Eastwood Psychologists

team

Clinic Directors

Dr. Adrienne Eastwood, Psychologist, BCBA

Dr. Adrienne Eastwood is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and she is additionally credentialed as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).  She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical Psychology program) from the University of Waterloo in 2002.  Her dissertation involved research on the assessment of children’s cognitive abilities, including working memory, attention and processing speed.

Dr. A. Eastwood is experienced in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders, across the lifespan.   Like all the clinicians at the practice, she takes a family- and client-centered approach to her work.  We know that best outcomes are achieved when clients and clinicians have a strong working alliance, characterized by a warm bond, and collaborative agreement on the therapy goals and tasks.  Dr. A. Eastwood was trained as a scientist-practitioner, which means that she knows how to use research (science) to inform her clinical work (practice).  She leads the practice in ensuring that best-practices are implemented.

In addition to working with child and adult clients herself, Dr. A. Eastwood provides Clinical Supervision to psychologists in supervised practice, and to therapists who are delivering Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with ASD.   She also provides leadership and mentorship to all clinicians at the practice.  Dr. A. Eastwood speaks English and French.

In this video , Dr. A. Eastwood discusses issues related to psychological assessment and diagnosis.

In this video , Dr. A. Eastwood talks about self-esteem with BullyBrave leaders Carrie Percival and Kevin Cyr.

Dr. John Eastwood, Psychologist

Dr. John Eastwood is a registered Psychologist who has a Ph.D. Psychology (Clinical Psychology program) from the University of Waterloo. Dr. J. Eastwood currently holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychology at York University where he conducts research, teaches psychotherapy, and provides supervision to doctoral students. Dr. J. Eastwood works part-time in private practice where he addresses adult and adolescent general mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety & worry, stress, and relationship issues.

See Dr. J. Eastwood’s video  for information about his academic research about boredom.

Clinicians

Dr. Naomi Carpenter, Psychologist

Dr. Naomi Carpenter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University. She is licensed by The College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) to provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults. She works with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and stressful life transitions. Naomi has received clinical training in evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy. She takes an integrative approach to tailor treatment to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.

Naomi has gained experience working in a variety of clinical settings such as hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practices. Naomi completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Toronto Area Internship Consortium, completing placements at St. Michael’s Hospital Sumac Creek Family Health Team, and the York University Psychology Clinic providing both individual and group psychotherapy and assessments. She has also completed placements at Brampton Civic Adult Day Treatment Program and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Mood Disorders Program.

Anjani Goral, MA, Psychological Associate (supervised practice)

Anjani Goral is completing the final stages of her doctoral degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Toronto (OISE).  Anjani has worked with children and families from a wide variety of ethnocultural backgrounds.  When working with families or individuals for assessment or therapy, she stresses the importance of understanding their unique family culture and/or practices and aims to empower them to make positive changes within these contexts. She practices a strength based, integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from techniques that place clients in the position of expert on their own lives, and parents as the experts on their families.

Anjani’s training is in child development, attachment and family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, emotion focused family therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy – including play therapy.  Anjani is also passionate about working with neurodiverse children and adolescents (e.g., individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism).  In addition to assessment, Anjani enjoys consulting with parents about how their child’s learning differences may impact his/her emotional, behavioural, and social functioning.

She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Toronto District School Board and the Child Development Institute (Integra).  Anjani has also completed placements and worked at the Peel District School Board, Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, and the Wise Elephant Family Health Team.

Kirsty Hopley, BCaBA, Behaviour Therapist

Kirsty Hopley is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), with individuals ranging from 18 months to 18 years of age. She earned the Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Academic Certificate from the University of North Texas in 2006. Over her many years of experience, Kirsty has provided direct service to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID), as well as clinical supervision, therapist and parent training. Using the principles of ABA, paired with developmental assessment, Kirsty develops programs to help the individual acquire new skills with an emphasis on communication, social skills and self-regulation. Kirsty recognizes that each individual is unique, and requires a program based on need, abilities and interests. At Eastwood Psychologists, Kirsty works closely with our team of Instructor Therapists to ensure that each child’s needs are met. She also uses Behaviour Skills Training to teach parents how to promote their child’s development. Kirsty’s programs are constantly generalized, so that acquired skills can be used in every environment.

Dr. Shruti Kankaria, Psychologist

Dr. Shruti Kankaria received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling Services at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In a supportive setting through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, she validates your inner experiences in a manner that aids self-awareness. She endeavors to promote change through a warm and compassionate environment that assists safe exploration, re-evaluation and discovery of strengths. Dr. Kankaria values your journey, and understands that many things (including family, culture, and upbringing) have contributed in making you unique. She understands that coming to treatment is not an easy step and is willing to work with you to improve your life.

