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Built through a trusting and supportive relationship, I help families find hope and freedom while focusing on the development and well-being of their children.

Development

assessing, understanding, and supporting healthy development, brain growth, and learning

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Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

assessing, understanding, and supporting social and emotional wellbeing in the context of family relationships

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Behaviour

assessing, understanding, and supporting infant and child behaviour

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Perinatal Mental Health

assessing, understanding, and supporting all parent's mental health and wellbeing, prenatally up to 3 years postpartum

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Parenting & Family Dynamics

align family goals with family values, repair & strengthen relationships, and build opportunities for lasting connection

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Knowledge & Support

compiling and translating the most recent research and resources to educate parents and caregivers and help them make confident, supported, informed decisions.

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Parents bring their instinct, their experience, their intimate knowledge of their child, and their unique family values.

I bring my expertise and insight as a professional with comprehensive training and experience in infant & early childhood mental health, as well as perinatal mental health.

  • BASc Human Behaviour
  • Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
  • Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C Candidate)
  • Theraplay Level 1 Practitioner
  • Babyled Sleep & Wellbeing Specialist (Candidate)
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Testimonials

We found Allie at a crazy time in our lives. I was trying to fit work back into my life after having been at home exclusively for 3 years. I was so worried about how my son, who is Highly Sensitive and prone to anxiety, would take to her. Not only did my kids fall in love with her, but she went above and beyond. She made him a sensory “calm down” box which my son loved, and she bought him books that helped explain his feelings. She put me at ease and I was so impressed that half the moms in my neighbourhood now use her services!

– Danielle Client since 2017, 2 and 3 years old

Allie has been an incredible support for our family since 2017. As an anxious and exhausted first-time mom, Allie was the first person we had ever left our baby with. Her expertise in child care and engagement was immediately apparent. With Allie’s support with care, we navigated sleep challenges, separation anxiety (for both baby, and me!), and later addressed challenging toddler behaviours like biting and hitting. Fast forward to 2020, Allie was present for the birth of our second child and continues to support us through our latest transitions. Allie’s support is always rooted in building strong emotional attachment, which is really important to us. In short, our children absolutely adore Allie and our family life is infinitely better thanks to her services.

– Kyla Makela Client since 2017, 9 month old / newborn (2020)

Our family was so happy that we took the plunge to try something new for our children. Both of our children completed Developmental Assessments and accompanying support with Allie. The reports helped us understand our children a bit better and helped us parent them based on their needs and their developmental levels. The research provided and the additional resources was exceptional! If you’re tired of reading parenting books that don’t apply to your children then this is the route to go. Highly worth it!

– Heather Client since 2020, 4 year old & 2 year old

Allie has been a fabulous person in our lives. Her compassion, understanding and intuition with my son is unmatched and I am so excited to see her being able to share her amazing skills and support with new families. Also, she is magic at helping babies sleep! Magic!!!

– Karley Ernst Client since 2015, 5 month old

What We Are Reading

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Also available as audiobook
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Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child – Vivien Norris & Helen Rodwell

Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child – Vivien Norris & Helen Rodwell

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Understanding Your Child’s sensory Signals (3rd Edition) – Angie Voss

Understanding Your Child’s sensory Signals (3rd Edition) – Angie Voss

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