Julia van der Werf, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Children, Adolescents, Families
Dr. Julia van der Werf is highly dedicated to providing evidence-based, empathic, and collaborative care to her clients. She provides comprehensive assessment and integrative therapy for children, adolescents, and families, drawing primarily from Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She incorporates several training and educational experiences into her work, having completed her residency at the Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium, including training at the Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health and the University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research. She was a psychologist at the Family Psychology Centre (formerly Kindercare) after having completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Guelph and her undergraduate degree at York University.
Dr. van der Werf has experience treating a wide range of challenges and diagnoses, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, relationship and identity issues, parenting challenges, and behavioural regulation difficulties.