Adult Psychologists

As a service to the public, LRPA is pleased to provide the following directory of London and Area Psychologists. Each of the individuals listed below is a current member of LRPA and registered to work with adults.


  • Dr. Kelly Benn
    Benn Psychological Services

    I work with a broad range of clientele from the community, as well as individuals referred by medical/health professionals. I also do considerable medical/legal work (both plaintiff and defence), vocational assessments, and have appeared in court as an expert witness. Clinical issues commonly include: anxiety, depression, chronic pain/illness, head injury/cognitive disruption, PTSD, phobia, Dissociative Identity Disorder, relationship issues, grief, anger management, low self-esteem, stress, child/adult trauma/victimization, etc. My theoretical approach is eclectic with main influences of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, and dynamic/self-psychological theory. I am also trained in provision of EMDR therapy and CPT for trauma. I provide individual and group format services for adults in the areas of clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology and with children in the areas of health and rehabilitation. I am also certified in vocational assessment services and have completed a Master of Sciences Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

    Phone: 519-433-3733
  • Dr. Richard Zayed
    McKenzie Zayed

    I received my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed my Clinical Psychology Residency at London Health Sciences Centre. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario (Western University). I am registered as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am the President of the London Regional Psychological Association and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.

    I have acquired a broad range of professional experience at a variety of locations, including the London Health Sciences Centre, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. I have received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and of complex developmental trauma and its consequences, including attachment disturbances and disorders, dissociation, struggles with sexuality, and personality disorders.

    Maintaining a diverse professional life is important to me. Our private practice is my main professional focus and I have been in practice for over nine years. I devote the majority of my private practice time to working directly with patients. Additionally, through our practice, I am involved in teaching, supervision, and community consultations/presentations. Outside of our practice, I provide psychological services at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), a provincial tertiary care mental health centre for children, adolescents, and families, where I am the clinic lead for the Relational Trauma Services. I also hold the position of Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario (Western University).

    All of my professional pursuits allow me to help nurture growth in other human beings, and I find that particularly true of my clinical work. I deeply respect the strength and courage required to move beyond personal difficulties and limitations, and to seek out growth and development, and I value the role I can play in that process. What I appreciate the most about our practice is our sharing of these values. We work very well together as a cohesive and collaborative group.

    Phone: 519-432-6200
  • Dr. Cathy Chovaz

    I provide clinical assessments for children, adolescents, and adults who are Deaf and use American Sign Language. I also offer consultations to mainstream clinicians regarding mental health and deafness.

  • Dr. Kate Partridge
    London Mindfulness Clinic

    Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation skills training for personal development, and for help with stress, anxiety and panic. Individual consulting and coaching, and group workshops and courses.
    Dr. Partridge has had a personal daily meditation practice for more than 25 years and has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation since 2003.

    Phone: 519-852-1743
  • Dr. Felicia Otchet

    Practice in adult mental health and/or the management of medical conditions. Please visit for more information.

    Phone: 519-630-1863
  • Dr. Peter Prior

    Practice in Clinical, Health & Rehabilitation Psychology for adults and seniors. Psychological assessment and psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relational problems, stress, smoking and addiction, adjustment to medical conditions and chronic pain. Extensive experience with cardiovascular patients.

    Private practice located at 379 Dufferin Ave., London, ON, N6B 1Z5

    Phone: 519-719-3497
  • Dr. Lisa Destun
    Dr. Lisa Destun & Associates

    I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and have been a registered clinical psychologist since 2002. I established my private practice at that time, and have since brought on numerous associates to form a group practice devoted to individual therapy for adults, and couple therapy.

    My approach is an eclectic one, incorporating aspects of psychodynamic, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based and solution-focused therapies. While our practice helps clients with a wide range of issues (depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, recovery from abuse, stress management, personal development), my own area of particular interest is couple therapy. Couples typically come to therapy looking to improve their communication (especially around conflict), heal from affairs, deepen their emotional connection, or change longstanding patterns of dysfunctional relating. Helping couples reconnect and feel close again is by far the most rewarding part of my job.

    In addition to my clinical work, my time is spent supervising the psychologists in training who are in the practice at any time, teaching and giving workshops, and providing supervision/mentoring to psychology students, particularly in the area of intimate relationships and couple dynamics.

