Roo Deinstadt 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, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Her areas of practice include anxiety, depression, life transitions, attention and behavioural difficulties, learning problems, and parenting difficulties. She holds particular interests in the assessment and treatment of learning disorders and ADHD, and in helping clients and their families manage chronic illness or other health conditions.
Roo’s approach to assessment and therapy is warm, genuine and collaborative. She incorporates cognitive-behavioural, systemic and experiential (e.g., emotion-focused) perspectives using an integrative approach that is strengths-based and tailored towards a clients’ unique life circumstances.
Prior to beginning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Roo completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at Queen’s University, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She has received training in a range of settings including schools, hospitals and a university student counselling centre. Currently, she also offers services at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa.