I am a registered clinical and forensic psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre for Resilience (OCFR), a mental health centre for childhood trauma, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families in Ottawa and surrounding regions. I and the clinicians at OCFR focus on working with hard to engage, high-risk children, youth, and families. We work with those struggling with disruptive behaviours, self-regulation, attachment, and sexual behaviour issues related to histories of adverse childhood experiences, complex developmental trauma, adoption related issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and involvement with the child welfare and/or criminal justice systems. We also work with issues related to divorce including: co-parenting, high-conflict families, and reunification.
We have a particular interest in offering parenting/caregiver interventions and family therapy, whenever possible because parents are the most influential people in their children's lives, and children and adolescents have a better chance of improvement if the whole family is supported.
Ages served: Up to 19 years
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes ($200/hour)
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton