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Welcome to Insight Therapy & Assessment Services Inc.

We offer evidence-based therapy services including individual and couples-based therapy, as well as psychological assessment services.

Our office is in St. John’s, NL, as well as virtually throughout the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Our team is comprised of registered psychologists, Canadian certified counsellors, and registered social workers, all who have at least a master’s degree in their clinical discipline.

About Us

She/Her

Director

Kimberly Maich, Registered Psychologist #654 (NL), Clinical Psychologist #7252 (ON), Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral) #1-15-18468, Certified Teacher #510494 (ON)

Kimberly Maich is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and a Clinical Psychologist in the province of Ontario. Clinically, she focuses on assessments of children, youth, and adults with neurodevelopmental issues (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disorders, ADHD) and behavioural consultation. Kimberly also offers no-fee brief consultations around the assessment process or single-session (fee-based) appointments that include brief consultations around the assessment process with assessment screening. She also enjoys counselling youth and adults with neurodevelopmental diagnoses or identifications as well as youth and adults with general mental health concerns focused on changing their life circumstances.

As well as owning her own private practice (Exceptionally Yours Psychological Services), she is currently a full, tenured professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University, researching, teaching, and providing community service primarily in the field of autism. Her recent books include ASD in the Canadian Context, Reframing Mental Health in schools: Using Case Stories to Promote Global Dialogue, and Leadership for Inclusive Schools: Cases from Principals for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs. Kimberly is also a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral), an Ontario Certified Teacher, and a special education specialist, using these experiences to inform her assessment and counselling practice. In addition to her undergraduate degrees in psychology, education, and inclusive education, Kimberly’s assessment work is also impacted by her graduate degrees: MEd (Exceptionalities) from Memorial University, MADS (ABA) from Brock University, MEd (Counselling Psychology) from Memorial University, and PhD (Cognition & Learning) from Brock University. Kimberly is a proud parent three grown neurodiverse children, a delighted grandparent to two rambunctious grandsons, and a busy dog-mom to two adorable puppies.

Fee Information:

Kimberly’s fees are $210 per clinical hour; however, assessments services typically have a flat rate fee and vary depending on the type and depth of assessment. Please check with your insurance company to see if your psychological services are covered and if there are any requirements for that coverage. For example, some insurance companies require a physician’s referral.  Kimberly bills through QuickBooks and clients can pay with credit card or e-transfer and a receipt will be issued for insurance and tax purposes.  Kimberly is a provider for Qualipu First Nation Non-Insured Health Benefit, Salvation Army, Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association, and Public Service Commission EAPs, as well as Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces

Email: kmaich@eyps.ca

Shannon O’Dea, Registered Psychologist
Shannon O’Dea, Registered Psychologist

She/Her

Director

Shannon is a registered psychologist in Newfoundland Labrador. She has a master’s degree in counselling psychology (MEd) and a doctorate in psychology (PsyD).  She has been in practice for over a decade, initially working in private practice part-time while working full time at Eastern Health as a behaviour management specialist. Shannon has since transitioned to full-time private practice work, is a director at Insight Counselling and Assessment Services Inc., and maintains her own private practice.

Shannon works with clients ages pre-teen and up, including individuals and couples, offering services to those struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD and interpersonal issues.

Shannon has a special interest in neurodiversity, particularly attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder and offers both assessment and therapy services. Shannon is trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale -2 (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and offers screening and comprehensive assessment for adults for Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD for adults.

If you would like to set up a free 15-minute consultation or to inquire about any service Shannon offers, please email her directly.

Fee information:

Shannon’s fee for individual and couples therapy is based on the recommended rate set by the APNL at $210 per clinical hour. Payment for late cancellation or no shows is billed at half the clinical hour rate.

Please check with your insurance company and EFAP programs to see if sessions are covered and if there are any requirements. For example, some insurance companies require a physician referral. 

