About Marcovitch & Associates

Dr. Sharon Marcovitch has a Master of Arts Degree in School Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, a Master of Arts Degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from York University. She was Co-Director of the Developmental Evaluation Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children for 15 years. She was an Assistant Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, and Associate Faculty in the departments of Applied Psychology and Educational Theory at the University of Toronto. In these capacities, she has taught courses in Child Development, Social Development, Exceptionalities of Childhood and Psychological Assessment. Dr. Marcovitch provides training to staff within Boards of Education and Consultation to IBI programs for children with Autism. Dr. Marcovitch has been offering services through private practice since 1995.

Dr. Howard Marcovitch has a Doctorate in Applied Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He was Chief Psychologist of The Scarborough Board of Education for 19 years and was Central Coordinator for Psychology, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational and Physiotherapy, and Psychiatry services for the Toronto District School Board. He has also taught courses at the University of Toronto in Psychological Assessment and Childhood Psychopathology. He is a recognized expert in the field of education and special education, with direct experience in the interpretation and application of Ministry of Education policies and procedures, program development, assessment design and student placement.

Associates

Pamela Wylie has a Master of Science in Psychology from McMaster University, and completed her undergraduate in degree in Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Toronto. She completed her clinical training at Chedoke-McMaster Hospital. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with various developmental and clinical issues, including roles at Toronto Western Hospital, private practice and Columbia Neuro-Rehabilitation Services, where she also served as Clinic Director. At Marcovitch & Associates, Pamela specializes in diagnostic assessments of children and adolescents with attentional, developmental and learning issues, as well as career exploration and planning.

Sanaz Mehranvar received her Ph.D. training in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University and is currently working on completing her doctoral dissertation. Sanaz holds a Master of Arts degree from York University and has undertaken clinical training in a variety of multidisciplinary settings including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Bloorview Kids Rehab, and the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Sanaz has extensive training and experience conducting diagnostic, psychoeducational, and social-emotional assessments for young children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of diagnoses. She also uses a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches (e.g., cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), psychodynamic, and family systems) to treat children, adolescent and families who are dealing with mood, anxiety, and behavioural problems. At Marcovitch & Associates, Sanaz specializes in diagnostic assessment of children with attentional, developmental, and learning issues as well as providing therapy to children and their parents with a wide range of presenting problems.

Sabrina McHugh-Thomas earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Carleton University. Sabrina has extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents and young adults by providing psychotherapy in addition to comprehensive psychoeducational and socio-emotional assessments. She has worked with a diverse clientele in various settings including elementary and secondary schools, universities, long-term residential facilities and in private practice. Sabrina has provided treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well behavioural issues that affect youth and their families and has conducted assessments for ADHD, learning disabilities and a variety of behavioural and interpersonal issues. At Marcovitch & Associates, Sabrina specializes in diagnostic assessments of children and adolescents with socio-emotional, attentional, behavioural and learning issues, as well as providing therapy using a variety of evidence based approaches (e.g., cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)) to treat a variety of presenting concerns.

Marina Dupasquier is a doctoral candidate in the department of School/Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. She holds a Master of Arts from the same program. Marina has completed doctoral-level placements at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and at the Better Behaviour Service (BBS) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She completed her doctoral residency at CAMH where she provided group and individual therapy to youth diagnosed with an addiction disorder as well as mental health issues such as mood, anxiety, or personality disorders. She also conducted socio-emotional, neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational assessments within this population. Marina holds advanced education certificates in specialized services such as autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (University of Michigan), cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents (Argyle Institute), and dialectical behavioural therapy for adolescents (Broadview Psychology). At Marcovitch and Associates, she is currently working with children aged 2-18 who present with a variety of issues, including symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and/or oppositionality.

Hailey Sobel completed her Doctoral and Master of Arts degrees in School/Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. She received her Bachelor of Education from York University. She holds advanced education certificates in specialized services including: autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ADOS/ADI-R), social-skills training (CFT and PEERS), and cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents.

Hailey has experience conducting comprehensive psycho-educational, socio-emotional, and developmental assessments, and providing evidence based interventions for a variety of mental health concerns. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at Surrey Place Centre, where she worked with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, and their families. She provided individual therapy and parent counselling, as well as conducted psychological assessments and provided behavioural consultation. During her clinical training, she completed placements in elementary and specialized schools, university, community agencies, and private practice settings. At Marcovitch and Associates, Hailey specializes in working with children aged 2 to 18 who present with a variety of issues, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and anxiety/mood disorders.

Office Manager

Carla Freedman, who has her diploma in Human Resources Management, has been providing Executive and Administrative support to organizations for over 25 years. In her role as Office Manager, Carla has been with Marcovitch and Associates since August 2005.