About Our Clinic

Are you one of the millions of Canadians who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD or other medical conditions?

At the Downtown Psychology Clinic, we are focused on providing evidence-based and effective psychological treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our clinical health psychologists aim to provide clients with a safe and comfortable environment in which to help you discuss, explore and resolve your current difficulties to work towards a happier and more productive life.

Whatever difficulties you are having, we will work with you in a collaborative way to determine the best approach to suit your needs, goals and values. Reaching out for help isn’t easy – but this is the first step.

Our Team

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    Dr. Noah Lazar, C.Psych.
    Clinical Director | Psychologist

    Dr. Lazar offers assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as anxiety, with particular interests in generalized...

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    Dr. Kathryn Walker, C.Psych.
    Clinical Director | Psychologist

    Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Walker is a registered clinical and health psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario who works with adults, children, and adolescents. Dr. Walker’s areas...

  • Daniel Peluso
    Dr. Daniel Peluso, C.Psych.
    Director of Training | Psychologist

    Dr. Daniel Peluso’s clinical focus includes assessment and treatment (cognitive behavioural therapy) of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma-related disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, pain and illness-related disorders,...

  • Karin Almuhtadi
    Dr. Karin Almuhtadi, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Karin Almuhtadi is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and works with adults with a broad range of difficulties including...

  • Dr. Ardith Baerveldt, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Baerveldt offers psychological assessment and therapy to adults and young adults wishing to better understand and manage their mental health symptoms or life...

  • Dr. Madelaine Burley, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Maddy Burley enjoys working with people from all walks of life and believes that the best therapeutic outcomes are achieved when evidence-based practice...

  • Dr. Dean Carcone, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dean Carcone provides assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and...

  • Reena
    Dr. Reena Chopra, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Chopra is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. She conducts diagnostic assessments and provides treatment for various psychological concerns, including depression, anxiety, workplace issues,...

  • Dr. Betty Luk, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Luk has been practicing as a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong since 2008, before she returned to Toronto and joined the Downtown Psychology...

  • Dr. Houyuan
    Dr. Houyuan Luo, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Houyuan Luo is a registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He provides psychological assessment and psychotherapy to adults with...

  • Dr. Tara Masseratagah, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Masseratagah (she/her) works with adults and adolescents. She honours the diversity of her clients’ cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and sexualities, and she has experience working with...

  • Dr. Monique Tremblay, C.Psych.
    Psychologist
    (Not currently accepting clients)

    Dr. Monique Tremblay is a Clinical Psychologist, providing psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach is based in Cognitive Behavioural...

  • Dr. Natalie Vilhena-Churchill, C.Psych.
    Psychologist

    Dr. Natalie Vilhena-Churchill is a clinical and counselling psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She works with adults with a range...

  • Dr. Jason Isaacs, C.Psych.
    (Supervised Practice)

    Psychologist in Supervised Practice

    Dr. Jason Isaacs currently offers assessment and therapy for adults who have a wide range of concerns, such as worry, anxiety, mood concerns, trauma, attentional...

  • Dr. Eric Karaoylas, C.Psych.
    (Supervised Practice)

    Psychologist in Supervised Practice

    Eric Karaoylas offers diagnostic assessment and therapy for a wide range of psychological difficulties, including depression and anxiety, substance use issues, as well as chronic...

  • Melina Ovanessian

    Dr. Melina Ovanessian, C.Psych.
    (Supervised Practice)

    Psychologist in Supervised Practice

    Dr. Melina Ovanessian provides assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults with a range of concerns including excessive worry, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, depression,...

  • Ms. Rosa Dragonetti
    Ms. Rosa Dragonetti, M.A., R.P.
    Registered Psychotherapist

    Rosa Dragonetti is a Psychotherapist and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and...

  • Parisa Nia, M.A., R.P.
    Registered Psychotherapist

    Parisa Nia is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples who...

  • Stephen Fenn, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker

    Stephen Fenn is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social...

  • Vanessa Garofalo, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker

    Vanessa Garofalo is a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers. She provides individual therapy for general mental health...

  • Maura O'Keefe
    Maura O’Keefe, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker
    (Not currently accepting clients)

    Maura O’Keefe is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of Toronto (2000). She...

  • Joanna Smoley, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker

    Joanna Smoley is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has twenty years of therapy experience, working...

  • Samantha Timla, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker

    A Social Worker with over 5 years of experience, Samantha Timla specializes in working with children, youth, adults and families, including those who are...

  • Benita Yi, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker

    Benita Yi is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She provides individual therapy to children, adolescents,...

  • Sofija Lavrinsek, M.A.
    Psychology Resident

    Sofija (she/they) works with adults and provides assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and...

  • Christie MacLeod, B.Sc.
    Therapist
    (Not currently accepting clients)

    Christie MacLeod provides assessment and treatment for adults with a range of concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, attention/memory challenges (including ADHD), emotional regulation...

  • Bethany Nightingale, M.A.
    Therapist

    Bethany (she/her) provides ADHD assessments for individuals experiencing attention and concentration difficulties at the Downtown Psychology Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Reena Chopra....

  • Hannah Mugford, B.A.
    Intake Coordinator

    Hannah completed a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in psychology at York University and is currently progressing through a Masters in Counselling Psychology at the...

  • Maor Ozery, B.A.
    Intake Coordinator

    Maor recently graduated from Laurier University with a degree in Psychology, specializing in research. For his thesis project, he studied how mindfulness, meditation, and...

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Reaching out for help isn’t easy,
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