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Hollie Doka

M.Ed. Registered Psychologist (APE) (SK #1064)

Often we struggle to understand our own strengths and needs and to identify areas that we may be struggling. Participating in a psychological assessment can help us to better understand ourselves in a meaningful way and sometimes validate what we already know. Psychological assessment allows one to seek out proper treatment and to ensure that we are able to maximize our strengths and begin working towards improvement in overall functioning. 

By utilizing knowledge and the application of best practice and empirically supported models of assessment and treatment of childhood and adult mental health disorders, completing a psychological assessment can help to measure symptoms and provide clarity for an individual experiencing difficulty. Participating in a psychological assessment can help to identify underlying causes of an individual’s difficulties and provide a basis for developing a treatment plan that is collaborative and client-centered. 

I operate from a client-centered and humanistic approach and practice within a strengths-based, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed perspective. I value the importance of an authentic and collaborative relationship with the individuals I work with and recognize the importance of adapting my clinical work to meet the needs of each individual client. I consistently strive to ensure that I am demonstrate genuineness and empathy when working with each client.  

Experience: Hollie is a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with an Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) which means that she is qualified to diagnose mental health conditions. Hollie has 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a range of emotional, behavioural, mental health, and cognitive and/or developmental challenges. Hollie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. Hollie is trained to provide therapy and psychological assessment for a range of mental health concerns for children, adolescents, and adults. Hollie is certified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist and consistently completes training and professional development in the area of assessment and treatment of symptoms related to autism spectrum disorder. Hollie’s experience includes working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties and strives for sensitivity and humility when working with clients and their families. 

Client Focus: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Issues:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, cognitive functioning, intellectual delays, behavioural concerns such as Conduct Disorder, or Oppositional Defiance Disorder. 

Favourite Quote: “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.” - Brené Brown

More than just my work: In my free time, I enjoy focusing my energy on spending quality time with my family at home. In the winter, you will find me at the rink watching my kids play hockey and ringette with a hot cup of tea!

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