Vera Roncon, MA, C. Psych.
Areas of practice: Adults/Adolescents; ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, perfectionism, self-esteem, relationship issues.
As a psychologist, I have had the pleasure of working with adults and adolescents since 1993. My academic background in psychology and training in various evidence-based therapies allow me to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of various mental health issues. I have worked in hospitals, community agencies, and in private practice. I spent 12 years working at the Toronto General Hospital, 7 of which were in the eating disorders day treatment centre and 5 in a community mental health program. I have a special interest in working with those affected by eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD.
I work from a client-centred, collaborative, and integrative approach drawing on my training in cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches, attachment and trauma-based therapies including cognitive processing and EMDR. I use techniques that suit the client and do not adhere to a “one size fits all” philosophy. Some typical goals are to help you develop awareness of how your personal beliefs and unhelpful patterns tend to be repeated and keep you stuck in negative emotions. Some types of therapy (CBT for ADHD) involve developing specific skills and changing certain behaviour and thought patterns to improve daily functioning. Other more experiential therapies involve in-session processing of traumatic events (EMDR and Exposure Therapy).