Meet Marcia GordeykoPh.D., R. Psych.
Marcia Gordeyko is a registered provisional psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families. Ms. Gordeyko’s practice focuses on providing evidence-based treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of each client and their family (e.g., CBT, trauma-focused CBT, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy). Children and youth depend on those around them to help them develop and grow, and to support them in coping with challenges. As such, Ms. Gordeyko provides parent support and parent coaching as an important component of her therapeutic work with children and youth. Collaborating closely with parents/caregivers to help them understand their child’s struggles and strengths is often essential in helping to address their child’s needs.
Ms. Gordeyko specializes in treating youth suffering from:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder and separation anxiety)
- Phobias (e.g., insects, needles)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Mood disorders
- Difficulties with coping skills and emotional regulation
- Behavioural difficulties (e.g., non-compliance)
- Adjustment to difficult circumstances (e.g., chronic illness or injury to self or family members)
Ms. Gordeyko also provides comprehensive assessments for:
- Learning disabilities
- Academic struggles
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
Ms. Gordeyko completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Calgary and her Master of Applied Science in Developmental Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She completed her child psychology internship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Ms. Gordeyko is currently completing her doctoral degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto. Her doctoral research focuses on how the mental health profile of youth involved in multiple systems (e.g., child welfare and juvenile justice) impacts their receipt of treatment. Ms. Gordeyko is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).