Counselling & Assessment
Psychology Services Regina – Counselling & Assessment
Learning Support and Mental Health
We are pleased to offer a range of psychological services, including both assessment and counselling services. Our psychological services offer support to children, adolescents, adults and families, in the following areas:
- Behavioural Problems
- Divorce, Separation or Blended Families
- Family Conflict
- Grief & Loss
- Learning Difficulties
- Life & Career Transitions
- Peer Pressure
- Relationship Problems
- School Stress
- Self Esteem
- Social Skills
- Work Stress
We use solution focused, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to address your needs. We are committed to providing nurturing support and intuitive guidance to help individuals grow to empowerment, independence and a healthy focus on connection and relationships.
LIVE BETTER. LOVE BETTER. WORK BETTER. Whether you’re an individual, couple, sibling, or a parent and child, better relationships are the foundation to a happier, more successful life. Registered Psychologist Stacey Adelman offers individual therapy, family therapy to help you with:
- Family changes
- Behavioural troubles
- Anger management
- Dissatisfaction and more
- ADHD and learning strategies
- Supporting family members with disabilities
Preschoolers, grade school students and college or university students are referred for a psycho-educational assessment for many reasons:
- Difficulties learning at school, college, or university
- “Gifted” learning profile
- Concerns regarding child development
- Behavioural challenges
- Concern that a student’s true potential is not being realized
- The need for “accommodations” in the classroom and for exams
- School placement or programming
Our psychologists have significant training and experience providing a holistic lens to psycho-educational assessment. She incorporates knowledge and research about brain development and includes an individual’s strengths and needs, family life, school experiences and any other information that may provide context to an individual’s learning experience.
The assessment process is grounded in the CHC Theory. All people have different “types” of intellectual abilities so to ensure a well-rounded understanding of an individual’s learning needs, it is important to include a wide variety of activities that measure many different “types” of intellectual abilities.
A psycho-educational assessment may include some measures of language development, social-emotional development, behavioural patterns, motor development, and academic achievement or school-type performance. We are pleased to offer a holistic approach to psycho-educational testing to children, adolescents and adults.
Questions about discipline? Behavioural challenges? Is your child struggling with your divorce?
Parenting in today’s world can be overwhelming. Parent consultation sessions are focused on helping you see beyond your child’s behaviour, and to work to understand this behaviour. We believe parents know their child best and intuitively have the answers they seek. We’re committed to working alongside you on your parenting journey and supporting you as you nurture your relationship with your child and find parenting strategies that work for you and your family.
Parent consultation involves parents/caregivers from one family meeting individually with a psychologist. The child is not part of the session — in fact, we recommend the child not even be aware you are seeking this support. Instead, we encourage our parents to own their intuitive power to parent, with parent consultation sessions remaining private between the parent(s) and the therapist.
Is something getting in the way of your child’s ability to do everyday tasks?
We’re here to help them build that ability and their confidence. Our team has extensive experience working with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), motor delays, behavioural challenges, and other related developmental delays.
Nobody knows your child better than you do, so we work closely with you to design a treatment plan unique to your child’s needs and gifts. Our clinicians also collaborate with other pediatric professionals such as speech-language pathologists and behaviour analysts so your child receives the most comprehensive care possible.
The goal is for you, the parent, to become the expert on strategies so that you can promote your child’s progress and independence at home, knowing we’ve got your back.
How it Works
The process begins by scheduling an intake session. At this session, they psychologist asks parents to share information about your child and let her know your child’s specific needs. This is typically a session just for the parent(s) although it may be appropriate for an older student to be involved with this session.
The psychologist will then meet with the student for 4 to 6 hours of direct assessment time. This is typically scheduled across two assessment sessions. It is very important the psychologist sees the student’s best attention and functioning, so she provides ample opportunities for breaks and rest.
When the direct assessment time is complete, the psychologist will create a comprehensive written report documenting the assessment results, recommendations and accommodations.
When the report is complete, the parent(s) are invited to an assessment debrief session. During this session, we review the assessment outcomes and details of the report. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and really understand the meaning of the results. You will be invited to review the report and provide feedback. Although there are certain things that cannot be altered in the report, it is important to us you have a final report that you are comfortable with and that adequately represents the child you know.
Following the parent debrief, the child is invited for their own debrief, depending on the child’s age and stage of development. During this session, the psychologist talks with the parent(s) and the child about the assessment results in child-friendly terms to help the child understand his/her own learning profile.
For the adult student, the debrief session would be available for the student and any of his/her identified supports (parents, friends, involved professionals).
After the debriefs are completed, the psychologist is available to liaise with educators in schools, post-secondary settings and workplace settings to communicate the assessment outcomes as well as be part of program planning and support implementation.