Hi! I’m Dr. Alexandra Carter. I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in assessment and consultation for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and I am the director at Dr. Alexandra Carter Developmental Clinic. For over 10 years I have been providing comprehensive and complex assessments of toddlers, children, and teens and have worked in various settings (e.g., public school system, community mental health, hospital). In my private practice I often assess children for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, or mental health concerns like anxiety. I support children and their families facing challenges with social, attention, executive functioning, emotion regulation, behaviour, and learning difficulties. I no longer see children for therapy/counselling. If you’d like to learn more about the assessments I offer, please visit services.
I have a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a masters degree from the University of Toronto in Cognitive Neuropsychology, with a specialization in memory impairments. I have been fortunate to have worked in the public school system for a few years and have experience collaborating with school professionals to design plans and programs that help improve outcomes for children. I have been classified as a Qualified Specialist (QS) in autism assessment through the BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN). I previously worked as a consultant for the provincial government, providing support in designing programs for children with autism.
I believe that early assessment and intervention is critical to ensuring the best outcomes for my clients. I embrace opportunities to consult with educators and other professionals such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and paediatricians before, during and after an assessment to ensure a child’s academic and social-emotional success.
Hi! I’m Carolyn Taylor, a Certified School Psychologist who specializes in providing psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I work in the public school system as a school psychologist and also conduct psycho-educational assessments in private practice under Dr. Carter’s supervision. I have experience working with families, students, and school teams to address learning, mental health, and behavioural difficulties that are impacting a student’s learning. Working concurrently within a local school district provides me with an understanding of school systems that allows for meaningful recommendations to be made for students and those who work with them. I completed my Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology at UBC, and received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University.
Hi! I’m Chelsey Chichak, M.S. SLP(C), CCC-SLP, a Registered Speech Language Pathologist and director at Mainland Speech Pathology Inc. I discovered my passion for helping individuals achieve better communication skills through speech and language therapy when I was on a golf scholarship to Eastern Washington University. I received both my Bachelors and Masters of Communication Disorders in beautiful Spokane, Washington. Once I moved back to Canada I started my career at a not-for-profit in Calgary, Alberta where I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working within a supportive and collaborative team environment.
I have been fortunate to receive a number of specialized trainings and certifications such as: HANEN: ABC and Beyond Advanced Workshop, HANEN: More Than Words, HANEN: Learning Language and Loving It, HANEN: It Takes Two To Talk, LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training, LiPS: Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program Training, V&V: Visualizing and Verbalizing Language Comprehension Training, LAMP: Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning, ORPP- Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders Level 1 and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic argets (PROMPT).
Combined with my love and passion with Early Intervention, I also have an interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems as well as school-aged, adults and intensive care/brain-injured patients. I am a certified TouchChat Trainer and I’m able to help parents, therapy team members and school teams to better support their TouchChat AAC users.
I love continuing to better myself as a Speech Language Pathologist and staying up to date in evidence-based best practices.
I am so fortunate to work alongside a wonderful team of SLPs/Speech Therapy Assistant in the Fraser Valley! We provide Speech and Language Therapy in home as well as in school environments. I believe in trying to do as much therapy as possible within the routine of a household with the collaboration and involvement of parents and entire families. It takes a village in life, as well as with Speech and Language Therapy.
When I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my two young children, my husband and my dog. We love the outdoors and of course- golf!
Hi! I’m Veronica Kenny, a Certified School Psychologist with over 10 years of experience completing psycho-educational assessments and working in the public school system. I also work at Dr. Alexandra Carter Developmental Clinic as an educational consultant completing psycho-educational assessments with Dr. Alexandra Carter. In addition to experience working in the public school system, I have provided school psychology services in the Independent school system, at the Psychoeducational and Research and Training Centre at UBC, and worked at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Center where I received training in Trauma-Informed-Care. At the Maples I worked on a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, nurses, child and youth care workers, and educators at the Maples school. My approach to assessment is holistic and child-family focused.
I graduated from the University of British Columbia with my Masters of Education degree in School Psychology in 2012. I have a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology. I worked in the non-profit sector at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and also worked as a Behaviour Interventionist for children with Autism. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, family and friends.
