Dr. Stephanie Leclair
I provide evidence-based psychotherapy and assessment services to children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties. I also provide consultation services to parents, guardians, and care providers. Assessment services include psychoeducational assessments (e.g. to assess learning styles, strengths, and needs), gifted assessments, developmental assessments (e.g. to assess for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental disorders), and psychodiagnostic assessments (e.g. to assess social and emotional difficulties and psychological difficulties). Parent training and individual psychotherapy can be provided to children with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, school refusal, anger, behavioural disorders, identity issues, adjustment difficulties, health problems, eating disorders/obesity, and interpersonal difficulties.
I feel very fortunate to have such a rewarding job, which allows me to help children and adolescents be the best that they can be! My services are all confidential and are offered in a fun and caring environment. I work hard to maintain a safe and accepting environment for children, adolescents, and their families. My theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioural, however I also draw from interpersonal, emotion-focused, and attachment theory approaches.
I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and am also a member of the Ottawa Academy of Psychologists, the Ontario Psychological Association, and Canadian Psychological Association. These associations encourage the scientific pursuit of the greater understanding of human behaviour and better provision of quality healthcare to the public.
Please note that I also work for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and am unable to see children/adolescents who attend the schools I am assigned to (primarily in the Beacon Hill area). However, I am happy to refer on any children I cannot see. Should your child attend an OCDSB school, you should be aware that OCDSB does offer free-of-charge Psychological services in schools, based on the needs in that particular school. If you do decide to retain my services I will ask you to sign a waiver indicating that you aware of these services being offered in OCDSB schools, but are electing to access private services with me. Should your child later attend one of my assigned schools and consultation is required, another school board Psychologist would do so in my place.