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MEET OUR TEAm





We are a dedicated team of psychiatrists & psychologists united by a shared mission to revolutionize mental health care.

Drawing from our own experiences with the limitations of traditional models, we identified the need for a transformative approach. Thus, we established a collaborative practice that promotes close cooperation between our team of psychiatrists & psychologists working together to help our clients achieve their goals. Together, we strive to redefine the standards of care and empower individuals on their journey to mental well-being.

She / her ~

DR. YIN LAWSON, MD, FRCPC

Co-Founder and Staff Psychiatrist

Yin wholeheartedly champions evidence-based therapy. Through compassionate collaboration, she empowers her clients to develop effective strategies, tools, and motivation, enabling them to “live the life they want to live.” With a successful completion of her medical studies at the University of Calgary, Yin embarked on an intensive psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto, refining her clinical skills while advocating for marginalized populations. Yin’s deep-rooted connection to Calgary led her back to her hometown in 2018, where she continues to extend her expertise to diverse patient populations in both urban and rural settings.

Dr. Yin Lawson, MD, FRCPC
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DR. DREw DECLERCK, PH.D

Registered Provisional Psychologist

With a doctorate in clinical psychology and a deep understanding of various evidence-based treatments and testing, Drew delivers comprehensive and impactful care to adult clients both seeking and continuing on with therapy. Drew’s calming presence and disarming sense of humour contribute to the swift establishment of a strong therapeutic rapport, fostering a supportive and comfortable environment for growth. Drew specializes in biopsychosocial and trauma-informed interventions tailored specifically for adults, and is wholeheartedly committed to assisting clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Interested clients can schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with Drew today!

Dr. Drew DeClerck, Ph.D
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CHANG CHEN, M.A., PH.D (ABD)

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Chang has a strong foundation in both research and practice. She completed her Ph.D coursework at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the Northwestern University in Chicago. During this immersive experience, she honed her clinical skills and worked alongside renowned experts in the field, gaining invaluable insights into evidence-based therapeutic approaches.

Chang’s dedication to advancing the field of psychology is exemplified by her commitment to research (contributing to over 15 peer-reviewed articles), her clinical acumen, and her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of her teen and adult clients.

Interested clients can schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with Chang today!

CHANG CHEN, M.A., Ph.D (ABD)
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MIKE LAwSON

Co-Founder and CEO

After more than a decade in the banking industry, it was Mike’s own rewarding journey with therapy that paved the way for the establishment of Lawson Collab. Mike’s unwavering commitment to Lawson Collab is driven by a desire to ensure that the quality of the client experience matches the quality of care provided. He continually seeks out ways to make clients feel truly seen and cared for, from their initial interaction with Lawson Collab to the conclusion of their appointment. This unwavering dedication stems from Mike’s deep sense of appreciation for the clients who wholeheartedly invest their time, resources, and effort into their therapy.

MIKE LAWSON