The practice is locally owned by Kalli Charbonneau. Mrs. Charbonneau received her undergraduate degree from MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB in 2012 (Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology). Following her undergraduate degree, she began her career in the education system, providing individual counselling for students as well as classroom wide programming on various topics related to children and youth. She then pursued and received her Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University in 2016. Mrs. Charbonneau is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
Mrs. Charbonneau provides psychological assessment, consultation, intervention and treatment to families and children as young as two years old. She has a special interest in anxiety; anger; grief and loss and developmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism. Mrs. Charbonneau has proven education and experience in delivering treatment using evidence based modalities with a particular focus in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
The assessment is comprised of a cognitive assessment (if required); the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition); and the ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised). The ADOS is a standardized diagnostic tool, considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for Autism assessments. The assessment is completed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychologist, an occupational therapist and a speech and language pathologist. The ADOS requires approximately one hour of direct social interaction with the child. Depending upon the age of the child, the parent may or may not be required to attend the assessment. There are different assessment modules for varying ages and speech and language abilities.
A psychoeducational assessment consists of various assessment protocols with the purpose of determining the strengths and weaknesses of an individual’s unique learning profile. It can also help identify learning disabilities; intellectual disabilities, developmental disorders (ie. ADHD) and/or social emotional problems. Various tests are given to an individual to determine their intellectual and cognitive abilities. With a complete understanding of an individual’s learning profile, personalized recommendations are then provided to aid in one’s success in the academic environment.
Psychologists are regulated health professionals and thus, fees may be reimbursed by your extended health plan. I do not provide direct billing, however I will provide a receipt for reimbursement.