Dr. Amanda Dyson obtained her Masters and PhD. from the University of Toronto. She provides assessment, treatment, and consultation for children, teens, parents, and families experiencing difficulties, such as anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, depression, social and behavioural problems, relational/attachment issues, complex trauma, and emerging personality disorders. She also offers comprehensive psychoeducational assessment services for children and teens struggling with learning, attentional, and developmental challenges.
She has extensive experience in a range of evidence-based treatment approaches and flexibly integrates these approaches to meet the specific needs of her clients. These include but are not limited to family therapy; Emotion Focussed Family Therapy (EFFT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT- informed), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Dr. Amanda Dyson has held positions at Surrey Place Centre, The Child Development Institute, University of Toronto, and Toronto District School Board. She completed her residency at McMaster Children’s Hospital working with children and youth with complex mental health difficulties, and their families. Dr. Dyson has a particular interest in working with families to strengthen parent-child relationships and optimize children’s emotional well-being.
Dr. Dyson shares her time working with us and McMaster Children’s Hospital.