Psychologist, Co-Director

I provide a compassionate, authentic, and warm approach to psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach to help identify goals and strategies to support each individual reach his or her full potential. I have worked in many different settings (e.g., private practice, primary & tertiary care, and community mental health clinics), providing individual therapy, psychodiagnostic assessment, group therapy, and consultation to other professionals.

Dr. Davina Bakerman

Co-Director, Psychologist

I provide a compassionate, authentic, and warm approach to psychotherapy. I strongly believe in the interplay between physical and mental health and their combined impact on one’s quality of life and well-being. Each individual has their own personal set of experiences, individual strengths, and qualities that make them unique. With this in mind, I tailor my approach to your distinct situation.

I use a collaborative approach to help identify specific goals and strategies to support each individual in moving forward and reaching his or her full potential. I will help clients identify specific thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and relationship patterns that might be working as obstacles in reaching their personal goals. I use therapeutic approaches that have been scientifically tested and have been shown to help individuals cope  with various concerns.

I have many years of experience helping people who are struggling with anxiety, mood, and trauma related difficulties. I also have experience helping those with other life challenges or transitions.

Credentials

Clinical Psychologist (Registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario)

Co-Director, Saterra Psychological & Counselling Services

PhD., Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa

Professional memberships

Canadian Psychological Association

Ontario Psychological Association

Ottawa Academy of Psychology

Clinical experience

I have worked in many different settings including private practice, primary health care, tertiary care, and community mental health clinics. I have experience providing individual therapy, psychodiagnostic assessment, group therapy, and consultation to other professionals. I have also assisted clients with alleviating symptoms that have been barriers to returning to work and have developed successful return-to-work plans.

I believe in collaborating with other health professionals to ensure that clients receive the most effective and efficient care.  and have provided consultation services to to a number of professionals including, family physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, mental health counsellors, occupational therapists, and case managers.

I am a strong advocate of promoting mental health education within the community. I have provided educational talks to health professionals on the topics of stress management, caring for loved ones with mental health challenges, trauma/PTSD, and professional ethics in the workplace. I look forward to continuing to provide educational talks to members of the community, other professionals, and community organizations.

I have experience supervising doctoral students and have taught a variety of classes at the Undergraduate level. I look forward to providing supervision for individuals registered in Supervised Practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

In addition to my clinical training, I have experience working on program evaluation and have worked with several community organizations in the area of program development.

Services offered

I provide individual therapy and psychodiagnostic assessment services for the following concerns:

Depression

Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Panic)

Trauma/PTSD

Stress

Workplace Issues

Grief/Loss

Relationship/Communication Difficulties

Assertiveness

Managing and Tolerating Emotions

Life Adjustments/Transitions

Low Self-Esteem

 

I also provide consultation services to health professionals and other professionals.

Please contact me should you be interested in educational talks for your organization.

How to Reach Me

Practice Line: (613) 831-8181
Direct Line: (613) 867-5037