Lesley Sugden is the director of Impact Psychological Services Inc. She has been a registered psychologist for over 15 years, developing significant expertise working within the education settings in Alberta.
Lesley’s approach focuses on enhancing the understanding of how the physical, emotional and biological aspects of the human condition work together to impact overall mental wellbeing.
Lesley is a registered psychologist who has been working in the education system with youth and adults in Calgary and surrounding areas for more than 15 years.
Lesley uses evidence based approaches in her practice and believes learning is a lifelong endeavor and enjoys the pursuit of knowledge, insight and awareness.
Lesley is passionate about helping youth and adults address social/emotional issues such as:
We aim to help individuals understand what they are experiencing and support them in developing effective strategies to cope with difficult life events.
Lesley has supported students and teachers in special education settings such as mental health and behaviour classes. She also provides professional development and training in education settings to teachers and school staff to build capacity and enhance effective support to students.
Lesley has a keen interest and extensive experience working with high-risk youth in the area of trauma. She is certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics developed by Dr. Bruce Perry. She also trains school staff and supports them to implement Dr. Stan Kutchner’s Mental Health Curriculum, which teaches students about mental health and wellness.