Your name: Bernadene Weskin
Designation and experience:
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, with specialized training in play therapy. I have over 25 years’ experience working within a variety of organizations providing support and guidance to children, teens and adults to help them to deal with life’s hurdles.
What inspires you?
Inspiration is everywhere; I am inspired every day by the people I meet. I am originally from Australia and have been fortunate enough to travel the world and meet people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Hearing people’s journeys through life always amazes me by what the human spirit can endure and overcome. I am impressed on a daily basis by the families that I work with and their openness to allow me to share in their journey towards health and well-being.
What are your proudest accomplishments?
As a parent to a child on the Autism Spectrum, I am constantly made proud by her ability to overcome challenges and reach milestones. It’s also amazing to watch my son who, from a young age, was able to advocate for his sister and continues to mature into a caring and intuitive individual.
Professionally, my proudest accomplishment was taking the leap and leaving a successful career in the banking industry to return to university and study while my children were young. I was able to graduate with Honors for my Bachelor’s degree and with a GPA of 4.0 for my Master’s degree. I am lucky and thankful to be able to now do a job that I love.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I spend most of my down time fulfilling my duties as a Girl Guide leader. I love spending time in the outdoors with my troop and watching the girls grow in their sense of independence and adventure. I truly find joy in watching these children becoming confident, self-respecting and responsible community members.
Why do you think people should choose Eckert Centre?
I chose to work at the Eckert Centre as it is well established with a fantastic reputation in Calgary. Eckert Centre is also well aligned with my goals and belief to always put the client first and to provide a calm and inviting environment for everyone. As well as highly skilled, my colleagues are warm and authentic. I know that you will find someone on our team who will help you to reach the outcomes you desire.