Worried About Adolescent or Child Problems?

Are you searching for help with adolescent or child problems? Or are you a young adult searching for a psychological assessment to explore learning issues, such as a learning disability or help around college admission tests and/or other issues such as emotional and behavioral concerns? 

Dr. O'Connor  a Toronto psychologist, provides psychological services to children, adolescents and young adults. Her services, which she offers through her practice - Assessment, Consultation and Treatment Solutions - (ACTS), help promote positive outcomes in adolescents and children despite the challenges they face.

Do you worry about a child or adolescent with learning or behavioral problems, or social or emotional concerns? Or do you worry about neuropsychological issues in a child or adolescent? Perhaps the child or adolescent suffers from an acquired brain injury, a learning disability or significant attention problems?

Or what about a young adult who is suffering from similar concerns? 

Do you have concerns about neurodevelopmental risk factors in a child or adolescent ? These might include prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs or both, or low birth weight and prematurity?

Do you worry about trauma related issues in a child, adolescent or young adult?

Has the young person experienced a single acute trauma, like a motor vehicle accident?

Or is she or he experiencing ongoing, chronic or complex trauma such as exposure to multiple traumatic events that occur within the family, and/or community? Is he or she showing trauma symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Does the young person  show signs that are often associated with trauma such as emotional dysregulation, social/relationship difficulties and high levels of physiological arousal and problems with concentration? 

You are not alone. Children, adolescents and young adults suffer from a range of psychological issues and concerns, from the relatively benign to more serious concerns. Their families , and the professionals who work with families, their children and young adults are searching for help to support them. They want to help children move toward healthier outcomes and more positive coping strategies.

Dr. O'Connor Helps With Adolescent & Child Problems

Dr. O'Connor, a Toronto psychologist, helps parents, as well as professionals, organizations and community agencies, with a range of adolescent and child problems, as well as those that plague  young adults. Her services provide increased understanding of the psychological  and learning problems that present in a young person, and lead to evidence based solutions to address them.

Dr. O'Connor's services help to promote positive outcomes in children, adolescents and young adults despite the challenges they face. 

Her services include:

  • Psychological Assessments
  • School Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Trauma/Attachment Related Assessments
  • Consultations and Treatment
  • Resources and Books

Dr. O’Connor is a licensed psychologist, practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She has over two decades of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She holds a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology, as well as specialty designation in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a fellow with the American Board of Clinical Psychology. 

She integrates a neuropyschological understanding, with a special focus on learning, behavioral, social and emotional issues into her work with her young clients. 

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

She is also a supervising psychologist with the Lingyu International Psychology Centre, and the Family First Play Therapy Centre. 

Dr. O'Connor is writing a book on "Financial Elder Abuse". This book will focus on the psychological concerns that intersect with this issue, and how to prevent and address this horrific and growing crime. 


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Dr. O'Connor's Books & Other Products

What about other childhood issues and concerns? Are you worried about a child whose parents are addicted to alcohol or drugs? These children are at greater risk of developing a range of psychological  problems, including learning and social, emotional and behavior concerns. They are also at greater risk of experiencing various psychological and mental health problems as adults, such as alcoholism or other addictive disorders, or problems with intimate relationships, or healthy partner choice.

Learn more about Dr. O'Connor's  book, "I Can Be Me-A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents.

With I Can Be Me you can begin helping these children now.

I CAN BE ME helps children of alcoholics and substance abusers.


I CAN BE Me-A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents, by Dr. Dianne O'Connor, Ed.D.


Find out more about I CAN BE ME, and how to purchase.

Dr. O'Connor is writing a book on "Financial Elder Abuse". This book will focus on the psychological concerns that intersect with this issue, and how to prevent and address this horrific and growing crime. 


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