Dr. Kathy McDermott   Clinical Psychologist

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What I Do

Hello! I am a registered Psychologist and a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (Reg. # 2181). As a Clinical Psychologist I have worked within a wide variety of settings. I have had the pleasure of providing therapy/counselling (active listening, guidance and comfort) since 1990.

I help people deal with a wide variety of problems, including:

  • Managing Anxiety, Anger, Depression and other Mental Health issues.
  • Working through Grieving, Loss, Burnout and Isolation
  • Adjusting to life transitions such as Divorce or Separation
  • Coping with Relationships, such as how to adjust to issues that have impacted your significant others.

My approach is client-centred and strengths-focused. I am trained in interpersonal therapy (helping individuals set appropriate boundaries/expectations). Over the years I have augmented my practice with a broad range of evidenced based behavioural/cognitive strategies. I incorporate Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapeutic schema into my practice.

ACT is a shorter-term treatment that involves active participation in experiential exercises (and at times, homework). It provides cognitive/behavioural strategies to manage debilitating fear, sadness and self-sabotaging behaviours so that you are able to engage in the life you want with fuller attention, curiosity and ability to commit to your values and goals.

My Training

I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from York University, an M.A.Sc. in Human Relations & Counselling Studies from U. of Waterloo, and an Hons. B.A majoring in Psychology from University of Guelph.  

My Experience

Ontario Psychiatric Institute, specializing in the treatment of individuals with
School Board Psychologist
Child Guidance Service Counsellor
Forensic Assessments [Custody & Access/Parenting Capacities for the courts] Private therapeutic practice

My Affiliations

I have affiliations with the following boards:

  • The College of Psychologists in Ontario
  • Ontario Psychological Association
  • Society for Independant Practice
  • Association of Family and Concilliation Courts
Online Therapy Sessions

Currently, I am conducting all sessions via video on doxy.me or by phone.

Doxy.me is a web-based platform developed specifically for medical and mental health practitioners. The site is PHIPA compliant and meets the OPA requirements concerning your privacy. Learn about doxy.me here: https://doxy.me/en/patients/

In order to participate in these virtual sessions all you need is a Laptop / Desktop computer or Tablet/Smartphone (Android or iPhone) and an email address.

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