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Dr. Bénédicte Blain, Ph.D, C.Psych.

Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Bénédicte Blain holds a Ph.D. in neuropsychology (clinical and research) from Université du Québec à Montréal and a training certificate in neuropsychology.  She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

A Bit About Dr. Blain

Since 2011,  she works in neuropsychology with a clientele of children and adults with various neurodevelopmental disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabiliy, language disorders, developmental coordination disorder, etc.). 

Dr Blain offers psychotherapy online

1) to cope with anxiety,

2) improve mood and

3) coach parents to manage the emotions and behaviours of their child. 

 Dr. Blain’s approach to therapy is collaborative.  She uses a variety of evidence-based treatments tailored to the client’s objectives such as

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Her doctoral dissertation focused on communication skills (pragmatics) and regulation of new and complex behaviors (executive functions) of children aged 4 years old and the relationship between the two.  Her research led to publications, including a book chapter on child language development in childcare setting and a scientific article on the role of executive functions in the development of communication.

She began her practice in a clinic in Montreal specializing in neuropsychology (Cénop). In 2013, she continued her private practice in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Dr. Nicolás F. Narvaez Linares, Ph.D, C.Psych.

Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Nicolás F. Narvaez Linares is a registered Pediatric Psychologist in Ontario and Québec, offering services in French, English, and Spanish for clients up to 19 years old. He completed  a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in neuroscience at the University of Ottawa and is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

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A Bit About Dr. Narvaez Linares

Dr. Narvaez Linares offers developmental assessments (e.g., autism spectrum disorder). He also provides psychodiagnostic assessments (e.g., anxiety and ADHD) in Spanish.

 

In therapy, he provides services in English, French, and Spanish to children and youth (up to 19 years old) struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.

With youth, he offers support with stress management interpersonal challenges, to those who are gifted/twice-exceptional (e.g., social skills, anxiety performance), ADHD and/or executive functioning management, and youth being part of the LGBTQIA2+ community.

While his primary theoretical orientations are cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), he integrates perspectives and techniques from other types of therapy. As part of treatment, he also applies neurobiological and multicultural perspectives. He is known for his warm, approachable, and authentic style.

He is currently working on obtaining his competency in Clinical Neuropsychology. He pursued pre- & post- doctoral training in different community clinics, hospitals, and School District.

 

Dr. Narvaez Linares continues to publish in scientific journals, present at conferences, and teach at the university level. He volunteers with organizations promoting youth leadership, citizenship, and human rights advocacy. In addition, he is part of different local and national committees promoting psychology training.

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Dr. Maude Lambert, Ph.D, C.Psych.

Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Lambert holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (clinical and research) from the University of Ottawa and completed extensive training in clinical neuropsychology.  She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as well as l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), with competencies in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with children, youth, and families.

A Bit About Dr. Lambert

Dr. Lambert is a pediatric neuropsychologist who offers neuropsychological/ psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents with various neuro-developmental disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabiliy, intellectual disability). Dr. Lambert has mostly worked in hospital settings in the Ottawa region and she completed her neuropsychology residency in a pediatric hospital in the Toronto region. Dr. Lambert offers assessments both in French and in English to children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years old). 

Dr. Daria Kolmogorova

Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Daria Kolmogorova is a psychologist with competencies in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and rehabilitation psychology. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and provides assessment and treatment services to adults (aged 18-65 years).

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A Bit About Dr. Kolmogorova 

She has a special interest in helping individuals understand and manage the effects of various conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, adjustment to illness/disability, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach aims to foster meaningful change using a collaborative approach informed by evidence-based practices (e.g., cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness). Please note that Dr. Kolmogorova only offers services in English. 

 

Dr. Kolmogorova holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Her training includes a pre-doctoral residency at the Toronto Area Residency Consortium's Adult Track: Neuropsychology/Health Psychology and pre-doctoral training rotations at several private practices in Ottawa and at The Ottawa Hospital - Rehabilitation Centre. She also has experience working with WSIB, Veterans Affairs Canada, and automobile accident claimants. 

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Laila Kokenberg-Gallant, B.A. in psychology

Practice manager and psychometrist

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Ms. Kokenberg-Gallant completed a Bachelor of Sciences (B.A.) in Psychology and has been working as a psychometrist for Brighter Future Psychology since September 2022.

Béatrice Vézina-Drapeau, Registered Nurse

Clinical manager

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Mrs. Vézina-Drapeau combines experience in working in a multidisciplinary team, clinical case management, bedside nursing and working with children with Autsim Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She can answer your questions in French and English.

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Dr. Ilana LockwoodPh.D, C.Psych.

Psychologist

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Dr. Lockwood is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Dr. Lockwood provides psychotherapy in English to children, adolescents, and families, virtually and in person.

A Bit About Dr. Lockwood

Dr. Lockwood sees children and adolescents (up to age 19) presenting with a broad range of mental health concerns, including challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, autism, behaviour regulation, grief, depression, identity development, OCD, self-harm, suicidality, and trauma. Dr. Lockwood has a particular interest in play-based approaches for children who would find traditional “talk therapy” challenging. She also specializes in parent consultation and family approaches to treatment, involving parents and other family members in their loved one’s care whenever possible.

Dr. Lockwood grounds her practice in the therapeutic relationship—taking time to build trust and understanding with each child/adolescent in order to then properly individualize treatment (e.g., incorporating visuals and metaphors, noticing thought patterns, practicing distress tolerance, building awareness of internal and relational processes). She takes into account family functioning, life circumstances, and diversity.

Dr. Lockwood has experience working in school board, community mental health, inpatient, and private practice settings. She draws from psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and structural family therapy theory and techniques. Depending on client needs, she also incorporates cognitive behavioural and dialectical behavioural therapy.

Dr. Alina Carter, Ph.D, C.Psych.

Clinical and Health Psychologist

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Dr. Alina Carter is a registered psychologist who provides psychological services to children, teens, adults and families in English.  She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a child clinical subspecialty from the University of Windsor and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

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A Bit About Dr. Carter 

Dr. Carter provides therapy to individuals across most of the lifespan, although she specializes with children and youth.  Her practice focuses on those who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjusting to life events or stressors, sleep difficulties, and health-related concerns (e.g., chronic pain).

Dr. Carter also provides psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments for children and young adults. 

 

Dr. Carter’s theoretical orientation is integrative, in that she considers the impact of various factors (such as biological, psychological, social, and systemic) when understanding her clients and their struggles. Dr. Carter focuses on interventions that are evidence-based (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy) and relevant for the individual and developmental level. Her approach is supportive, collaborative, and respectful, and she seeks feedback and active involvement from clients.

Before moving to Ottawa in 2016, Dr. Carter worked as a registered psychologist in Victoria, BC for almost 6 years.  Dr. Carter’s clinical experience has included working in various settings, such as community child and youth mental health, hospital, university, and private practice settings. She has also been involved in program development, research, and the training of clinical psychology graduate students in psychological assessment and treatment.

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Hana Ziani-Bey, M.A. in psychology

Psychometrist

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Dr. Lockwood is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Dr. Lockwood provides psychotherapy in English to children, adolescents, and families, virtually and in person.

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