Clinical Team:

  • Shannon Seymour

    BA(Hons), MA CI. Psyc, ESDM Cert.
    Director and Clinical Psychologist

    Shannon Seymour is the founding Director of The Wellness Centre, Ltd. and licensed with the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine (CPAM) of the Health Practice Commission in the Cayman Islands. She earned a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada. While pursuing her studies Shannon became the first ever Canadian recipient of the prestigious graduate student grant from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Shannon has a passion for community and frequently advocates for the rights of individuals and families living with mental illness and special needs. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Shannon’s clinical career has spanned 20 years across Canada and the Cayman Islands, where she has worked for organizations such as Family Services Canada, Health Services Canada, and the Cayman Islands Government and in 2004 opened the doors to The Wellness Centre, Ltd.

    Shannon’s clinical emphasis is in the area of psychological assessment and solution focused clinical interventions with adults and children. The success of The Wellness Centre can be clearly seen as a reflection of Shannon’s anchoring belief that all individuals possess the power within to make positive changes not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of their families, in their places of work, and in their communities. Shannon is extremely proud of The Wellness Centre’s growth and more importantly the impact its services and programmes are having in the lives of the people of the Cayman Islands.

  • Taylor Burrowes

    Senior Mental Health Counsellor

    Dr. Burrowes is licensed with the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine (CPAM) of the Health Practice Commission in the Cayman Islands and holds two professional licenses in the state of Florida (USA) as a mental health counsellor and as a marriage and family therapist. Dr. Burrowes has nine years clinical experience in general mental health counselling, marriage and family therapy, and sexual trauma recovery. She has a clinical focus on marriage and family systems, adolescent development, group therapy, clinical supervision, and corporate wellness She also has specialized training and clinical experience in sexual trauma recovery with young and adult survivors and their significant others.

    Dr. Burrowes has experience providing psychotherapy to communities in need following natural or man-made crises as well as mental health training and support for first responders. As a skilled presenter Taylor facilitates frequent presentations, trainings, and other community and corporate events and talks on topics such as Crisis Response, Healthy Relationships, Trauma & Grief, Emotional Wellness, Work-Life Balance, Organizational Skills, Stress Relief, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Effective Teams, Effective Communication, Career and Leadership Development. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Burrowes prioritizes advocacy for the mental health professions and the public with keen interests in professionalism, policy, legislation, and social justice. She is actively involved in these efforts as an appointed Deputy Chair of the Mental Health Commission with the Ministry of Health, Cayman Islands (2013-2016).

  • Erica Lam

    BSc, Dip CBT, MRes, PG Dip, DClin Psy, CPsychol
    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Erica Lam is a Clinical Psychologist, holding a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and Registered Expert Witness with over 12 years of experience with the UK’s National Health Service. She is also accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Dr. Lam has worked in a variety of settings and worked extensively with children and adolescent mental health clients with childhood trauma and emotional dysregulation difficulties. In her clinical practice, she delivers CBT and other evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness based CBT to clients who have complex mental health difficulties and emotional problems such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, suicidal ideation, and personality disorders. Dr. Lam strongly believes that each person is unique and therefore uses a variety of different treatments and approaches that are tailored to individual needs and goals.

  • Catherine Day

    Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Day is a UK-trained Clinical Psychologist who spent 15 years working in the National Health Service in London before becoming licensed with the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine (CPAM) of the Health Practice Commission in the Cayman Islands. She works with a wide range of clients and issues; adults, couples, children and families. Her special interests and skills are with young children, and involve neuro-developmental disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities and genetic syndromes. She has a specialization in post-natal mental wellbeing in both parents and infants, depression, attachment issues and family adjustment. She has a wealth of experience in various therapeutic modalities including psychotherapy, systemic therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and more recently, in the Advanced Integrative Therapy, an emerging intervention for anxiety, phobias and trauma that integrates mind and body expereinces. Her skills extend beyond working with family systems and individuals, into systemic consultation to organisations such as schools, universities, social services, day care facilities, and charity projects. In this work she is able to provide a space for organisations and staff groups to reflect on the job they do and the clients they support, with the aim of reducing staff stress and increasing understanding of client needs. This can also take the form of direct parent/career training on specific issues such as behaviour management, or professional teaching/lectures on for example, specific diagnoses.

