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 is provided in the context of a genuine, caring and respectful relationship between client and therapist. Dr. Burley strives to be non-judgmental, anti-racist, and LGBTQ2IA+ positive. She works with clients to understand their concerns and develop a treatment plan centered around their unique goals.
Dr. Burley is registered as a Clinical and Health Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for adults with mental health and/or health concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, psychosis, chronic pain, cancer, perinatal mental health concerns, chronic illnesses, bereavement, trauma, adjustment to major life transitions, burnout, and stress.
Dr. Burley completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2016. She completed her predoctoral clinical residency with the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium (NORPIC). Throughout her training she worked in in a variety of settings, including St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Children’s Centre of Thunder Bay, the Schizophrenia and Dual Diagnosis Programs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition to providing assessment and treatment in private practice, Dr. Burley currently works as a clinical consultant for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program at the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe; this role includes developing and providing trainings and high-level consultation on structured CBT-based treatment approaches for psychotherapy practitioners.
Dr. Burley has extensive training in CBT and integrates techniques and philosophies from other evidence-based treatments such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy when appropriate. Dr. Burley is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ontario Psychological Association. She currently volunteers on the Membership Committee of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) and served as a member of the board of CACBT from 2018-2021.