Dr. Julia van der Werf

PH.D., C. PSYCH.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Julia provides integrative therapy for children, adolescents, and families, drawing from Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and play-based therapies. She also provides psychological assessments, including gifted testing, attention (ADHD) testing, and psychoeducational assessments.

Dr. Julia incorporates a number of training and educational experiences into her work. She completed her residency at the Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium, including training at the Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health and the University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Guelph and her undergraduate degree at York University. Her research interests include adolescent development, child and adolescent sexuality, and the impact of social media on relationships and well-being for young people.

Dr. Julia has trained in community health and private clinics. She has experience treating a wide range of challenges and diagnoses, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, eating disorders, relationship and identity issues, parenting challenges, and behavioural regulation difficulties. She is a clinician who is highly dedicated to providing evidence-based, empathic, and collaborative care to her clients.

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Dr. Mirisse Foroughe

PH.D, C. Psych.

Clinic Director

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Dr. Julia van der Werf

PH.D., C. Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Amanda Dyson

PH.D., C. Psych.

(Supervised Practice)

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Ellen Drumm

PH.D., C. Psych.

(Supervised Practice)

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Katie Zhu

MD, FRCPC

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr. Monidipa Ravi

MD, FRCPC

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Nadia Barakeh

MPsy

Child and Family Therapist

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Emma Silver

MSW, RSW

Child and Family Therapist

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Victoria Bailey

MSW, RSW

Child and Family Therapist

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Samantha Rajchel

MSW, RSW

Child and Family Therapist

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Gabriella Nocita

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Erin Orr

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Bronwyn Lamond

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Elizabeth McEwan

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Shira Segal

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Mackenzie Seasons

M.A.

Doctoral Associate

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Anastasia Mekhael

B.Sc. (Hons)

Clinic Coordinator

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