    In May 2017 Dr. Day was appointed to the Disabilities Council, who are currently working to ensure the implementation of the 2016 Disabilities Law.

  • Anne Marie Diaz

    BA (Hons), MA
    Art Psychotherapist

    Anne-Marie Gray earned her MA in Art Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton, London. She is very proud to be the first Caymanian Art Psychotherapist. Her clinical experience as an Art Psychotherapist includes working with children, adolescents and adults with a range special needs and mental illness. The use of art psychotherapy has broad reaching applications and provides an alternative to traditional talk therapy. Guided by her passion for the rights for people with special needs, Anne-Marie developed and ran the first Cayman Down Syndrome Day. She has been a valuable part of bringing the Down syndrome community together, as well as promoting inclusion within the community.

  • Khadija Chisholm

    BSc (Hons), MSc, RQTU
    Assistant Psychologist

    Khadija Chisholm joined The Wellness Centre in February 2015 as a Psychology Assistant. She holds a MSc in Developmental Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University. As a young Caymanian who spent the past ten years living, studying and training in the United Kingdom, she was very excited to come home and embark on a career in psychology. Khadija’s primary duties include the coordination of psychological assessment services and the administration of a range of psychometric testing under the supervision of our psychologists.

    Khadija is also involved in the delivery of the Passport2Success programme. Her energy and compassion motives participants to set high standards, believe fully in themselves and embrace their opportunities.

Behavioural Team:

  • Sloane Pharr-Strang

    MA, BCBA, ESDM Cert.
    ABA Programme Manager

    Mrs. Pharr-Strang is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Certified ESDM therapist with over fifteen years of clinical experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Teaching as Applied Behaviour Analysis from Colombia University’s Teacher College in New York, USA. Using her background in education and expertise in Autism and behaviour management, Sloane manages our team of ABA and ESDM therapist, who provide a variety of services to children and adolescents with Autism and related developmental disorders. As programme manager she is responsible for overseeing a team of therapists, ensuring quality of services, ongoing therapist training, and programme development. Mrs. Pharr-Strang also provides ABA therapy training and case supervision to other therapists working with children in the wider community, and delivers several special contracts with the Ministry of Education around the delivery and development of behaviour services within the education system.

  • Dorett L. Simms

    MA, BCBA, ESDM Cert.
    Senior ABA Therapist

    Dorett Simms has a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, is a Certified ESDM Therapist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Over the past eight years Ms. Simms has had the experience of working with children and adolescents with Autism in the United States, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She has provided ABA Therapy in a range of settings, including both residential and academic placements, as well as home and clinic environments. At The Wellness Centre Ms. Simms develops and delivers one-to-one ABA Therapy programmes and provides supervision and support for junior members of our team. She enjoys working with very young children and also conducts weekly social skills group for children and adolescents with Autism, ADHD and related impairments in social skills development.

  • Samantha Sampang-McCoy

    BSc (Hons), MEd.
    Senior ABA Therapist

    Samantha Sampang-McCoy holds a Master’s of Education degree from Endicott College, Boston, USA, with a focus in Special Needs and Applied Behavior Analysis. Samantha has five years experience working as an ABA Therapist and is a Registered Behaviour Technician. She is currently pursuing her board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In her role as Senior Therapist she leads our Specialised Outreach Services (SOS).

  • Emily Scott

    BA (Hons.)
    RBT ABA Therapist

    Emily Scott is a Registered Behaviour Technician who is responsible for delivery of 1:1 ABA therapy, community support services and in school support for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. Emily holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and in the fall 2017 will begin her graduate studies towards a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

  • Danielle Tomkins

    Junior ABA Therapist

    Danielle Tomkins is a Registered Behaviour Technician whose duties include delivery of supervised 1:1 behaviour programmes, independent living and community skills support, and delivery of Club Emotes and weekly social-emotional skills group for children 6-10 years. Danielle is a regular leader in our Football4All programme, a weekly football club for children with special needs including autism and related disorders.

