Eastwood Psychologists

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Clinic Directors

Dr. Adrienne Eastwood, Psychologist, Registered Behaviour Analyst

Dr. Adrienne Eastwood is registered as a Psychologist and as a Behaviour Analyst in the province of Ontario. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical Psychology program) from the University of Waterloo in 2002, and was additionally credentialed as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in 2015.  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 Autism – 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. Katherine Wincentak, Psychologist

Dr. Katherine Wincentak is a Psychologist who specializes in working with children and youth who are experiencing overwhelming emotions, social difficulties, behavioural issues at school or at home, or who may be having a hard time adjusting to big changes or challenging events in their lives.

Katherine is dedicated to creating a therapeutic environment where her clients feel welcomed, understood, free to be themselves, and safe to consider possibilities for change or growth in how they think, feel, act, or make sense of their place in the world. Katherine adopts an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from client-centered, cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapy models to best fit the evolving goals of her clients as they progress through treatment. Parent-coaching is often emphasized in Katherine’s approach to treatment as an important component for creating lasting change. Katherine has expertise in supporting children and youth who are experiencing difficulties related to mood, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and family or peer relationships. She also has expertise in supporting clients who are experiencing mental health concerns in addition to learning or developmental disorders. When conducting assessments, Katherine uses a developmental lens to build a comprehensive understanding of a child or youth’s individual areas of strength and need. When sharing assessment results or information pertaining to a diagnosis, Katherine takes the time to review any questions the child or youth might have and works collaboratively with the adults in their lives to determine the most appropriate recommendations or supports. Katherine’s journey in psychology began at the University of Toronto where she earned her Bachelor of Science and continued at York University where she completed her Master’s Degree and her Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology. Katherine has co-authored peer-reviewed papers on social development, teen dating violence, and the impact of early childhood stress on health outcomes in adulthood. She has also presented her work at international conferences and was the recipient of a scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Anjani Goral, MA, Psychological Associate

Anjani Goral completed her graduate studies 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.

Prior to working at Eastwood Psychologists full-time, Anjani has worked at the Toronto District School Board and the Child Development Institute (Integra), Peel District School Board, Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, and the Wise Elephant Family Health Team.

Dr. Jasmine Khattra, Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Jasmine Khattra received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from York University, Toronto, Canada. She works with a range of client concerns including depression, anxiety, traumatic life events, stress, emotion regulation, challenging life transitions, body image, identity, cultural, family of origin, and relationship issues. In terms of her therapeutic approach, she works with her clients’ needs and draws on an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which includes components of cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

Jasmine’s counselling approach is focused on developing a warm and non-judgemental working relationship with her clients. She places a great importance on her clients’ natural capacity for change and using therapy as a safe space for clients to explore and self-reflect. She also welcomes opportunities to work with clients from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and faith backgrounds. Jasmine is also fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and possesses conversational skills in Urdu.

In her training experiences, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Victoria’s Student Wellness Centre (Counselling) where she provided individual and group psychotherapy services to university-aged students. She completed her clinical placements at the Brampton Civic Hospital (Adult Day Treatment Program) and York University Psychology Clinic providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments.

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.

Kimberley Lynn, MA, Psychological Associate

Kimberley Lynn completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at York University in 2008. 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.

Sanaz Mehranvar, MA, Psychologist

Sanaz Mehranvar treats children, adolescents, and young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety & worry, stress, and relationship issues.  She uses a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), mindfulness, play therapy, and family systems. Sanaz also has extensive experience conducting diagnostic, psychoeducational, and social-emotional assessments of young children, adolescents, and young adults with various developmental concerns including learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Sanaz enjoys working with individuals and families from diverse cultural, racial, religious, class, gender, sexual, and other identities, as they embark on their journey toward healing. Sanaz works collaboratively with her clients to improve their lives.

Sanaz holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University.  Following a number of years of doctoral level training, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba (Faculty of Medicine). Sanaz has also worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Bloorview Kids Rehab.

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.

Natalie

Natalie DeRose, MPsy, Predoctoral Intern

Natalie DeRose received her Master of Psychology (MPsy) from Adler Graduate Professional School, where she is currently completing her Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD).  At Eastwood Psychologists, Natalie is working full-time as a predoctoral intern under the supervision of Dr. John Eastwood and Dr. Katherine Wincentak, Psychologists.

Natalie has worked in diverse settings with teenagers and adults facing a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal challenges, academic performance issues, trauma, and personality disorders. She has experience conducting clinical assessments and individual therapy through her work and clinical placements at various private practices in Toronto and has volunteered in hospital settings working alongside healthcare professionals in mental health inpatient and outpatient units.

Natalie takes an integrative and trauma-informed approach to therapy by incorporating techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She believes that creating a strong therapeutic relationship built on safety, non-judgemental listening, and collaboration is essential for healing and personal growth. She actively seeks to create a safe therapeutic environment that allows the therapist and client to work together to reach the client’s goals. Natalie acknowledges that the therapeutic process has the potential to be intimidating, but through collaboration, she will be with you every step of the way.

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 Autism – 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.

Kirsty Hopley

Kirsty Hopley has 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. Kirsty’s programs are constantly generalized, so that acquired skills can be used in every environment. At Eastwood Psychologists, Kirsty works closely with Dr. Adrienne Eastwood, Registered Behaviour Analyst and Clinical Supervisor, and our team of Instructor Therapists, to ensure that each child’s needs are met.

Rebecca Victoratto, MPEd, Registered Behaviour Analyst

Rebecca Victoratto is registered as a Behaviour Analyst in the province of Ontario. She earned her Master’s degree in Professional Education from Western University in 2017 and was additionally credentialed as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2019. As an ABA therapist for the past ten years, she has extensive clinical experience in providing therapy to individuals with Autism – ASD ranging in age from 18 months to 20 years old, both in person and online. Her vision and goal is to deliver high quality therapy in a fun and stimulating way to create a better life for her clients. At Eastwood Psychologists, Rebecca develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive, individualized ABA treatment programs for children and youth with Autism – ASD, to improve their language, social, and emotion/behaviour regulation skills.  Rebecca focuses on creating supportive teams by collaborating with ABA therapists under her supervision to ensure the best outcomes for clients across all their environments. She also takes great pleasure in providing parent training that focuses on promoting strong communicative bonds between parents and their children. Rebecca believes generalization of skills outside of therapy is the key to success!

Rebecca is now available to supervise home-based ABA therapy for children with Autism in Brampton, Georgetown, Acton, Rockwood, Erin, and surrounding areas.

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. 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.

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.

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.