Child & youth psychology provided with care

Roots & Wings empowers children, youth and their families to grow through respect, genuine support, and quality care.

Roots & Wings Psychology

We are a private practice partnership between a Psychologist and two Psychological Associates who have over 28 years of experience in assessment and treatment.

Who we serve

We serve children and youth from birth through 18 years of age, and their families, with a variety of developmental, learning, behavioural, social, and emotional concerns in Northern Ontario.

We offer support for the following concerns and needs:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Early Development
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Health
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Play Skills
  • School Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Early Development
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Health
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Play Skills
  • School Issues

Services

We are pleased to offer psychological assessments, evidence based early intervention, cognitive behavioural therapy, and applied behaviour analysis intervention. We also provide consultation, training, support, and advocacy to caregivers, professionals, agencies, and schools.

Get in touch to book your appointment today.

 

Assessments

Ages
  • All Ages
Assessment Types
  • Psychological
  • Diagnostic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Medical Legal

Assessments are helpful to identify an individual’s strengths and needs, they are sometimes used to determine eligibility for services, and they provide recommendations for intervention across environments.

Psychological assessments may include gathering information about personal and family history, interviews, observations and individually administered measures of general intelligence, language skills, problem solving, information processing, skills of daily living, academics, personality, emotions and behaviour.

Treatment

JASPER Early Intervention

Ages
  • 0-8
Targeted Skills
  • Play
  • Social Communication
  • Social Engagement
  • Self-Regulation

JASPER is an early intervention developed by Dr. Connie Kasari at UCLA.

Over a three month block, children and their caregivers learn strategies to support the growth of skills such as joint attention, gestures, language, play level and flexibility, social connection, and regulation of emotion and behaviour.

Treatment

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Ages
  • 7-18
Treatment For
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation

CBT is an evidence-based therapy that explores an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, that are causing life challenges. It can be delivered individually or in small groups. Generally, 6 to 20 sessions are required to achieve the desired change.

Treatment

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Ages
  • All Ages
Helps
  • Increase Skills
  • Decrease Challenging Behaviours

ABA is an intervention that applies the understanding of learning and behaviour to bring about meaningful and positive change. The goal of ABA is to increase skills and decrease behaviours. ABA can be effective to increase skills such as language and communication, attention, learning and academic, self-care, and social skills.

Consultation and Training

Ages
  • All Ages
Offered To
  • Agencies
  • Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Schools

We offer consultation, training, support and advocacy tailored to the needs of agencies, caregivers, professionals, and schools.

Proudly practicing in Northern Ontario

Based out of the Sudbury/Manitoulin area, Roots & Wings offers services across Northern Ontario.

About Us

We share a vision to realize the potential and resilience in all children and youth.

Dr. Terri Barriault, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Clinical & School Psychologist

I am a Clinical & School Psychologist with over 28 years of experience helping children, youth and their families. Currently a partner at Roots and Wings Psychology, I was formerly the Clinical Director at Child & Community Resources. I’m passionate about capacity building in the North; teaching, training and supervising professionals in psychology and behaviour analysis, in order to help meet the tremendous needs of our young people. I’m a strong community collaborator, especially if it means bridging gaps in service to meet client’s needs.

People tell me I am calm, compassionate, and I’m confident that I make evidence-informed judgments in the best interest of my clients. I’m a true Northerner as I love the outdoors, pets and wildlife, and travel with my husband and two daughters.

Jennifer Bernier, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

Clinical Psychological Associate

I am a Clinical Psychological Associate and partner at Roots & Wings Psychology with over 13 years of experience helping children, youth, and their families across Northern Ontario. Formerly a Clinical Supervisor at Child & Community Resources, I have worked directly with children, youth, and their families, as well as supervised others to develop capacity in assessment, early intervention, and behaviour analysis across the North region. Working collaboratively with community partners to support a client’s needs is very important to me.

Outside of work, I enjoy a good book, gardening, spending time with family, and traveling with my husband.

Jennifer Falcioni, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

Clinical Psychological Associate

I am a registered Clinical Psychological Associate and a partner of Roots & Wings Psychology. I have 15 years of experience working in various government agencies and schools in the mental health and developmental sectors. Throughout my career, I have assumed many leadership and capacity building roles. I was responsible for leading the psychology team at Child & Community Resources and helped to build diagnostic assessment capacity in the North.

Currently, I provide assessments and consultations, as well as Applied Behaviour Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and JASPER early intervention. Children, youth, and their families are resilient, and I am passionate about helping families better understand their children to experience stability, harmony and success.

During my free time, I love to stay active by teaching spin classes and walking my dog, Tuxon, and my tortoise, Kirby. But most of all, I enjoy laughing (as often as possible) and spending time with family and friends.

Associates on Contract

Jenna Barriault

Psychometrist, H.B.A.

Josee Belanger

Psychometrist, M.A.

Fay Biglow

Behaviour Analyst, M.S., B.C.B.A.

Carly Bumbacco

Psychometrist, M.A.

Stefanie Goulet

Psychometrist, M.A.

Contact us

We offer flexible appointment times that cater to you and your family’s schedule. If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment, contact us by filling out this form or by contacting us at the coordinates below.


Get Directions
1 - 1191 Lansing Ave,
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 4C4
Contact
Tel 705-885-9998
Fax 705-885-1257

There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots, and the other is wings.

—Inspired by Denis Waitley

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