Nicole Pertich

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA), Registered Psychologist

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park
Nicole's Rate: $200/hour

Nicole specializes in working with children and youth, ages 3-16 years old. Nicole has worked with children and youth within the field of psychology for over 15 years.

Direct Billing to:

  • Alberta Blue Cross

  • Medavie Blue Cross

  • Green Shield

Reimbursed by:

  • Sunlife

  • Manulife

  • Others

Nicole's Specialization

Nicole specializes in working with children and youth, ages 3-16 years old. Nicole has worked with children and youth within the field of psychology for over 15 years. Her diverse background has provided her with an appreciation of many ways children, youth, and their families can benefit from specialized supports to enrich their lives. From being an in home aid for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, a community aid to support the development of skills in public settings, an Early Child Facilitator in preschool programs, an Emotional Behaviour Specialist in schools, and a school counsellor for a wide range of ages and presenting concerns, Nicole has knowledge and skills to support many children and youth. 

Nicole can also help with:

Nicole has a willingness and desire to work with children and youth who are struggling to live their lives with confidence and joy. Nicole strongly believes there is a valid reason everyone acts and feels the way that they do, and with the opportunity to understand themselves and express themselves, they can navigate their lives in a way that brings them more confidence and joy. Nicole believes that everyone has a unique story to share and it is a privilege to hear that story and be along side them as they write their next chapter.

ADHD

Anger

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bullying

Child and Family Services Involvement 

Cyber bullying 

Depression 

Foster care

Generalized anxiety 

Grief and loss 

Historical and inter-generational trauma 

Intellectual disabilities

LBGTQ2+

Learning disabilities 

Life transitions 

Oppositional Defiance/Acting Out 

Parent incarceration 

Peer conflict

School avoidance 

Self-esteem 

Self-harm

Separation/ Divorce

Sibling conflict 

Social anxiety 

Social skills

Suicide ideation 

Test anxiety 

Trauma

Nicoles Approaches

Nicole has formal training in Non-directive Play Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Nicole is currently working towards registration as a Registered Play Therapist with the Canadian Association of Play Therapy. 

 

Nicole works collaboratively with each child/adolescent and their guardians/parents to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes an approach appropriate for the reason for attending counselling, the goals for therapy, and the child/adolescent’s age. 

Nicole utilizes a fully equipped play room with items specifically selected for children to express themselves in a therapeutic space.