Charlene is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (#4412) and a certified Foundational Theraplay Practitioner. She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Psychologists Association of Alberta, and Association for Play Therapy.
She hold a Masters Degree from the University of Calgary in School and Applied Child Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours from the University of Victoria. She is trained in play therapy, theraplay techniques, psycho-educational assessment, child-parent relationships, expressive therapies, and motivational interviewing and has experience with cognitive-behaviour therapy. Charlene also has training and experience in helping parents and caregivers build stronger attachments with their children.
Charlene worked for over twelve years with Yukon Government in education and in health and social services before deciding to branch into private practice psychology. She draws on her considerable experience with children and high risk youth and with mental health issues to provide services to children, teens, and adults in the areas of assessment, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and complex behaviour.