Hamilton Psychological Services

1057 Main St. W, Suite 2-01 Hamilton, ON • 905-527-5991 • 1-877-527-5991 • info@hamiltonpsych.ca •                  Client Portal

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"You were born an original. Don't die a copy."
John Mason


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Helpful Links

About Learning Disabilities:
All Kinds of Minds
Learning Disabilities Association

For Kids and Teens:
Mind Your Mind
Kids Help Phone

For Parents
Books
Kids' Mental Health Ontario
Lives in the Balance
Psychology Foundation

For Couples
Gottman podcast

For everyone
Help Centre
Mood Disorders Association
Canadian Mental Health Assoc.

Professional Organizations
Ontario Psychological Association
Canadian Psychological Assoc.
College of Psychologists of Ontario

Clinicians

Dr. Marnee MaroesDr. Marnee Maroes, Psychologist
Dr. Maroes has been treating and assessing children, families, and adults since 1996. Her practice is grounded in solid experience – she has worked in private practice, education and hospital settings. Dr. Maroes holds a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, completed her internship at Chedoke Child and Family Centre (what is now the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre) and has been working in private practice in the Golden Horseshoe area since 2002. Dr. Maroes also is active with the College of Psychologists (e.g., quality assurance reviews, oral exams, past chair of the registration committee) and teaches ethics to the psychology interns at Hamilton Health Sciences.


Michael DecaireMr. Michael Decaire, M.A., Psychologist
Mr. Decaire focuses on the diagnostic assessment of learning disorders, mental health disorders, and personality. He has spoken on these topics to a number of institutions across the country, as well as through professional associations such as the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Council For Exceptional Children (CEC).


Deirdre BoyleMs. Deirdre Boyle, B.Ed., M.A., Psychological Associate
Ms. Boyle uses an integrative approach for treatment and assessment. When working with individuals in therapy she uses various treatment methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy to support clients in feeling empowered to overcome challenges and recognize their goals. She completed her M.A. at McGill University in Montréal. Ms. Boyle has additional education and experience in secondary and post-secondary schools in previous careers as a teacher and an accessibility services coordinator.


Jenn ComettoDr. Jennifer Cometto, Psychologist
Dr. Jennifer Cometto received her doctoral degree at the University of Windsor. Dr. Cometto is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches. She enjoys helping to facilitate the development of empathy, self-compassion, and social connectedness by working collaboratively with clients to help them recognize and work towards their values/valued life. Dr. Cometto also works at McMaster Children’s Hospital.


Monica KoblikDr. Monica Koblik, Psychologist
Dr. Koblik completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Queensland (Australia). Dr. Koblik utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a model for working with clients. Dr. Koblik also emphasizes a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship which is tailored for client’s needs.


Jessica FranksDr. Jessica Franks, Psychologist
Dr. Jessica Franks completed her clinical training at Lakehead University. Her training included cognitive-behavioural, play-based, developmental, and strength-based approaches. She enjoys helping her clients develop insight, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals.


Dr. Tracy Mewhort-BuistDr. Tracy Mewhort-Buist, Psychologist
Dr. Mewhort-Buist provides assessment and treatment for children and adolescents struggling with school difficulties, attention and behaviour concerns, anxiety, depression, and complex mental health problems. She uses evidence-informed assessment and treatment techniques, including techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, collaborative problem solving, and interpersonal process therapy. Dr. Mewhort-Buist completed her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Waterloo and her post-doctoral Residency with the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium, at the Child Parent Resource Institute and Victoria Hospital. She has worked with in-patient, residential, day treatment and outpatient populations in hospitals, community mental health organizations, private practices and schools. In addition to working at Hamilton Psychological Services, she also works full-time at Lutherwood.


Ms. Jotthi BansalMs. Jotthi Bansal, H.B.Sc., M.A.
Therapist

Ms. Bansal supports clients by promoting self-awareness, resilience, and compassion. She appreciates that clients face unique challenges and aims to help them fulfill goals by providing an integrative approach to therapy, combining Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, and Mindfulness based practices. Ms. Bansal has been involved with Hamilton Psychological Services since 2016 and has a strong background in assessment and diagnosis of disorders. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The University of Toronto and is experienced working with clients in their teens and adulthood.


Ms. Ipek KaptanogluMs. Ipek Kaptanoglu, M.A., Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice)
Ms. Kaptanoglu provides assessment and treatment to adults and families. She employs an integrative approach, tailoring treatment to fit the client's unique needs and goals. She draws from various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness principles. She completed her M.A in Clinical Psychology at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. She is in the process of registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychological Associate.

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Dr. Julie IrwinDr. Julie Irwin, Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
Dr. Irwin is a pediatric clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She provides psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents with a variety of learning challenges. As a neuropsychologist, she specializes in assessments of children with complex developmental, medical, and neurological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, stroke, hydrocephalus, genetic disorders, etc.). Dr. Irwin completed her graduate training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Victoria. She has worked at McMaster Children's Hospital, CHEO, Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health, and in community mental health. She is a part-time Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.


Staff

Ms. Logan Maniaci
Ms. Maniaci is our office manager. She is responsible for the clinic's day-to-day operations and is dedicated to assisting our clients and providing a safe supportive environment. She assists in the development and implementation of the office's policies, procedures and standards, as well as supervises the admin team.





Ms. Maude and Ms. Cardie are our administrative assistants. They keep the office running smoothly and ensure that the process from initial phone call to booking appointments is a pleasant and efficient experience. They also are here to welcome you at our reception window in the waiting room.


Valerie VhrodzickyValerie Vhrodzicky
Ms. Hrodzicky is our bookkeeper. She can help with any questions about sales receipts and payments. She also takes care of billing 3rd-party insurers (e.g., motor-vehicle insurance, WSIB), so that the process is as smooth as possible for clients with these types of funding for their services.


Recently Retired

Dr. Laura ChampionDr. Laura Champion, Psychologist
All of us at Hamilton Psychological Services wish Dr. Champion well in this next chapter of her life. Thank you, Dr. Champion, for being our colleague, friend, and mentor.


Janice CarmentMs. Janice Carment
Congratulations to Ms. Carment on her retirement. We are sure we are joined by everyone who has interacted with her in thanking her for her warmth and ability to take care of us all. Janice joined our group practice before there was a group and we miss her while wishing her well on her next life adventure.