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Adult, Couple & Family Services

Dr. Kathyrn Douglas, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x226

Email: drkathryndouglas@gmail.com

Dr. Kathyrn Douglas

Dr. Douglas is a Counselling Psychologist, registered in Ontario. She has degrees from the Universities of Waterloo, British Columbia and Toronto in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. With over 20 years of experience she has worked with a range of issues including anxiety, assertiveness, depression, grief- loss, job loss, pain management, relationship, self-esteem, stress, trauma, work performance and general health problems.

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Dr. Douglas's approach draws on a number of therapy models, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy depending on the client's individual needs.

In addition, she has focused on in-depth study of career and work issues, including the meaning of work in people's lives. Her vocational services include Career/Vocational Assessment, Career Counselling, Job Search planning, and Work Performance Coaching.

Dr. Kathryn Greenaway, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x229

Email: greenaway@claristery.com

Dr. Kathryn Greenaway

Dr. Greenaway received her Ph.D. from York University. She has been practicing in Guelph for 25 years in both private practice and on the staff of the Homewood Health Centre. She came to the field of Psychology from a diverse background.

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Dr. Greenaway can offer many approaches to the therapy process always with the perspective that the client is the best expert on themselves. She's a great believer in the demystification of psychology. Central to her work is creating strong relationships with her clients. Within that relationship she offers a safe environment in which clients can explore their lives.

Dr. Greenaway has developed a model of relationships and individual growth entitled CLARISTERY. It is a useful option for work with adults of all ages especially during transitional periods in life.

Dr. Greenaway was born in Guelph but spent much of her younger years in the US and Switzerland. She has been a single mother, still has hope about her ballet career has a good, albeit dry, sense of humor. In short, she has a lot of life experiences and has lived through them all.

Dr. Jim Perretta, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x308
Email: drjimperretta@gmail.com

Dr. Jim Perretta

Dr. Perretta is registered as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist for adults and seniors. He completed his PhD at Queen's University in 2004. He has worked in Kingston, Toronto, Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. His clinical interests include anxiety and depressive disorders, geriatrics, dementia, caregivers, chronic pain, insomnia, stroke, and learning disabilities. Dr Perretta is also a designated capacity assessor in Ontario.

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Dr. Perretta enjoys having a wide scope of practice, ranging from clinical assessment to individual and group therapy to teaching. He uses a collaborative, goal-oriented approach with his clients, which integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with person-centered, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. For over 5 years, Dr. Perretta has taught at the University of Waterloo. His courses include Theories of Individual Counseling and Resilience and Social Support.

Dr. Linda Schattmann, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x222

Email: lindaschattmann@rogers.com

Dr. Linda Schattmann

Dr. Schattmann is a registered psychologist who received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in 2004. She has held positions at Homewood Health Centre, at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, and at the Hamilton Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In 2006, she co-founded the Guelph Insomnia Clinic.

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Dr. Schattmann has a particular interest and advanced training in the treatment of anxiety disorders and insomnia. However, she also works with a wide range of problems, including depression, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, hair pulling, and skin picking), health anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief, and anger management. She works with adults 19 years and older.

Dr. Schattmann main therapeutic approach is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), although she incorporates aspects of other approaches, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when appropriate. Dr. Schattmann has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is a brief but highly effective treatment for insomnia and the sleep difficulties associated with some disorders like depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD.

For more information and resources about CBT, the anxiety disorders and other problems, you can visit the following websites:

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
www.anxietycanada.ca

Academy of Cognitive Therapy
www.academyofct.org/consumers/

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
http://www.abct.org/Information/?m=mInformation&fa=_WhatIsCBTpublic

Dr. Lisa Sicoli, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x231

Email: drlisasicoli@gmail.com

Dr. Lisa Sicoli

Dr. Sicoli is a registered psychologist who provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adults and couples. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University. Dr. Sicoli has practiced in a wide variety of settings including the Waterloo Region HSO Mental Health Services, National Injury Rehabilitation Services, the Counselling Centers at the University of Western Ontario and Conestoga College and The London Psychiatric Hospital in addition to volunteering with several Rape Crisis Centers.

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Dr. Sicoli's main interests include depressive disorders (including post-partum depression and bipolar disorder), trauma and abuse (ie., post-traumatic stress, childhood sexual and physical abuse, sexual assault), infertility and helping individuals resolve unfinished business with significant others. Dr. Sicoli also works with anxiety disorders (ie., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, bulimia, relationship difficulties and grief.

