Dr. Adrienne Matheson is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta (#4085) and BC (#2154). Dr. Matheson has been working with young children and their families for the past 8 years. Dr. Matheson works with children and teens struggling with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, aggression, bullying, trauma, separation/divorce, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, sleep, feeding and sensory regulation challenges. Dr. Adrienne Matheson completed a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Carleton University (2009) and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Ottawa (2004).

Dr. Matheson lives in Ottawa with her husband and three young children.

Adrienne Matheson’s Philosophy

Dr. Matheson works from an attachment framework that emphasizes the important role of the attachment relationship in a child’s healthy functioning and development. Dr. Matheson believes in supporting children’s healthy development in the context of a safe relationship with an important person. In her work with children, Dr. Matheson uses a range of treatment methods including play therapy, counselling, CBT, and EMDR to support children’s healthy functioning. Dr. Matheson also acknowledges the importance of supporting caregivers by providing evidence-based support and recommendations.


Circle of Security Parent Group ® Facilitator
EMDR (2014)
SOS Feeding Therapist (2014)
Play Therapy Training (2014)
Neuro-Relational Framework (2013)

Memberships and Associations

College of Psychologists of BC (Registered Psychologist)
College of Alberta Psychologists (Registered Psychologist)
Canadian Psychological Association
Psychologist Association of Alberta
BC Psychological Association
Society for Research in Child Development
BC Play Therapy Association
American Play Therapy Association