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

Maureen Duggan, M.Ed, Provisional Psychologist

Maureen Duggan

TRAINING

  • Permanent Teacher Certification (AB)
  • Permanent Early Childhood Specialist Certification (AB)
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (U of A)
  • Post-graduate course work in psychology
  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor RTC (ACCT)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Edwin Parr Teaching Award 1989-1990
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee (Nominated by School Parent Committees 1990, 1991, 1993)
  • Recipient of I year Professional Leave to pursue internship in psychology (Edmonton Public Schools)
  • Secured Government of Alberta funding: a) to assist Pregnant & Parenting Teens attending Braemar School, b) for a Writer-In-Residence program at Calder School, c) for an Artist-in Residence Program at Lendrum School

AFFILIATIONS & EXPERTISE

  • Experienced Private Practice Therapist since 2000
  • Clinical Experiences and training in the areas of: anxiety, ADHD, autism, child & teen mental health, depression & grief, self-esteem & adjustment concerns, relationship concerns, life transitions & divorce
  • Training in specific types of treatment:
    • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Humanistic Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Former School Psychology & Education Behaviour consultant for Edmonton & area and Northern Alberta serving students with Severe Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Vision Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Severe Disabilities, member of the Crisis Intervention Team. (Edmonton Public Schools)
  • Independent Education/Behaviour/Programming Consultant serving Schools in Northern Alberta
  • Former Early Education/Early Intervention Consultant (EPS)
  • Experienced Teacher (K,1,2,3,4,5,6) in classrooms with regular and special needs programming as well as experience teaching in inner-city schools.
  • Former Counsellor/School Advocate (Braemar High School for Pregnant & Parenting Teens)
  • Principal Designate (Mayfield School)
  • Specialist in Early Childhood (K,1,2,3)

Sean Colvin, M.Sc, Provisional Psychologist

Aharon Ikar

TRAINING

  • Completed a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Calgary)
  • Practicum in Adolescent Mental Health Treatment

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • SSHRC Graduate Scholarship (U of C)
  • Holocaust Education Award (MRU)
  • Al Bohonus Scholarship (for high academic achievement, athletic leadership, and community involvement)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Psychological Association of Alberta
  • Clinician (CanLearn Society)
  • Family Counsellor (Alberta Health Services)

EXPERTISE

  • Clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults experiencing ADHD, anxiety, depression, school refusal, school-related challenges, behavioural concerns, and trauma-related concerns
  • Psychological and psychoeducational assessment
  • Training in specific types of treatment:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Trauma-Focused CBT
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
    • Emotion-Focused Therapy
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Group Therapy

Vicky Minhas, M.C., Registered Provisional Psychologist

Vicky Minhas

TRAINING

  • Permanent Teacher Certification (AB)
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology, (CityU Seattle)
  • Internship in Young Adolescent Mental Health Unit (Foothills Medical Centre)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Therapeutic Crises Interventional Training (TCI)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

  • Master of Counselling Psychology Deans list for all semesters
  • Secured Government of Alberta funding for literacy programs serving adults with disabilities
  • Community Contributor Award
  • Scholarship for demonstrating high achievement (U of S)

AFFILIATIONS & EXPERTISE

  • Instructor (Bow Valley College)
  • Former Guidance Counsellor and High School Educator (Calgary Board of Education)
  • Clinical experiences and training in the areas of: ADHD, anxiety, behavioural concerns, adolescent and young adult mental health, depression, self-esteem, school-related concerns, giftedness, special needs programming, adults with disabilities,
  • Psychological assessment
  • Training in specific types of treatment:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychoeducational Interventions
  • Child and adolescent classroom behaviour work in the areas of: assessment and support of Individual Program Plans (IPPs) and Classroom Behaviour Support Plans (BSP), behaviour program implementation for students exhibiting disruptive behaviours, vision impairment or disabilities that interfere with learning
  • Social skills development for children/adolescent in areas such as: expressing feelings, problem solving, managing conflict, time management, organizational skills, anger management, non verbal communication, expressing feelings, self advocacy
  • Adult with disabilities: universal design for learning, adult literacy, curriculum and content development, classroom instruction and accommodations
  • Trainer of community support workers, agency administrators and literacy coordinators in: application of learning strategies and building literacy skills in daily life for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Member of The Canadian Psychological Association & Psychological Association of Alberta
  • Member of Calgary Police Advisory Committee