Consult An Adolescent or Child Psychologist

How an Adolescent or Child Psychologist Can Help

Dr. O'Connor is a child psychologist who works with children, adolescents and young adults, their families and the helping professionals who work with them.  Through her practice 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 psychological assessments to young adults who are experiencing psychological challenges.  Or who require help to determine needed accommodations to assist with various professional exams, or to provide academic accommodations at the post-secondary school level. 

Dr. O'Connor's psychological assessments help "get to the root" of the psychological issues and concerns that present in young people. These include social, emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as learning/academic problems. Dr. O'Connor also provides School Neuropsychological Evaluations, which offer a more comprehensive in depth assessment, than either a Psychological or Psycho-Educational Assessment.  School Neuropsychological Evaluations  explore the neurobiological basis of childhood learning and behavioral disorders, and assess  neuro-cognitive strengths and weaknesses, associated with academic skills and social, emotional and behavioral concerns.    

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Dr. O'Connor also works with young people  who are showing trauma related symptoms. They may exhibit trauma related symptoms associated with a single acute trauma, such  as  a Motor Vehicle Accident. She also works with young clients who show 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 uses her expertise in school neuropsychology, and as a clinical and child psychologist, to provide in depth comprehensive psychological and school neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents and young adults.

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Experience and Credentials

Dr. O’Connor is a licensed psychologist in Toronto, Ontario, with over two decades of experience working with children, adolescents 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 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  holds  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, and offers psychological assessments  to 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. 

Teaching, Presentations and Training Programs

Dr. O'Connor consults and conducts workshops and training sessions for organizations, mental health facilities, schools and addiction treatment centers.

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. 

Publications, Products & Resources

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".

Click here to learn more about "I Can Be Me-A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents".

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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.