Dr. Kankaria has worked with individuals across all ages in a variety of settings, including community mental health and university counseling centers. She especially enjoys helping individuals who may be struggling with: depression, mood, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, stress and fatigue, sexual identity, gender concerns, life and cultural transitions, grief and loss, ADHD, and learning disorders. She welcomes all diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientations and gender identities.

Dr. Kankaria has lived in five countries and is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Kimberley Lynn, MA, Psychological Associate (supervised practice)

Kimberley Lynn is completing the final stages of her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at York University. She provides psychotherapy and assessment services to adults with a range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety and worry, relationship issues and psychological trauma.

Kimberley has extensive training and experience in evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioural and emotion-focused therapy. She believes in collaborating with each client to determine the therapeutic approach most suitable to his or her needs and goals. She also works in an empathic and non-judgmental manner to create a safe environment for clients to freely discuss their concerns.

Kimberley completed her pre-doctoral internship at London Health Sciences Centre in the Operational Stress Injury Clinic for veterans and military members, as well as in the Cognitive Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Units. She has also held psychological positions at North York General Hospital in the Adult Mental Health Unit; Toronto General Hospital in the Eating Disorders Unit; and the York University Psychology Clinic.

Michele Palk, MSW, MPsy, Psychologist

Michele Palk is a registered Psychologist who provides psychological assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing diverse strengths and needs. Michele began her career as a social worker (MSW) providing frontline child protection and trauma assessment services before returning to school to complete her Master of Psychology (M.Psy.) degree. Michele has worked in hospital, school, not for profit, and private practice settings with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, obsessions and compulsions, neurodevelopmental, and other challenges.  She has received training in evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (EP), and mindfulness, and is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) trainer. Michele welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, religious/faith, class, gender, sexual, and other identities, and uses an integrative approach designed to meet the specific needs, and goals, of her clients. She speaks both English and French. Listening to people share their lived experiences and supporting the development of their strengths and gifts is a privilege and honour Michele appreciates each and every day.

Bernadette Street, MPsy, Registered Psychotherapist, CCC

Bernadette “Beejay” Street is a BIPOC psychotherapist experienced in working with children, youth and adults with a wide range of concerns. These include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; Level 1/ Asperger’s), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions, trauma-related disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.

Beejay is a Master of Clinical Psychology graduate of the Adler School of Professional Studies. She is a COGMED Working Memory Training and Goal Management Training (GMT) coach. Beejay is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Further, Beejay is a registered provider with the Indigenous Services Mental Health Counselling Benefit program, which allows her to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and families working through intergenerational trauma, decolonization and self-identity.

Before working as a psychotherapist, Beejay had over 7 years of experience conducting, designing, and supervising Intensive Behavioural Interventions (IBI) for students with ASD in Ontario. Beejay has worked as a psychometrist for a school board, and as a guidance counsellor at a private school. She was involved in maintaining the “Teach ADHD” research website from Hospital for Sick Children and About Kids Health.

Beejay conducts psychotherapy and coaching remotely from Kitchener, and is an active advocate for diversity and equity. She is expanding services to provide group therapy to neurodivergent adults. Beejay speaks English and Filipino/ Tagalog.

Jenna Would, MEd, Psychological Associate

Jenna Would is a registered Psychological Associate in the areas of School Psychology and Counselling Psychology.  She received her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Lethbridge in 2009.

Jenna is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of concerns affecting children and adolescents. She has over 10 years experience as a Psychological Consultant with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, where she currently works full-time providing consultation, psychological assessments, and counselling at the elementary and secondary school levels. Jenna works part-time in private practice, offering psychological assessments during the summer months to children and youth who are not currently students in the Dufferin-Peel School Board.

Dr. Juliana Yoo, Psychologist

Dr. Juliana Yoo received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, she has significant clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as a community mental health center, court clinic, psychiatric hospital, and schools. She has worked with a diverse population but she has a special interest in working with a multicultural population, and those having difficulties with depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, stress, life transitions, and adjustment.

In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Yoo is a psychologist at the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She migrated from South Korea as an adolescent and speaks Korean and English.

In this video , Dr. Juliana Yoo discusses the experiences of those struggling with anxiety.

Office Manager

Liliana Naghiu

Liliana Naghiu is the Office Manager for Eastwood Psychologists. She is responsible for the organization and coordination of our office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Her managerial and analytical skills keeps our team running smoothly. Liliana received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Babes Bolyai University. She holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from McMaster University (Certified Human Resources Professional), and a Diploma in Medical Office Administration from Sheridan College.