Location of office: Bells Corners
Dr. Tina Shanahan is a clinical and school psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#4934). She provides psychological services, including assessment and therapy, to children and adolescents as well as counseling to their parents. Dr. Shanahan uses different therapeutic approaches to address her clients’ presenting problems and needs. She also provides psycho-educational assessments for adult students.
Dr. Shanahan provides psychological assessment and therapy services to clients dealing with a range of difficulties, including:
She also provides psycho-educational assessments for children and adolescents and for adult students, including testing for:
Dr. Shanahan takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy and incorporates cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and emotion-focused approaches to therapy.
Dr. Shanahan received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Carleton University. She has worked in educational settings and in private practice and has over 30 years experience working with children, teens, and families in the areas of special education, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and behavior management. She has worked for the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), and the Lanark County Board of Education (LCBE), providing psychological services to children and adolescents as well as professional development opportunities for educators since 1983.
Dr. Shanahan established her private practice in 2009 and joined Ottawa West Professional Services in July 2015. In private practice, she has also provided psycho-educational assessments (including assessment of attention difficulties) to adult students attending or entering various post-secondary institutions. Her key areas of interest are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities, giftedness, anxiety, depression, and behavioural challenges.