Registered Provisional Psychologist, Assessment Specialist, EMDR Trained
Open to Assessment Clients
Uzma's Fee: $200/hour
Direct Billing to:
Alberta Blue Cross
Medavie Blue Cross
Uzma Williams is a highly experienced psychometrician who specializes in assessment for RCMP, Veterans, and others who work in a high-stress environment. Working with Uzma will provide you with the tools you need for your mental health challenges to be understood and compensated. Uzma is kind, non-judgmental, and aspires to provide all her clients the best outcome possible.
Who is Uzma?
Your service deserves to be recognized.
Policing is one of the most challenging careers in Canada, and the toll taken on a member’s mental health is one of the reasons why. Many people who join the industry do not fully realize what the realities that policing can demand from your mental wellness. The pressure to balance the demands of work, home, and society begin to pile up, and it becomes difficult to make sense of it all. Before you know it, your life has changed because of your service.
Mental health can be difficult to understand, especially when it is often hidden or judged at the workplace. Your disturbances may confuse or scare you. Disproportionate anger, a desire to isolate yourself from others, inability to sleep, mood swings, and detachment from reality are all just a few things that you may suffer from. Uzma is here to help you find the road to recovery.
Asking for help is an act of bravery.
How Can Uzma Help You?
Uzma is a provisional psychologist who can provide you with a full mental health assessment so
you can understand yourself better. In addition, Uzma will help you complete a VAC
psychological assessment form, which will acknowledge the trauma you have faced in the
policing industry. The VAC psychological assessment can provide you with compensation for the
mental health deterioration you have endured through your service to Canada.
Once your assessment has been completed, you have the option to meet with some of Power
Psychology’s well-trained and experienced therapists. Nadja Hansen, Linda Mah, and Paulette
Rodziewicz aim to help you cope with the trauma that can take over your life. In addition to
these competent therapists, Sharon Meredith, a retired staff sergeant with 29 years of RCMP
service, provides a unique therapeutic perspective after experiencing intense trauma in her
own years of service. Our therapists use an approach known as EMDR, which provides intensive
treatment to trauma.
We take confidentiality seriously.
Your Answers Stay Confidential
Neither the information you share with Uzma, nor the information provided on the VAC psychological form is shared with the RCMP, so your job is not affected in any way.
What Other Assessments Can Uzma Perform?
Uzma can help you understand yourself.
While Uzma specializes in VAC trauma assessment for police workers, she also provides a number of assessment services for multiple other concerns. If you feel distressed by your own behavior at times, feel that you cannot focus on work and tasks, or feel consumed by thoughts and feelings that are out of your control, a psychological assessment can help you make sense of it all. Uzma is trained in providing in-depth diagnostic assessments that can help you feel less alone. Your information and answers to assessment questions will always be kept confidential. Some specific assessments Uzma can guide you through include assessments of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, sexual disorders, sleep disorders, and personality disorders.
Intelligence is a standardized concept in psychology. An estimated 4% of Canadians aged 15 years or older live with a learning disability that affects their educational, professional, and personal lives (Statistics Canada, 2017). If you find yourself challenged by tasks such as reading, writing, following directions, or communicating effectively, an intellectual assessment can help answer your questions. Additionally, we are all curious to see how we score up in intelligence.
Whether you are worried about your comprehension skills or are just interested in your score, Uzma is trained to provide an official Intellectual Assessment so you can comprehend your reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Adjusting to the expectations of school, homework, and extracurricular activities can be difficult for all children. For some, however, remaining focused without becoming distracted, frustrated, and insecure can be nearly impossible. If you find your child easily distracted, irritable, inattentive, forgetful, and is making careless mistakes, an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment may help to answer some questions. This is another area Uzma is trained to administer.
More About Uzma
Uzma is a highly passionate psychometrist, researcher, and professor. Uzma completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rehabilitation Sciences from McMaster University focusing on disability and participation. She has also earned Master's in Counselling Psychology as well as Family Practice & Ecology. As a sessional professor at MacEwan University for the past 9 years in the Police and Investigations programs and the published author of a textbook on police officers and mental health, Uzma understands the harm to mental wellbeing that police workers become faced with.
Want to learn more about the full mental health assessment?
Here is the profile of an active RCMP member with 10 years of service. The squared points represent various mental health disorders.
In this case, the peaks represent anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The black line represents his current scores in respect to his level of experience in the force, as well as indicated mental health disorders. Below, in green, is a comparison to the scores of police officers at the start of their career. The difference between current and pre-policing is sad and scary - but know that this represents the functioning of the average police officer.