Read about our director, and our Forest Hill associates (listed in alphabetical order).
Read about our director, and our Forest Hill associates (listed in alphabetical order).
Dr. Marcie Dudeck received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (CPA and APA accredited) from Concordia University in 2007 following two undergraduate degrees (i.e., Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology) from the University of Winnipeg. She carried out her clinical training in a variety of settings in Montreal including hospital and university settings such as the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Applied Psychology Centre within Concordia University. Subsequently, Dr. Dudeck completed a CPA and APA accredited predoctoral internship at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. She has been a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario since 2008. Dr. Dudeck primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety, depression, and related problems. She also integrates other approaches such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her treatment. Dr. Dudeck maintains memberships in a number of professional associations including being a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Julie Erickson joined Forest Hill CBT in September 2017. She will receive her PhD from the University of Manitoba and is currently completing her pre-doctoral residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. She brings a breadth of experience working in a number of different settings such as hospitals, universities, private practices, and correctional facilities. Julie’s clinical training has primarily focused on individual and group cognitive-behavioural therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma-related disorders. She has a special interest in working with older adults, as her research has focused on understanding the psychological and social needs of this population and improving their access to mental health care. Julie hopes that her clients leave feeling empowered, supported, and better situated to make meaningful changes in their lives.
Danielle Katz received her PhD from York University in 2016 and is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She has experience working with individuals who have a wide range of psychological concerns, including anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, emotion regulation difficulties, and concerns related to chronic health conditions. Danielle believes strongly in the importance of creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She works collaboratively with clients in order to help them recognize their strengths and achieve their goals at their own pace. With each client, she uses evidence-based therapy drawing upon client-centred, cognitive-behavioural, and dialectical-behavioural traditions. Prior to her postdoctoral fellowship, Danielle has practiced in a variety of healthcare centres, including Toronto General Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital, The London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Dr. Naomi Koerner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and has been a registered psychologist in Ontario since 2010. She received her PhD in Psychology from Concordia University in 2007. During the final year of her doctoral training, she completed a clinical internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Dr. Koerner’s clinical training and interests are in cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders and depression. The focus of her research is anxiety disorders, in particular the causes of excessive and uncontrollable worry. Dr. Koerner has received research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Ryerson University. At Ryerson University, Dr. Koerner has taught courses on psychological disorders and behaviour therapy. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, an interprofessional organization that promotes the practice and science of CBT in Canada.
Linda Meyers has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She has provided counselling and psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including the Department of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Canada. She has specialized in the area of mental health, in particular, mood disorders and anxiety. She has training in cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy, and family of origin work. Other areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, life transition, relationship and family issues. At the Forest Hill Centre for CBT, Linda provides couples and family therapy using an integrative approach, which includes emotion focused and experiential therapy. In addition to her work at the Forest Hill Centre for CBT, she practices psychotherapy in other clinical settings.
Rotem has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Ben Gurion University and is currently working towards her registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Rotem completed her Specialized Honours undergraduate degree at York University and worked for over three years in the EAP field researching employee wellness and building prevention programs that target mental health for large organizations. Rotem is part of the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre where she is involved in various research initiatives aimed at investigating cognitive vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders as well as their treatment. Rotem is a Clinical Associate at FHCBT and provides assessment and treatment for individuals with obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic), mood disorders, and other personal problems and concerns.
Dr. Amanda Sherman received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2015. Dr. Sherman has training in individual and group-based CBT for mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. She has worked with individuals with chronic health conditions, and has a special interest in the unique challenges faced by these individuals. Dr. Sherman’s clinical work is strongly grounded in cognitive-behavioural theory and practice. She believes in the importance of learning to identify, challenge, and change negative or biased thought patterns in order to work towards improving emotions and behaviours. Dr. Sherman places high value on building and maintaining a collaborative, warm, and trusting relationship with her clients.
Dr. Alexandra Soliman is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate at the Forest Hill Centre for CBT. She is experienced in treating adults using scientifically-grounded psychological assessment and treatment methods. She has a collaborative, cognitive-behavioural orientation to psychotherapy, with a strong interest in neurobiology and behaviour. She incorporates psychoeducation with acceptance and commitment therapy to increase individuals’ understanding of symptoms, treatment rationale, and also their cognitive flexibility. She has a particular clinical interest in treating difficulties where psychological symptoms link closely to life stressors.
Nadia has a Masters degree in clinical psychology and is currently completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has completed assessment and intervention clinical placements in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Toronto General Hospital. Most of her treatment experience has focused on using cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy in order to treat individuals who suffer from eating disorders and from borderline personality disorder. Nadia is continuing her training at Forest Hill Centre for CBT under the supervision of Dr. Marcie Dudeck and will be providing treatment for individuals with a range of anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders, and other difficulties primarily using a CBT approach.
Alexander R. Daros received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and is currently completing his supervised practice. He completed his predoctoral clinical internship at the University of British Columbia and has received additional clinical training at Toronto Western Hospital and Ryerson University. He recently completed a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Virginia where he studied how smartphone technology could be integrated with psychological services. Alex has experience treating individuals with a variety of clinical issues, such as depressive and anxiety disorders, stress and emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, anger, and grief. His clinical training included exposure to several evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Alex is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Naomi is completing her PhD in clinical psychology at Ryerson University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has clinical training from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorders Clinic. Naomi has experience working with individuals with a range of psychological concerns, including anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, interpersonal relationship problems, emotion regulation problems, and major depressive disorder. Naomi greatly values creating a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental environment for clients. She focusses on building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion, and collaboration. Her research is on the associations between interpersonal relationships and trauma recovery, and trauma-focused interventions.
Sandra Fournier recently graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology and is currently the intake coordinator for the Forest Hill Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is looking forward to creating a friendly and welcoming environment for current and new clients at the clinic. Sandra gives support to those requesting more information regarding the clinical team or the services we provide to ensure the process of seeking assessments and therapy is as easy and accommodating as possible.
Dr. Neil Rector is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and the Founder and Director of the Forest Hill Centre for CBT. His clinical approach combines up-to-date, scientifically supported cognitive-behavioural treatments for a range of client difficulties in a respectful, supportive, and collaborative environment. His areas of clinical expertise include helping people to overcome depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD and Related Disorders, and stress-related problems and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. He has a special interest in helping clients that experience co-occurring anxiety and depression as well as clients who have tried other treatments but achieved less than optimal outcomes. Dr. Rector can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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