Forms of payment:  Shannon accepts debit, credit, cheque or email money transfer (EMT). Payment is due at the time of the session and a receipt will be issued for insurance and tax purposes. Some EFAP programs offer direct billing.

Some programs Shannon is affiliated with as a provider include the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association (NLTA)  and Veteran’s Affairs Canada (VAC). 

Assessment fees vary depending on type of assessment; Please email to inquire.

Psychologist services are covered by most insurance programs. Please inquire to your specific insurance provider as to amount of coverage provided.

Email: nlcounsellor@gmail.com

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Canadian Certified Counsellor

My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges.

Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort. My approach to therapy combines a variety of helpful theories and interventions to find what’s suitable for your needs. Some include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, trauma, life change, and stress.

First of all, I’m so glad you’re here! Taking the first step in a healthier lifestyle can sometimes be challenging, but know that reaching out for help is so incredibly brave. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and helping you navigate through life’s more taxing seasons!

Registered Nurse / Canadian Certified Counsellor

Lisa Denty is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Registered Nurse (RN) who has almost two decades of front-line experience supporting individuals, couples, families, and children facing various challenges. She has a Master’s Degree in Counselling, is a Certified Trauma Therapist and is trained in various counselling modalities such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Somatic Therapies, Mindfulness, as well as Feminist and Narrative therapy. Lisa is experienced in supporting people struggling with trauma, ADHD, mood and adjustment disorder, compassion fatigue, grief, intimate partner violence, post-partum depression, chronic illness and pain.

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Registered Psychotherapist

Kristan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) (#11605) and member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Kristan comes with years of experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis and Behaviour Management from working at multiple health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a psychotherapist, Kristan takes a person-centered and collaborative approach to therapy and provides integrated support to children (10+), teens, adults, and couples. Kristan’s past experiences and education have influenced her in practice to provide a holistic path comprised of compassion and support to aid her clients in navigating their issues and bettering their lives.

In practice, Kristan applies a wide variety of therapeutic techniques including using Trauma-Informed approach to care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Gottman Method for Couples. To ensure quality of treatment delivery, Kristan engages in external supervision with a Registered Psychotherapist.

Kristan believes in fostering skill building and creating a positive toolbox of coping techniques exclusive for everyone’s specific needs. To Kristan it is of utmost importance that her clients seeking therapeutic intervention experience a safe and non-judgemental environment to share and heal. At times it can be difficult to determine what we are looking for or what we need, Kristan is an empathetic and receptive therapist who is determined to help you navigate your way through life in a way that works best for you.

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Registered Social Worker

Elizabeth is a Registered Social Worker with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Work (registration #1967) and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work (1996) and Master of Social Work (2009) degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She does ongoing professional education training to keep current in the mental health field.

Elizabeth takes a client centred, goal oriented approach when working in collaboration with individual adults and couples. She is a holistic counsellor. She uses a variety of evidence-based and trauma-informed therapies, such as Strengths-Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. If the client is interested, she combines these traditional therapies with alternative healing modalities such as meditation and spirituality. Elizabeth was trained as a meditation teacher in New York City.

She has an expertise in helping people experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, divorce, parenting, anger management, bereavement, self-esteem, stress management and relationships.

In her practice, Elizabeth develops a supportive, caring and accepting therapeutic relationship with her clients. She creates a safe space in which her clients can develop insight and work on their mental health issues in order to heal and live their best life.

Elizabeth is passionate about the field of healing in mental health. She has been immersed in the mental health field for the past 25 years where she has had a wide variety of traditional and alternative training and experience as a social worker in Newfoundland and New York City. These experiences have combined to make her an insightful and compassionate therapist.

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Registered Psychologist (Provisional)

My name is Fizza Khan. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and hold certificates in Autism Focused Interventions. I am a provisionally registered psychologist with NLBP (#812) who is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. I believe that improving mental health can improve quality of life.

I started as a rehab/home therapist, and I have extensive experience working with neurodiversity (age 4-13). My practice with neurodiverse clients is guided by principles of behavior and client-centered therapy.

