Meet Our Team

Rachel Skerrett

Rachel Skerrett

Director & 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 also a member of Chi Sigma Iota and Psi Chi.

Rachel has been the director of Skerrett Psychology Professional Corporation since January 2011. She has experience working in private practice, hospital, agency, and school settings. Currently, she supervises staff, provides consultation, conducts presentations, and provides direct service to clients.

Rachel is a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. Her research interests include measurement of neural network and executive function weaknesses common to ADHD and PTSD via QEEG and performance tasks. She is also interested in the effect of cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) on the default mode network (DMN), and auditory and visual attention. Rachel is currently recruiting adults with ADHD for a research study involving CES.

Outside of psychology, Rachel's interests involve horseback riding, travel, hiking and music. She and her family own a small farm in rural Niagara.

Jessica Radford

Jessica Radford

Administrative Assistant

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.

Amy Doucet

Amy Doucet, M.Sc.

Psychometrist & Counsellor

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.

Heather Roest

Heather Roest

Administrative Manager

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

Megan Sunners, B.A.

Psychometrist

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.

Joshua Armstrong

Joshua Armstrong, M.A.

Counsellor

Josh received a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Psychology from the University of Windsor. He went on to receive a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Josh is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

A note from Josh...I truly believe humour can go a long way in counselling, so I will use humour whenever I can to lighten up the session. I cannot wait to meet whomever is seeking mental health services and am looking forward to helping you along this very personal and unique journey of growth.

Dr. Barker

Dr. Barker

Psychologist

Dr Stephen Barker has worked professionally with children and adolescents for over 40 years. He completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Toronto (OISE) and since then has praticed in a variety of settings providing assessments, treatment and consultation. His work experiences include a residential treatment center for children and adolescents, Family Court, the outpatient clinic of a Hospital, and a major school board where he was the Senior Psychologist. In addition to these positions Dr Barker was a Course Director at York University (in Educational Theory) and has provided numerous in service training sessions for many groups of Professionals. Dr Barker was also in full time private practice for 15 years.

Dr Barker limits his practice to providing clinical and educational assessments at this time. This is an area where he has a special interest and he has developed a unique approach over the last 40 years.

He is most concerned with using an assessment to understand problems but more importantly to generate solutions to those problems; to find ways to help people to succeed.

Daniela Popoli

Daniela Popoli, M. Ed.

Educational Consultant

Daniela holds a Masters of Education from Brock University and attended University of Western Ontario for her Bachelor of Education. She has experience teaching Montessori Education, as well the Primary/Junior level.

She displays great interest in teaching children the importance of the Arts in the school setting. Daniela quickly establishes rapports with her students, due to her background working with children with various needs and concerns. Daniela is a Certified Teacher within Ontario.

Amber Bush

Amber Bush, M.S.Ed.

Educational Consultant

Amber holds a B.A in English from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Teacher in Ontario. She obtained her M.S Education from Niagara University and has had over eight years of experience teaching in the Burlington area.

Amber has extensive experience working with children with varying abilities and needs. She has a sincere ability to connect with students and approach their learning in a way that is supportive and encouraging.

Cheryl Wyllie

Cheryl Wyllie, M.Ed.

Educational Consultant

Cheryl is a retired elementary school teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience, in both regular and special education classroom settings, with the District School Board of Niagara. She received two Bachelor Degrees, a Special Education Specialist certification and a Master's Degree in Education from Brock University.

Cheryl has served on the Board of Directors for the Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre, Nova House and the Arts and Culture Committee for the City of Niagara Falls. She currently volunteers for Pathstones and Project Share, when time permits.

Cheryl is the proud parent of one daughter, Spencer. In her spare time she enjoys attending Drum Cardio, Zumba and Step aerobics classes.

Hannah Barrett

Hannah Barrett, B.A.

Educational Consultant

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.

Alaina Linde

Alaina Linde, M.A.

Educational Consultant

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.

Candice Rymal

Candice Rymal, M.Ed.

Educational Consultant

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.

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