Chalanie Stiebel Lawton
Chalanie Stiebel Lawton is a Developmental Psychologist whose area of interest is Social and Emotional interventions. Chalanie earned her Master of Science degree in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice from the University College London. Chalanie has always had a keen interest in Psychology, one that she has been honing since her undergraduate career at the University of Florida where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Chalanie has worked as an assistant psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in the UK. She worked in their inpatient facility for children between the ages of 7 -16. This involved her working with young people who were battling eating disorders, severe anxiety and mood disorders, conversion disorders and self-harm. Chalanie provided personalized treatment by working one on one with the young people as well as with the family units to ensure system wide change.
Chalanie further developed her love for developmental psychology while working with the University of the West Indies as a research assistant at the Early Childhood Commission and at Therapy Plus a centre for children with special needs in Kingston, Jamaica. During her time at Therapy Plus, Chalanie worked with children on the autistic disorder spectrum who were in need of social and emotional interventions. She also administered applied behavioural protocols and was in charge of the social and emotional staff well-being program.
It is her passion and drive for social change, specifically as it relates to children, that sets Chalanie apart. Chalanie believes that there is value in self-reflection and aims to equip her clients with the tools and strategies needed to be their own agents of change. Her psychological standpoint is one based on the premise that if we want to see change in our children we cannot solely focus on the child but the systems around the child.
Chalanie is licensed as a Psychologist with the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine.
Jessica Thompson is a Counselling Psychologist with a passion for facilitating social, emotional, and behavioural change. She holds a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rollins College, both in the United States.
Jessica has worked in a variety of settings, including a university counselling centre, a therapeutic day camp for children with behavioural and emotional challenges, and a mental health agency which specialises in supporting homeless, mentally ill youth throughout their transition to housing. Most recently, she acted as the psychologist for the St Catherine Health Department, serving six clinics throughout the parish.
Jessica is a strong believer in the Centred philosophy of empowering clients to be their own agents of change. She believes in a multidimensional approach to therapy and aims to assist clients in examining the multiple layers of their issues in order to bring about real change. She constantly operates from the Strengths Perspective, in which clients’ abilities, resources, and positive traits are the focus.
Since her approach to therapy is multidimensional, Jessica utilises different treatment modalities to address client issues.
Jessica works with adults experiencing emotional, relational, and behavioural issues.
Jessica is licensed as a Psychologist with the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine.
CENTRED is a therapeutic practice that offers psychological interventions for young people and their families, and adults dealing with social and emotional difficulties.