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The founder of Northwest Psychology, I am originally from Australia and have had the good fortune to visit many countries and experience many cultures. My empathy, humor, and culturally sensitive approach provide a warm atmosphere where children, adolescents, and adults can feel welcome and accepted. I am a proud parent of a child on the autism spectrum and believe that every child can grow up to lead a happy and productive life given the right opportunities and support.
I specialize in psychoeducational assessment, diagnostic and intervention services for children, adolescents and adults, to identify and address giftedness, learning disorders, intellectual disability, ADHD/ADD, and mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression. I also provide counselling services to children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenging life events such as; anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, separation/divorce, self-esteem, parenting issues, anger issues and many other presenting concerns.
I specialize in issues relating to adoption, parenting, attachment, ADHD, trauma, loss, accepting a diagnosis for you or your child, living well with chronic disease, and living with major body changes and trauma following invasive medical procedures. I have specialist training and experience in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Parenting, Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), and attachment and trauma training, and trauma (EMDR, including specialist training for traumatised children).
I am a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing significant behavioural, emotional, and psychological challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, parent-child relationships, trauma, loss, and other presenting concerns). I have specialized training in trauma (including EMDR), psycho-educational assessments, interventions for children and adolescents, and family therapy. .
I am a registered psychologist who truly enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children and I strive to be non-judgmental and respectful of the beliefs, morals, culture and values of all people. I view people’s challenges from a biopsychosocial, family/client centered, trauma informed lens and have specialized training in CBT, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Play Therapy.
For 8 years I have been providing services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and the elderly. My professional experience includes work with young offenders, inmates, hospitalized patients, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also volunteered as a crisis line worker at Distress Centre Calgary for over 2 years. I specialize in Anxiety, Parent-child attachment, Divorce/Separation, Trauma, Depression, Self-esteem & shame resiliency, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Returning to work.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary with 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and families who are experiencing complex mental health concerns including behavioral and mood disorders, somatization, attachment, grief and loss, and trauma. I will work with you to identify the steps needed to manifest concrete and lasting change.
Scott holds a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle in Canada and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scott has experience in supporting individuals through grief and loss, suicide bereavement, couple relationships, family therapy, parenting support, adoption and fostering family counselling, and anxiety and depression. He is trained in EMDR, EMDR with children, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Scott also has extensive experience in facilitating both psychoeducational and counselling support groups. .
As a counsellor, I am trained in treating anxiety, depression, overcoming trauma, emotion focussed couples counselling, and positive parenting skills. I am a wife and mom myself and understand how challenging it can be. I also have over 10 years of coaching experience. I have helped many clients identify and achieve ambitious goals for their careers and personal life with ease and balance. .