Meena Rangan is a Doctoral Associate currently completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. She provides consultation and therapy for children, adolescents, families, and caregivers. Meena offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and supportive counselling.
Meena has previously worked at the Child Development Institute providing comprehensive assessments for school aged children with attentional, cognitive, socioemotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. She also held a position at the Tourette Syndrome Neurodevelopmental Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital, treating children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome as well as co-occurring OCD, ADHD, mood regulation, anxiety, and behavioural difficulties. She previously held a position at the Psychology Training Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital, providing assessments and CBT treatment to adults experiencing mental health difficulties surrounding mood, anxiety and trauma. At St.Mike’s, she also provided comprehensive psychoeducational assessments in consultation with the hospital’s Paediatric Program.
Outside of these formal clinical positions, Meena has worked with children with selective mutism at the summer therapy camp. She has also delivered virtual group therapy workshops to mothers experiencing mental health difficulties in the postpartum period through St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and also has experience with this population in a research capacity. Her current research focuses on assessments of risk and protective factors for violence and antisocial behaviour across the lifespan through the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH) and the Child Development Institute (CDI).
Meena is a plant and dog enthusiast, enjoys vanilla ice cream cones with sprinkles that melt a little too fast and still finds herself watching all the cartoons she used to as a kid (GO Powerpuff Girls). Regardless of what brought you to the FPC, she hopes to emphasize and practice unconditional compassion and empathy throughout your time with us.