Danijela Maras is a fifth year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Ottawa. She provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families in both English and French. Danijela has trained in a variety of settings such as The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, The Ottawa Hospital, and the Centre for Psychological Services and Research. Her approach to therapy is primarily from a cognitive-behavioural and systemic perspective. In her work, Danijela emphasizes collaboration, warmth, and authenticity.
Danijela completed her BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and her BA (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and her MA in Psychology at Carleton University. Prior to joining the PhD program, Danijela worked in various research settings such as the Youth Research Unit at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, CHEO’s Eating Disorder Program, and CHEO’s Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group. Danijela’s doctoral research examines how adverse childhood experiences and attachment impact behavioural health and group psychotherapy outcomes in an adult rehabilitation population.