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Our Team

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Dr. Carla LeHouillier, Registered Psychologist

I am a Registered Psychologist, licensed to practice child psychology in British Columbia. For over a decade, I have been providing psychological services to children and their families. I specialize in providing comprehensive learning and developmental assessments for preschoolers, children, teens and young adults. I assess children and youth for learning disorders, developmental delays, ADHD, or mental health concerns like anxiety. I also provide counselling to children and their families, including individual therapy and parenting support or consultation. 

I completed a PhD in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia, with advanced training and expertise in early childhood development and assessment practices.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in public school settings, Child and Youth Mental Health offices through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and private psychology practices.

I enjoy working with families from diverse backgrounds. I bring enthusiasm, patience and positive energy when working with children of all ages, with a specialty in the early childhood years. I believe in the importance of relationship and attachment, and that it's never too late for learning, growth and improving connections. I use a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches in my work with children and their caregivers, with a primary focus on those that are strength based and family centred. I welcome opportunities to consult with educators and other professionals in best supporting a child or adolescent's developmental needs, both during or after the assessment process, and when providing therapeutic support to families.

When I'm not working, you can find me spending time with my family, enjoying all of what beautiful BC has to offer, going for a run with friends, or browsing the local markets. 

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Kathryn Gardiner, Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who combines my skill as a teacher with my passion as a counsellor to create a safe space for working closely with families impacted by a wide variety of emotional health challenges.

 

With a foundation in attachment-based therapy, I believe in the importance of working not only with children, but in tandem with parents and caregivers, drawing on their unique position as experts on their own child. Blending compassion and empathy with psycho-education, goal setting and tailored strategies, my primary focus is working collaboratively to foster increased wellbeing in children and a sense of connectedness within the family.

I received my Masters of Education (Counselling) from City University of Seattle and am a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

In my spare time, I love nothing more than adventuring in our own backyard here in the Lower Mainland, connecting with family and friends (four-legged furry ones included), running, rolling out my mat for a yoga session and baking.

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Dorna Rahimi, M.A., Assessment Clinician

I am a doctoral candidate enrolled in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I have completed my residency in the Ottawa-Carelton District School board and will be completing my dissertation in the next few months. My practice is currently supervised by Dr. LeHouillier. 

 

My academic and professional journey is centred around understanding and enhancing the well-being of children through the lens of psychology. I have a wealth of experience completing psychological assessments for children, youth and young adults, and have held positions in school districts, government programs, and as Clinic Coordinator of the Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre at UBC. 

 

In both my personal and academic life, I am committed to an ecological and social justice approach. I believe in the interconnectedness of individuals and their environments, emphasizing the importance of fostering a sustainable and just world. This philosophy extends to my research and work, where I strive to contribute to the well-being of children while addressing broader societal and environmental concerns.

Outside of my academic pursuits, I find joy and relaxation in various activities such as reading, travelling, biking, and swimming. I am an avid traveller, always seeking to expand my horizons and immerse myself in different cultures. Exploring the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia is a special pleasure, whether it's biking through scenic routes or indulging in the serenity of swimming in lakes scattered across the province.

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Coralee Curby, M.Ed., Licensed School Psychologist

I have an extensive background in providing Psychoeducational Assessments in both school and clinic settings. I have a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Over the past 23 years I have had the special opportunity to work with children and youth from highly diverse backgrounds, providing me with continued professional growth, compassionate practices, and ongoing personal development.

 

Under the supervision of Dr. LeHouillier, my desire is to provide a deeper understanding of your child’s learning strengths and stretches and to identify supports for them to flourish in their personal learning environments. I have had  training in supports for Neurodivergent learners (ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders), Executive Functioning, Trauma-sensitive practices, Mental Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and specialized instructional interventions including Orton-Gillingham. I deeply enjoy learning and seek to find meaningful ways to connect research with practical supports for students, families, and their educators.

 

I have worked within collaborative teams and provided many parenting and school learning sessions. I fully believe in collaborative communities of care and that all hands together can create optimal learning environments. I approach my work with curiosity, empathy, kindness and seek to understand others as they are.

 

My two wonderful children, both with neurodivergent profiles, have taught me much as a practitioner. I am forever changed by the gift of motherhood.  I am a lover of music and movement and find great joy in staying active from hiking and spin class to walks by the ocean. 

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