I’m Olivia Griffioen, Registered Psychologist (BC#2429, AB#4938) based in Fernie, British Columbia. I attended Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to moving to Fernie in August 2018, I worked in school districts across the country as a School Psychologist and Educational Consultant.
I grew up with an incredible sister who also has an Intellectual Disability and Cerebral Palsy. At a young age, I watched in amazement as my mother advocated for my sister to receive equal opportunities and individualized programming at school. I decided to pursue post-secondary education to find a way that I could give back to my communities by supporting the learning and mental wellness of all learners.
I am passionate about supporting clients in reaching their personal, school, and work-related goals. Taking the time to get to know clients is important to me. I care deeply about promoting learning environments that are welcoming, caring, and respectful of diversity and nurture a sense of belonging for all students. I welcome you to get in touch with me so we can determine together whether my services may be a good fit for your needs.