Meghan Rossi, Ph.D., Psychologist (Cand. Reg.)
They say death and taxes are the only certainties in life. I'd wager that uncertainty can be added to that list. As you experience the many uncertainties of life - whether your mood will lift, if your health condition will worsen - many internal experiences emerge that can limit your ability to live the life you want. To walk with clients through these difficult thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviours, I work within a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, integrating both traditional and third wave (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness) approaches. From the outset of our work, I aim to establish a warm, genuine, and empathic therapeutic relationship, which is the basis for beginning to understand the patterns and factors contributing to the challenges you are facing. From there, we work together to curate a plan forward that includes evidence-based interventions that help move you closer to the life you want to be living. Taken together, I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where you can curiously and courageously explore new ways of interacting with your internal experiences and environment.
I hold a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University. I have experience working with diverse populations in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, community clinics, and private practice. My clinical practice involves working with adults and couples of all identities and backgrounds as they navigate the challenges, grief, and loss often associated with physical (e.g., peri/postnatal health, cancer, heart disease, pain, neurogenerative conditions) and/or mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma) concerns. I specialize in providing couples and sex therapy to those experiencing difficulties within their relationships and sex lives (e.g., problems with sexual function, infidelity, impact of health conditions/medical interventions). As a scientist-practitioner, I am also engaged in research relating to sexuality, teaching, and supervision of clinical psychology trainees. As a fellow human, I enjoy reading or watching suspenseful and rom com stories, spending time with loved ones, cooking, and singing!