Our Team

Lighthouse Psychology is a full-service psychology practice.

WHO WE ARE

Our Professional Staff:

Dr. Michael Zwiers

Dr Michael Zwiers

TRAINING:

  • Permanent Teacher Certification (AB)
  • Permanent Early Childhood Specialist Certification (AB)
  • Masters in Individualized Education with School Psychology (UofA)
  • PhD in Counselling Psychology (UBC)
  • Internship in Child Clinical Psychology (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
  • Post-Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology (Waterloo HSO)

AWARDS:

  • Psychologist of the Year 2015 + 2016 (Psychologists’ Association of Alberta)

AFFILIATIONS AND EXPERTISE:

  • Former School psychology consultant for: Learning Disabilities, Autism, Behavioural & Emotional Disorders, Giftedness, Health Conditions & Environmental Sensitivities, Hearing Impaired, Vision Impaired, Severe Disabilities (Waterloo Region District School Board)
  • Former Manager of Clinical Services (Calgary Learning Centre – CanLearn Society)
  • Former Assistant Professor, Chair, and Director of Internships and Practica (University of Calgary Counselling Psychology Program)
  • Current Adjunct Assistant Professor (University of Calgary, Educational Psychology)
  • Current supervisor and trainer of psychologists in assessment, diagnosis, and therapy
  • Specialist in: learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and diagnostic assessment

OUR FRONT OFFICE

Aharon Ikar

Aharon Ikar

  • Aharon is our office manager, and the first person you will talk to when you call or visit.
  • He has fifteen years of customer service and office management experience.
  • Aharon speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
  • He handles all of our scheduling, payments, and receipts.
  • Aharon’s commitment to our organization is seen in his role as a full business partner in Lighthouse Psychology Services.

Jezz Stone, M.Sc., Provisional Psychologist

Jezz Stone

TRAINING:

  • Practicum in Family Therapy (Calgary Family Therapy Centre
  • Completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology (U Calgary)
  • PhD Student in Counselling Psychology (U Calgary)

AWARDS

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Master’s & Doctoral)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Student Member of The Canadian Psychological Association & Psychological Association of Alberta
  • Group Facilitator (CanLearn Society)
  • Group Facilitator for ICU survivors (University of Calgary; Alberta Health Services)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Calgary)

EXPERTISE

  • Clinical experiences and training in the areas of: ADHD, anxiety, behavioural concerns, child & teen mental health, depression, self-esteem & transitions
  • Specialized expertise in family therapy, couples & relationships, parenting, school-related concerns
  • Psychological assessment 
  • Training in specific types of treatment:
    • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Emotion-Focused Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Family Systems
    • Humanistic & Interpersonal Therapy
    • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
    • Motivational Interviewing & Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Taylor Schembri, M.Sc, Provisional Psychologist

Taylor Schembri

TRAINING

  • Completed MSc in Counselling Psychology (U Calgary)
  • PhD Student in Counselling Psychology (U Calgary)

AWARDS

  • Master’s Student Award for Overall Achievement and Clinical Promise, 2016 (Werklund School of Education, U Calgary)
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence, 2018 Master’s Thesis (Canadian Psychological Association
  • SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship (Master’s & Doctoral)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Master’s & Doctoral)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Doctoral Graduate Scholarship (U Calgary)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Student Member of The Canadian Psychological Association & Psychological Association of Alberta
  • Group Facilitator (CanLearn Society)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Calgary)

EXPERTISE

  • Experience with autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, work-life balance, relationship concerns, perfectionism, adjustment disorders, life stressors
  • Psychological assessment
  • Former Early Intervention Therapist (Society for the Treatment of Autism)
  • Experience working across the lifespan
  • Training in specific types of treatment
    • Behavioural Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
    • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy