Insight Psychological Therapists - Dr. Yvonne Hindes

Dr. Yvonne Hindes
Dr. Yvonne Hindes, Registered Senior Psychologist, PhD, (She/Her)

I have been a Registered Psychologist in Alberta since 2010 and I specialize in assessments. I believe all individuals have unique profiles and their own areas of strengths. I have a passion for working with children and supporting them in their learning, well-being, and daily lives by identifying and building on their strengths. I take a strength-based approach to assessment practices.

More About Dr. Yvonne Hindes

I completed my PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology in 2011 through the University of Calgary. As part of my studies and clinical work as a psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work for schoolboards, in a University clinic, in a special education setting, and in private practice. I also had the opportunity to travel abroad to South Africa and volunteer with the Seed of Hope Community Development. 

My area of specialty is assessments (Psychoeducational, IQ, gifted, Learning Disability, ADHD, autism and other emotional, social, and behavioural needs). I have extensive experience providing psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout my education, training, and work experience I haves had the opportunity to work with individuals with a diverse array of strengths and areas of need and who have come from different family, cultural, and school contexts/backgrounds. I offer professional and comprehensive psychological assessments to children and adolescents in order to provide families and school professionals with practical information and recommendations that will support the individual in their learning, development, well-being, and everyday life. Based on each person’s profile, I am able to provide practical information and suggestions for growth and development that will support the individual in their learning, development, well-being, and everyday life.


What quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?

Self-care (physical, mental, spiritual) is important for everyone so take some time for yourself as this will help establish more joy and balance in life. Self-care looks differently for everyone so engage in those activities that work for you.

What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?

One of the most satisfying parts of being a psychologist is knowing that I am helping and making a difference in children’s lives and helping them achieve success and reach their potential.


PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology, University of Calgary

Master’s of Science in School Psychology, University of Calgary

Early Childhood Development Certificate

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training


College of Alberta Psychologists

Canadian Psychological Association

Sessional Instructor- University of Calgary and Athabasca University 


Publications and Conference Presentations:

Jordan, Hindes & Saklofske. (2009). School Psychology in Canada. Canadian Journal of School Psychology        

Schroeder, Hindes, & Andrews.(2009). Cross-Racial Supervision: Critical Issues in the Supervisory Relationship. Canadian Journal of CounsellingSymposium & poster presentations at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference. (2009)

Hindes, Thorne, Schwean & McKeough. (2008). Promoting Intrapersonal Qualities in Adolescents: Evaluation of Rapport Teen Leadership Breakthrough Program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology

Montgomery, Schwean, Burt, Dyke, Thorne, Hindes, McCrimmon & Kohut. (2008). Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency in Young Adults With Asperger’s Disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology

Symposium & poster presentations at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference. (2008).

Hindes, Y. & Mather, J.(2007). Inclusive Education at the Post-secondary Level: Attitudes of students & professors. Exceptionality Education Canada

Poster at the International Meeting for Autism Research Conference. (2007).

Symposium & poster presentations at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference. (2007).

Paper presented at the Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference. (2005).


  • English

I specialize in:

Developmental Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Disorders
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Disability
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Disorders

I have experience in:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Communication Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Assessments for Learning Disorders
  • Behavioural Assessment
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Cognitive and Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Custody Access & Parental
  • Depression Assessment
  • Gifted/Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • Mental Health
  • PN7 Assessment
  • PN8 (Custody Access) Assessment
  • Parental Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Psychological Functional Capacity
  • Return to Work Assessment