Dr. Allison McNeil

Registered Psychologist

Allison McNeil, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist


Dr. Allison McNeil completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta with a dual specialization in School and Clinical Child Psychology. Academically, Dr. McNeil researches learning disabilities, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and neurocognitive development. She is a co-author on multiple published papers and presents at international and national conferences. In addition to working in private practice, she teaches and supervises graduate students in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alberta.


Dr. McNeil brings expertise in assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. She completed her doctoral residency at The University of British Columbia and at the ABLE Developmental Clinic in Vancouver, where she focused on neurodevelopmental disorders and neuropsychological assessment. Her professional experience includes a unique combination of working in the education, health and correctional systems.


At CRUX, Dr. McNeil offers online assessment services through easy-to-use technologies like Zoom. She works with clients of all ages and offers a range of assessments. She can evaluate learning concerns (psychoeducational assessments), ADHD, mental health challenges, social and emotional difficulties, giftedness and complex presentations (that include a bit of everything). She practices from a strength-based approach and individualizes each assessment to meet the unique needs of her clients. Dr. McNeil takes great pride in working closely with her clients and supporting them throughout the assessment process. All of her assessments include evidence-based, targeted and individualized recommendations. In her free time, Dr. McNeil loves spending time with her blended family and standard poodle, Dovie.


Dr. Allison McNeil is a licensed psychologist registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (courtesy register) and College of Alberta Psychologists. Psychologists who are fully registered in other Canadian jurisdictions (such as Alberta) can provide online services to residents of other provinces. Dr. McNeil works with clients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. For a copy of Dr. McNeil’s CV, click here.