Psychological and Therapeutic Services

About Us

We are a group of counsellors, psychologists, and social workers. Our goal in opening our practice was to provide the best possible mental health services to the Prince Edward Island community. Our clinicians draw on evidence-based assessment and treatment practices to support people of most ages and all backgrounds. This includes services for children (6+), adolescents, families, and adults.

Our Team

Derek Anderson


Derek began his studies in this field when he attended the Child and Youth Care Worker Program at Holland College, graduating in 1998.


His desire to learn led him to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria. He obtained his Master of Social Work degree in 2012 from Memorial University. Derek has provided therapy to a variety of different populations over the past 20 years. He has worked in child welfare, criminal justice, addictions, and mental health settings. Derek has experience working with a wide range of mental health conditions, but his passion is working with simple and complex trauma. Derek feels privileged to be able to support others, and he enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Dr. James Brazeau

C. Psych

Dr Brazeau completed his Honours B.A. in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.


He then completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He has worked in various clinical settings including a community-based treatment programs for youths and adults, a residential assessment and treatment program for adolescent mental health, a residential substance abuse treatment program, a pediatric medical office, and a classroom-based treatment program. At present, Dr. Brazeau’s focus is primarily on providing assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults. He also trains other clinicians in working with youth Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders. He has experience in various treatment approaches including cognitive behavoiural therapy, dialectical behavoiur therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and attachment/family systems approaches.

Amanda Strang


Amanda is a registered social worker who completed her Masters in Social Work at Dalhousie University in 2011.


Her experience in the field of mental health began with the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team in Halifax, followed by her work at the Nova Scotia Operational Stress Injury clinic. Upon returning to PEI, Amanda continued her journey in Community Mental Health, further strengthening her ability to provide mental health support to individuals in Rural PEI.With advanced specialized training in trauma-oriented treatments such as EMDR, Flash Technique, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Amanda is highly qualified to address the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, first responders, and military personnel but welcomes clients from all walks of life who are seeking support.Amanda believes that no matter the form trauma takes, it does not have to define one's story. She understands that being stuck in past or present pain can be overwhelming, but she is here to support you on your journey towards healing and transformation. Her client-centered and trauma-informed approach creates a safe and empathetic space where you can explore difficult emotions, process memories, and discover a renewed sense of well-being.

Danny Miles


Danny Miles has been a Registered Psychologist since 2018. He completed his internship and residency in Saint John and Rothesay


New Brunswick working with community addictions and mental health teams and in private practice. Danny began his career working with the multidisciplinary child and youth team in Saint John working with complex cases involving children, adolescents, and their families and with the Burbridge & Associates Psychology group. Danny’s areas of interests include working with complex developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, learning challenges, disruptive behaviours, and delivering workshops for vicarious trauma and trauma-informed care. In addition to providing individual therapy to children, youth, and adults, Danny also provides comprehensive assessments including psychoeducational assessments and diagnostic mental health assessments for individuals across the lifespan. Danny’s specialized area of focus at this time includes providing individual therapy to the policing community and providing critical incident stress management debriefings to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Danny’s individual and group therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). In addition to working in private practice, Danny is also the President of the Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island (PAPEI).

Peter Mutch


Peter started his career as a youth worker in Ontario in group homes, crises intervention with the Ottawa Police and in the school system.


He moved back to PEI and worked in addictions and in the school system for 3 years. Peter moved to Wolfville to complete his degree in music therapy at Acadia University. He stayed in the Wolfville area to work with children, adults, and seniors with various physical, mental, and emotional needs. Peter then moved back to PEI and opened a private practice working with a wide range of special needs, mental health, and palliative care. During that time Peter decided to pursue his MSc in Mental Health Counselling to allow him an opportunity to provide mental health supports in addition to music therapy to the community. Peter left his private practice and took the position of Executive Director of the Catholic Family Service Bureau. He got the opportunity to pilot Triple P for PEI. After the one-year pilot the government was so impressed with the positive impact it had on families the government decided to roll it out Island wide. He then became a Triple P trainer for Canada in 2015. In July 2020 Peter moved to Serene View Ranch to provide supports for adults, youth, and families. Currently, Peter moved his practice to Charlottetown Psychological and Therapeutic Services in Charlottetown. He continues to work with adults, youth, and families.

Glenda MacDonald

Glenda is the office manager and the first face you see when you enter Charlottetown Psychological and Therapeutic Services.


She comes with a wealth of experience working as a medical secretary for numerous doctors in Charlottetown as well as an administrative assistant at Catholic Family Services Bureau. With over twenty years in the field of health as well as a period of time at Career Development Services, Glenda demonstrates professionalism, confidentiality and warmth. She is delighted to be in her new position at CPATS. She believes everybody needs help sometimes and she is happy to help guide you on your journey.

Maria Mullally

B.Sc. Biology & Psychology

Maria is a trained psychometrist working under our registered Psychologists.


