Cindy Pellerin

Cindy Pellerin Registered Psychologist #492, M.Ed., B.Ed., B.F.A.

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M.Ed., B.Ed., B.F.A.
Registered Psychologist

Favorite Book:
“The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom

Favorite Quote:
“If what you are doing isn’t working, do something different.” George Enns

What I like most about my job:
Working together to solve a problem and learning from the people I meet.

Since 1995 I have been supporting adults, families, teens, and children in private practice and schools. I believe in the power of searching for strengths and resiliency to build hope. My counselling style incorporates a variety of approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused. I also believe in the power of humour. People describe me as gentle, empathetic, yet respectfully direct and proactive. What I know to be true is that life presents challenges and through these times we have a choice to grow and learn, for ourselves and for others.

When I work with kids, I prefer to work hand in hand with parents as I believe therapy is a team effort; however, I may ask to see parents separately to discuss the best possible parental approaches. I do not get involved in court or custody matters and will avoid taking on families that will use therapy as a means of gathering evidence for court. I require that both parents know about and consent to therapy

Areas of Interest:
• Self-awareness and empowerment
• Life balance and change
• Healthy relationships
• Grief and loss – including pet loss
• Living with ADHD / ADD – Executive Functioning Skills
• Self-management/Self-regulation – anger, anxiety, depression, stress
• Understanding and living with behaviourally challenged kids

Training Updates & Certificates:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Introductory Online Course -Dr. Sabine Wilheim – Massachusetts General Hospital – June 2020
• Telepsychology Best Practices 101 – American Psychological Association – March 2020
• Visual Journaling and Expressive Arts Level One – Dr. Cathy Malchiodi – 2019
• ASIST – Applied suicide intervention skills training – 2018
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Beginners – Dr. Russ Harris – 2018
• Evidence Based Interventions for Traumatized Children & Adolescents – Liana Lowenstein – 2017
• Working with Hard to Engage Children & Adolescents – Liana Lowenstein – 2017
• ADHD: Theory & Practice: Dr. William Pelham & CADDRA – 2017
• CBT 2 Day Boot Camp: Practical Strategies – Dr. Jeff Riggenbach – 2016
• Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm – Wilk & Stoyanowski – 2016
• Treating Adolescent Attachment – Trauma: The Challenge of Connection — Dr. Martha B. Straus – 2016
• Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents – Lynn Lyons – 2015
• Level 2 VTRA – Violence Threat Risk Assessment – 2014
• Advanced Applications in Cognitive Therapy – David Burns – 2014
• Smart but Scattered: Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents – Peg Dawson – 2014
• Advanced Training: Solving Problems Collaboratively – Dr. Ross Greene – 2013
• Other training and certification available on request.

Professional Experience:
• Private Practice at PPC – Children, Teens, Adults, Families – 2012 to present
• School Counselling Psychologist 1998-2020
• Private Practice at Rational Emotive Therapy Clinic – 1995 – 1998

Augmented Experience:
• Living with ADHD/ADD
• Understanding and living with grief and loss