I offer tailor-made interventions that are both evidence-based and creative. I also understand the stress that comes along with being a caretaker and therefore, I offer active listening.

I have experience working with clients who face issues with diverse stressors such as adjustment, depression, anxiety, stress and relational issues (ages 14-50). I have expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and I use an eclectic approach to help my clients help themselves.

I believe working on self is a life-long rewarding experience and I hope to be a part of your amazing journey to self-discovery.

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Tracey Chapman
Tracey Chapman

Psychometrist

Tracey Chapman is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who works with psychologists on the Insight Therapy & Assessment Services Inc team in a psychometry role for psychoeducational assessments. Tracey has over ten years of experience conducting psychoeducational assessments in the NL K-12 school setting and two years of experience as an independent contractor providing psychometric services as part of team-based psychoeducational assessments. Tracey also provides counselling therapy to individuals, couples, and families as part of her private practice, Path to Wellness Therapy. When she is not working, Tracey enjoys travelling the globe, trying out different cuisines, and taking in the beauty and culture of each unique location.

Kelly George
Kelly George

Pro Bono Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Practicum Student

My name is Kelly George, and I am currently a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology practicum student qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved supervisor. I inherently believe in an individual’s strength to overcome obstacles and create a life that aligns with their unique values. Through empathetic engagement and validating your experiences, I aim to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to share your challenges. Together we can learn new skills and strategies to help you reach your goals and foster emotional resiliency.

My approach to mental health care is rooted in the assumption that you are the expert of your lived experiences and encompasses evidence-based interventions from various counselling orientations, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Particular focus areas include anxiety, depression, stress management, emotional regulation, and trauma. Drawing on my experience as a holistic wellness practitioner, nutritionist, and certified yoga instructor, my approach to mental health care considers all aspects of your life to identify patterns that may contribute to your struggles.

Through opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth, I aim to foster empowerment through compassion and support as you become better equipped to handle future challenges. I welcome individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, or religious denominations. I am so glad you have found your way here, and I look forward to supporting you in reaching your wellness goals!

Nathan Jared
Nathan Jenkins

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Nathan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#15377) He currently holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Nathan continues to further his knowledge in the mental health field through professional development.

In practice, Nathan values using a person-centered, trauma informed approach to therapy with emphasis on fostering a sound therapeutic relationship with adolescents (10+) and adults. He also believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in collaboration with the client to navigate through their journey to healing. Using a multi-faceted approach to counselling, Nathan draws upon theories such as solution-focused, mindfulness techniques, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and attachment-based approaches. He welcomes all clients seeking unconditional positive regard and guidance in navigating life’s curveballs. Nathan has a special interest in stress and anger management, neurodiversity, and helping to create balance. Nathan’s goal in counselling is to provide an empathetic and meaningful connection to build upon positive therapeutic outcomes. As a psychotherapist (Qualifying), Nathan participates in external supervision to continue enhancing his skills.

Outside of the office, Nathan enjoys creating a work-life balance by gardening, cooking, hiking with his two rescue dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

Sandra McKellar
Sandra McKellar

Sandra McKellar is a psychometrist and counsellor who works with psychologists on the Insight Therapy & Assessment Services Inc team to provide team-based assessments. Sandra’s broad assessment experiences includes psychoeducational and neurodevelopmental assessments (e.g., intellectual, specific learning disorders, ADHD, memory, behaviour, adaptive, and social-emotional) with over thirty-five years of experience, she has conducted cognitive as well as social-emotional assessments, providing reports and recommendations to clinical teams at a regional hospital and community care clinic.  Further, her experience includes fifteen years in the role of a Psychoeducational Consultant at a rural/urban Board of Education in Ontario. As an Independent Contractor with the Employment Assistance Services of Health Canada, Sandra provides counselling therapy to individuals, couples, and families as well as trauma-specific interventions for groups.