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Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists - License No. 5313
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

Gavin McAtee
BA., BASc., MEd., Registered Psych

I have over seven years of clinical experience serving primarily children & adolescents. I work extensively with families and individuals with issues that are within my scope of practice. To best support my clients, I have extensive assessment training in mental health and learning disabilities diagnosis as well as autism testing & screening. In addition, I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

 

I have been involved with children & adolescents for over fifteen years as a coach, teacher, and psychologist. A strong interest of mine is supporting families struggling with communication, conflict, and problem solving. Another interest is supporting adults/children with ADHD, Autism (Aspergers), and executive functioning issues.

My therapeutic approach focuses on helping you find answers, identify solutions, and learn new skills to address "gridlocked" life issues. I focus on helping you and your family move towards a more rich, full, and meaningful life. My mission is to help you feel understood, empowered, and supported.

Get To Know Gavin

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Expertise

Teen Psychologist
Children & Teens
  • 15+ years working with children & kids: counsellor, instructor, teacher, coach, and psychologist

  • Expertise in delivering the following therapies to children and their families: CBT, ACT, Adlerian, Trauma-informed, Family-based approaches

  • Specialized experience with children/teens from 8 - 18 years old

  • Evidence-based and child-friendly approaches for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, school issues, relationship issues, and trauma.

Meeting
Relationships
  •  Family Counselling or Family-related issues/conflict

  • Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training

  • 600 Supervised Hours

  • Relationship consultation and assessment

  • Relationships with co-morbid issues with anger management, conflict, developmental disorders (ADHD), trauma

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Psychological Assessment
  • Autism testing & screening

  • Expertise performing Psychological Assessment - Academic, Behavioural, Emotional, Adaptive Functioning, Executive Functioning, Work Performance, ADHD

  • Automobile Accident Assessment

  • Consultation and Treatment Planning (Post-Assessment)

  • 800 Supervised Hours of Psycho-Educational Assessment Practice

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General Issues
  • EMDR for trauma

  • Regardless of age (children, teens,  adults), I have expertise in the following:

  • ADHD, ASD, Learning difficulties, Executive Functioning

  • Mood Disorders (e.g., Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks) all ages

  • Workplace/ School Issues

  • Issues with motivation/ concentration

  • Behaviour/ Emotional Management

  • Relationship Issues

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