Although Dr. Sicoli's predominant training is in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), she also draws from other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based approaches and Relational Life Therapy (RLT) for couples.

Dr. Julianna Switaj, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x234

Dr. Julianna Switaj

Julianna Switaj is a licenced clinical and counselling psychologist. She sees individual adults with a variety of mental health and personal development issues from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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She is involved with the assessment of disability and treatment of psychological sequelae of physical injury and pain resulting from Motor Vehicle Accidents and Workplace Accidents. She also works with clients with a range of “complex” presentations including those with mood, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar, PTSD and borderline personality disorder.

She uses varied treatment modalities (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT; Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, DBT; Mindfulness Based Mood Regulation, Naturalistic Hypnosis and Client Directed Education) determined by psychological assessment and ‘best fit' for client's goals and resources. Julianna has a Positive Psychology slant on mental health and wellbeing, seeking to uncover and nurture creative ability and talent to make life more fulfilling rather than merely diagnosing and treating mental illness.

She has practical and theoretical interests in three main areas: Mind-body-spirit medicine, psychological after effects of prior concussion and the challenges of people living with partial complex seizures, epilepsy.

Dr. John Theis, C.Psych., AAMFT

Phone: 519-836-1277 x228

Email: johnptheis@hotmail.com

Dr. John Theis

Dr. John Theis is a clinical psychologist registered in Ontario and a certified relationship and family therapist. Dr. Theis came to the practice of therapy from quite a diversified background - he was a priest for ten years, a high school administrator and a university professor. Over his years as a university professor of Psychology, he also had a small private practice in therapy. He took early retirement from the university in 1996 and established a full-time therapeutic practice in Waterloo. He moved to Guelph in 2003 and has been in practice in this office since that time.

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There are two domains which have been of great theoretical and practical importance for Dr. Theis. One involves the domain of working with men and understanding the complex issue of male development and how to work with men when that development has been problematic. The second concerns the relationship of fathers and sons - how it develops - and sometimes how it doesn't develop. He has been committed to that pursuit for many years and has recently published a book on the topic called Fathers and Sons: The Blessing and the Wound.

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Tim Boulton, B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., M.Div.

Phone: 519-831-2082

Email: tim@walkingwithyou.ca

Tim Boulton

Tim has personal experience and professional insight into the journey of deep loss, mourning and grief. Tim has 30+ years of experience in teaching and counselling, as an ordained minister and Hospital Chaplain, Primary school teacher, and private practice specializing in Greif Counselling. Tim became a widower at 41, the father of three young children. He knows, personally, the path of grief recovery and healing.

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Every relationship is unique, as are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or other experiences of loss. Recovery is accomplished, in part, by discovering and completing the undelivered communications of our relationships, allowing us to let go of what might have been, hold on to the goodness of what was, and move beyond our pain and isolation, releasing the past, reconnecting to our present, and reorienting to the possibilities for our future. This approach will also serve Youth and Adults for general counseling for many issues of stress and anxiety.

Tim also serves as a Life Transitions Coach, working toward discovering, articulating, aligning and achieving goals, a sense of what may be 'next', achieving renewed meaning, purpose and vitality for a fulfilling life.

For further details on the services and programs Tim offers please visit his practice website @ walkingwithyou.ca.

Gloria Cardey, MSW, RSW

Phone: 519-836-1277 x304

Email: gcardey@gmail.com

Gloria Cardey

Gloria Cardey is a registered social worker who has been in practice for over 30 years. Gloria worked at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph for 26 years and gained valuable knowledge and experience in several specialized areas. These include extensive work and advanced training with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (includes MVA, military trauma, workplace trauma and childhood and adult physical and sexual abuse). She also has intensive experience with substance abuse treatment, relapse prevention and recovery issues that continue in spite of abstinence.

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In addition to the above, Gloria has an interest in working with concurrent disorders, traumatic loss and grief. She has specialized training in EMDR, mindfulness meditation, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and hypnosis.

Gloria enjoys travelling the globe and learning about other cultures and those things that connect all of us as unique human beings. She is an avid photographer, sings in a choir and gardens.

Simon Peter K. Smith, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x310

Email: simon.smith.nps@gmail.com

Simon Peter K. Smith

Simon Peter K. Smith is a Psychological Associate registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. His undergraduate education in Psychology was completed at the University of Toronto, and his Graduate studies in Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology were completed at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.

