The Waterloo CBT Clinic is a private psychology clinic specializing in providing cognitive behavioural therapy. We work with adults and adolescents. Treatment areas include anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, and body image concerns.
Dr. Jennifer Boyd, C.Psych.
Dr. Boyd is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Boyd completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Toronto, and her Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology, both at the University of Waterloo. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at The Ottawa Hospital. She has worked in private practice in Waterloo Region since 2013. Dr. Boyd has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, and works with individuals experiencing the following issues: phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and health anxiety. As well, she treats disordered eating, body image issues, perfectionism, depression, and trauma. She assists individuals who have experienced a physical injury, illness, or chronic pain in adjusting and coping with changed life circumstances. Outside of co-founding and working at the Waterloo CBT Clinic, she also serves as a board member for the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and as a clinical adjunct supervisor at the University of Waterloo. She regularly updates her training and knowledge through extensive reading, consultation, and attendance at professional workshops and conferences.
Dr. Boyd recognizes that each individual comes to treatment with unique history, life circumstances, and problem areas. She works jointly with her clients to come to a clear understanding of problem areas, and to develop a treatment plan with their specific goals in mind.
Dr. Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, C.Psych.
Dr. Gavric is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Gavric completed her Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo and her pre-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. She provides consultation, assessment, and cognitive behaviour therapy to adults and adolescents, and has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress, insomnia, depression, and related difficulties. Dr. Gavric works collaboratively with her clients in order to develop a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals. She understands that reaching out to a psychologist can be a daunting experience that often takes much courage, and is committed to creating a safe and trusting environment for the individuals she works with.
In addition to co-founding and working at the Waterloo CBT Clinic, she also works as a psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, is an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo, and is an assistant clinical professor (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is actively involved in research to better understand anxiety and mood difficulties and her work has been published in scientific journals and presented at international conferences. She is actively involved in supervising and training students and other health professionals in assessment and delivery of evidence-based treatments.
Martyn Gabel, M.A., Therapist
Martyn Gabel is working towards the completion of his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He received both his M.A. in Clinical Psychology and his B.A. in Honours Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Martyn has received training at McMaster Children’s hospital working with adolescents and at the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment in Waterloo working with both adolescents and adults. He has worked with a variety of mental health concerns throughout the lifespan and works with clients to help them understand, accept and alter problematic areas of their lives. Martyn provides consultation, assessment, and cognitive behavioural therapy to adolescents and adults, and has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.
Alex Milovanov, M.A., Therapist
Alex Milovanov is working towards the completion of his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo and his B.A. in Honours Psychology from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on understanding characteristics of therapists that make them more helpful and effective. Alex previously trained at Markham Stouffville Hospital as well as the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment at the University of Waterloo. Alex provides assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy to adolescents and adults, and has a particular interest in treating issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. He always strives to approach his clients in an attentive, empathetic, and deeply respectful manner, working collaboratively with individuals to help them reach their goals.
Kelsey MacDonald, M.A., Therapist
Kelsey MacDonald completed her B.A. in Honours Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and her M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Western University. She has previously provided psychotherapy in post-secondary settings, including Fanshawe College, Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Kelsey provides consultation, assessment, and cognitive behavioural therapy to adolescents and adults, and has a particular interest in treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and related difficulties. In addition to working at the Waterloo CBT Clinic, Kelsey works in several private practice settings in the community providing psychotherapy and assessment services for a wide range of presenting concerns. Kelsey takes a collaborative approach when working with clients in order to address goals and develop a treatment plan. She understands that meeting with a therapist can be intimidating, and she aims to create a safe and comfortable space for her clients.