Licensed Clinical Psychologist Toronto

Licensed Clinical Psychologist-Serving Toronto and the Surrounding Area

Dr. O'Connor is a Toronto based licensed clinical psychologist. Her practice serves clients in Toronto, and the surrounding area, including the York and Simcoe regions. She offers psychological testing and assessment services for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She provides "in office" psychological assessments in Barrie. She takes referrals from physicians, lawyers, educators and mental health professionals. Her psychological testing and assessment services include:

  1. School Neuropsychological Assessments
  2. Psychological Assessments
  3. Trauma Focused assessments.
  4. Assessments of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  5. Intellectual Assessments (e.g., gifted assessmemts/intellectual disabiity or developmental delays). 

Psychological Testing and Assessment Services

Dr. O'Connor's Psychological Assessment and Testing Services help "get to the root" of the psychological challenges  that present in the young person, and lead to evidence based solutions to address them. Regardless of the concerns,  Dr. O'Connor typically situates these concerns within the larger context of  a School Neuropsychological Assessment. She uses this neuropsychological framework to assess the young person's neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses. Her goal is to determine the neuropsychological weaknesses or deficits that  lie "at the root" of the young person's presenting concerns. She also assesses the young person's neurocognitive strengths, and uses these to help build  or compensate for areas of weakness and concern.

Learn more about Dr. O'Connor's School Neuropsychological Assessments.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. O'Connor works with young people  who are showing trauma related symptoms. These may include trauma symptoms associated with a single acute trauma, such  as  a Motor Vehicle Accident. Or they may show complex trauma histories, and/or attachment based trauma issues. 

Dr. O’Connor, a licensed clinical psychologist, provides in depth, comprehensive psychological and school neuropsychological assessments to children, adolescents and young adults.

To learn more about Dr. O'Connor's Psychological Testing and Assessment Services click here.

Experience and Credentials

Dr. O’Connor is a licensed clinical psychologist with over two decades of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Toronto. She holds a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She holds  specialty designation in Clinical Psychology from The American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. In addition, she  holds  a  Certificate in Attachment Theory and Treatment.

Her areas of practice with the Ontario College of Psychologists include clinical psychology, school psychology and counseling. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, The Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, The International Neuropsychological Society, The International Association for the Study of Attachment, and The American Board of School Neuropsychology.

Dr. O'Connor consults as a clinical supervisor, and has offered  psychological assessments and clinical supervison to  The Family First Play Therapy Centre in Bradford, Ontario. In addition, to her practice in Toronto, where she provides psychological assessments to clients in Toronto and the surrounding area, she also provides "in office assessments" in Barrie, Ontario, where she serves clients in York Region and Simcoe County. In addition, she  also offers supervision and psychological assessments to the Lingyu International Psychology Centre in York Region. Her private practice in Toronto is located at Yonge and St. Clair.   

Teaching, Presentations and Training Programs

As a professor with the Yorkville University Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Dr. O'Connor  developed and taught graduate courses (The Biological, Developmental & Scientific Basis of Behavior; Psychopathology - Disorders of Personality).  She has also taught at Ryerson University in Toronto (now called Toronto Metropolitan University). In addition, she consults, conducts seminars and writes on topics related to her work in school neuropsychology and clinical psychology. As a licensed clinical psychologist Dr. O'Connor has worked with thousands of young people and their families, around a broad range of psychological issues and concerns.

Dr. O'Connor has her teaching certificate and taught for a number of years in a regular class program. She worked in Special Education and with students in an English Second Language program.

Publications, Products & Resources

Learn more about Dr. O'Connor's  book, "I Can Be Me-A Helping Book for Children from Troubled Families. Dr. O'Connor is updating this book. It includes a focus on children of addicted family members. It also supports young people who are experiencing other adverse childhood experiences. There is an adult guide to assist therapists, parents and other adults in addressing this issue with children, and a children's work book.

Contact Dr. O'Connor about her psychological testing and assessment services. Or if you have an interest in her book "I Can Be Me" please fill out the required information below, and she will notify you when the updated version is available for sale.  

"I CAN BE ME"- A Helping Book for Children from Troubled Families-with a focus on childen of addicted family members, has been widely used by Employee Assistance Programs, Addiction Treatment Centers and Schools, as well as Psychologists and other Mental Health Professionals.

Concerned parents and other family members have also ordered "I CAN BE ME".

Click here to learn more about "I Can Be Me-A Helping Book for Children from Troubled Families

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