  • C. Daniella Ebanks

    Junior ABA Therapist

    Daniella Ebanks is a Registered Behaviour Technician, through the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. She joined The Wellness Centre as an intern in May 2017 and after successful completing the RBT training programme and passing her External RBT examination was employed full-time as a Junior ABA Therapist in August 2017. Her duties include delivery of supervised 1:1 behaviour programmes for children on the autism spectrum. Daniella is a regular leader in our Football4All programme, a weekly football club for children with special needs including autism and related disorders. Daniella is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree in Psychology at UCCI, and has hopes of continuing with her education and ABA qualification.

  • Feleicia McField, BA, MSc, NCC, LPC-Intern

    Feleicia McField earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Play Therapy from the University of North Texas. She is invested in contributing to providing services that increase the overall level of mental health care for the youth of the Cayman Islands. Feleicia’s clinical experience includes providing child-centered play therapy as an evidenced-based practice, in addition to group play therapy for children, individual talk therapy for adults, and activity therapy for adolescence, all whom present with a range of mental health illnesses. She is also trained in filial therapy, which involves caregivers and parents playing an active role in providing therapeutic change for children, thus increasing the quality of their parent-child or caregiver-child relationship.

    She joined The Wellness Centre in September 2017 with an aim to pilot the Group-ESDM inclusion programme. Group-ESDM is an evidenced based intervention for very young children with autism spectrum disorder, which emphasizes naturalistic play and social engagement. Feleicia has embarked on her ESDM Certification process and is working closely with our ABA Programme Manager to develop the first G-ESDM services in the Caribbean.

    Feleicia is Nationally Certified Counsellor and Licensed Professional Counsellor in Texas. She is locally registered with the Health Practice Council for Professionals Allied with Medicine (CPAM).

  • Angelique Thompson

    RBT Junior ABA Therapist

    Angelique was first introduced to The Wellness Centre as a participant in the Passport2Success Programme. She completed an internship with our ABA team and was instantly interested in working with children with special needs. Following completion of Passport2Success she applied to our Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) Training Programme, and in November 2017 Angelique successfully passed her International RBT exam and officially joined us our team as a Junior ABA Therapist. Angelique delivers one-to-one behavior interventions to children with autism under the careful supervision of the ABA Programme Manager and senior therapy team.

  • Aaron Farrington

    Aaron joined The Wellness Centre as an intern following his graduation from the University of Plymouth with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in the fall of 2017. Aaron went on to complete the Registered Behaviour Technician Training Programme and passed his International RBT exam in December 2017. Aaron currently holds the post of ABA Therapist, and works primarily with adolescents and adults living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Under the supervision of our ABA Programme Manager Aaron provides a range of one-to-one interventions, including community based independent living skills.

  • Olneandra Thompson

    RBT, Junior ABA Therapis

    Olneandra Thompson joined The Wellness Centre in January 2018 as a Junior ABA Therapist. Ollie holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology from Santa Fe College, Gainesville Florida, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuropsychology. Through her passion for psychology and interest for working with children, she went on to complete the Registered Behavior Technician training and passed the RBT exam in January 2018. In her current post she delivers one-to- one behavioral interventions to children on the autism spectrum under the close supervision of a senior therapists and a BCBA.

Administration Team:

  • D’Angela Andrade

    Clinical Practice Administrator

    D’Angela joined The Wellness Centre in August 2017, bringing with her 3 years of experience in health administration. She is a graduate of Clifton Hunter High School, where she graduated with Honours, obtaining 11 CXC high passes, and is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree at UCCI in Business Administration. In her current role D’Angela is responsible for all administrative duties related to clinical practices, including managing health insurance claims and payments.

  • Tanisha Gilbert

    Clinical Administrator

    Tanisha joined The Wellness Centre in January 2018, after earning her Bachelors of Art in Biology with a minor in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In her current role as Clinical Administrator Tanisha overseas all clinical referrals, including psychological assessment services and file management. She provides administrative support to the clinical team, but also acts as primary liaison for clients seeking services at The Wellness Centre.

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