Dana Sheshko

Therapist

Dana Sheshko provides both psychological assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents, and families under the supervision of Dr. Julie Desjardins. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba, and is in the process of completing her dissertation at the University of Ottawa before pursuing licensure in Ontario. Dana has worked with youth and their families as a clinician in many settings, including community mental health centres, hospitals, private practice, and schools. She has experience assessing and treating a range of difficulties, including mood and anxiety symptoms, challenges with attention, behaviour and emotion regulation, learning difficulties, peer and/or family relationships, parenting supports, and intellectual and developmental delays. Dana’s practice is centered on understanding the interactions between an individual’s unique characteristics and their environment (such as their life at school and at home), and how these interactions may impact or promote their development and well-being. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioural, systemic, and/or emotion-focused perspectives to inform intervention, and works collaboratively with clients to identify their goals for engaging in an assessment or therapy.