    Phone: 519-670-6188
  • Joanna McBride
    Archways Centre for CBT

    Joanna has extensive training and practice in treating mood and anxiety disorders, and is certified in CBT by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC) and by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She received her undergraduate training in the UK and USA, and completed her graduate training in counselling psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology (Chicago/Toronto). Joanna credits her strong foundation in CBT to the additional training and calibre of supervision she received through working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto). She has developed a special interest in helping individuals with OCD and related disorders, and she is currently an active member of the International OCD Foundation and The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours.

    Phone: 519 472-6612
  • Dr. Michael Harnadek
    Grace & Harnadek Neuropsychology

    Dr. Harnadek received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Windsor, Ontario in the area of Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology. He has been a staff neuropsychologist within the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario since 1993. Dr. Harnadek holds academic appointments, as Adjunct Clinical Professor, in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and the Department of Psychology at Western University.

    Dr. Harnadek has provided neuropsychological assessment and consultation through his private practice since 1994. He provides services to adolescents (18 years and older) and adults.

    Phone: 519-657-0200
  • Dr. Kathleen Dindoff

    Industrial / Organizational Psychologist. Practice focuses on talent management, career management, personality assessment for selection and career development, performance coaching and program evaluation.

    Phone: 519-619-6556
  • Dr. Mark Dowhaniuk
    Dowhaniuk & Dowhaniuk Psychology Professional Corporation

    Clinical Neuropsychology - Adults, Seniors

    Phone: 647-669-1575
  • Dr. Sandra McKenzie
    McKenzie Zayed

    I founded the psychology practice of McKenzie Zayed in 2005. We are a group of Doctoral level, registered Clinical Psychologists who provide comprehensive services for children, adolescents, and adults. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy, and parenting guidance. We also offer professional supervision and consultation, and we provide a range of services for university, hospital, and agency-based programs. At McKenzie Zayed, daytime and evening appointments are available and health care plans are accepted.

    I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders), personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, attentional difficulties (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), loss/grief, chronic pain/illness, sexual concerns, disturbances in eating and/or sleeping, and relationship difficulties.
    I have worked full-time in private practice for over 18 years. In working with you, my approach will be both thorough and highly tailored to your specific needs. As your therapist, my ultimate goal will be to help you make whatever changes are necessary to alleviate distress and to allow for a richer and more fulfilling life.

    For more information about my work and about our practice, please visit our website at

    Phone: 519-432-6200
  • Dr. Peter Barnett

    I have been a registered clinical psychologist since 1991, with experience working with adults in individual and couple therapy since 1987. With 30 years experience, I am very familiar with treatment approaches that include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and insight-oriented or exploratory therapy.

    The clients I see come looking for help with problems such as anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. In the initial assessment, we try to decide whether to focus directly on your symptoms, such as anxiety, anger or sad mood, or on the underlying issues that give rise to the symptoms. These issues can include a history of trauma, problematic family relationships, or poor self-esteem. Together, we decide what treatment approach would be best, based on your goals.

    I do not keep a waiting list and I can usually schedule you for an appointment within a couple of weeks. If that is not possible, I will talk with you about the nature of your problem and suggest alternative resources.

    Phone: 519-858-2493
  • Dr. Karen Scarth
    Scarth McKillop Professional Psychology Professional Corporation

    I use a client centered approach informed by attachment theory. I rely on a variety of models and techniques including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, experiential, and insight-oriented. I have an extensive background in trauma work as well. With young clients I use play and art therapy techniques to facilitate expression. I see clients who experience difficulties with depression, stress, anxiety, intimate relationships, and parenting. I work with many individuals who are dealing with traumatic experiences ranging from accidents to child abuse. I provide couples counselling as well as treatment to children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and social/peer issues.

    Phone: 519-679-5148
  • Dr. Margaret Weiser

    Practice in Rehabilitation and Clinical Neuropsychology. Assessments, psychological intervention, team consultation, integrated neurorehabilitation. Referrals accepted for clients with third party funding (e.g. HCAI, Medavie/Blue Cross) and self-pay.

    Phone: 519 601 2024
  • Dr Rosalind (Ali) Callard

    Phone: 519-432-1883
  • Dr. Clara Beissel

    My approach to clinical work is client-centered, tailored to the needs and goals of each individual. I provide both short-term, solution-focused therapy and long-term, insight-oriented therapy to adults. I also provide psychoeducational assessments to older adolescents and adults. Concerns regarding possible learning disabilities, attentional disorders, or giftedness are addressed. I also provide psychovocational assessments that are intended to assist in career planning.

