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CLINICAL PRACTICE

What Is a Clinical Psychologist?

While they sometimes perform similar functions to counsellors, social workers, and other allied health care professionals, Registered Psychologists are uniquely qualified to provide certain services; e.g., diagnosis and psychological assessments.

To become a Registered Psychologist, one must complete approximately 10 years of rigorous post-secondary training, pass comprehensive oral and written examinations, and be certified by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Philosophy

Dr. Goldenson has been trained in a variety of modalities and continues to actively engage in continuing education. She recognizes, however, that people are complex and one type of treatment does not fit all. Her approach is dynamic and flexible and depends on the client’s unique concerns, experiences, cultural background and expressed preferences. She sees clients who wish to address a range of issues. Some people, for example, may wish to work on interpersonal relationships while others want help or support in navigating a particular issue; e.g., the loss of a loved one, a break up, or a challenge at work, managing symptoms of mental illness. Her primary focus is having a good working relationship with her clients, based on authenticity, mutual trust and respect, and working together to establish goals. When appropriate, she works in collaboration with family physicians, psychiatrists and other family members.

Services

Dr. Goldenson provides individual therapy for adults and older adolescents (16+). She also provides psychological assessments for adults.

Serving Adults and Adolescents (16+) • Individual Therapy • Forensic Assessments • Medico-legal Evaluations • Consulting Services