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.
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.
Jillian is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at McMaster University. Prior to this, Jillian completed a Master of Science degree in Psychology, and an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University. Jillian draws from various therapeutic modalities to meet each client’s needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centred Therapy. Jillian uses a compassionate and client-centred therapeutic approach. She believes that therapy should be strengths-based and tailored to an individual’s unique situation. She has extensive experience working with neurodivergent children and adolescents, and has also worked with individuals with a range of other presenting concerns, some of which include anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, learning disabilities, and personality disorders.
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.
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.
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