Rachelle Fagen, MSc
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL SERVICES
As a Psychoeducator, I have an expertise in working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in one-on-one interventions, group facilitation (child and parent groups), family work and parent coaching.
In my work with children and adolescents, I focus on building on an individual`s strengths to help them develop more appropriate coping strategies, communication skills, and emotional regulation skills.
In my work with parents and families, I view parents as the experts on their child and collaborate with parents in helping them become more confident and effective in their parenting skills, in helping strengthen the child/parent relationship, and in improving communication within the family. I help parents set appropriate limits/boundaries while validating their child`s emotions. I build on a family’s strengths and look at what is working well, in order to help this happen more frequently. My goal is to help parents experience more harmony within their home.
In addition, I can help with school challenges related to behaviour and advocate for helpful strategies in the classroom to best support a child/adolescent.
Life Skills for Adolescents
Interventions are informed by the following approaches:
One-on-one sessions with children, teens, or parents
Child, adolescent, and parent group interventions
Parent coaching with concrete strategies to help elicit change and strengthen the child/parent relationship
Family interventions with concrete strategies that help create a positive change and improve family functioning
Helping adolescents with life skills
School observations and working directly with educators
Collaboration with different professionals in best supporting a child/adolescent
Licensed Psychoeducator with the Ordre des Psychoéducateurs et Psychoéducatrices du Québec
Master's in Psychoeducation (MSc) from Université de Montréal
Certified Connect Parent Group Facilitator
Certified Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Facilitator
Services in English or French
Rachelle is a licensed Psychoeducator, with a Master’s degree in Psychoeducation from Université de Montréal. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as parents and families.
Rachelle has received clients in private practice since 2016 and has worked at the Jewish General Hospital for the past 7 years, on the Outpatient Team in Child Psychiatry. Her role at the hospital has included animating parenting groups and social-emotional groups for children, parent coaching, family work and individual work with adolescents.
Previously, Rachelle worked extensively at West Island non-profit organizations in various program and project coordination roles, including the well-known Stop Now and Plan Program (SNAP Ouest-de-l’Île), as well as in helping roles working directly with youth and families.