Childhood Trauma Specialists

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Childhood Trauma Therapy Specialists

Upon researching the backgrounds of each, we have determined that Saunia Ahmad, Anna Baranowsky, Lisa Bradford, Lana Depatie, and A.E. Pacheco are all highly-regarded therapists currently practicing in Toronto, Ontario whose work encompasses childhood trauma and depression. Below is an overview of each.

DR. SAUNIA AHMAD


Dr. Ahmad engages in a broad array of theoretical approaches to therapy which include:


DR. ANNA BARANOWSKY


DR. LISA BRADFORD


DR. LANA DEPATIE


DR. A.E. PACHECO


RESEARCH STRATEGY

Both Psychology Today and the Ontario Psychological Association keep listings of psychologists and therapists which are searchable by city, issues treated, and so forth, making it the natural place to start. However, there are some weaknesses in both lists, at least from the perspective of the project criteria.

First, while entries frequently note when a particular therapist is not currently accepting patients, we found no instances where the entry specifically states that they currently have open slots in their schedule. We attempted to compensate for this by pulling the website for each therapist or practice to see whether it offered any clarification. While this helped us to eliminate several candidates, there remains the small possibility that a given therapist's schedule is full but that they have not yet updated their website to say so.

Second, neither site rates the therapists who advertise on its board, though Psychology Today does verify that their professionals have valid licenses in their fields and are "not subject to any license strictures preventing practice" and we presume a similar vetting process for the OPA. Lacking the ability to survey the psychiatric community to determine how well-respected each therapist is, we used Google's Scholar database to locate published academics and Google's books database to locate other published works. We also conducted a general sweep for the name of each to find awards, conference activity, and other details to substantiate their reputations.
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