and mental health professionals.
|Services Provided||Cost||Approx. Wait Time|
|Psychological/Psychoeducational Assessment||$2500||4 months|
|Professional Development/Parent Workshops||$200/hour||contact for details|
Type and Cost of Services:
A comprehensive psychological/psychoeducational assessment costs $2500 and includes an initial parent interview/intake, telephone interview with teachers, testing, written report, and assessment results feedback meeting. Consultation is also provided regarding the development or revision of Individual Education Plans (IEPs). My therapy/counselling rate is $200/hour.
Methods of Payment:
Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, debit, and e-transfer are accepted. Payment is due when the service is provided.
How to make an appointment:
If you are interested in obtaining information regarding my assessment and counselling services or you would like to schedule or cancel an appointment please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we connect over email, we can schedule a phone conversation. Please note that email is not a secure form of communication. Please limit information in your email to that which you would be comfortable discussing it in a public place. Appointments are available Friday evenings and Saturdays.
Educational Background and Credentials
- Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 2002
- Ph.D. in Psychology (2001)
- M. A. in Psychology (1994)
- B.A.(Hon) in Psychology (1992)
Professional Affiliations and Additional Training
- Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Member of the Association of Chief Psychologists of Ontario School Boards (ACPOSB)
- Violence and Risk Assessment Level 1 Trainer
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Trainer
Clinical and Therapeutic Approach:
I am a registered School and Clinical (child and youth) Psychologist. I provide comprehensive Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessments for school age children (elementary to secondary grades) and post-secondary students (college and university). My areas of focus include: Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Giftedness, AD/HD, and social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Having worked in the Psychology Department of a School Board for the past 20 years, I have a thorough knowledge of the types of services, accommodations, modifications, and supports available to students with learning and/or social, emotional or behavioural functioning difficulties. I also have extensive experience consulting with parents, school staff, and community agencies/professionals in developing treatment plans for children and youth. I provide group and individual therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. I also provide psycho-education to their parents to assist them with understanding their child’s anxiety, how families can get stuck in a worry cycle, and how they can foster their child’s ability to take action and approach anxiety provoking situations rather than avoid them. I provide professional trainings and workshops to parents, school staff, and mental health professionals in the areas of: Anxiety, AD/HD, Executive Functioning, Learning Disabilities, Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Collaborative Problem Solving.
I have worked in the Special Education Department of a school board for two decades and have been the Supervising Psychologist for the Psychology Department for the past 15 years. For the past 15 years, I have also worked part-time in a private practice in Perth, Ontario providing therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety, and conducting Psychological Assessments for adults to support Ontario Disability Support Program applications (ODSP). I have provided educational workshops to parents at the JDN Centre for Children in Perth, Ontario that provides services to families with children with AD/HD and Autism. I have also provided educational workshops to parents and staff of various private and public schools, and community organizations in the Ottawa area. I have taught undergraduate courses in the Psychology Department at Carleton University (e.g., Theories of Personality, Cognitive Development). I have supervised several candidates going through the registration process with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and I supervise school psychology practicum placements of Ph.D. candidates from the University of Ottawa.