I am an occupational therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. My services include consultation, assessment, and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who identify as neurodiverse or disabled and experience barriers to participation in meaningful activity. I can provide virtual services in English and simple French.
I received my Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2017 and my Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2013. I completed additional non-degree studies in psychology with a focus on research in Autism and gender. I have worked in several settings in the community in Toronto and the GTA, including in vision loss, brain injury, mental health and with neurodiverse individuals. My ongoing professional education includes coursework in anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy, brief coaching, and brain injury.
Registered C. Psych Associate
Devanshi is an internationally trained psychologist with expertise in clinical and counselling psychology. She obtained her M.Phil. degree in Clinical Psychology from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi (leading institute for mental health and Psychiatric interventions in India). She is a registered clinical psychologist in India, with 10+ years of academic and 6+ years of professional experience in clinical settings. She provides individual therapy sessions, psychometric assessments, seminars, and workshops. In addition to her work with Dr. Goldstein's practice, she is also pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Devanshi’s therapeutic style is integrative and eclectic in nature that primarily focus on thoughts, emotions, perceptions, situational factors, relationships, and behaviours. Her intervention includes cases of anxiety, depression, OCD etc. following various therapeutic modalities as per the client needs such as CBT, DBT, REBT, ERP, and BT.
Clinical Therapist Under Supervision
Ana Bahamonde has many years of experience working internationally in various school settings both as an educator and counsellor. She provides family psychoeducation to support the therapeutic process of children and adolescents. She specializes in social emotional issues that arise in the developmental stages, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, defiance, and stress. She also has experience treating adolescent psychosis. Ana provides empirically supported treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, brief solution focused, sand tray therapy, play therapy, and art interventions in both English and Spanish. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.
Ana has a Master’s in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto and a Master’s in School Counseling from Lehman College in New York. She obtained her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University, U.S.A., and completed her residency at the Psychiatric Unit of Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital in New York.
Alyssia is a doctoral student in the Clinical Developmental Psychology program at York University and has been an associate at Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates since 2021. She holds BScH in biopsychology from the University of Winnipeg, and an MA in Clinical Developmental Psychology from York University. Alyssia has obtained assessment training through SickKids Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital, and the York University Psychology Clinic. She has assessment experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and is currently engaged in specialized training for neuropsychology assessments.
Psychometrist and Clinical Therapist
Christina has been an associate at Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates since 2021. She is currently completing her doctorate degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Prior to beginning the Clinical Developmental Psychology program, Christina completed a Master’s of Science in Community Health, specializing in Addictions and Mental Health, at the University of Toronto. Christina has over 6 years of relevant experience conducting Behavioural Therapy with Autistic children and adolescents. She is currently learning additional neurodivergent affirmative ways of working with Autistic individuals. She also has a keen interest in parent coaching regarding how to best support Autistic children. In addition, Christina is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She believes that therapy should be tailored to meet the needs of the client, focusing on their unique strengths. Christina completed training in psychological assessments through the York University Psychology Clinic and The Child and Adolescent Psychology Centre. She has extensive experience conducting assessments with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of presenting concerns including Autism, learning disabilities, fragile X syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders/styles.
Alyssa has been an associate at Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates since 2022. She is currently a Master’s student at York University in the Clinical Psychology program (Adult Stream) and she holds a BA in Specialized Honours Psychology from York University. Her research primarily investigates psychotherapy process and outcome, with a focus on examining the effects of individual differences (i.e., empathy, humility, emotion regulation) on psychotherapist skill performance. Alyssa believes therapy should be client-centred and tailored to each individuals’ needs. Alyssa has much experience conducting assessments with adults with a range of presenting concerns including Autism, ADHD, and personality disorders/styles.
Alyssa Di Bartolomeo
Psychometrist and Clinical Therapist
Leila has been an associate at Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates since 2022.She is trilingual with proficiency in English, French, and Farsi. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology specializing in Neuropsychology. She has over 4 years of relevant experience conducting neuropsychological assessments with children and adults. She completed her training in neuropsychological assessment at the Hospital of Sick Children working with children with complex medical needs (i.e., stroke, epilepsy, kidney transplant, heart transplant, lung transplant, gastrointestinal problems, and children with prenatal exposure to HIV and antiretroviral medications) and with families of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. In addition, she has completed her training in psychoeducational assessment at the York University Psychology Clinic. Leila has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various diagnoses including Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Generalized Anxiety, Intellectual Disability, Depression, Phobias, Conduct Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder. In addition, Leila is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is completing her training in treatment in the North York General Hospital, working with adults with a wide range of presenting concerns.
Ashley has been an associate at Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates since 2022. She is currently a Master’s student at York University in the Clinical Psychology Program (adult stream) and holds an honours BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research primarily investigates couple interventions for borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. She is particularly interested in suicide prevention and intervention within the populations she works with. Ashley has much experience conducting assessments with adults with a range of presenting concerns, including Autism, ADHD, and personality disorders/styles.
Serena is currently a Clinical Volunteer with Dr. Gayle M. Goldstein & Associates and will be helping to facilitate workshops and group therapy sessions. In addition to working with Dr. Goldstein, she currently a Research Analyst conducting Clinical Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Here she is conducting research relating to Substance Use Disorders under the supervision of Dr. Lena Quilty and completing diagnostic interviews as part of the Toronto Adolescent and Youth Cohort Study. Serena holds a B.A in Specialized Honours Psychology from York University. She believes in therapeutic approaches that are client-centered and based in empathy, understanding, and compassion.
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