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Psychological & Counselling Services (2016-Present)
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa (2013)
Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 2013
Member of the Ontario Psychological Association
Member of the Ottawa Academy of Psychology
Dr. Davina Bakerman
I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings where I have gained experience with individual and group therapy and conducting psychological assessments. I have many years of experience helping people who are struggling with anxiety, mood, and trauma related difficulties and other life challenges or transitions. I have worked extensively with a variety of populations, including active military, veterans, and first responders (paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and correctional officers). I am a registered provider with VAC/Blue Cross and WSIB.
It is important to me to be open, authentic, and warm with all of my clients. I provide a collaborative, genuine, compassionate and non-judgmental approach with all of my clients. I believe that everyone has a personal set of experiences, individual strengths and qualities that make them unique. With this in mind, I use an integrated and tailored approach to therapy to ensure that I can meet your individual needs.
I believe in continuing education and stay up-to-date with the latest literature in clinical psychology and related practice issues. I also enjoy participating in workshops and training opportunities.
I use a collaborative approach to help you identify specific therapy goals and develop effective strategies to support you in reaching them. I believe in the importance of using evidence-based treatments that are well-researched and shown to be helpful for treating many different areas of concern. I often combine elements from various approaches to ensure that each client receives a tailored approach to therapy. These include:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Therapy
- Schema Therapy
I have worked in different settings including private practice and primary health care. I completed extensive clinical training in tertiary care, community mental health clinics, and the Department of National Defense. I provide individual therapy, psychodiagnostic assessments, group therapy, and consultation to other professionals. I have also assisted clients with managing symptoms that have been barriers to returning to work and have developed successful return-to-work plans.
I believe in collaborating with other health professionals to ensure that clients receive the most effective and efficient care. I have provided consultation services to a number of professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, and case managers.
I am a strong advocate of promoting mental health education within the community. I have provided educational talks to health professionals, members of the public, and organizations on the topics of stress management, caring for loved ones with mental health challenges, trauma/PTSD, assertiveness, and professional ethics in the workplace.
I have experience providing clinical supervision to PhD-level students and psychologists registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I have also taught a variety of university classes at the undergraduate level. In addition to my clinical training, I have experience working on program evaluation and have worked with several community organizations in the area of program development.
I am extremely passionate about my work and I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals.
I provide individual therapy and psychodiagnostic assessment services to adults, first responders, active military, and veterans for the following concerns:
- Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Panic)
- Workplace Issues
- Relationship/Communication Difficulties
- Managing and Tolerating Emotions
- Life Adjustments/Transitions
- Low Self-Esteem