Psychologists

Dr. Glen Davies, R. Psych.

Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic, Inc. 

Dr. Glen Davies is a Registered Psychologist and Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic.  Specializing in clinical child psychology, he provides assessment, counselling and consulting services for a broad range of child, youth, and family difficulties. To read more click here.

Dr. Michelle Kozey-Hayes, R. Psych

Dr. Michelle Kozey-Hayes is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in complex assessment, school consultation, parenting support, and therapy for unique developmental needs. Dr. Michelle’s clinical background includes roles with hospital psychology programs; community mental health; public, private, day-treatment, and home-schooling agencies; private practice, and university teaching. Dr. Michelle is committed to providing skilled, evidence-based services, which also are friendly, accessible, and family-centred.

 

In her assessment practice, Dr. Michelle offers strengths-based, comprehensive evaluations of early childhood development; psycho-educational assessments (related to learning, giftedness, ADHD, memory or processing issues, preterm birth, and other medical conditions); autism (7+ years), and intellectual disabilities. In her consultation services, Dr. Michelle collaborates with parents, educators, and multi-disciplinary teams regarding early intervention, general care, and special education plans. In her counseling practice, Dr. Michelle integrates several approaches to match the needs and preferences of clients including (Cognitive) Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, as well as attachment and therapeutic play strategies. She provides therapeutic supports for soiling (e.g., Enuresis, Encopresis), Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome (CBIT), Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (e.g., hair-pulling, skin-picking, excessive nail-biting), and childhood Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder. She also welcomes referrals for children who struggle with concurrent developmental, school, regulation, and mental health challenges.

Dr. Krista Johnston, R. Psych (maternity leave 2020)

Dr. Krista Johnston completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Developmental Specialization at Simon Fraser University. She completed her residency at BC Children’s Hospital, where she also conducted her doctoral research examining a group-based treatment for children with autism and anxiety. She also completed a one-year psychology fellowship within the Division of Neurology where she provided specialized assessment and consultation services for young people diagnosed with epilepsy. In addition to being an associate at ABLE, Dr. Johnston continues to work part-time at BC Children’s Hospital within the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Johnston works with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing evidence-based assessment and treatment within a strengths-based, developmental framework. Although her primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), she has a strong behavioural background, and also integrates aspects of family-systems and attachment-based approaches. She has experience working with a wide variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as social, attentional, emotional, learning, and behavioural challenges. In addition, Dr. Johnston has almost 20 years of experience working with people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to improve quality of life, meet personal goals, promote mental health and wellbeing, as well as proactively manage challenging behaviours.

Dr. Pablee Wong, R. Psych

Dr. Pablee Wong has always been passionate about working with children and families.  She has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a master degree in counselling. After completing her master degree in counselling, she worked in community mental health teams, non-profit agencies as well as private practice for approximately 20 years.  In between, she also worked abroad in the Child Protection unit in the Philippines General Hospital supporting a team of paediatricians and social workers for over a year.  Her deep interest in psycho-diagnostic and psycho-educational assessment with children and youth motivated her to pursue a doctoral degree. Pablee is trilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Dr. Claire Winson-Jones, R. Psych.

Dr. Claire Winson-Jones is a registered psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and their families.  Her focus is on the rights of clients and families and their needs to take a strength-based approach to treatment.  Psychological assessments focus on the integration of personality, cognitive abilities, and vocational interests allowing young adults to achieve their education and career aspirations.  The diagnostic assessment also includes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific learning disorders. Dr. Claire Winson-Jones has worked with diverse populations including individuals diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, individuals with a history of trauma, and individuals with high-risk behaviours.  Her focus includes treatment for a variety of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, ASD  and a variety of behavioural disorders.  Intervention approaches are informed by both the evidence-based literature and the client’s personal characteristics to include relational therapies, cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness and social skill development.

Dr. Ellen Ivity

Dr. Ellen Ivity completed an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the Departments of Medicine and Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta.  Currently, she is a Registered Provisional Psychologist from Alberta and is fulfilling the requirements to register in B.C. under the supervision of Dr. Glen Davies. Dr. Ivity specializes in evidence-based assessment, consultation, and treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD and AD/HD, anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression.  She has several years of experience working with and advocating for children and adults presenting with complex and severe challenging behaviours.  Dr. Ivity provides a client-centered approach to counselling integrating several psychotherapeutic modalities including Family Systems therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.

Dr. Sandy Dhami

Dr. Sandy Dhami is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and holds a PhD in general psychology with a focus in childhood attachment, Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree.  At ABLE she provides evidence-based assessment and counseling for a variety of developmental, learning, behavioural, and emotional difficulties.  She has worked within the school system for over 10 years both as a teacher and as a counsellor. In the school system her focus has been supporting children with anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, executive functioning difficulties and learning disorders while using methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, Play Therapy, and Sand Play Therapy. Further, she facilitated a Social Emotional Program for children from preschool to grade four; within this program she was able to teach children about mindfulness, conflict resolution, self-esteem and various social skills. Dr. Dhami is nearly finished her required residency hours in order to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC  and is currently supervised by Dr. Glen Davies.

Sebastian Pacey-Smith

Sebastian Pacey-Smith is a psychology intern in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of New Brunswick.  Sebastian enjoys working with parents, children, teens and adults of all ages, and has developed a specialization working with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Sebastian has a background in cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness and takes an integrative wellness-focused approach to treatment and assessment.  He has worked with clients with a variety of presentations including ASD, ADHD, trauma and gender/sexuality concerns.  Sebastian is completing his Ph.D. research by looking at the quality of life of adults with ASD which he incorporates into his clinical practice.

Sebastian is under the supervision of Dr. Glen Davies. Please contact your provider to confirm that you will be reimbursed for psychological services under a supervised practice. Sebastian works on Tuesdays and his rate is $150/hr.

Alisa Bridger

Alisa Bridger is a psychology intern at ABLE Developmental Clinic, Inc.