• Dr. Catherine Horvath, C. Psych.
    Dr. Catherine Horvath, C. Psych.

    Dr. Catherine Horvath is a registered psychologist with competencies in clinical work with children, adolescents, and families, as well as forensic work with adolescents.

    Dr. Horvath has experience in working with those struggling with disruptive behaviours, self-regulation, attachment, and sexual behaviour issues related to histories of adverse childhood experiences, complex developmental trauma, adoption related issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and involvement with the child welfare and/or criminal justice systems.

    Dr. Horvath has an especial interest in offering parenting interventions and family therapy whenever possible because parents are the most influential people in their children’s lives, and children and adolescents have a better chance of improvement if the whole family is supported.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Somatic Experiencing PractitionerTM (SEP), Circle of Security (COS-P), Attachment, Regulation, Competency framework (ARC) for complex trauma, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals (ACT certified therapist), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), 3-5-7 ModelTM,
    EMDR (Basic Training)

  • Tiffany Peterson, MSW, RSW
    Tiffany Peterson, MSW, RSW

    Tiffany is a registered social worker with extensive experience working with diverse children, youth, and families in the child welfare, mental health, and youth criminal justice systems.

    Tiffany has experience in working with children and youth who have experienced developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences and those involved in the child welfare system. Specifically, Tiffany has competencies working in the areas of attachment, disruptive behaviors, grief and loss.

    Tiffany embraces a strength-based approach that empowers children and families to work through complex issues impacting their overall mental health and well-being.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Circle of Security (COS-P), Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals (ACT Certified Therapist); 3-5-7 ModelTM ; Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Collaborative Problem SolvingTM (CPS, Tier II Certified), Brainspotting TherapyTM  (Phases 1 & 2)

  • Dr. Rana Pishva, C. Psych.
    Dr. Rana Pishva, C. Psych.

    Dr. Rana Pishva is a registered psychologist with competencies in clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, and her clinical internship in Thunder Bay. She has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related and attachment disorders, parent capacity assessments, and forensic risk assessments with youth.

    Dr. Pishva has experience working with children and youth in child welfare, community mental health, and forensic settings. She aims to support clients to develop adaptive coping strategies, build self-efficacy and self-determination to reach their personal goals.

    Dr. Pishva is committed to providing research-informed clinical services, in a collaborative and kind therapeutic environment. She offers services in French and English.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Circle of Security (COS-P), Dyadic Developmental Therapy (DDP-Level 1); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Applied Suicide Skills Intervention Training (ASIST); Stein Hauer Guildelines for Assessing Parent Capacity (APC1), Advanced Issues in High Conflict Child Custody Cases.

  • Dr. Andrea Librado, C. Psych.
    Dr. Andrea Librado, C. Psych.

    Dr. Andrea Librado is a clinical psychologist who works with children and youth. She has experience working with a variety of clients, including those with developmental/intellectual disabilities and those involved in the child welfare or criminal justice systems.

    Dr. Librado has experience in addressing difficulties like anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, emotion regulation, complex trauma and attachment issues. In her interventions, she aims to help clients understand themselves and the nature of their difficulties and support them to meet their goals.

    Dr. Librado has a special interest in being attentive to client strengths and cultural/diversity dynamics, as well as helping youth explore and develop their sense of identity.

    Dr. Librado is currently on leave.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Circle of Security (COS-P), Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC) framework  for complex trauma; Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Behaviour Therapy

     

  • Mara Rothschild, MSW, RSW
    Mara Rothschild, MSW, RSW

    Mara is a registered social worker with experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds (minority and at-risk children, youth, and families) and settings (child-welfare, residential treatment, substance abuse treatment, youth criminal justice, and international adoption).

    Mara has a passion for supporting youth and families working on issues such as attachment, trans-racial adoption, identity formation, family trauma, and trauma processing.

    Mara has a special interest in supporting youth involved with adoption, as well as adoptive parents pre-, inter-, and post-adoption. Mara has a demonstrated commitment to supporting adoptees as they develop their cultural identities and sense of self, process their feelings and reactions associated with trauma, and their unique adoption stories.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Applied Suicide Skills Intervention Training (ASIST), Collaborative Problem Solving™ (CPS, Tier 1), Circle of Security (COS-P)

  • Dr. Jennifer Hopton, C. Psych.
    Dr. Jennifer Hopton, C. Psych.

    Dr. Jennifer Hopton is a registered psychologist with competencies in clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults.

    Dr. Hopton’s clinical and research experience includes assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan as they struggle with the legacy of adverse childhood experiences, complex developmental trauma, dissociation, and difficulties related to adoption and involvement with the child welfare system. Dr. Hopton also has experience working with traumatic stress responses to experiences such as motor vehicle injury and operational stress.

    Together, Dr. Hopton and her clients work to rewire old brain patterns in order to increase a sense of safety, reduce reactivity, increase mindful awareness, transform emotional experience, and cultivate safe, secure relationships to loved ones.

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Circle of Security (COS-P), Attachment, Regulation, Competency framework (ARC) for complex trauma, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Emotion-Focused Therapy (Levels 1 and 2), Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (Dr. Janina Fisher), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting TherapyTM  (Phases 1 & 2)

  • Jessica Lewis, Psychometrist
    Jessica Lewis, Psychometrist

    Jessica’s role is to assist psychologists with their assessments and administer standardized tests to clients. She is a University of Ottawa graduate in Commerce (Marketing) that previously owned and operated her own childcare facility. This background has allowed her to attain an extensive understanding of children which she uses to provide clients with a secure, comfortable environment in which they can achieve their best results.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Courtney Lockhart
    Courtney Lockhart

    Courtney is the office manager and most likely the first face you will see when you walk into the centre. With over a decade of customer service and administrative experience she strives to make the business of care as pleasant and efficient as possible.

    Please contact Courtney by phone at 613-714-0662 or email at admin@ocfr.ca to arrange an initial appointment or to schedule follow-up sessions. Courtney’s office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.