- Children & Adolescents
- Eating Disorders
Harvey has extensive experience working with children (beginning at age 4), teens, and adults, with a particular skill in marital and family counseling. Harvey has focused his entire career on helping individuals who come from significantly dysfunctional and disadvantaged environments, including developing programming for individuals with autism and other special needs and administering child welfare programs on a governmental level to ensure quality standards were developed and implemented. At his core, Harvey has a passion for seeing the quality of life improve for the people with whom he works. Currently, Harvey is focusing his therapeutic work with families and couples, utilizing his training and skills in relationship counseling. He also specializes in helping adolescents and adults deal with anxiety and depression.
Education and Experience:
Harvey received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from McGill University in Montreal and his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Harvey is certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a treatment approach designed for working with individuals with Autism, and has received training in marriage and couples counseling. Harvey has served in the positions of Camp Consultant and Trainer for camps in Ontario, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Louisiana, Ohio, Washington, and Michigan, and as the Director of Child Welfare in Calgary, Alberta, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, Red Deer College, and McGill University. Harvey is also an entrepreneur, using his multiple skills to establish and operate his own camp for special needs individuals.
A bit about Harvey
Harvey is highly skilled in working with a variety of population groups. Harvey uses interaction and play therapy techniques with young children, uses ABA approaches when working with individuals with autism, uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents and adults, empowering them to develop meaningful life direction, and using structural family therapy and narrative therapy approaches with families and couples. Harvey’s approach communicates warmth, acceptance, and a depth of skill that give his patients confidence to make changes in their lives.