Who we are
Barrhaven Psychological Services is a group practice that was founded in 2012 by Dr. Amélie Beausoleil, Dr. Lindsay Rosval, and Dr. Darcy Santor and has since provided services to thousands of clients in the Nepean and Ottawa area. We offer a range of services at our clinic that include assessment and evidence-based interventions in multiple languages for a variety of difficulties in children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
We are a warm, welcoming, and dynamic group of psychologists with extensive formal training in a variety of skills and techniques. Each of us has remained 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.
Colleen 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.
Dr. Amélie Beausoleil
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 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. Dr. Beausoleil received her B.A. in psychology from Queen’s University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. 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. Dr. Beausoleil is also the lead clinician offering group intervention programs to parents of children diagnosed with ADHD being conducted at the l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. This research program is evaluating the clinical effectiveness of two different methods of educating parents on how to support their own children dealing with ADHD.
Dr. Lindsay Rosval
Dr. Rosval 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), behavioural (e.g., bed wetting, behavioural difficulties, anger, impulsivity) and school problems, Dr. Rosval also has extensive experience in helping clients with relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, and navigating life transitions (e.g., schooling changes). 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. 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, including mood and anxiety disorders. She has been trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy in addition to psychological assessments for educational planning purposes and clarifying diagnoses. 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 is also a clinical psychologist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, where she conducts clinical assessments, delivers empirically validated treatments and supports educators and school staff in supporting the academic and clinical needs of students dealing with mental health difficulties and illnesses and learning issues while at school.
Dr. Darcy Santor
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. Lisa Alli
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, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP. MS.C
Thanh is a psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental
health challenges, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, major transition periods in life, past trauma, relationship problems (social skills and communication), and low self-esteem. 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. 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. She has received formal training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but her overall approach tends to be eclectic, holistic, culturally sensitive and based on the needs and preferences of her client.
Sandra Jacquens, Registered Social Worker, MSW
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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900 Greenbank Road, Suite 207, Nepean, Ontario K2J 1S8
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