After pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher, Naomi realized that she was passionate about helping children with learning and emotional challenges. She went back to school to become a child psychologist and graduated with a BSc degree in psychology from York University. In her undergraduate career, Naomi received a variety of awards for her academic accomplishments, including the prestigious Governor General’s Award for the highest standing in her graduating class. Naomi obtained her MA in School and Clinical Psychology at OISE/University of Toronto and has completed her PhD degree.
In the course of her training, Naomi has gained experience at a variety of sites, including
The Toronto District School Board and Surrey Place Centre. She has worked at Cornerstone as a psychoeducational consultant since 2014 under the supervision of Melissa Cait, Clinical Director and Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Naomi performs psychological assessments for children and adults with a wide range of issues such as intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. She strives to apply her first-hand knowledge of the classroom gained during her years as a teacher in tailoring her recommendations for each client.
In her therapy work, Naomi maintains a caring and relaxed ambiance where children and adolescents feel comfortable discussing their mental health concerns. She draws upon a variety of techniques to create an individualized approach for each client, and often incorporates art and play therapy techniques into her sessions. Naomi has special expertise working with clients with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, anxiety, selective mutism, and chronic illness, as well as in the area of bereavement. She also facilitates social skills and support groups and offers parent counselling.