Ms. Janell Klassen earned her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University in London, Ontario. She is now completing her Doctorate in School and Applied Child Psychology at Western University while completing her Doctoral Psychology Internship at West Niagara Psychology Centre under the clinical supervision of Dr. Michelle Lohnes and Dr. Tiffany Hunt. Ms. Klassen previously completed a Bachelor of Science Honors in Psychology with a Minor in Biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Ms. Klassen provides assessment and intervention to children, adolescents, and their caregivers for a wide range of presenting issues, including emotional and behavioural regulation difficulties, anger management issues, executive functioning challenges, learning disabilities, as well as anxiety, mood, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. She uses a strengths-based approach to assessment and believes that "all children do the best they can with the abilities and skills they have" (Dr. J. S. Ablon). For therapeutic intervention, Ms. Klassen uses a multidimensional approach that may involve teaching emotional literacy and coping skills, as well as elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Ms. Klassen has completed previous training experiences across community mental health agencies (Merrymount - Family Support and Crisis Centre, Child and Youth Development Clinic, & Child and Parent Resource Institute), as well as settings within schools (Thames Valley District School Board) and the hospital (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program-London Health Sciences Center).
Ms. Klassen is in the process of completing her credentials for licensure. Her clinical services are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario through her clinical supervision.