Servicing Port Perry, the Durham region and surrounding areas

Child Therapist

Here at ACCESS we offer a holistic approach to overall well-being. Our focus is on developing healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy relationships. Our growing team of professional therapists work together to assist kids, teens & their families cope with life’s many obstacles and meet their full potential! We provide easy access to multiple services at one convenient Port Perry location. We can help with: speech-language development, learning difficulties, psychoeducational & social-emotional assessments, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behaviour issues, adjustment to separation/divorce, blended families, grief, bullying, social skills, body image/eating disorders, trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD’s) & more…

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Assessments

At ACCESS Psychology we offer services that deal with a wide range of behavioural, social-emotional and developmental issues. We provide psychoeducational and behavioural assessments Port Perry, to help identify and address learning difficulties and behavioural problems that interfere with school success. These comprehensive assessments highlight strengths and weaknesses within the young person’s learning profile. Barriers to success in school such as learning disabilities, attention and behavioural difficulties associated with ADHD and social/communication difficulties related to Autism Spectrum Disorders can be identified through the assessment process. Recommendations for home as well as school programming are then provided, along with community resources and treatment options.

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Therapies

ACCESS psychology offers a calming, non-threatening environment, specifically designed to help our young children, teens and their families feel relaxed and comfortable conveniently located in Port Perry and servicing the Durham Region.

Issues Addressed Include:

Speech & Language Difficulties Port Perry

Learning Difficulties Port Perry

Adjustment to Separation/Divorce

Blended Families

Bullying

Weak Social Skills

Body Image/Eating Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Selective Mutism

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Our Team

Helen Daymond is a registered psychologist and founder of ACCESS psychology. Helen, along with her multi-disciplinary team of professionals interact with all of their clients, to ensure they attend to each of their individual needs, while also making them feel at home. They work together to provide multiple therapy services to meet the many needs of their children, youth & families at one convenient location.

  • Speech-Language Pathologist: Brenda McGuckin, B.Ed., M.H.Sc., SLP(C)
  • Psychometrist: Anishka Green, M.A. Psychology
  • Dietitian/Nutritional Therapist: Lori Short-Zamudio, BAS.c, RD
  • Administrative Assistant: Lauren Patton, B.A. (Honours) Psychology
  • Psychologist: Helen Daymond, B.Ed., M.Sc., C. Psych.

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Weight-loss and the Holiday Season

SUBMITTED ON: January 23, 2015

Over the holidays I had multiple family members or friends comment to me about my weight. Four separate individuals asked me if I had lost weight which struck me as odd considering I was a blond last Christmas and a brunette this one. That’s a ... read more