Melissa Read
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE


I am a PhD candidate preparing to enter supervised practice as a clinical and school psychologist (supervised practice) upon completion of my doctoral degree. I have completed my predoctoral residency at the London Child, Youth, Family, and Forensic Psychology Consortium (clinical child and adolescent track) and am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. I completed my master’s degree at the University of Western Ontario in school and applied child psychology. I have also completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Windsor and was previously employed as an educator in London, England before beginning my graduate journey.

Through my clinical training, I have worked in different settings including school boards, community clinics, private practice, and a children’s mental health agency. I have obtained experience providing assessment and intervention services for a range of challenges including learning/academic challenges, mood and anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties, and parenting challenges.

At McKenzie Psychology, I provide evidence-based assessment and intervention for children and adolescents under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Meek. I am committed to helping individuals and families recognize their strengths, address their challenges, and access support and solutions. I use an evidence-based, integrative approach in my work with patients that is tailored to their unique goals and needs. I value the individuality of each of my patients while also recognizing the importance of the communities and systems around them. I aim to create a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental space for my patients where they feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes.

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