She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2023. Maria brings valuable experience in working with children and youth across diverse settings including the public school system and community programs. Maria’s studies in psychology provide her with the foundational knowledge in cognitive, social, and behavioral development. Within our practice, Maria works with children and adults providing psychoeducational testing and assessment services to measure our clients’ cognitive functioning and academic abilities. As a member of our team, Maria ensures validity and precision in the testing process, leading to accurate diagnoses and effective interventions. She is passionate about working with neurodiverse individuals and sees the profound impact that support and accommodations make in creating an even playing field for all learners.

Kinley Dowling


Kinley is a trained psychometrist working under our registered Psychologists.


Kinley’s background is in music and in more recent years has found herself working on exciting community projects with the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC). Always wanting to help the community in a positive and meaningful way, Kinley is very excited to be in the company of the incredible professionals of CPATS.

Jess Campbell

B.A, M.A (in progress)

Jess is a Counselling Therapist student who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax in 2015 and is completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky.


She is on track to becoming a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) as well as a Registered Counselling Therapist (CT). For 8 years Jess taught children, adolescents, and adults in various countries and cultures and has a lifelong passion for helping and connecting with people. With an integrative, person-centered approach to counselling, she likes to use cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques, which help with several issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and self-esteem. The client is the expert in their lives, and Jess believes in facilitating an empathetic, supportive space where the client is empowered in their journey of self-exploration and well-being. She welcomes clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and genders.

Jevan Walker


Jevan is a Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree from the University of Waterloo. He had previously completed an Honors Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UPEI.


Jevan has been employed in each county of PEI over the past decade, working with various presentations of mental health conditions across all age ranges. This experience has led Jevan to become interested in resolving trauma through a collaborative process paying close attention to the clients perspective and capacity for growth. Jevan is pleased to be able to support members of the local community in their pursuit of resolution, comfort and well-being.

Dr. Jovan Vuksic

M.D., FRCPC (Pediatrics)

Dr. Vuksic went to medical school at UBC, graduating in 2011. He completed his pediatrics residency at UBC in 2015. He worked in general pediatric offices and on maternity wards for the first years of his career.


During that time, he was struck by how mental and emotional health were such critical aspects of pediatric care, and how so many physical complaints had a rich emotional underlayer that deserved to be explored. He also noticed that there were wide variations amongst families in their abilities to form secure attachments. During a leave of absence to recover from the stress of his hospital career, he found himself drawn to learning about neurodevelopmental issues, attachment, emotional regulation, and mental health challenges. This new knowledge has led him to start developing an approach that honours the scientific rigor of the medical profession, but focuses on an individualized, child-led approach to problem solving. He looks forward to helping as many children and their families as possible.

Our Services


All our clinicians place a strong value on developing a trusting relationship with their clients. A typical initial appointment would involve you meeting with the clinician to discuss your concerns and goals. The clinician would work collaboratively with you to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. This typically involves regular therapy/counselling sessions that will be tailored to your needs and availability.  

Our staff has experience working with mental health concerns across all ages. Most of our clinicians have extensive experience working with trauma-related concerns. In addition, we offer services to support anxiety, depression, life transitions/stressors, as well as most mental health concerns.  We also provide parent consultations to help manage difficult behaviour and support children with their mental health needs, such as the Triple P parenting program.

Assessment Services

Our clinicians provides clinical and psycho educational assessments for the following areas of concern for children over the age of 6+:

  • General mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Giftedness
  • Learning differences/disabilities
  • Cognitive delays
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • VAC/RCMP Psychological assessments

Consultation and Supervision

Our clinicians provide supervision and consultations for other mental health professionals. This includes formal supervision students and early career practitioners. In addition, we often provide consultations to other practitioners who are looking for support in working with their own clients. We also provide continuing education opportunities for mental health workers covering a variety of topics.

Referrals and Fees


We generally accept referrals via two methods:

  • Self-referrals from individuals in the community seeking support for themselves or children in their care.
  • Referrals from other health professions

In either case, individuals and professionals can send referrals to our office manager via the following form:

For self-referrals:

For professionals referring patients/clients to us:


Many individual have insurance for psychological or counselling services through their employer or third-party coverage (e.g., BlueCross, Veteran’s Affairs Canada, Public Service, or other sources). Our clinicians rates vary between $150 to $210 which is consistent with rates in PEI for psychologists and counsellors. Please ensure that you check with your insurance to make sure you are provided with coverage prior to booking your first appointment. Some insurance companies require a referral from a medical doctor, so it is important to check their requirements or they may not be able to refund you for any costs.

Payment for services:

Unless your insurance pays for services directly, payment is due at the end of each session. Receipts will also be provided upon payment which can be used for insurance purposes or as a healthcare cost for tax purposes (please verify if this is possible with your accountant if you wish to do so).

For assessment services, you will be provided with an estimated total cost at your first appointment, once the clinician has assessed your needs. For treatment services, session fees are for 60 minutes. Sessions themselves last 50 minutes, and clinicians need the additional 10 minutes to complete appropriate documentation and/or plan for your next session.


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We Are Here To Help You

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.