Dr. Dee Gavric is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is the co-director of the Waterloo CBT Clinic. She completed her Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo and her pre-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Prior to co-founding the Waterloo CBT Clinic, she worked at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Erin Fallis is a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is co-director of the Waterloo CBT Clinic
Dr. Gavric 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 is committed to providing evidence-based treatments in a supportive and trusting environment.
Dr. Gavric is actively involved in supervising and training other professionals in CBT at the clinic as well as in her role as an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and published articles on anxiety and related disorders in peer-reviewed journals. She is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).
Dr. Erin Fallis is a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is co-director of the Waterloo CBT Clinic. She received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at the The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, training primarily in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. She has worked in private practice since 2015.
Dr. Fallis provides consultation, assessment, and therapy services to adults and couples. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress-related difficulties, insomnia, and interpersonal issues. In her work with couples, Dr. Fallis uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help clients address concerns such as communication difficulties, relationship dissatisfaction, and infidelity. Dr. Fallis’ approach to therapy is warm, respectful, and collaborative. She works with each client to understand their personal strengths, difficulties, and treatment goals in order provide individualized treatment using strategies supported by research.
Dr. Fallis is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA). She has conducted and published research focused on understanding couples’ sexual satisfaction and functioning.
Dr. Boyd is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has worked in private practice in Waterloo Region since 2013 and co-founded Waterloo CBT Clinic in 2018. Prior to working in private practice, 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.
Dr. Boyd provides cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to treat a range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders. She also assists individuals who have experienced a physical injury, illness, or chronic pain in adjusting and coping with changed life circumstances. Dr. Boyd recognizes that each individual comes to treatment with unique history, life circumstances, and problem areas. She works collaboratively 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. Boyd is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo, providing clinical supervision to graduate students. She is a member of a number of professional associations including the Ontario Psychological Associate (OPA), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Association of CBT (CACBT). Dr. Boyd regularly updates her knowledge by attending conferences, workshops, and engaging in consultation with her colleagues.
When not at work, Dr. Boyd spends her time reading, painting, gardening, and walking Maurice (her dog).
Kelsey MacDonald is a Registered Psychotherapist who 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. She has also worked in several private practice settings where she conducted assessments and provided individual psychotherapy to individuals struggling with a wide variety of presenting concerns. 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. 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.
Dr. Ashley Hyatt, C.Psych. is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Ashley completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Waterloo, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, both at the University of Toronto, OISE. Ashley has worked with diverse clients in a variety of professional settings. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH).
Ashley provides consultation, assessment, and cognitive behavioural therapy to adolescents and adults. Ashley has experience assisting clients working through trauma, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), stress, emotion regulation, and insomnia. Ashley values collaboration and prioritizes working to empower clients. She creates a unique treatment plan tailored to each individual’s personal experiences and difficulties to help clients achieve their treatment goals. She seeks to create a safe therapeutic environment for all by conveying warmth and prioritizing the therapeutic relationship.
Ashley also has a research background exploring how Indigenous traditional knowledge improves mental health outcomes of Indigenous peoples. She advocates for including cultural approaches to decolonize mental health treatments and promote healing and mental wellness.
Sam Katerji is a registered psychotherapist who completed her B.A. in Honours Psychology from the University of Waterloo and her M.A. in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She has provided psychotherapy at Wilfrid Laurier University’s student wellness centre, private practice, Collingwood General Hospital’s out-patient mental health clinic, and a CBT clinic for an indigenous community. Sam uses cognitive behavioural therapy and other evidence-based treatments with adolescents and adults and has a particular interest in the treatment of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and depression. She collaboratively works with clients to articulate the problem, to be present with it in a safe therapeutic environment, and to take small achievable steps toward more effective living.
When you call or email our clinic, Gosia will likely be the first person you speak with. Gosia brings to Waterloo CBT Clinic over 15 years of experience in providing hospital-based patient care. Since joining the Waterloo CBT Clinic, Gosia feels “so proud and grateful to be part of this amazing team.” She enjoys helping everyone that comes through our door. In her spare time, Gosia loves to take care of her two beautiful sons.
Emma completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University, and will be starting her graduate certificate in Mental health and Disability Management at Mohawk College in the Fall. She hopes to continue on to get her masters in clinical or counselling psychology. Emma supports the Waterloo CBT clinic as a volunteer developing educational content. In addition to volunteering for the Waterloo CBT Clinic, Emma works for John Howard Society as an Employment and Youth Services Assistant where she provides support and mentorship to vulnerable youth and connects them to employment opportunities.
Maurice loves greeting people in the waiting room and being petted. He is very friendly and likes people. He’ll show you the way to Dr. Boyd’s office, and then spend the next hour snoozing under Dr. Boyd’s desk. When he’s not at Waterloo CBT Clinic, he enjoys his hobbies, including going for long walks, rolling in the grass (or snow), and begging for treats.
Juneau can often be found in Dr. Gavric’s office and likes to snooze under the desk. He’s a calm dog but can be nervous when meeting new people; we are actively using CBT skills to help him work on his anxiety and build his confidence! In his spare time, Juneau loves to run around at the park, socialize with his doggy friends, and take long naps to recharge his batteries!