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Meet Our Team

We are a warm, welcoming, and dynamic group of clinicians with extensive formal training in a variety of skills and techniques. Many of us are involved in a variety of complementary activities, such as teaching, training and clinical supervision, as well as research, in school, hospital and university settings. This has provided us with unique experiences that have enhanced our clinical work, ensured that we remain up-to-date, and increased our team’s ability to meet a wide range of client needs.

We also work as a team, which ensures that each of our clients receives the best possible care. We do this by matching you, when appropriate, with the clinician that is best suited to meet your needs, by drawing on each other’s experience, when beneficial, and by relying on each other for coverage to ensure that each of our clients can access services at any time.

Dr. Amélie Beausoleil, C. Psych.

Psychologist

Dr. Beausoleil is a bilingual (French and English) clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with a variety of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, OCD, and phobias), behavioural and school problems, (e.g., defiance) and health difficulties (i.e., pain, gastrointestinal problems, adjustment to chronic health conditions) , Dr. Beausoleil also has extensive experience conducting psycho-diagnostic and psycho-educational assessments for learning difficulties, giftedness, and attention/concentration problems as well as treating individuals with learning, attention and concentration difficulties. She, like all of our psychologists, will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning.

Dr. Beausoleil received her B.A. in psychology from Queen’s University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Beausoleil has worked in a variety of clinical settings including the Ottawa District School Board, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, as well as numerous clinics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has received extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to address both mental health problems and adjustment to physical health problems. 

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Dr. Darcy Santor, C. Psych

Psychologist

Dr. Santor is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience who works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with a variety of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, OCD, and phobias), stress (e.g., at school and work) and a number of behavioural problems (e.g., substance misuse, procrastination, performance anxiety, etc.), Dr. Santor also has extensive experience treating relationship and marriage difficulties, workplace stress, workplace coaching, as well as injury-related pain, trauma and loss of functioning.

 

Dr. Santor also conducts Independent Psychological Examinations for individuals dealing with motor vehicle accidents and concussions. He, like all of our psychologists, will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning. Dr. Santor has worked in a variety of clinical, workplace and school settings, including the Mood Disorders Team at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, which specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth mental health difficulties, as well as the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, where he developed mental health resources for educators, parents and students (see www.learningandwellbeing.ca) and the Upper Canada District School Board, where he delivers dozens of workshops on bullying, dealing with stress and mental illness to students, staff and parents every year.

 

Dr. Santor received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. He completed his clinical training in Toronto at the Clarke Institute (now Centre for Addictions and Mental Health) and has formal training in a range of assessment and treatment skills, including both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Dr. Santor is also a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, where he works on developing school and workplace mental health programs, training doctoral candidates in cognitive and interpersonal psychotherapy, and runs a number of research programs investigating the natural course of symptoms as well as the benefits of advanced technology for the treatment of mental health difficulties. He regularly speaks to parents and professionals on a number of mental health topics.       

Dr. Lindsay Rosval, C. Psych

Psychologist

Dr. Rosval (she/her/elle) is a clinical and school-based psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a range of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, and phobias, trauma), behavioural (e.g., behavioural difficulties, anger, impulsivity), ADHD, and school problems (i.e. perfectionism, procrastination, school avoidance/phobia). Dr. Rosval also has extensive experience in helping clients with relationship and work issues, adjustment difficulties, and navigating life transitions (e.g., schooling changes, new parenthood). 

 

Dr. Rosval received her B.A. in psychology from McGill University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Rosval has worked in a variety of community, school, and hospital-based settings with children, adolescents and adults as well as with families dealing with a range of difficulties.  Her clinical work is informed by empirically-based methods of treatment. She has been trained in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive-behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and dialectical behaviour therapy in addition to psychological assessments for educational planning purposes and clarifying diagnoses.  Dr. Rosval also works as a clinical psychologist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, where she conducts clinical assessments, delivers empirically validated treatments to students and supports educators and school staff in supporting the academic and clinical needs of students dealing with mental health difficulties, disorders and learning issues while at school. She, like all of our psychologists, will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning.

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Dr. Lisa Alli, C. Psych

Psychologist

Dr. Alli is a clinical and school-based psychologist who works with children and adolescents dealing with a variety of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e. depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e. generalized anxiety, panic, phobias), behaviour (i.e. anger, impulsivity, substance use), and school problems (i.e. adjustment, attention, concentration).

