Bryan Austin, R.Psych.
Bryan completed his Master’s degree in School and Counseling Psychology in 2012 out of the University of Saskatchewan. In 2015 Bryan became a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, and subsequently registered as a psychologist in the NWT later that same year. Bryan currently is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association of Psychologists of the Northwest Territories.
Bryan’s approach to counselling is grounded in client centered principals of warmth, genuineness, non-judgment, and unconditional positive regard. Bryan also utilizes a trauma informed approach in his work, giving particular attention to a person’s history in order to understand current functioning and challenges. Bryan uses a multimodal approach to counselling and treatment in order to meet the needs of his clients. Approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Through formal assessment Bryan specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD). He has extensive experience working with adolescents. Bryan is trained in the use of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). NMT is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families and the communities in which they live. The Neurosequential Approach has three key components – training/capacity building, assessment and then, the specific recommendations for the selection and sequencing of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities that match the needs and strengths of the individual.