Meet Skerrett Psychology

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.

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.

Paula Faulkner

Paula Faulkner

Administrative Assistant

Paula and her family have lived in the Fort Erie area for 30 years. She has many years of experience in office administration and has special interests in mental health care. Paula brings a compassionate and supportive mindset to the team. When not working, she and her husband enjoy cruising and spending quality time with family.

Amy Doucet

Amy Doucet, M.Sc.

Clinical Counsellor and Psychometrist

Amy is the Supervisor of Counselling Services and 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.

Megan Sunners

Megan Sunners, B.A.

Psychometrist and Counselling Intern

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.

Steve Balz

Steve Balz, PhD.

Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor

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.

Penny Miller

Penny Miller, PhD.

Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor

Penny brings a variety of clinical skills to our team with a Bachelors degree from the International University of San Diego, California, Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from University of the America’s, Mexico City, and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Penny has extensive clinical experience both in and out of hospital settings. Penny has focused her interests in individual, child, marital, and family therapy. She has practiced on three continents and works in both Canada and the US. Penny provides services in English and Spanish.

May Al-Fartousi

May Al-Fartousi, PhD.

Multicultural Education Specialist and Counselling Intern

May is a professional member of good standing in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has garnered multiple prestigious provincial, national, and international awards, grants, and recognitions (e.g., Spirit of Brock Medal 2013, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships) for her research in the areas of learning disabilities, multicultural competence, identity development, and social justice.

May Al-Fartousi has experience teaching graduate courses related to critical theories, learning problems and diagnosis in the Faculty of Educational Studies at Brock. She continues to deliver several keynote panels that provide teacher candidates, local professionals, and professors insightful cross-cultural learning experiences associated with families from various ethnic groups. Her approach aligns with integrative therapy

(e.g., scientific- and evidenced-based modalities of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Interventions, holistic focus on self-growth and meaningful change). May provides services in English and Arabic.

Spencer Lucas

Spencer Lucas, M.Sc.

Clinical Counsellor

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 next 20 years. He has worked in residential treatment homes, supported those with acquired brain injury, counseled 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 story telling 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.

Dan Zamfir

Dan Zamfir, M.Ed.

Clinical Counsellor

Dan is a clinical counsellor and holds a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Psychology (B.Sc.) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto in Developmental Psychology (M.Ed.).

He has a wide range of clinical and research experience including conducting voice and personality research, domestic violence research, working with individuals suffering from schizophrenia and autism, as well as children exposed to domestic violence in their home. Dan brings a client-centred approach to his therapy style and focuses on the importance of comfortability within a client-therapist relationship.

Lenore Walker

Lenore Walker

MRE, DTATI, RP-Qualifying

Lenore Walker merges her master’s degree work in education with a curriculum development focus through Ambrose University with her recent master’s degree in Art Psychotherapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI). She assists those challenged with anxiety and depression, life-limiting progressive illness, bereavement, and those on the path of recovery from substance misuse in utilizing creative processes to express what words cannot initially. Art Therapy is accessible to people of all ages as it requires no previous art-making experience and is grounded in the effectiveness of clients’ images to aid in expressing their experiences. She has been providing Art Therapy since 2013 with a trauma-informed, client-centered approach in addiction treatment agencies, hospices, long-term care facilities, and educational settings. She teaches Jungian Psychology at Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI) and is a guest lecturer in the Professional Studio course at Niagara College.

A practicing professional artist and art educator, Lenore has had opportunities to collaborate with local art galleries and Niagara area school boards seeking to utilize creative modalities to address the anxiety, depression and bullying that children and youth face within the daily learning environment. Lenore also partners with other counselling professionals and to offer annual retreats and workshops that provide opportunities for self-exploration and personal growth. Published in SLMM’s Visual Journeys: Art of the 21st Century book, Lenore is also a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator.

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