Cognitive Behavioural Therapy St. Catharines, Niagara
 

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The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre of Niagara
10 Salina Street, St.Catharines, Ontario

L2R 3K1

 
Phone: 905-988-1797
Fax: 905-988-1799
Email: admin@cbtniagara.com

 

CLINICAL STAFF
 

Susan Chudzik-Sipos, MSc., Certified Clinical Psychologist


Susan Chudzik-Sipos is registered with the College of Psychologists.  She has worked in private practice since 2001.  In addition, she has worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in the Mood Disorders Program and Anxiety Treatment & Research Centre for over fifteen years.  Her primary focus has been on the combined treatment of both mood and anxiety disorders.  Susan Chudzik-Sipos has experience working as a crisis worker in a hospital setting as well as working in an addiction setting.  Susan Chudzik-Sipos is part-time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.  She is also the Chair of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Study area in the Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program.  This program teaches mental health professionals about CBT, CBT for Pain, and CBT for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Susan Chudzik-Sipos is actively involved in training other mental health professionals and has given many workshops on conducting cognitive behavioural therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders and mood disorders.  Susan Chudzik-Sipos provides assessment, diagnosis, and cognitive behavioural therapy services for adolescents and adults.  She is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).  She has special interests in anxiety disorders (panic, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress, generalized anxiety disorder), depression, bipolar, anger management, stress-related issues, chronic pain management, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.  In addition, Susan Chudzik-Sipos has experience providing services to front-line medical and emergency service providers such as police, fire, and ambulance as well as veterans and military personnel.  She has completed specialized training Trauma Certificate: Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers.  


Lori Hoar, MSc. Registered Psychotherapist

Lori Hoar completed a Masters of Science in counselling.  She has held positions at the CBT Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.  In her role at the CBT Clinic she was involved in the assessment process as well she provided individual and group treatment to individuals with mood and comorbid disorders.  In addition, Lori Hoar also held positions at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Mood Disorders Service at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton.  Lori Hoar provides assessment and treatment services for adults and late adolescents.  She has a special interest in the application of CBT to the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, interpersonal concerns, self-esteem issues, and stress-related concerns. 

Kelly McKay, MC., Certified Counselling Psychologist

Kelly is a Registered Psychologist with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. Kelly has experience providing individual and group therapy in various settings including private practice, post-secondary counselling centers and community-based mental health clinics such as primary care and outpatient hospital clinic settings. Kelly provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, chronic pain, eating disorders, abuse, trauma, self-esteem, career counselling, transitions, identity concerns and relationship issues. Using a CBT and strengths-based approach, she assists clients in building on their strengths, while gaining coping strategies to make change. 

Jennifer Rouse, Ph.D., Certified Clinical Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Rouse (Supervised Practice) recieved her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario in 2016.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Health and Wellness Centre at the University of Toronto, providing psychological assessment and treatment to university students experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep difficulties, obsessions and compulsions, developmental and adjustment issues, and coping with chronic illness.  Dr. Rouse has extensive experiencing working interprofessionally in a range of primary care, university, and hosptial settings to provide client-centred care.

Dr. Rouse provides psychological treatment to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment issues related to chronic illnesses, pain, and life changes as well as sleep difficulties.  She is currently completing her supervised practiced in the areas of clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology.  Dr. Rouse works primarily from a cognitive behavioural therapy framework, though interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy techniques are also employed as needed.  She has experience working with a diverse range of clients from various cultural and religious backgrounds.  Her practice is LGBTQ positive.

Stephanie Simpson, MA., Registered Psychotherapist

Stephanie Simpson is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. She received training in the Mood & Anxiety Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH; Toronto, Ontario), and the Eating Disorders Program at The Niagara Health System (Port Colborne, Ontario). In addition, she has also trained at the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (Toronto, Ontario). Her training experiences have included both individual and group interventions for a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. She has a particular interest in the application of CBT to the treatment of adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and interpersonal difficulties. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists & Psychotherapists (OACCPP), and a member of the Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Stephanie is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

 

Ann Smithson, Reg. N., CPMHN (C)

Ann is a regulated health professional and an active member of the College of Nurses, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and Independent Practice Nurses.  Ann has worked in the Niagara Region for over 30 years.  Her experience includes crisis intervention, inpatient Psychiatry, home visits providing assessments and support to those with mental health conditions, individual therapy, group therapy to individuals using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach to care. Anne remains current in her field by successfully completing, maintaining, and upgrading her certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health from McMaster University, Certificate of Professional Development in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.  Anne has a special interest in helping clients learn improved ways of managing their symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and psychiatric mental health disorders using a cognitive behavioural treatment approach to care so we control our symptoms rather than the symptoms control us.

Karen McCafferty, BSW, MSW, Registered Social Worker

Karen is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Waterloo, and completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Dalhousie University. She has received her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training at University of Toronto/OISE. Karen has experience in brain injury rehabilitation, and group therapy with teens and parents (YODA Program) overcoming anxiety and depression. She has experience with individual counselling, working with adolescents and adults utilizing CBT for self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship/interpersonal issues, identity concerns, loss and grief and career counselling by identifying client’s strengths and building effective coping skills. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

 
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