Joana is a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Ottawa. She provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents and families in English and in French, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Her areas of practice include mood, anxiety, behavioural and learning difficulties, as well as parenting challenges. Joana takes an integrative, strength-based approach to meet the individual needs of clients and strives to foster a nurturing, empowering and collaborative environment for her clients.
Prior to working at CAFCO, Joana has had experiences working with children, adolescents and families at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and has also gained experience working as a psychometrist providing academic assessments prior to beginning her graduate studies.