Skerrett Psychology Staff
E. Rachel Skerrett, M.Sc., Psychologist
Rachel is a registered psychologist in Ontario and Alberta. Client groups served in both provinces include: children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Rachel is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, The Ontario Association of Psychological Associates, The Canadian Psychological Association, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. She is listed on the Canadian Register of Health Psychologists. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota and Psi Chi. Rachel provides expert opinion to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on matters within her area of expertise.
Rachel has been the director of Skerrett Psychology Professional Corporation since January 2011. Her prior work experience took place in private practice, hospital, agency, and school settings. Currently, she supervises staff, provides consultation, conducts presentations, and provides direct service to clients.
Rachel is also a doctoral student completing her dissertation at Grand Canyon University. Her research interests involve: neural network and executive function weaknesses common to ADHD and PTSD, measurement of these weaknesses via QEEG and performance tasks, and the effect of cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) on the default mode network (DMN), and auditory and visual attention.
Adults with a diagnosis of ADHD who are interested in participating in a research study involving cranial electrotherapy stimulation are encouraged to contact Skerrett Psychology for further information.
Joshua Armstrong, M.A.
Josh began his journey in the field of mental health by attending the University of Windsor, Ontario where he received a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in the field of Psychology. After completing his undergraduate degree, he was enrolled at Yorkville University based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick where he received his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Josh is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Josh often uses cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as well as mindfulness-based practices and relaxation techniques (for example, visualization and progressive muscle relaxation), in counselling sessions.
A note from Josh…I truly believe that humor can go a long way in counselling, so I will use humor whenever I can to lighten up the session.
A major hobby of mine is playing hockey whenever possible. I began playing hockey at the age of 5 and ever since then, it has been a time of complete relaxation and joy for me. Finally, whenever I cannot find the time to play hockey, I love to participate in meditation which I find extremely soothing and refreshing.
With all that being said, I am extremely excited to join the growing Skerrett Psychology team and more importantly, I cannot wait to meet whoever who is seeking mental health services and I am looking forward to helping you along this very personal and unique journey of growth.
Jessica is the Administrative Assistant at Skerrett Psychology’s Beamsville location. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where she earned a Bachelor of Social Science. Through a combination of education and prior work experience, she has developed a special interest in community programming, support and services. Jessica worked as an administrative assistant for 3 years in Ottawa before happily joining the Skerrett Psychology team where she will gladly assist you in scheduling appointments and answering any inquiries.
Heather is the Administrative Manager at Skerrett Psychology and has been with Rachel and her staff since the doors opened in Fort Erie in November, 2011. From initial inquires to final appointments, she will cheerfully and competently assist you with scheduling appointments and billing.
Megan Sunners, B.A.
Megan holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and has two years experience as a peer counsellor in clinical, individual and group settings. She takes a caring and empathetic approach with clients to provide a supportive, therapeutic space for personal development.
Megan has a special interest in eating disorder treatment and self-esteem building. She has worked in outpatient treatment facilities and acted as a Recovery Speaker on behalf of Mental Health and Developmental services in the Waterloo region.
Alaina Wynia, M.A.
Alaina has been working as an educational consultant with the Literacy Centre for 18 months and is a valuable asset to the team. She has worked in a variety of teaching environments and easily establishes rapport with her students. Alaina’s background in literature and history is a strength. Her strong educational background enables her to effectively convey information to her students.
Michelle Pottie, B.Ed.
Michelle has been working as an educational consultant for 6 months with the Literacy Centre. She has extensive background in Child Studies and has an interest in teaching children with Learning Disabilities. Michelle has certification in Teaching English as a Second Language and has studied the Orton Gillingham method of teaching children with reading disabilities. Michelle is a wonderful addition to our team at the Literacy Centre. Michelle is a Certified Teacher in the province of Ontario.
Candice Rymal, M.Ed.
Candice is a Certified Teacher in the province of Ontario and has specialized her studies in Early Childhood Education and Literacy. She is a Reading Specialist and has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings over the past 20 years, including the District School Board of Niagara and Pearson Canada Assessment.
Candice is trained in the Direct Instruction teaching methodology and is also a certified Cogmed Working Memory Trainer. Candice has worked as an educational associate with several Doctors of psychology over the past 12 years and collaborates with each to establish remedial programs for learning. She has extensive experience working with children with various special needs and she brings to the field an extensive background in linguistic study having worked for many years as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Candice is the owner of the Literacy Centre and she provides valuable insight to our team. Please visit her website at: http://theliteracycentre.ca/index.html.
Amy Doucet, M.Sc.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology from York University, in Ontario, in addition to a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. She has extensive experience working with children, and has a special interest in developmental disorders, behaviourism, and emotional regulation.
A note from Amy… I understand seeking counselling services can be a daunting process, so I look forward to making your time at Skerrett Psychology a relaxing and enlightening experience in a safe, compassionate, and confidential environment.
Hannah Barrett, B.A.
Hannah has a passion for working with students to help them build confidence and become successful. Hannah has had a variety of teaching experiences supporting students with varying learning needs. Hannah has a B.A in child and youth studies, and is a Certified Teacher within Ontario.