About Dr. Iryna Ivanova

It has always been my deepest passion to understand human behaviour. As a Clinical Psychologist, it is my privilege to help others to better understand themselves in order to lead mindful and meaningful lives. My doctoral degree in Counselling & Clinical  Psychology (University of Toronto) and a post-doctoral fellowship training (Eating Disorders Program, The Ottawa Hospital) have allowed me to delve into the creative facets of clinical psychology as well as the scientific aspect. In addition to providing assessment and psychotherapy, I provide clinical supervision to graduate students in Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Ottawa and in my private practice.

Some of my passions include working with individuals who experienced various forms of Trauma (early childhood physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or neglect, war-related trauma, and occupational trauma), as well as those individuals who are challenged by various forms of Anxiety (generalized, social, health, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, phobias).

I have a particular interest in the treatment and research of Eating Disorders and disordered eating, helping individuals understand their emotions and learn to be guided by their underlying healthy needs, improve relationship to their body and themselves,  normalize relationship to food, and improve relationships with loved ones.

I received extensive clinical training in Emotion-Focused as well as Psychodynamic-Interpersonal psychotherapies through graduate and postdoctoral training and supervision. This, coupled with a personal interest and practice in yoga and mindfulness provide a comprehensive and compassionate framework from which to understand your individual concerns. Depending on the presenting concern, I also utilize Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brainspotting Therapy, and Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy.