Dr. Michelle Todorow, Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Todorow received her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York Universityand successfully completed the Clinical Neuropsychology stream. She is currently completing her post-doctoral supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Todorow has completed clinical training in various settings including the former Thistletown Regional Centre,The Hospital for Sick Children, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). While training at CAMH, she worked within various programs including the Mood and Anxiety Service, Youth Justice Clinic, Youth Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Service, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic.In addition to private practice, Dr. Todorow currently works part-time in the Community Mental Health Program at Kinark Child and Family Services.

Dr. Todorow has experience providing assessment, consultation, and intervention services to children, adolescents, and families presenting with diverse needs. With regard to assessment,Dr. Todorow provides comprehensive psychodiagnostic and psychoeducationalassessments to children and adolescents with complex cognitive, learning, and mental health needs. Moreover, she has added experience conducting neuropsychological assessments with children and adolescentspresenting with a range of medical and neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, preterm birth, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Working with various systems to adapt environments to better meet her client’s unique profile of neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses is a particular area of interest. Since 2007, she hasalso been actively involved in a number of clinical and research initiatives focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder(FASD)and is a member of a provincial committee and charitable organization devoted to providing advocacy and support for those affected by this disorder.

With regard to intervention, Dr. Todorow is experienced in developing individualized treatment plans for children and adolescents struggling with complex mental health, learning, and behavioural needs (e.g., mood/anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, substance use issues, emotional dysregulation, suicidal/self-harm behaviours). When conducting therapy, she typically draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Her easy manner, use of humor, warm interpersonal style, and collaborative approach helps create a safe and accepting environment for clients of all racial, religious, cultural, gender identity, and sexual orientation backgrounds. Dr. Todorow also has experience working with clients with diverse family structures (e.g., kin placements, foster placements, adoptive families, blended families). Dr. Todorow continuously strives to update her knowledge base and expand her repertoire of therapeutic modalities to best meet her clients’ unique needs.

On Maternity Leave.

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