Dr. Janell Klassen

Dr. Janell Klassen is a registered Psychologist who earned her doctorate degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from Western University. Dr. Klassen has provided psychological assessment and intervention for children and adolescents within community mental health agencies (Merrymount - Family Support and Crisis Centre, Child and Youth Development Clinic, Child and Parent Resource Institute, West Niagara Psychology Centre), the school board (Thames Valley District School Board), and the hospital system (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program-London Health Sciences Center).
Dr. Klassen provides assessment and intervention to children, adolescents, and their caregivers for a wide range of presenting issues, including emotional and behavioural regulation difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem issues), executive functioning challenges (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorders), learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. She also provides advocacy and support for children and adolescents who identify with LGBTQ2+ community.
Dr. Klassen uses a strengths-based approach to assessment and believes that "all children do the best they can with the abilities and skills they have" (Dr. J. S. Albon). For therapeutic intervention, Dr. Klassen uses a multidimensional approach that may involve teaching emotional literacy and coping skills, as well as elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.