Psychologists, Psychotherapist and Psychoeducator
Dr. Julie Norman, C. Psych.
Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
Dr. Julie Norman is a psychologist registered for autonomous practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, practicing in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with children and adolescents. She enjoys helping young people and their families to understand psychological assessment data and its relevance in their day-to-day lives. She provides psychoeducational, neuropsychological, gifted, and developmental assessments for children who are presenting with symptoms of a learning disability, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression/low mood, adjustment difficulties, behavioural challenges, and/or emotional dysregulation, among other concerns.
Dr. Norman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor. She has trained and worked in a variety of educational and healthcare settings, including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Children’s Centre (Detroit, MI), the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (Windsor), Providence Care Hospital (Kingston), McMaster Children’s Hospital (Hamilton), and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Dr. Norman is currently a Psychologist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
When she is not working with young people and their families, Dr. Norman can usually be found hiking with her dog.
Claudine Orfali M.A.
Claudine Orfali holds a Master's degree in Counseling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University, where she currently works as a counsellor, and a Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Ottawa. She has been practicing therapy with individuals, couples and families in French and English for over four years.
Her areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, stress, self-assertion, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, parenting and life transitions. Having worked for more than 8 years with children and adults on the autism spectrum, Claudine recognizes the needs of the individual as well as those of the surrounding family members. She continues to refine and update her toolbox by attending courses and workshops regularly. She holds her ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
In addition to her work in private practice, Claudine is working at Maison Fraternité, a treatment and rehabilitation centre for people suffering from addictions and/or a concurrent disorder where she provides psychotherapeutic services. She continues to refine and update her toolbox by attending courses and workshops regularly. She is currently registered for practice with the College of Psychotherapist of Ontario. She holds her ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Dre Claudine Jacques, Ph.D.
Claudine is a psychoéducatrice and professor in the department of psychoeducation and psychology at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. She developed an expertise in the field of autism following her work at CHU Ste-Justine and in mental health Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital. She focuses on the strengths and interests of children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum disorder to improve social skills, emotional regulation, problem-solving skills and to reduce problematic behaviors. She also offers direct and indirect interventions for children with attention- deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety or behaviour difficulties to support the individual as well as his/her environment (family, daycare and school).
Claudine’s field of practice include:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Childhood Behaviour Disorders
Childhood Anxiety Disorders
Registered Psychotherapist, (MA, RP, CCC)
Julie Desjardins is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Learn more about Julie here.