Katelyn Lowe, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Katelyn Lowe, Ph.D., R. Psych., is the Clinical Director for Launch. Dr. Lowe’s training is in developmental psychology and interventions that promote optimal development. She specializes in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and is trained in providing evidence-based interventions such as PEERS®, HeartMath®, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Her research interests focus on best practice to support the transition from adolescence to adulthood and on development of policies that support individuals with ASD and their families.
Mike Barrett, MC, R.Psych.
Mike Barrett, MC, R.Psych, is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Calgary. He has worked in the field of adolescent mental health for over 12 years. Mike comes to the Ability Hub with experience and knowledge in mental health, stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, and transition planning. He enjoys providing assistance and support to adolescents, adults, and families from a variety of diverse backgrounds in both individual and group settings.
Sara Baker, MScOT
Sara Baker is a Registered Occupational Therapist and the newest member of the Launch team. She is experienced in functional assessment of daily living skills and goal management and is passionate about autism services, having worked in programs offering residential supports, sensory-based programming, and Applied Behavioural Analyses. She has experience in a wide variety of interventions including art-based therapies, anxiety/depression management, and life and vocational skills training.
Shirley Anderson, B.A., B.Sc.
Shirley has been a valued member of the Launch team since the program began and has helped numerous families with her knowledge and expert system navigation skills. As a mother to a young son with autism she brings not only personal experience, insight and compassion to her work along but also excellent networking and navigation skills. Her own journey with her son has helped her to understand the skills required to set children up for a successful future. Currently, Shirley is coordinating a parent group to discuss a variety of employment and vocational options for individuals with ASD including entrepreneurial and social enterprise ventures.