    Phone: 519-619-2057
  • Dr. Michael R. MacDonald
    MacDonald & Bryant

    Please refer to our websites, and for detailed information about our group and help for long-term pain and disability. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. Thank you.

    Phone: 519-660-8139
  • Dr. Deborah Reitzel

    I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in both clinical and educational psychology. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Presenting concerns of my clients include anxiety, depression, stress management, and adjustment following life stressors such as children's adjustment to separation/divorce, and overcoming a past trauma. The primary therapeutic modality that I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); however, I also draw from other therapeutic modalities, to accommodate the best fit wit the client. You can inquire about my services by phone or email. From there, we will discuss what your needs are and whether or not I can be of assistance.

    Phone: 519-871-7843
  • Dr. V. Lynn Rennison
    Thames Neuropsychology

    Practice in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP-CN).

    Phone: 519-868-2276
  • Dr. Michelle Duwyn

    I provide assessments and treatment of individuals presenting with a wide range of concerns and challenges such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and eating disorders. My primary therapeutic modality is cognitive-behavioural therapy but I integrate other approaches such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and dialectical behaviour therapy to best suit the needs of each individual. I work with adolescents and adults ages 16 and older. I carry out assessments and treatment of individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. I provide services in the areas of clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology. I have been in private practice for over 13 years while also working in hospital and clinic settings with clients with eating disorders, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and diabetes.

    Phone: 519-719-7100
  • Dr. Judith Francis

    Phone: 519-476-6749
  • Dr. Helen P. Valerio

    Phone: 519-641-3023
  • Dr. David J. A. Dozois

    Treatment of: Depression and anxiety disorders (panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, uncontrollable worry, posttraumatic stress)

    My clinical practice focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. I also help people with other problems in living. The approach that I use primarily is called Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based approach that is highly effective for the treatment of depression and anxiety (among a number of other problems). In fact, if one considers both initial treatment and relapse prevention, CBT is one of the most effective treatments available for these problems.

    I am a Psychologist and University Professor in London, Ontario with a part-time practice that focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety. I earned my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours Psychology degree, Master of Science (M.Sc.) Psychology degree, and Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My post-doctoral clinical experience was conducted at London Health Sciences Centre. I have also completed post-doctoral training in cognitive therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. I am also certified with ACT as a qualified cognitive therapist (#00641) and CBT trainer/consultant. In addition, I am certified with the CACBT (#498). I have been a faculty member (Full Professor) of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) since 1999. I also hold a cross-appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at UWO.

    I have also been very involved in a number of administrative positions. I currently serve as the Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology, a position that I have held since 2010. As well, I have been involved in various leadership roles within Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) spanning many years. For example, I served as the President of the Canadian Psychological Association in 2011-2012 and again in 2016-2017.

    My research objectives are to study theoretically interesting and clinically applied research questions to better understand the causes of depression and to develop optimal strategies for its treatment and prevention. I am also interested in the effectiveness of psychological interventions, evidence-based practice, and the dissemination of knowledge. I have published more than 159 scientific papers, book chapters and books and presented over 320 research presentations at national and international conferences. My research has also been well-funded. I have also had the opportunity to write several articles and book chapters with the founder of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Aaron T. Beck (e.g., Beck, A. T., & Dozois, D. J. A. [2011]. Cognitive therapy: Current status and future directions. Annual Review of Medicine, 62, 397-409; Beck, A. T., & Dozois, D. J. A. [2014]. Cognitive theory and therapy: Past, present and future. In S. Bloch, S. A. Green, & J. Holmes (Eds.), Psychiatry – past, present and prospect [pp. 366-382]. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.)

    Phone: 519-661-2111 x.84678
  • Lorraine McFadden

    I am a staff Neuropsychologist at Parkwood Hospital, where I provide assessment services within the community and hospital for acquired brain injury. I am Board Certified in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology through ABPP. Referrals from family physicians and third parties can be made through ABI Outpatient website:

    Phone: 519-685-4292x42984
  • Dr. Matthew Shanahan
    Practice of Dr. J.R. Ferrari

    I am a generalist with strengths in the areas of family counselling, anger issues, depression, anxiety-related disorders, and trauma. My background research training is in modelling and managing stress and good decision-making.

    Phone: 519-630-4083