Gaye is a registered counselling and organizational psychologist with a wide range of experience in assessment and treatment. Areas include: depression, anxiety and stress, eating disorders, rehabilitation, substance abuse, anger management, grief, as well as physical, sexual and emotional abuse. She has worked in private practice, corporate, government and hospital settings. She conducted critical incident stress debriefings and post-traumatic stress therapy for a municipal emergency services department. Gaye also has extensive experience working with Indian Residential School survivors. This involves resolving emotional, lifestyle and relationship issues related to traumatic abusive school experiences.
Gaye has provided assessment and counselling services for parents and children. Also, she has supervised other professionals in an agency specializing in attention deficit and hyperactive disorder. She has also participated as a senior member of a team of mental health professionals providing consulting for staff and therapy for adolescents and their parents in a residential ranch program for high-risk girls.
Gaye’s organizational involvement includes providing comprehensive psychological assessment and development coaching for selection, promotion, career transition, and leader and professional development. She also assists organization leaders to identify and create cultural, human resources, merger, and structural initiatives to facilitate positive organizational change.
Gaye received her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary following undergraduate and graduate studies at UCLA and California State University. She is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists Association of Alberta and the Strategic Capability Network.