Dr. Cheryl Pohlman, Ph.D., C. Psych.
(905) 752- 6789, ext. 120
Dr. Cheryl Pohlman helps her clients explore solutions to a wide variety of emotional and mental health issues. She provides treatment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. As an insightful clinician and skilled diagnostician, she combines up-to-date expertise with experience and compassionate support. Dr. Pohlman counsels children, adolescents and their families experiencing difficulties with school adjustment, stress, anxiety or depression, ADHD, conflicts with parents or siblings, or struggles involving emotional turmoil following parental separation, divorce, death or trauma. She has a special interest in treating families who have a troubled adolescent member, having worked during 1987-1998 providing services exclusively to an adolescent population. Dr. Pohlman also treats adults with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, and difficulties adjusting to life’s changes. She works with couples where one or both partners may be struggling with issues of this nature.
Dr. Pohlman has training and experience in a variety of treatment approaches and her therapeutic orientation can best be described as eclectic. She believes the therapeutic approach should be tailored to the needs of the client. Dr. Pohlman has trained in family systems approaches, behavioural, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, experiential, and gestalt approaches.
Dr. Pohlman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor in 1986 and has been registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1988. She brings over 20 years of experience providing direct treatment and consultative services in education, mental health and independent practice settings. Dr. Pohlman is well known in the field of education, having served as a psychologist and leader with Boards of Education in the Windsor, Ottawa, York, and Durham regions. She previously held the position of Chief Psychologist for the York Catholic District School Board in Aurora, and continues to hold a Supervising Psychologist position with the Durham Board of Education.
Dr. Pohlman is a strong believer in supporting the profession of psychology. She has served with the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) as President-Elect (2000), President (2001) and Past President (2002), as a member and Chair of the Governance Committee and the Membership Task Force, as President of the Section on Psychology in Education, as a Regional Director (Toronto) and as Education Practice Area Director. She has also been an examiner of new psychological registrants for the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Pohlman was awarded the OPA’s Award of Merit in 2004 for her outstanding contributions to the Association, and its Section on Psychology in Education Award of Merit in 1998 for outstanding contributions to psychology within the educational sector.