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. Rick Miners, R. Psych.

Dr. Rick Miners is a Registered Psychologist specializing in assessment and therapy for children, youth and adults experiencing developmental, learning, emotional, and behaviour problems. He also provides family therapy and consultation to schools. He works from an integrative perspective, drawing from cognitive behavioural, family systems, mindfulness-based, and Aboriginal focusing-oriented approaches. Rick also works as a sub-investigator and research therapist for an international multi-site study of post-traumatic stress. He formerly worked as a structural engineer.

Dr. Rick Miners est un Psychologue Accrédité se spécialisant dans l’évaluation et le traitement des enfants, des adolescents et des adultes qui expérimentent des troubles du développement, d’apprentissage, de comportement, et émotionnels. Il offre aussi la thérapie familiale et la consultation en milieu scolaire. Il travaille avec une perspective polyvalente qui intègre les approches cognitive-comportementale, systèmes familiaux, basée sur la pleine conscience, et Aborigène. De plus, Rick travaille aussi en tant que sous-chercheur et thérapeute de recherche pour une étude internationale en cours dans plusieurs sites sur le stress post-traumatique. Autrefois, il travaillait comme ingénieur en structure.

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. Ellen Ivity, R. Psych

Dr. Ellen Ivity is a registered psychologist specializing 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.

Dr. Jennifer Bach, RCC

Dr. Jennifer Bach has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She specialises in counselling children, teens and young adults with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), PTSD, adjustment disorder, attention and behavioural challenges, difficulties with emotion regulation, and learning disabilities. Moreover, Dr. Bach has extensive experience conducting psychotherapy with children with ASD and also works with parents of children with ASD. She provides counselling using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Dr. Bach as well provides assessment services for children and teens for ADHD, learning disorders, giftedness and beginning in October 2019 will conduct Autism assessments for toddlers, children and teens. Furthermore, she has an international research background having conducted research in Canada, South Africa, England and U.S.A. in areas of focus in Positive Psychology, contemplation and meditation on compassion aimed at increasing psychological well-being in adolescents, cross-cultural research on depression, PTSD, and exposure to violence among adolescents, and trauma activism and AIDS. Dr. Bach has three published research journal articles. Additionally, she provides mental health research support to community planning initiatives working closely with First Nations communities across Canada.

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 completing her PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Arts. Her background includes close to 20 years working in elementary schools; first as a classroom teacher, then a school counsellor. She has also maintained a small private practice with an anxiety focus during this time. She is currently completing her doctoral research exploring the experience of Hard-of-Hearing youth who are transitioning from elementary school to mainstream high schools. She is working at the ABLE clinic in Richmond on Tuesdays under the supervision of Dr. Rick Miners.

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