 

Dr. Alli also has extensive experience treating emotion dysregulation in children and teens and helping clients coping with trauma (i.e. developmental and PTSD). She, like all of our psychologists, will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning. Dr. Alli has worked in a variety of community, school, and hospital-based settings with children, adolescents, and families including the Youth Psychiatry Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Child, Youth and Family Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.

She has received formal training in many assessment and treatment modalities and her practice is informed by evidence-based methods with particular emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing for eliciting behaviour change. Dr. Alli received her B.Sc. in psychology from McGill University and her Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University. Dr. Alli is also a clinical psychologist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, where she conducts psycho-educational and mental health assessments, delivers empirically validated treatments and crisis intervention, and provides support and education to school staff in supporting the academic, emotional, social, and behavioural needs of students.

Thanh Ly, M.A., R.P. (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Thanh is a psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health challenges, including stress (i.e., general, parental, academic, and workplace), burnout, anxiety (i.e., GAD and social), depression, emotion regulation, grief, major life transitions, trauma (childhood, relational and intergenerational), relationship and attachment challenges, and low self-esteem.

 

She also has a special interest in working with the BIPOC community for issues concerning racial and cultural identities, burnout, intergenerational trauma, shame, and perfectionism. Being a second generation Canadian from humble beginnings, she has lived experience and understands the challenges that underserved and/or BIPOC communities tend to face. Like all our mental health professionals, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is evidence-based and tailored to your needs and lifestyle, with the goal of improving your quality of life and functioning.

 

Thanh received her B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She has volunteered and worked in community and outpatient settings with adults. She has also presented mental health research at local, national, and international conferences; and has given empowerment talks in the community. She has formal training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Brainspotting, Polyvagal Theory, Compassion-Focused and Trauma-Informed Practices. However, her overall approach tends to be holistic, culturally sensitive and based on the needs and preferences of her clients.

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Sam Shaw, M.Ed., R.P. (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Sam (she/her/elle) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who works with young adults (18+) and adults with a variety of mental health challenges, including stress (academic; workplace; general), mood (depression; dysthymia), anxiety (generalized anxiety; panic; social), major life transitions, substance use concerns, and body image concerns. Like all of our mental health professionals, Sam will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is evidence-based and tailored to your needs and lifestyle, with the goal of improving your quality of life and functioning.

 

Sam received her B.A. (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Concentration in Psychology) from Carleton University, and completed her M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is currently registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Sam has volunteered and worked in community and post-secondary settings with young adults (18+) and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health, academic, and lifestyle concerns. She has received formal training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BCBT) for Suicide Prevention. With that said, Sam’s overarching approach to working with clients is flexible and integrative, whereby treatment is collaborative and based on the needs and preferences of each individual client.

Sandra Jacquens, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Sandra Jacquens is a registered social worker with the OCSWSSW and OASW. She has an Ottawa University Bachelors in Arts (Honours psychology) degree from 1995. She graduated in 1998 from The University of Ottawa with a Maitrise en Service Social (Masters of Social work). She is bilingual : French (native tongue) and English. Sandra has 22 years experience at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in the outpatient Schizophrenia program, inpatient program and working in community mental health. She also has experience with a gambling addictions program.

 

Her approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs and preferences of her clients. She works with individuals ages (18+), couples, and families. She has some formal training in CBT cognitive behavioral training and mindfulness training. She has a special interest in trauma, grief and infertility. She is also very sensitive to cultural issues and promoting a balanced lifestyle.

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Colleen Trang

Office Manager

Colleen (she/her/elle) is our Office Manager, coordinates all of our contact with you. She will most likely be your first point of contact with Barrhaven Psychological Services and will remain an important contact person for you throughout all of your visits to BPS.

Colleen will be happy to provide you with information about the clinic and how things work and can also assist you with booking and scheduling any appointments. Anytime you have a question or concern about your appointment time, need to reschedule, or would like immediate information about how our clinic or our services, Colleen would be pleased to talk to you and can be reached directly by phone every day between 9AM and 3PM. If you are not able to reach her right away, please leave her a message or send her an email. She will phone or email you back as soon as possible.

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