Dr. O'Connor is child psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults. Through her practice, Assessment, Consultation & Treatment Solutions (ACTS) in Toronto, Canada, she offers psychological assessments, school neuropsychological evaluations and consultations to help parents, educators and helping professionals with the adolescent and child problems that worry them.
She also provides support, including psychological assessments, to young adults who are experiencing any of the above concerns, or other psychological challenges.
Dr. O'Connor can help with a range of psychological issues and concerns. Through her work as a child psychologist she addresses social, emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as learning, cognitive and/or school problems. She also addresses issues related to school neuropsychology, and works with young clients with known or suspected neuropsychological disorders and/or head trauma.
These include TBI, and other Acquired Brain Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Attention Problems and Executive and Impulse Control problems. Her services address concerns related to Acquired or Congenital Brain Damage. In addition, she focuses on neurodevelopmental risk factors, such as prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs or both, or low birth weight and prematurity.
In addition, Dr. O'Connor works with children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma related issues (a single acute trauma or complex trauma histories), and/or attachment based concerns.
Dr. O’Connor consults with or takes referrals from professionals, organizations and parents in Toronto and the surrounding area. She offers psychological services to promote positive outcomes in children, adolescents and young adults. Her psychological assessments become part of the solution. They help get to "the root of the problem," including what is contributing to and maintaining the concerns that worry you, and lead to evidence based interventions to address it.
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Dr. O’Connor is a licensed psychologist in Toronto, Ontario, with over two decades of experience working with adolescents, children and young adults. 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 also 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 obtained a Certificate in Attachment Theory and Treatment.
Her areas of practice include clinical psychology, school neuropsychology 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.
In addition, Dr. O'Connor consults as a clinical supervisor with The Family First Play Therapy Centre in Bradford, Ontario.
She also consults as a clinical supervisor with the Lingyu International Psychology Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. O'Connor consults and conducts workshops and training sessions for organizations, mental health facilities, schools and addiction treatment centers. Topics focus on "How to Help Children of Alcoholic Parents" and other childhood concerns.
As a professor with the Yorkville University Master of Arts in Counseling Program, she 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 as a clinical, as well as a child psychologist and the broad range of issues and concerns she encounters in her work with her young clients.
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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".
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Contact Dr. O'Connor and learn how a child psychologist can help you learn more about adolescent or child problems, and how to help. Dr. O'Connor also provides psychological services to young adults who are seeking support for various psychological challenges.
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.