Rachel is a registered psychologist in Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. She practices clinical, counselling, and school psychology with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Rachel is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, The Ontario Association of Psychological Associates, The Canadian Psychological Association, The American Psychological Association -Division 55, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. She is listed on the Canadian Register of Health Psychologists and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota and Psi Chi. Rachel completed her B.A. at Simon Fraser University, her M.Sc. at Canisius College, and her Ph.D. at Grand Canyon University. She is currently completing a post-doctoral master of science in clinical psychopharmacology.
Rachel has been the director of Skerrett Psychology Professional Corporation since January 2011. She has experience working in private practice, hospitals, agencies, and school settings. Currently, she supervises staff, provides consultation, teaches, and provides direct service to clients.
Carla is a graduate of Fanshawe College in London, specializing in medical office administration. She brings with her previous administration, management experience, and knowledge from a wide array of health-related offices. In her spare time outside of the office, she loves hiking, kayaking, and travelling.
Laura graduated from George Brown College with Honours in the Medical Office Administration program.
She has years of experience working in the medical field and brings an empathetic and understanding presence to our front desk. She is also an animal enthusiast.
Manager of Counselling Services &
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology from York University, in Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and has a special interest in emotional regulation.
She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
She understands how intimidating the counselling process can be and is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment to encourage recovery, healing, and empowerment.
Assessment Coordinator &
Megan has been an invaluable member of the Skerrett Psychology team since 2016. Megan sees children, adolescents, and adults for individual counselling, and provides a variety of other services including psychoeducational and mental health assessments, CBT, and biofeedback training.
Megan has a special interest in trauma, driving anxiety, group therapy, eating disorders, and self-compassion work.
She believes that most individuals can benefit from trying counselling and likes to leave clients space for laughing, breathing, and feeling in their sessions.
Psychologist (Supervised Practice)
Marissa obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2021 at Medaille University located in Buffalo, New York. She has had unique opportunities including teaching undergraduate students and authorship.
She has gained a vast array of clinical experience working for outpatient agencies, inpatient facilities, and within a forensic setting. Marissa has conducted various psychological and psychoeducational assessments, has been a member of interdisciplinary teams that care for individuals with serious mental illnesses (i.e., Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder), and has received specialized training in working with young people and families affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Marissa prioritizes the therapeutic relationship. She tailors her treatment approach to empower others. She is flexible, sensitive, and responsive to client preferences, personal factors, and individual strengths.
Penny brings a variety of clinical skills to our team with a Bachelor's degree from the International University of San Diego, California, a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of the America’s, Mexico City, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Penny has extensive clinical experience both in and out of hospital settings. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania and a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario.
Penny has focused her interests on individual, child, marital, and family therapy. She has practiced on three continents and works in both Canada and the United States. Penny provides services in English and Spanish and to individuals and couples.
Steve Balz obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Windsor in 1996 and is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He has taught psychology at the University of Windsor, Niagara College, Mohawk College, and in the Mohawk-McMaster Nursing Program. Steve has extensive training and experience in psychometrics and has performed several hundred assessments in various contexts, including with clients of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Motor Vehicle Insurance industry, and private patients.
However, he spends most of his time treating clients who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders. Many of his clients struggle with symptoms of PTSD acquired through military service, motor vehicle accidents, or workplace accidents.
Registered Psychotherapist &
Jay Burdon is a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.
Jay completed his Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor and his M.Ed. at the University of Calgary. He has experience working with adolescents and adults through WSIB, the insurance industry, and post-secondary education. Combining his background in psychotherapy and kinesiology, Jay takes a multi-disciplinary approach to assisting individuals with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and many other life stressors.
A lifelong resident of the Niagara Region, Jay enjoys baseball, hockey, running, cycling and swimming.
Spencer received a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology from Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario. He went on to do a Master’s in Human Development before working in the mental health field for the next 20 years. He has worked in residential treatment homes, supported those with acquired brain injury, counselled First Nation youth, and has extensive experience helping children and their families.
A note from Spencer… "I believe that people are natural storytellers. I bring storytelling into all the work that I’ve done from therapy to teaching. Those seeking mental health services are taking a great step in helping themselves and I will treat them like the unique person they are. The most important story I want to hear today is yours."
Karen obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Special Needs from Western University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology from Brock University. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Learning Disabilities Specialist at Cambrian College and is a Certified Learning Disabilities Strategist.
Karen has worked with a diverse group of children, adolescents, and adults in both educational and employment settings. She is passionate about working with students to help them access appropriate supports and services to reach their full learning potential.
Karen values a high-quality of service delivery that is based on trust, open communication, positive interactions, and a supportive environment that accommodates individual needs.
Clinical Counsellor & Psychometrist
Eva earned her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at London South Bank University in England, after having graduated with her undergraduate degree from the University of Westminster in Psychology. In a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment, she draws on evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioural, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based strategies, among others, to best suit the individual needs of her clients. She has experience working with adults and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings.
She is fluent in Hungarian.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Practicum Student
Sim is currently a student at Yorkville University working towards his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and he is an active member with CRPO and CCPA.
Sim has studied various evidence-based modalities to address trauma, stress management, anxiety, and depression. He is dedicated to applying his knowledge and experience in helping his clients with their journey.
Sim is fluent in Hindi.