Location of office: Bells Corners
Dr. Karima Lacène is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#4063). Dr. Lacène provides psychological services, including assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She provides services in a supportive, empathic and collaborative manner.
Dr. Karima Lacène provides psychological services, including assessment and therapy, to children, adolescents and adults. She is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#4063). She offers a wide range of services related to the following:
She also provides psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents and adults, including testing for:
Dr. Lacène ’s therapeutic orientation is best described as integrative. She provides a nurturing, accepting and client-centered atmosphere, and draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential/Humanistic, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Approaches to therapy. Dr. Lacène will tailor her approach to meet the needs of each client.
Dr. Lacène received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology and School Psychology, and her M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. She completed her B.A. Highest Honours in Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
Dr. Lacène has over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in educational and private practice settings. Dr. Lacène was employed at the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL), Ottawa, Ontario between 2003 and 2018. She has managed a large and diverse caseload of students with disabilities including: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, medical and mental health challenges.
Prior to her work at Algonquin College, Dr. Lacène was employed as a School Psychologist with the Edmonton Public School Board. She supported and assessed students who were referred for psycho-educational assessments and counselling. Dr. Lacène has a lot of experience communicating with school personnel, and facilitated supports and services for children, adolescents and adults with attention, learning and emotional difficulties.
Dr. Lacène is a member of national, provincial and local professional associations. She keeps up to date on current developments in the field by regularly attending workshops, conferences, self-study, and regular consultation with peers. Her research interests include: Fostering resilience, strengths based counselling, positive psychology and neuroplasticity.