Dr. Sabrina Chiarella, C.Psych.

Dr. Sabrina Chiarella

Clinical Psychologist

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Professional Summary

Dr. Chiarella is an engaging and empathic tri-lingual (English, French, Italian) psychologist whose career expertise and specialized training has focused on working with preschool children (ages 6 and under). She uses a modified CBT approach with children and families that is adapted specifically for preschoolers and younger children. This skill-based therapeutic approach involves the child and parents in the session together.

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural issues
  • Emotion regulation difficulties
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Parent-child relational issues
  • Trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorder)

Professional Credentials 

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – Ordre des Psychologues du Québec/College of Psychologists of Québec (OPQ)

Professional Affiliations 

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, University of Western Ontario
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Huron University College
  • Child and Adolescent Track Coordinator, London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium

Education 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology – Concordia University
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology – Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (B.A.), Psychology – Concordia University

Current Professional Positions

  • Archways Centre for CBT
  • Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness, Community Services Team

Past Professional Positions

  • Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), Attachment and Consultation Education Service (Internship)
  • London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria/Children’s Hospital, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day Treatment program (Internship)
  • London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Adult Neuropsychology (Internship)

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