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His core clinical training is rooted in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), with further study and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. He is highly experienced in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), with training at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Bangor. His personal meditation and contemplative practice spans more than a decade.

His current interests lie in the clinical utility of Mindfulness-based approaches in medicine, and in the integration of Buddhist psychology with western psychological science. At NPS, he offers Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy groups and adult psychological assessment and psychotherapy services, in Spanish as well as English.

Bruce Stiles, M.Ed.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x227

Email: bruce.stiles@gmail.com

Bruce Stiles

Bruce Stiles has a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. He holds advanced certificates in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). CBT is an evidence based goal oriented approach proven effective in treating depression, anxiety, OCD, anger and pain management. EMDR is an integrative approach proven effective for treatment of trauma and psychological stress.

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Bruce works with people age 18 years and over. Due to his experience working with a wide range of people, clients find working with him collaborative, effective, dependable and comfortable.

Bruce has worked in private practice for over 20 years. Before that he worked at the University of Waterloo Counselling Services, Guelph Family Counselling and Support Services and at the Guelph Community Health Clinic. Depending on the needs of the client Bruce's extensive experience, training and background skills give him depth to draw from a number of therapeutic approaches.

Leanne Wagner, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x306

Email: leanne@leannewagnercounselling.com

Leanne Wagner

Leanne Wagner M.A. is a fully licensed Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her services are covered under most extended health care plans and she is licensed to diagnose mental disorders. Leanne works with adults, children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples.

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Leanne began her training in the field of psychology and counselling with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Simon Fraser University followed by a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adlerian School of Professional Psychology. She carried out her internship at a private practice where she conducted one on one therapy with clients. This training garnered Leanne the experience of working with a wide variety of clients who faced many different issues.

One theory Leanne utilizes in counselling is the Adlerian perspective. She engages in this model because it is optimistic and acknowledges a person's strengths while providing practical tools to assist the individual in overcoming the challenges they face. Leanne also recognizes the strengths of other theories such as Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) and uses this theory frequently. She implements various techniques from several theories depending on the client, the challenges they are facing, and their individual needs. Leanne's approach has been seen by many as supportive, approachable, and highly therapeutic.


Child & Adolescent Services

Dr. Linda Bream, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x224

Email: dr.bream@icloud.com

Dr. Linda Bream

Linda Bream received her doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo. As a registered psychologist, she has been practicing in Guelph for over 20 years, beginning her career at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo-Wellington (formally known as Trellis). Linda is the co-founder of Norfolk Psychological Services.

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Dr. Bream's role in Norfolk Psychological Services is to provide both assessment and treatment to children and their families regarding a wide variety of learning and mental health issues. Dr. Bream believes that helping parents to understand their children is the first step in any effective treatment. With a solid background in developmental psychology, Dr. Bream also provides consultations to parents of children of all ages around normal developmental transitions and adjustments. Over the last few years, Linda has been developing her own practice in mindfulness meditation and hopes to integrate this into her work with children and families.

Linda enjoys long walks with her dogs, knitting, scuba diving and travel. Connections are crucial to Linda and she works hard to keep up with the many positive relationships she has established, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Laura Brown, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x232

Email: laurabrown@sentex.net

Dr. Laura Brown

Laura Brown is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, who works primarily with pre-teen, teenage, and young adult individuals and their families. She provides therapy for a variety of learning, emotional, and mental health issues, as well as learning to cope with the challenges of living. She also works with young people coping with physical, life-threatening, or chronic illness or pain. Dr. Brown is well versed in a variety of treatment methods including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy-informed treatment, Solution-Focused Therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and supportive counseling.

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Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from York University and has a broad base of experience with complex mental health and health psychology problems, having trained at Lutherwood Mental Health Services, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, and University Health Network Psychosocial Oncology Program.

Laura grew up in Guelph, is a mother and aunt to a tribe of little ones. In her spare time she enjoys biking, skiing, gardening, and hanging out with her large and diverse family.

Dr. Colleen Beaudoin, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x312

Dr. Colleen Beaudoin

Dr. Colleen Beaudoin is a Registered Psychologist who received her Ph.D. from York University in Clinical Developmental Psychology. Dr. Beaudoin has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, educational institutions, and teaching hospitals. She has been working in private practice since 2007 and joined Norfolk Psychological Services in January of 2015.

