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Kerrie McFadden, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

School Psychologist

Does your child struggle with the demands of school, with managing their emotions, with staying focused or remembering information? Witnessing your child struggle in any aspect of life can be very painful for a parent. It is hard to know what to do, or who to turn to for help. A psychological assessment is a great first step to getting the support your child needs. This type of assessment will highlight your child’s strengths and needs, help uncover the causes of their difficulties, and help you to advocate for help. I truly believe that knowledge is power. It would be my pleasure to work with your child to help you better understand their cognitive, academic, and social/emotional profile, and how to use that information to best support your child. As the late, great Bob Marley said, “Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is going to be alright”.

 

Kerrie-Lee McFadden completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from the University of Guelph with a major in Psychology. She went on to obtain a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Finally, she obtained a post-graduate certificate in School-Based Psychological Assessment, where she fell in love with ‘putting the pieces of the puzzle together’ to help explain the learning challenges of children and adolescents. 

 

Ms. McFadden has spent the last 15 years working for 2 local school boards completing comprehensive psychological assessments that evaluate the intellectual, academic, and mental health profile of children and adolescents. Ms. McFadden helps families navigate the school system, access supports within the community, and provides strategies to implement at home and school. She works collaboratively with other health care providers in developing teaching and program strategies to meet the child’s needs; participates in school service programs and provides consultation to teachers, students, and parents/guardians. Ms. McFadden has served as a member of the Crisis Response Team within a school board setting, where during times of crisis will support administration, school staff, students, and families. Additionally, she aids in building the capacity of school board staff in the areas of learning, mental health and behaviour disorders via presentations, workshops, and conferences.  

 

Ms. McFadden has experience in several areas, including (but not limited to):

 

  • Working with children and adolescents aged 6 through 21

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Learning disabilities

  • Intellectual disabilities 

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders

  • Psychoeducation 

  • Coping strategies and self-advocacy skills

 

Hours of availability:

Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Weeknights (as needed)