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WELCOME TO WARD & ASSOCIATES
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

ABOUT US

At Ward & Associates, we understand that navigating life's challenges can be overwhelming at times. Our team of dedicated therapists is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to thrive. With a commitment to your well-being, we offer a range of personalized services tailored to meet your unique needs.

 

“Growth occurs only when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life." - Irvin D. Yalom

OUR PRACTICE

Ward & Associates is a group psychology practice that provides counselling services to adults, teens, children, couples, and families. We work by incorporating different modalities of therapy into our treatment plans to fit the unique needs of each client. Our team of experienced psychologists and therapists strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth. 

 

We also have extensive experience treating first responders including law enforcement, correctional officers, EMS professional along with members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans. Our team is well-equipped to address the unique challenges and traumas faced by these individuals, providing specialized care tailored to their specific requirements. Through evidence-based therapies and a compassionate approach, we strive to support their healing journey and help them regain a sense of well-being. 

 

 We provide services to the following:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Assertiveness Training and Communication Skills

Chronic Pain

Domestic Violence

Family Conflict

Grief & Loss

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Trauma & PTSD

Anger Management

Body Image Concerns

Childhood Trauma

Eating Disorders

Family Origin Issues

Identity Issues

Parenting Support

Self Esteem & Self Confidence

Anxiety

Boundaries

Depression & Mood Disorders

Emotional Regulation

Gender Indentity

Life Transformation

Relationships

Stress Management & Burnout

OUR TEAM

Rechell Singh
BSc., M.C.
Rechell Singh
BSc., M.C.
Director
Registered Psychologist

Rechell, our Director and Registered Psychologist, specializes in CBT, mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches. With a focus on interpersonal relationships, she nurtures self-awareness and coping skills. Passionate about empowering individuals, youth, and families, Rechell integrates narrative therapy, Gottman Method, and strength-based approaches to foster personal growth.

Kristen Paliwoda
M.C
Kristen Paliwoda
M.C
Registered Psychologist

Kristen supports individuals in reaching their fullest potential through tailored therapeutic methods, collaboration, and compassion. Specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, and motor vehicle accident recovery, she offers a safe space and utilizes evidence-based practices like EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, and narrative therapy for holistic wellness.

Polina Hapco 
M.C.
Polina Hapco
M.C.
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Polina specializes in CBT, Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy and EMDR for relationship issues, anxiety, and family dynamics. She has extensive experience working with couples and individuals, helping them navigate through communication challenges, infidelity, and trust issues. Polina also incorporates mindfulness techniques into her therapy sessions to promote self-awareness and emotional well-being.

Simran Arora
BSc., M.C
Simran Arora
BSc., M.C
Registered Provisional Psychologist

 Simran believes in internal healing, starting with embracing vulnerability. She champions self-discovery and resilience, fostering change through trust, respect, and compassion. Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, she guides clients of all ages through life's challenges, encouraging emotional expression and nurturing relationships. Simran integrates play-based, CBT, SFT, DBT, EFT, and mindfulness techniques, fostering resilience and growth.

Dr. Lana Hawkins
PhD
Dr. Lana Hawkins
PhD
Registered Psychologist

Lana, drawing from extensive experience, customizes evidence-informed therapy for diverse age groups. By utilizing a flexible approach, she is able to identify and address the specific obstacles that may be hindering personal growth, particularly when working with adolescent girls and women. This tailored approach ensures that Lana's therapy sessions result in successful outcomes for her clients, fostering positive change and empowerment.

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Brooke Carrier
 Office Administrator
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