Psychologists with Expertise in Play Therapy for Children

Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise in play therapy for children  .

Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal provides psychotherapy and assessment services to individual children, adolescents, and adults; couples; and, their families. In her practice, she assists those with a wide variety of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, health problems, learning difficulties, memory training (Cogmed) adjustment to major life changes as well as interpersonal issues, such as communication, conflict resolution, parenting and intimacy.

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Douglas Scoular

Dr. Douglas Scoular

Dr. Scoular has been a Psychologist since 2006. He has expertise in treating adults, adolescents, children, parents, and families. Dr. Scoular believes in collaboratively forming therapeutic goals utilizing the latest psychological research. He helps his clients to realize their goals through the use of Cognitive Behavioural or Interpersonal therapies, as well as employing other well-researched therapeutic modalities. Dr. Scoular closely monitors client progress using psychological questionnaires and client feedback. His interpersonal approach is highly engaging and interactive, providing a calm, positive, and professional therapeutic presence.

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Dr. Simone Kortstee

Dr. Simone Kortstee provides neuropsychological, psycho-educational, and psychological assessments to children and adolescents, who present with learning, social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. She has extensive experience in working with young clients with a variety of medical conditions that affect brain development or functioning, such as concussions, brain injuries, seizures, and genetic disorders. She also works with children and youth who do not have a medical condition. In addition, Dr. Kortstee provides psychological treatment to children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, and emotional or behavioural regulation.

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Dr. Alina Carter

Dr. Alina Carter provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. In addition to providing psychological consultations and intervention, she also completes psychological assessments primarily with children to young adults, such as psychoeducational assessments and mental health diagnostic assessments. She has worked with clients who have struggled with a variety of concerns. For example, this has included various mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression, intellectual, developmental or learning disabilities, autism spectrum, as well as behavioral concerns, emotion regulation, chronic pain and health issues, sleep disorders, and relationship difficulties. Her approach is supportive, collaborative, integrative, and evidence-based.

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