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Dr. Beaudoin has experience working with a wide range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, adjustment to life stress, loss, or change, self-esteem and identity, behavioural and social difficulties, interpersonal patterns, and parenting practices. She provides assessment, treatment, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and families. She has also gained additional training in providing these services to adults in order to extend her areas of competency.

Dr. Beaudoin’s approach to treatment is largely cognitive-behavioural but often incorporates other modalities and is client-centered, in that goals are identified and achieved jointly with each individual (and their families, where appropriate). Services are provided in a supportive, confidential, and professional environment. Collaboration with other health or school professionals is always possible.

To fill her bucket, Dr. Beaudoin enjoys skiing and playing board games with her family, as well as making time for physical fitness, Yoga, and reading.

Dr. Paula Cerveny, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x305

Dr. Paula Cerveny

Dr. Paula Cerveny is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Cerveny received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2005. After completing her residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, she worked at Hull Services as the Director of a residential facility supporting children with complex mental health and behaviour needs. Dr. Cerveny worked for the Upper Grand District School Board for six years and has also been a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo.

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Dr. Cerveny’s areas of expertise and passion are psychological assessments of learning and mental health needs, as well as therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents. Dr. Cerveny primarily works from a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) model with youth, and their caregivers, who are working on further developing strategies to cope with mood, emotion, behaviour regulation, or executive functions difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, trauma, and ADHD.

Dr. Cerveny lives in Centre Wellington with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, cooking, travelling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Di Nardo, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x230

Email: lindadinardo04@gmail.com

Linda Di Nardo

Linda Di Nardo is a Registered Psychological Associate. She received her Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto (O.I.S.E.), and registered for autonomous practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 2006.

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Linda has extensive knowledge and expertise in assessment, consultation, and working on many multi-disciplinary teams. She has worked in several school boards, and in hospital and mental health settings. Linda has been with Norfolk Psychological Services for 7 years. Her primary interest is completing comprehensive psychological, psychoeducational and developmental assessments with children and adolescents. Her areas of expertise include Learning Disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental issues.

Linda strongly believes that all children and their families are to be viewed with "respect", having "strength" and "competency".

Linda lives in the Guelph area, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys international cooking, movies, reading, gardening and travelling.

Dr. Gwen Dutrizac, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x309

Dr. Gwen Dutrizac

Dr. Gwen Dutrizac is a Registered Psychologist who received her Ph.D. at Western University. She works with children and adults. She has worked in inpatient psychiatric settings, community mental health, and private practice. She is a particularly good fit for the following types of clients.

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Dr. Dutrizac works with adults who want to thrive in their current lives. They may be overwhelmed or simply in a rut. She helps people prioritize what they value most and increase their overall wellness. This work may involve in-depth talk therapy, mindfulness-based strategies, and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Dutrizac works with teens and young adults who feel lost or overwhelmed. Although bright and capable, they need help managing their emotions or finding a direction in their lives. Her approach to working with these clients depends on each person’s unique situation.

Dr. Dutrizac works with people who want to maximize their performance in sports or other activities. She helps people improve their mental game, a huge factor in performance. Dr. Dutrizac also works with parents to help their kids manage the demands of high-performance activities.

Dr. Dutrizac grew up in Guelph and recently returned after almost two decades away. She feels fortunate to work with people wanting to better themselves and their families. When she’s not at work, she enjoys physical fitness, the outdoors, and family time.

Rose Freigang, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x233

Email: rfreigangnps@bell.net

Rose Freigang

Rose Freigang is a Registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical and School Psychology. Rose received her academic training at the University of Waterloo, and completed internships at London Health Centre, K-W Hospital, and Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. She has provided consultation, assessment and treatment services to preschoolers, school-aged children, adolescents and adults for more than twenty-five years in community agency and private settings.

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Rose has extensive experience providing diagnostic assessments and follow-up for individuals of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She also provides comprehensive psychological assessments for Specific Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Mental Health concerns. Rose can be a strong advocate, and understands both the triumphs and obstacles to living with lifelong challenges. She enjoys working together with individuals and their families to build understanding and cope with stress.

Rose lives in Guelph, where she appreciates the rich cultural opportunities this community offers. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially when laughter is involved.

