Dr. Edna Aryee
PhD, C. Psych. (Supervised Practice)
Areas of Expertise:
Trauma (Childhood, PTSD, Cultural, and Historical)
Depression and Anxiety
“Obstacles do not have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan. My primary objective is to help individuals reach a greater understanding of themselves in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. Those who desire to succeed and achieve their fullest potential are most likely to benefit from my integrative approach. I am an authentic and compassionate clinician, dedicated to providing practical treatment for individuals from all racial, religious, gender, and cultural backgrounds. I use empirically supported techniques from cognitive behavioural, trauma-informed, emotion-focused theories, dialectical behavioural, and interpersonal theories
I help people experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, crisis management, work-life balance, lifestyle issues, stress management, trauma, cross-cultural struggles, and interpersonal difficulties, grief, anger management, marital intimacy, communication and emotional attachment. I have extensive training in forensic risk assessments, immigration assessments, HIV counselling, addictions and substance abuse counselling, sexual offender counselling and rehabilitation.
I completed my doctoral degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, and an adjunct doctoral degree in Gender and Women’s Health at the University of Toronto. My research has focused on the sexual behaviour of young women in Africa. I completed my residency and forensic training with the Correctional Services of Canada and Forensic Behavioural Services in Kingston Ontario. I have completed externships at world-class sites in North America and Africa, and worked in psychiatric and forensic hospitals, correctional facilities, outpatient clinical settings and private practices where l received specialized training forensic risk assessments, cognitive assessments and diverse treatment modalities.
I have received several academic awards and prestigious credentials in recognition of my contributions towards research and community development. I have three published peer-reviewed papers in scholarly journals and one book chapter. I am a psychologist registered for supervised practice with The College of Psychologists of Ontario.