Dr. Rimmer provides psychological services (i.e., assessment and treatment) to children and adolescents in both English and French. Her areas of practice include challenges with behaviour and emotion regulation, mood and anxiety symptoms, coping with medical issues/diagnoses, and working collaboratively with parents through parental coaching and consultation. Her clinical training profile also includes working with children and adolescents presenting with neurodevelopmental conditions (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay), complex medical conditions, extreme prematurity, and physical impairments (auditory, visual, and motor impairments). Dr. Rimmer has developed a special interest and has received specialized training in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Rimmer is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including university teaching clinics, schools, early intervention centres, rehabilitation centers, and pediatric tertiary care hospital settings. Accordingly, she has adopted an integrative and personalized approach, where therapy is tailored to each individual and their current needs. Dr. Rimmer’s practice is largely informed by developmental and attachment theoretical approaches. She draws upon evidence-based approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to promote meaningful change in client’s lives.
Dr. Rimmer holds a doctorate in School and Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. Her doctoral research examined the association between music and emergent literacy skills of children on the autism spectrum, with the aim to improve educational intervention programs for individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions from a strength-based perspective. Dr. Rimmer has presented her research at national and international conferences and has published articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Child Neuropsychology, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.