Our Team

Zoey Burr
Psychometrist

Zoey Burr graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours BSc in Psychology. She has previously completed her honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Julia Ryan regarding the cognitive overlap between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety symptoms through event segmentation. Zoey is proficient in both official languages and has various experiences working with children and adolescents as a tutor, summer camp counsellor, early childhood educator assistant, and caregiver. Specifically, her past work experiences have allowed her to acquire skills working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and verbal/non-verbal learning disabilities. Zoey enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families while projecting positivity.

As a psychometrist, Zoey is responsible for conducting testing with clients including cognitive, academic, language, and memory testing. Zoey also helps organize client files and maintain the office space along with other administrative tasks.

Nicolás Francisco Narvaez Linares (he/him)
Therapist

Nicolás completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in early 2022. Currently, he is pursuing post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), in School Psychology at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), and in Clinical Psychology in private practice. Nicolás will be seeking registration in these areas with the College of Psychologist of Ontario and l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He has received extensive training in these areas at CHEO, OCDSB, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, the Montfort Hospital, and the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research. He is known for his warm, approachable and authentic style.

In therapy, he provides services in English, French, and Spanish to children and youth (up to 19 years old) struggling with anxiety and/or mood disorders, and those looking for support with stress management and interpersonal challenges. He also works with youth who have been identified as gifted/twice-exceptional and those with mild executive functioning challenges and LGBTIQA+ issues. His theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioural therapy while integrating perspectives and techniques from interpersonal therapy. He is passionate about applying neurobiological and multicultural perspectives when working with clients. Regarding
assessments, he provides neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments to children and youth who have a medical condition, a neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g., ADHD, ASD, APD, ID, SLD), or are gifted/twice-exceptional.

He has published in scientific journals, presented at multiple conferences, and taught university courses. He continues volunteering with organizations that promote youth leadership and citizenship, and advocating for human rights. In addition, he is part of different committees at the local and national levels promoting training in psychology.

Christina Amico (she/her)
Therapist

Christina is a doctoral student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western University. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University and is also an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). Through these experiences, Christina has worked as a classroom teacher, a clinician in community clinics providing therapy and assessments, and has facilitated mindfulness-based therapeutic groups. 
Christina provides counselling services in English to children, youth, and young adults. Christina supports clients with various mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and low self-esteem. Using techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Christina provides evidence-based treatment to meet specific therapeutic goals. Christina also conducts psychoeducational assessments for individuals with various learning, socioemotional and neurological profiles. 

She is passionate about providing a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space, practicing from an intersectional and anti-oppressive lens. Christina emphasizes a client’s strengths to help foster resiliency, working from a strength-based perspective. Her supportive and collaborative approach empowers individuals to learn skills that will enable them to create meaningful and positive life changes.

Nathalie Dugan
Administrative Assistant

Nathalie graduated from the University of Ottawa’s BA Honours in Psychology program in 2018. Nathalie has many years of experiencing working in research settings, with a special focus on ADHD. Nathalie also has experience in human resources with the government and has a passion for working with people. As an administrative assistant, Nathalie is responsible for helping answer client questions and setting up files.