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Meet Our Dedicated Team at Reframe Psychology Clinic

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Psychologist and Co-Director

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz is a founding partner and co-director of Reframe Psychology Clinic. She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has an extensive clinical and research background in the area of anxiety disorders, having spent almost 25 years at SickKids Hospital in program development and training both psychology and psychiatry interns and residents. Her clinical focus is in anxiety and mood disorders with a particular focus on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Selective Mutism. Her practice includes the assessment and intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Mendlowitz has also authored several Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy treatment manuals for anxiety, mood, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and selective mutism. She is certified in CBIT (Comprehensive and Behavioral Intervention for Tics). In addition, she continues to train and supervise other mental health professionals and to engage in disseminating knowledge at various international conferences, as well as parent workshops.

Silva Bernardini

Dr. Silvia Bernardini, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Psychologist and Co-Director

Dr. Silvia Bernardini is a founding partner and co-director of Reframe Psychology Clinic. She is a Registered Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in 2005 and received dual registration as a Clinical and School Psychologist from the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 2007. She has worked extensively in both hospital and school settings with children and their families throughout the years who experience a range of psychological and learning difficulties. Her work focuses on youth who experience Anxiety and Mood Disorders and learning challenges. She assumes a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Family approach to helping children and families develop lifelong skills and reframe their mindsets. She is also actively involved in disseminating knowledge to the community through workshops and lectures to parents and teachers.

Dr. Holley McGinn

Dr. Holly McGinn, Ph.D., C. Psych

Psychologist

Dr. Holly McGinn is a registered Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She received her doctorate degree from the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at OISE/University of Toronto in 2014 and received dual registration as a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and Health Psychologist from the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 2015. She obtained most of her clinical training here in Toronto, Ontario, working in a hospital and school settings such as North York General Hospital, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Toronto District School Board. She completed a 1-year clinical internship and a 2-year clinical-research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach and has worked with children and adolescents experiencing a range of psychological and learning difficulties. At Reframe, Dr. McGinn’s clinical work focuses on children who experience difficulties related to learning, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is also involved in research focusing on pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Dr. Jaclyn Nofech-Mozes, Ph.D., C. Psych

Psychologist

Dr. Jaclyn Nofech-Mozes is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in Clinical Psychology working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received her Ph.D. from Ryerson University in 2019. Dr. Nofech-Mozes has trained at several hospitals and community mental health agencies including the Hospital for Sick Children, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), St. Michael’s Hospital, Integra, and the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI). Dr. Nofech-Mozes provides comprehensive assessments and evidence-based therapies to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, disruptive behaviour, obsessive compulsive disorder, learning difficulties, chronic pain, depression, as well as parenting, attachment, and family problems. She has received specialized training in infant mental health and attachment. Dr. Nofech-Mozes’ approach to therapy is integrative, incorporating components of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within a Family based model.

Krista Bergman, M.Sc., C.Psych.

Psychologist

Krista Bergman is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a designation in the area of School Psychology. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She received her Master’s of Science degree from the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of Calgary in 2012. Krista obtained her clinical training in Calgary, working in a variety of settings, including public schools, student support and special education services, academic research, and private practices. She has an extensive research background, with multiple peer-reviewed publications and research presentations focused on cyber-bullying and how morphological awareness impacts reading comprehension.

Krista has over 9 years of clinical practice identifying and supporting those with intellectual giftedness, Learning Disabilities, attention and self-regulation difficulties (including ADHD), anxiety and adjustment-related challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities. In addition, Krista has experience providing consultation to school staff, delivering professional development workshops, selecting evidence-based recommendations and strategies, as well as providing intervention with children, adolescents and families. At Reframe, Krista conducts gifted assessments and comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for youth experiencing learning differences and ADHD.

PAMELA WYLIE, M.SC.

Psychoeducational Consultant

Pamela Wylie is a psychoeducational consultant at Reframe Psychology Clinic, as well as at the Toronto District School Board. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from McMaster University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has 10 years of experience conducting comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments and providing detailed recommendations to support children both in the classroom and at home. She has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of learning differences, including Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, and ADHD. She has also conducted vocational assessments and helped students with post-secondary education selection and career planning. She has worked at Toronto Western Hospital, Chedoke McMaster Hospital, and various private practices. She was the Clinic Director at Columbia Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre, a large adult and pediatric brain injury rehabilitation facility. Pamela has also been a psychology instructor at Sheridan College.

Marlena Colasanto

Marlena Colasanto, M.A.

Doctoral Student OISE

Marlena Colasanto is a doctoral student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She earned her master’s degree and Honours B.Sc. at the University of Toronto. Marlena completed a school practicum placement with the Toronto Catholic District School Board where she provided psychological services and assessments for students with psychological and learning difficulties. She is also experienced in co-facilitating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy groups for children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at the Hospital for Sick Children with Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz. At Reframe, Marlena provides psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents with learning difficulties. As a graduate student, Marlena is also actively involved in research examining the ways in which children’s environments shape their development.

Carmel Avitzur

Intake Coordinator/Administrator

Carmel is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston ON, where she earned an Honours BA with a specialization in Psychology in April 2021. She has a strong interest in working with youth and children of various ages, with five years of experience at Camp Kinneret-Biluim in Mont Tremblant, QC as a camp counsellor and in staff supervisory roles. At Reframe, Carmel welcomes new and returning families completes the intake process and manages appointment schedules for the team, in addition to her other administrative duties.

Adriane Luna

Intake Coordinator/Administrator

Adriane joined the Reframe team in December 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, with a major in Legal Management. At Reframe, Adriane completes client intakes, schedules appointments, addresses general enquiries, and completes other administrative duties . With varied background in both healthcare and law settings, and over 15 years of administrative professional experience, Adriane approaches all aspects of the job with a positive, hard-working mindset. She is passionate about helping others arrive at solutions to challenges with a clear focus on patient experience and customer service.

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