Dr. Glen Davies, R. Psych.
Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic, Inc.
Dr. Glen Davies is a Registered Psychologist and Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic as well as the Co-Director of Autism Integrated Medical Services (AIMS). 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. Todd Mason, R. Psych.
Dr. Todd Mason is a Registered Psychologist with a specialization in clinical child psychology. He provides cognitive-behavioural therapy, parent behaviour training, family therapy, and consultation to parents and schools, mainly in the area of high functioning ASD with school-aged children.
Dr. Mark Bailey, R. Psych.
Dr. Mark Bailey is a Registered Psychologist specializing in clinical neuropsychology. He has trained and worked in the Psychology Department at BC’s Children’s Hospital and he is a Clinical Associate of the Simon Fraser University Clinical Psychology Centre. He specializes in assessing and developing treatments plans for children and adults whose difficulties may have a neurological basis.
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.
Simon Bazett, R. Psych
Simon Bazett is a Registered Psychologist who practices in the clinic and school settings. Mr. Bazett specializes in the assessment of children and adolescents with developmental, learning, behavioural and emotional challenges. He has extensive training and experience in diagnosing Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mr Bazett also supervises and trains UBC School Psychology Interns and is involved in coordinating, planning and running the BC Association of School Psychologist Annual Conference.
Dr. Sophia Sandhu, R. Psych.
Sophia Sandhu is a registered psychologist specializing in child and youth clinical psychology. She has extensive experience working with children and youth with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, including diagnostic and treatment services. Dr. Sandhu provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for a variety of developmental, learning, behavioural, and emotional difficulties. She has also worked in a primary care medical setting, providing consultation services to parents with concerns related to behavioural and emotional functioning. Her approach to assessment and treatment involves a collaborative relationship with parents and children to ensure the family’s goals are being met.
Dr. Claire Winson-Jones, R. Psych.
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 in treatment. Psychological assessments focus on the integration of personality, cognitive abilities, and vocational interests allowing young adults to achieve their education and career aspirations. Diagnostic assessment also include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific learning disorders. Claire has worked with diverse populations including individuals diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, individuals with history of trauma, and individuals with high risk behaviors. Her focus includes treatment for a variety of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, ASD and a variety of behavioral disorders. Intervention approaches are informed by both the evidence-based literature and the client’s personal characteristics to include relational therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness and social skill development.
Shauna Loewen-Schmidt, M.A.
Shauna completed a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology at Fresno Pacific University, California. Over the past 20 years she has practiced as a school psychologist in California, New Jersey and Virginia and currently works for a lower mainland school district. Shauna was a member of the regional autism assessment team in Virginia and the district evaluator for autism spectrum disorders. Shauna also specializes in assessment and diagnostic services for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, attention, and behavioural difficulties as well as evaluating for giftedness and high abilities. She has worked closely with School Based Teams to identify at-risk students, provide targeted interventions, monitor progress, and support families in navigating the complexities of the school system.
Dr. Suresh Rajendran
Suresh obtained his doctorate in educational psychology from the American International College and held various clinical positions for one of the largest mental health service provider (Behavioral Health Network Inc.) in Massachusetts for seven years. He provides individualized, integrated and evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological assessments for adults and children. He specializes in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma/stress-related disorders, concurrent disorders and mood disorders. He is an applicant in the registration process with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
Dr. Gelareh Karimiha, R. Psych.
Dr. Gelareh Karimiha is a Registered Psychologist specializing in child and adolescent clinical psychology. She provides assessment and therapy for children and youth who are struggling with a range of anxiety disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, generalized worry, school refusal etc.) as well as depression and behavioural disorders. She also provides ADHD – and psychoeducational assessments. Gelareh has experience with a number of evidence-based approaches to treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and behavioural parent training. She has also co-facilitated a number of groups, including groups for children and teens with anxiety, groups for parents of children with OCD and a psychoeducational group for youth with somatization.
Alessia Lista M. Psy
Alessia obtained a Master of Psychology degree from Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, and is currently working towards her doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Adler University. She has extensive experience providing assessment and consultation through school-based teams as well as in private practice to help support children and youth with learning, attentional, and behavioural difficulties, as well as gifted and talented learners.
Dr. Krista Johnston
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 ACT, DBT, 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. Johnston has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC and is currently supervised by Dr. Glen Davies and other associates.
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.
Matthew Lee, M.A.
Matthew is a Doctoral Candidate in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of British Columbia specializing in the social and emotional development of children and adolescents. He provides treatment for anxiety, mood, and behaviour for children, adolescents, and young adults. Matthew has worked with youth and caregivers in a variety of settings, including paediatric, community mental health, and private clinics. He has also worked on nationally-funded intervention research aimed at improving the social outcomes of children with special needs. Matthew's therapeutic approach is informed by his clinical and research work, but also his experience as a father and teacher. A Psychology Intern with ABLE, Matthew is supervised by Dr. Glen Davies and Dr. Todd Mason.
Gregory Davies, M.A.
Gregory is a PhD Candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University and is currently interning at ABLE Clinic. Gregory is passionate about applying evidence-based assessment and intervention methods to improve the functioning and quality of life of children and their families. His doctoral research project is an exploration of factors that promote adaptation and resilience against parental stress in families of children with ASD. Gregory has over a decade of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, most recently with Community Living BC prior to pursuing graduate training in child psychology.
Gregory has completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Parent Management Training from Dr. Alan Kazdin. He is excited to provide diagnostic and psychoeducational assessment, consultation, and intervention services for a range of childhood and adolescent challenges. At ABLE Clinic, Gregory is supervised by Dr. Todd Mason, R.Psych.