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Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol  MC

 

Registered Psychologist

587 844 0535

sydney@solastacounselling.ca

Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults that cover the following areas:

  • Learning Disabilities/Challenges; Intellectual Disabilities

  • Giftedness

  • Social-Emotional Challenges (e.g., Anxiety and Depression)

  • Behavioural Challenges (e.g., ADHD)

  • Autism (16+ only)

Particular areas of expertise in:

  • Complex Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Substance Use and Addictions

  • Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Hallucinations, and Delusions

  • FASD and Intellectual Disability

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Chronic Pain

  • Grief and loss

  • Suicide Bereavement

  • LGBTQIA2S+

Sydney is a Registered Psychologist with over eight years of experience working with diverse individuals experiencing complex trauma, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and systemic oppression. Sydney holds a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle in Canada.

 

Sydney is deeply committed to helping every person she has the honour of doing counselling with. She believes deeply in people and wants to connect each person to their truest self. Sydney practices from a narrative, person-centered, and acceptance and commitment therapy lens.

 

In her psychoeducational assessments, Sydney is passionate about assessments and appropriate diagnoses and the access to resources, accommodations, and the deeper self-understanding they can provide. She believes that a diagnosis provides a window into how we view ourselves but that a diagnosis should never become a label we box ourselves in with. She hopes to help you see yourself on a powerful and intricate level, identifying both strengths and areas of challenge with recommendations to help you thrive!

 

Sydney spends her time reading, cooking, talking about mental health, listening to inspirational podcasts, playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends, thinking she should probably be meditating more, watching fun TV, and hanging out with her spouse and cats.

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