Bringing specialized, high quality neurodivergent-affirming psychological services to families in the Ottawa region.

Empowering your mental health

An integrative clinical approach

Dr. Julia Ryan and her team provide a range of services to empower individuals, children, youth, and families to improve their functioning and meet their goals. We prioritize collaboratively identifying client needs and providing the necessary guidance for seeking treatments and supports. Furthermore, we strive for a high standard of service to ensure clients feel understood and taken care of.

In her practice, Dr. Ryan emphasizes assessments for all ages to identify the appropriate treatments and supports based on underlying conditions. Dr. Ryan focuses on assessing neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and learning disorders, along with other developmental and intellectual disorders, including giftedness. Our assessments are neurodivergent-affirming and therapeutic, aiming to identify and celebrate strengths while also labeling differences and needs, to help clients and their families build a better understanding of themselves. Our assessments also evaluate comorbid behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders. As part of the assessment, Dr. Ryan establishes tailored recommendations for school, work, and home settings to help the client and others understand and support their needs while capitalizing on their strengths.

Following assessment, we have a team that offers a variety of follow-up care. We have a behavior and learning consultant who can offer support with implementing recommendations at home and at school, and who can assist with practical skill-building. We also have various groups, workshops, and individual therapists to further support skill-building and mental health functioning. Our clinicians specialize in supporting children, youth, and young adults with ADHD, autism, emotion regulation, anxiety, and mood concerns, with an approach that integrates evidence-based practices and modalities like CBT, DBT, and ACT, while also focusing on helping clients identify their strengths and needs and develop new ways to navigate the world and the challenges they face. We aim to develop genuine, caring, and collaborative relationships with clients that serve as the foundation for change, working together to identify goals and develop skills that work best for the individual. We also pride ourselves on providing neurodivergent-affirming care in our interventions, welcoming and celebrating the differences that people have while helping clients develop the supports and strategies they need to feel confident and happy in the world.

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Hi! I'm Dr. Julia.

I am a registered clinical and school psychologist, having graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2019. With experiencing in schools, hospitals and private practice, I specialize in learning, developmental, behavioral and mental health assessments. I have a passion for working with autistic people and those with ADHD.

My treatment approach is integrative and grounded in evidence-based treatments such as CBT and DBT. I take a strength-based approach and focus on being authentic to build strong relationships with clients.

In all of my clinical work, I place the client at the center, taking a collaborative approach that combines my training and clinical experience with the expertise that individuals, youth and families bring about their own strengths and needs.

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