Who We Are
Psychology and Education Services
Who We Are
Daniela Switzer, MA, C Psych
Registered Psychologist coowner/founder
Fairly new to this area, I have lived in many parts of Southern Ontario, finally making a home with my husband and 3 dogs in Cambridge. I would consider myself a seeker of knowledge, as I always enjoy learning new things. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, after going back to school at age 35. I worked within the school system for over 10 years and as a registered School Psychologist in Ontario, I primarily provide assessments for children and adults to help them to understand their learning profile. As a Cambridge psychologist, I believe in lifelong learning for all. I understand that everyone learns differently and that formal education can be so difficult for some that they avoid it at all costs. My goal is to help make education a good experience so that people can become the best version of themselves.
Kim Sajecki, OTA/PTA
Managing Psychometrist Coowner/Founder
I have been working in support of youth with exceptionalities for 15 years through a variety of roles. My professional experience includes opportunities within a Children's Treatment Center, Elementary Schools, High Schools, as well as providing service in the private sector. My formal training as an Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant in addition to my RBT training has contributed to my goal-based approach to services. Children walking the special education pathway require a continuity of care that is second to none in order to ensure they are able to access their curriculum in a meaningful way. Today's educators are tasked with teaching a multitude of needs within a classroom, with limited support staff and resources to develop and provide meaningful remediation that is reflective of a child's needs holistically.
Leah Garland, BA, Bed, OCT, M Psy
A Georgian Bay lover at heart, I have made my home in Tiny township with my husband. I am currently pursuing my Master of Psychology degree with a focus in school and counselling psychology. I have a strong teaching background and was a classroom teacher in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board for 17 years. As a life-long learner, I am always taking courses to better my understanding and practice, so that I can best serve those with whom I work. My experiences in both teaching and private practice gave me a strong understanding of the uniqueness of each person. I believe in a strengths-based approach to assessment and treatment, and I have worked with numerous individuals with a variety of presenting needs, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, grief and loss, trauma, Learning Disabilities, and dyslexia. I believe that everyone does the best they can with the resources they have and I am passionate about helping others to recognize their own resources within as well as access resources available to them. In working with clients and families, I strive to maintain a gentle, honest, and empathetic approach.
Kiersten Hendley, MMT, MTA, RP
I’m a registered Psychotherapist (certified in CBT) and a board-certified Music Therapist. More specifically though, I am someone who is passionate about finding and promoting meaningful change so life can be lived to the fullest. A classically trained musician, I began my career in teaching music to children, youth and adults. I quickly observed the same prescriptive lesson plans were often confined and restrictive for unique and creative learning. Students would hit a wall, or drop out, or their passion for learning would slowly fade away. Setting goals collaboratively and ensuring that the passion to learn and grow was nourished and respected. Since 2015 I have been working with older adults living with various forms of cognitive and physical decline. Through this work I have come to find new respect for the words resilience and determination. The saying ‘never judging a book by its cover’ was so evidently true when working with these clients. People can accomplish amazing things when given the right environment, the right tools and the right motivation. It is my privilege to walk with clients on a journey of change and transformation. I truly believe it is important that everyone be given the opportunity to exercise their full potential.
Julia Policelli, MEd.
Julia holds a Master of Education, specialized in developmental psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She has contributed to research that examined social-emotional development and executive function skills throughout the lifespan. Also, she has experience supporting neurodiverse learners (ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia) to improve self-management and executive function skills in various settings. Julia is passionate about improving lives for individuals by helping them get access to necessary supports and services. Julia is thrilled to join the Reach Your Full Potential team! She will be conducting psychoeducational assessments to ensure individuals are being properly supported at school and at work as well as facilitating educational services to improve learning skills.
We are growing
Now in Milton, Midland, and Cambridge