Worried About Child Problems Or Concerns In An Adolescent or Young Adult?

Are you looking for help with adolescent or child problems, or with concerns that present in a young adult? Do you worry about learning or behavioral  problems, or social and/or emotional concerns.  What about neuropsychological issues in a young person? Does the young person suffer from an acquired brain injury, a learning disability or significant attention problems. What about neurodevelopmental risk factors?  Does a young person you know suffer from prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, or both, or low birth weight and prematurity?  

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

Perhaps you are a young adult searching for a psychological assessment to explore learning issues, such as a learning disability in order to pursue appropriate support at the college or university level, or help around college admission tests, and/or other issues such as behavioral and emotional concerns?

You are not alone.

Children, adolescents and young adults suffer from a range of psychological concerns, from the relatively benign to the more serious. Their families, and the professionals who work with them, are searching for help to support these young people. They want to get to "the root" of the problems that worry them, and find effective strategies to address them.

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 present in young adults. She  offers psychological and school neuropsychological assessments at the Family First Play Therapy Center in Bradford Ontario. She also works with the Lingyu International Psychology Centre to provide Psycholoical Assessents to their clients. Her services  increase understanding of the psychological  and learning problems that present in a young person, and lead to evidence based solutions to address them.

Her services include:

Dr. O’Connor is a licensed psychologist, practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She also offers psychological assessments to young people, their families and the professionals who work with them in the Simcoe/Bradford area. She works with the Lingyu International Psychology Centre to provide Psycholoical Assessents to their clients.  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 school neuropyschological understanding into the assessments she offers to  young people, their families and helping professionals who work with them. 

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. 


Contact Dr. O'Connor about an adolescent or child problem, or a concern in a young adult.

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alWhat 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 behavioral 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-A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents, by Dr. Dianne O'Connor, Ed.D.


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