Dr. Jillian Haydicky, R. Psych

Dr. Jillian Haydicky - Registered Psychologist #2208
Associate: Dr. Jillian Haydicky - Registered Psychologist #220

Dr. Jillian Haydicky is a Registered Psychologist who has experience supporting children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds. She has held positions in both community and school settings. Dr. Jill cherishes the opportunity to walk alongside children, adolescents, parents, and families who may be experiencing a wide range of emotional, interpersonal and behavioural challenges. Dr. Jill strives to provide a safe, warm and accepting atmosphere as she works together with her clients to help them have the experience of improved functioning and more satisfying relationships at home, at school, and in the community. She is committed to promoting wellness and resilience through the use of evidence-informed treatments that focus on the whole child (body, mind and spirit) in the context of the family system.

Dr. Jill is particularly interested in the use of mindfulness for children and their parents, and she often employs mindfulness approaches in individual and group contexts. Dr. Jill is actively involved in the research community having conducted several studies evaluating mindfulness-based interventions for children and their parents. The outcomes of Dr. Jill’s research studies suggest that mindfulness can help children and their parents improve their relationships, regulate their emotions, and cope with life’s challenges. Dr. Jill’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.

In addition to her work in counseling psychology, Dr. Jill also has a background in school psychology and is skilled at conducting comprehensive assessments to investigate learning challenges and developmental concerns. As part of this, she is committed to collaborating with parents and other support personnel to better understand each child’s unique learning strengths and needs, and to generate recommendations to promote academic success and a positive sense of self.