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Dr. O'Connor is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Toronto and the surrounding area.  She offers psychological testing and assessment services for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She takes referrals from physicians, lawyers, educators and mental health professionals. Her psychological testing and assessment services include psychological assessments , trauma focused assessments  and  school neuropsychological evaluations. 

Dr. O'Connor's Psychological Assessment and Testing Services help "get to the root" of the psychological challenges  that present in young people. These include social, emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as learning and academic problems.

Dr. O'Connor also provides School Neuropsychological Evaluations, which allow for a more comprehensive, in depth assessment than that provided by either a Psychological Assessment or Psycho-Educational Testing.  School Neuropsychological Evaluations  explore the neurobiological basis of learning and behavioral concerns in children, adolescents and young adults. The school neuropsychological assessment includes an overview of the young person's neuro-cognitive strengths and weaknesses.   

To learn more about Dr. O'Connor's School Neuropsychological Evaluations, click here.

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 uses her expertise as a licensed clinical psychologist to provide in depth, comprehensive psychological assessments and school neuropsychological evaluations  to children, adolescents and young adults.

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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 offers psychological assessments  to  The Family First Play Therapy Centre in Bradford, Ontario. She  also provides psychological assessments through the Lingyu International Psychology Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Her private practice is located in Toronto 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. 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 also has her teaching certificate and taught for a number of years in a regular class program. She also worked in Special Education and with students in an English Second Language program.

Publications, Products & Resources

Dr. O'Connor is the author of "I CAN BE ME"-- a Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents. This book shows parents and counselors how to address the needs of children of alcoholics or drug addicted parents.

This useful resource can be integrated into company initiatives related to drug and alcohol problems in the work place. "I CAN BE ME"- A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents 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 of Alcoholic Parents

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