Hi! I’m Rachel King, a Certified School Psychologist and child psychology PhD student at UBC. I have been working in the public school system and in private practice with Dr. Carter, providing psycho-educational and autism assessments to children and adolescents. I have completed an intensive practicum with Dr. Carter, conducting assessments for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with a focus on autism evaluations. I have experience working with families, school teams and other professionals to support children’s learning, behaviour, development and mental health needs. I completed undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, where I am originally from, and a Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology at UBC.
Hi! I’m Sarah Stacey, client case manager to Dr. Alexandra Carter. I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist(R.H.N) and after years of working with clients to help them reach their health goals, I made the transition into health management. I really enjoy working with Dr. Carter and her team, assisting families in getting the support needed for their child.
Hi! I’m Sarah Castell, a registered Speech and Language Pathologist. Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with a BSc (hons) in Speech Pathology and Therapy, I spent 3 years working in the National Health Service in England before moving to Canada in 2011. Since arriving in Canada, I have worked in both public health and private settings, with body adult and paediatric clients. I have varied experience that has provided me with invaluable insights into the workings of the healthcare and school systems. I have a particular interest in autism, child language disorders, articulation disorders, and adult neurological disorders. I look forward to working with clients to provide assessment and therapy, also, to help them set meaningful goals which have a positive impact on daily living skills. I have a passion for learning ad have completed the following post-graduate training courses:
Hi! I’m Jacqueline Pelayo, a Certified School Psychologist in British Columbia, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas, and across the United States under the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). My graduate degree is a master’s and specialist in School Psychology, completed at said university, and I’m currently working on my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. While working at schools in Texas, I specialized in working with students with Autism, ADHD, emotional disturbance, and developing individualized education plans. I worked for Houston Independent School District and Dallas Independent School District, mainly identifying children with autism and emotional concerns. Working as a school psychologist has allowed me to communicate with teachers to develop adequate plans for children to succeed academically, emotionally, and behaviourally. I was trained to implement behaviour and academic interventions, monitor progress, promote positive behaviour support and mental health, create safe and positive school climates, identity at-risk students, provide crisis prevention, reinforce positive peer relationships and social problem solving, and provide individual and group counseling. I’m currently working for a local school district in BC and completing my doctoral trainee experience with Dr. Carter. I love working with children, and I’m particularly drawn to working with children on the autism spectrum.
Hi! I’m Bethany Ee, a school and applied child psychology PhD student at UBC. I have experience conducting assessments and interventions for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, attention, behavioural, and mental health challenges. I am completing a practicum with Dr. Carter to provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, with a focus on psychoeducational and autism assessments. I take on a strengths-based approach in my work with families and have worked with students, families, and school teams across a variety of settings, including schools and private- and university-based clinics. I completed my Master of Science in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary and my undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology and minor in Family Studies at UBC.
Hello! I’m Erika Thauberger, a Certified School Psychologist and School and Applied Child Psychology Ph.D. student at UBC. In 2015, I completed my Bachelor’s of Science, with a specialization in Psychology and a minor in Biology from the University of Toronto. I received my Master’s of Arts in School Psychology from UBC in 2018, and worked for a public school district before returning to school for my Ph.D. in 2020. Working in schools, I gained valuable knowledge of the Public School System and other community services in British Columbia. I have experience working with school teams, parents, and children and youth with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism. I am interested in gaining specialized training in the field of Autism Assessment and will be starting a specialized practicum with Dr. Carter in September 2021.
Hi! I am a practising Certified School Psychologist and Behaviour Consultant. I am fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. I have a Masters of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from the University of British Columbia. My passion is in child development and I have always enjoyed working with children, especially supporting children with needs. That’s why I entered the field of Behaviour Consulting more than 20 years ago. I have worked with families who have preschoolers, children and youths with a variety of special needs and am on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) list providing behaviour intervention and support to families. At the same time, I am also a School Psychologist employed by a local school district. In schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12), I specialize in psychoeducational assessments, behaviour assessments, providing consults to teachers and school teams to address children’s learning, behaviour, and mental health needs. I recently started working with Dr. Carter in private practice and with her supervision, I plan to expand my assessment skill sets to work with more neurologically diverse populations.