OUR AMAZING TEAM OF INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONERS
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.
Managing the difficulties of life can feel overwhelming sometimes. However, if these challenges start to consume you and affect your everyday life, it’s a great time to seek help. Together, we will explore and work within your strengths to discover the strategies that work for you. Every client begins therapy at a different place and I am experienced in cultivating thorough, individualized treatment to help my clients overcome their struggles piece by piece.
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.
Dr. Gillian McKirdy
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.
I am a Registered Clinical 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.
Sydney has experience in supporting individuals with complex trauma, addictions, and a myriad of concerns including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism, and Intellectual Disability. She has held positions working with individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction, poverty, and/or systemic oppression for six years.
I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work from University of North Dakota. For close to 15 years, I have had the pleasure of supporting children, youth, and families through some of their biggest life challenges. Areas I’m experienced in include anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting, and women’s mental health. Working through a client-centered and strength-based approach I support adolescents and adults in their journey of healing or self-discovery.
I am a Canadian Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in supporting folks through grief & loss, relational concerns, sex and gender topics, and various life transitions. With over 10 years experience, I am able to create a judgement-free space where you will feel heard, safe, and supported. I practice from a strength-based approach with a focus on customizing techniques to suit you. I promise you will be met with warmth, empathy, and acceptance. As an inclusive intersectional-focused counsellor, I provide affirming therapy for folks in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and support a variety of relational dynamics from monogamous to non-monogamous.
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate with a Masters in Counselling. Working primarily from a holistic, strengths-based approach, and at times through expressive arts approaches. My work has focused on clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, boundary setting issues, self-esteem, stress/burnout, spiritual conflicts/issues, substance abuse, and dissociation.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a master's degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in issues related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I believe that the client is the expert and that all clients bring many strengths and resiliencies that can be built upon to enact change.
Hi There! I'm glad you are here! My approach is collaborative, creative, and change driven. I help clients build on their existing strengths and explore new solutions to their problems. I utilize a variety of approaches and believe the therapeutic process should be tailored to each clients or family’s needs. No cookie cutters here! I believe therapy should be generative, creative, collaborative and help you uncover solutions to the issues you are faced with. I have a passion to working with families so they can move forward together. I am a Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary. I also have a post graduate diploma in Couple and Family Therapy.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Calgary. I am passionate about cultivating culturally sensitive and trauma-informed therapeutic spaces alongside my clients. My practice is strengths-based, 2SLGBTQIA+-affirming, sex positive, kink-aware, and poly(am)-aware. I also specialize in gender-affirming care. Empowerment, nonjudgement, and curiosity are values I hold dearly in my work.