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Nicole Rider   NICOLE RIDER, M.Ed.,
C. Psych. Assoc.
  519 721 5194
  fax 1 866 659 6413
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Nicole offers therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She also offers intellectual and achievement testing to all ages. In working with clients, Nicole offers practical ideas and strategies to assist individuals make positive changes and expand their coping skills. Areas of interest and experience include: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, stress, life transitions, communication issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce. Nicole is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

In Australia, Nicole was a former teacher and school psychologist. In these roles, she worked with children and adolescents experiencing behavior and learning difficulties, bullying, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and parental separation and divorce. These clients came from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Nicole received an undergraduate degree in Psychology, History, English and Primary and High School Teaching from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She worked for 10 years as a teacher in Sydney, London UK, and Toronto. She is a former member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Nicole completed a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. Since moving to Canada in 2007, Nicole has worked for the Thames Valley School Board and is now in private practice with RGA Psychological & Counselling Services.