Dr. Jacqueline McKinnon
I completed my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at York University during which time I obtained training at the York University Psychology Clinic and North York General Hospital, among other settings. I completed my pre-doctoral residency training at The Ottawa Hospital, with rotations in Chronic Pain Management, Eating Disorders, and Urgent Care. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and provide psychological assessment and treatment to individuals and couples.
In my clinical practice I strive to provide an accepting and compassionate atmosphere in which clients feel safe to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Over the course of my training I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, bereavement, eating disorders, personality disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulty adjusting to significant life stressors such as chronic pain, illness, disability, and loss. I have obtained training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Depending on the presenting issues, goals, and preferences of the individual, I may work primarily from one of the above approaches, or I may integrate aspects of multiple approaches. In addition to addressing whatever specific issue(s) have led the individual to seek therapy, I endeavour to foster greater self-understanding and self-compassion in every client I work with. I also aim to leave clients feeling prepared and empowered to continue to make progress on their own beyond our final session.