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Our Team

Overcome the emotional mountains in your life with the help of experienced, kind and understanding professionals. We are here to give you the support and advice you need to work through difficulty and move forward with your life.

At the office of Valley Psychological Services, we understand that every person and family is unique. Your emotional and developmental challenges require a personal assessment and treatment that reflects your specific needs. If you require psychological services including PTSD counselling in Chilliwack, we have the experience and education necessary to guide you through treatment. We pledge to work with you to discover the solution that is right for you whether you are an adult, teenager, senior citizen, or young child.

Contact us right away and get the help you need.

Dr. Sarah Patrick – Owner/ Registered Psychologist

Dr. Patrick, registered with The College of Psychologists of British Columbia, is a clinician trained in Clinical Psychology. She provides treatment and assessment to people of all ages with a variety of concerns. She has focused her training in a number of areas, such as family conflict, trauma, parent capacity issues, mental health concerns, and neuropsychological assessment.

Dr. Brian Atkinson – Registered Psychologist

Dr. Atkinson, registered with The College of Psychologists of British Columbia, is a clinician trained in both Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology. For more than 35 years, he has provided assessment and treatment services which have helped children and adults with a variety of stresses and concerns. His experience allows him to connect to a range of presenting problems including the effects of psychological trauma, difficulties with emotional regulation, family stresses, and problems in child development.

Dr. Donald Hutcheon, C. Psychol. (UK) –
Registered Psychologist

Dr. Hutcheon registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia in 1999 and is qualified in the three specialties of clinical psychology, counselling, and industrial organizational psychology.

His practice includes assessment and treatment services for individuals, couples, and groups using a range of treatment strategies. These include cognitive behavioral approaches, mindful awareness, solution-based treatment, and behavior modification. Dr. Hutcheon also assists families using a structural approach.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Hutcheon maintains a balanced lifestyle through involvement with his family and an active participation in sports and recreation.


Dr. Johnson has extensive experience providing psychological treatment for individuals and couples over many years. He currently specializes in providing treatment to RCMP and VAC members. He is trained in EMDR and knowledgeable about the RCMP and VAC experience.


Dr. Wolkins has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Certificate of Concentration in Neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University.  Dr. Wolkins has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC.  She practices under direct supervision of Dr. Brian Atkinson, R. Psych.  Dr. Wolkins provides psychotherapy, counselling, psychological assessment, and consultation services.  She is enthusiastic about her profession and eager to assist those in need. 


Dr. Oliveira has a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology and has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC. She practices under the direct supervision of Dr. Brian Atkinson, R. Psych. Dr. Oliveira provides psychotherapy, counselling, and psychological assessment. Some areas of interest include gender identity and trauma work .

Marisa Lawrence, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor

Marisa has a Masters of Arts in Counselling and she is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Marisa brings her experience and warm demeanour into her therapy practice, allowing clients to feel seen while supporting them in tackling life’s challenges. Marisa works with children, youth, and adults, and has an interest in trauma, mental health, and relationships. 


Jane has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in Special Education and a Master of Education in Applied and Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has worked as a School Psychologist and Literacy Specialist in the school system for over 30 years and is passionate about using her experience to support others.

Maureen Toth, B.ED., M.ED. – Assessment Specialist

Maureen has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Victoria with a major in Special Education and a Masters of Education in School Psychology from the University of Calgary. She specializes in helping people who struggle with cognitive, academic, and social-emotional issues. Maureen has worked with children and families in the public school system for nearly 40 years and is passionate about helping people.


Dale has a Bachelor of Education degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He taught Special Education for 10 years prior to obtaining his Master of Education in Applied Child & School Psychology from the University of Calgary. Dale also works as a School Psychologist with over 12 years experience in the BC public school system. Dale is passionate about uncovering the strengths of young people that allows them to reach their full potential.


Jenn has a Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology. She works collaboratively with clients of all ages conducting psychological assessments to gain understanding and clarity in order to support individuals in reaching their goals. She believes in building on strengths, skills, and competencies of the clients she works with.

Cathy Gniwodda – Administrative Assistant

Cathy is the first person you meet when entering the office. She will help in any way she can to make your experience here comfortable. Her extensive work in the medical field for many years allows her to connect to people in need and treat everyone with respect and understanding.

Chantelle Jusay, BA, Practicum Student

Chantelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a major in Psychology and minor in Counselling. She is currently a second year Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology student at Adler University. Under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Patrick, Chantelle has joined the team to provide assessments for individuals of all ages and with a range of concerns. Her areas of interest include mood, anxiety, cultural adjustment, relationship difficulties, overall quality of life, and dealing with life transitions.


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