Katherine Fortier, BA MSc, Child and Educational Psychology
Ms. Fortier sees children aged 4 to 18 and offers a variety of services including psychological and psycho-educational assessments, consultations to parents and to schools, counselling and psychotherapy, and parent education and guidance. She specializes in issues such as school performance and achievement, learning difficulties, attention and concentration difficulties, coping with stress and transitions, oppositional-defiant behaviour, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, autistic spectrum disorders, divorce or separation. Ms. Fortier is very involved in parent education, and provides courses and seminars for parents on a wide variety of child and parenting issues. Her career history includes positions for school boards, a children’s mental health care centre, as well as serving on a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist services to children in remote northern communities. Ms. Fortier is originally from Canada and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with First Class Honours at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Child & Educational Psychology from the University of Waterloo, specialising in Play Therapy and Psychoeducational Assessment.