Dianna Gamble, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x225

Dianna Gamble

Dianna Gamble is a Registered Psychological Associate. Dianna received her Masters in Applied Child Psychology from The University of Guelph (MA), and was registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario for autonomous practice in 2001.

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Dianna previously worked at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Halton Board of Education, and has been at Norfolk Psychological Services for the last fifteen years. Her role is to provide comprehensive psychological and/or psychoeducational assessments of childhood and adolescent learning and attention issues, and is on the list of recommended psychologists for the University of Guelph and Conestoga College . Her areas of expertise include Learning Disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, reading remediation, and transitions to post secondary education, including career counselling and vocational assessments.

Dianna enjoys spending time with, and baking for, family and friends. She also loves to read and do yoga for relaxation. She is very passionate about and works with the local organization Bracelet of Hope (BOH), and has had the amazing opportunity to travel to Lesotho , Africa, as well as other far away places such as Iceland.

Heather McDonald, C.Psych.Assoc. (Supervised Practice)

Phone: 519-836-1277 x301

Heather McDonald

Heather McDonald is a graduate of the University of Guelph, obtaining her M.A. in the Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis program. She is currently a Psychological Associate under Supervised Practice, working under the supervision of Dr. Linda Bream and Ms. Rose Freigang.

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Heather has worked at Norfolk Psychological Services since 2006 where she completes comprehensive psychological assessments for children and teens related to learning, attention, development, social-emotional issues, temperament, and gifted learning. In the past, Heather also worked as a psychological services consultant in two local school boards, as well as coordinated numerous research projects and co-facilitated children’s mental health groups through the Chedoke Child and Family Centre and McMaster University in Hamilton. Heather also provides parenting consultations and treatment to children and adolescents.

Heather has extensive knowledge in the areas of childhood development, parent-child relationships, attachment, parenting, and temperamental variances, along with specific developmental issues, including ADHD, anxiety, discipline, and aggression across the preschool, school-age and adolescent years. She strives to help parents better understand their child’s temperament, personality and learning style and particularly enjoys working with children who are highly sensitive, shy, and anxious.

Heather, who was born and raised in Guelph and attended the French Immersion program here, lives with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going for walks and spending time with her family.

Dr. Adelle Pratt, C.Psych.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x303

Dr. Adelle Pratt

Adelle Pratt received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The University of Western Ontario. She has worked in different child and adolescent care settings in Ontario and the Maritimes, and joined Norfolk Psychological Services in January of 2009.

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Dr. Pratt is interested in the learning, development, and social-emotional growth of children and teens. Her practice is divided about equally into assessment and treatment. She works with children and teens with many different concerns, such as anxiety, depression, life transition stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and family relationship issues. Cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and other approaches are often used.

Adelle feels lucky to be able to work with many dedicated families and be a part of their often difficult journey. She is a mother to two school-aged children. To recharge her own batteries, she enjoys running, gardening, and tending to her family hobby farm.

Allison Singh, C.Psych.Assoc.

Phone: 519-836-1277 x223

Allison Singh

Allison Singh is a registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (M.Ed) from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. During her Masters degree, she completed an internship with the Thames Valley District School Board. For the past five years, she has worked for the Upper Grand District School Board and in private practice in Waterloo. At Norfolk, Allison provides assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents. She continues to work for the Upper Grand District School Board part-time.

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Allison has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of learning and mental health needs. She provides therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents using mainly a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework with the goal of helping children, adolescents and their caregivers learn effective ways of coping with emotional dysregulation including stress, anxiety, depressed mood, and anger. Allison is passionate about working with depressed youth and has extensive background knowledge and training in dealing with self-harm behaviour and suicidal ideation.

Allison lives in Cambridge with her husband. In her spare time, she does competitive curling and enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Administrative

Pauline Busby, Office Administration

Phone: 519-836-1277 x221

Pauline Busby

I am the voice that you will hear when you call NPS. I have worked with the folks here for 10 years and provide administrative support. I am familiar with the work of each practitioner and can direct callers to the clinician that may help with their concerns. I am also the go-to person for information on psycho-educational assessments or psychological assessments of learning. I can let you know what’s involved in an assessment, how long the wait time will be, and what your extended health benefits may cover.

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I am the mother of two, and support my adult intellectually-disabled son. I am involved in the local community and currently sit on the SEAC Committee for the Upper Grand District School Board. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, gardening and reading.

Any conversations I have with new referrals are always kept in the strictest of confidence.