Dr. Tomoko Arimura, C.Psych.

Dr. Tomoko Arimura

Clinical Psychologist

Professional Summary

Dr. Arimura is a psychologist who has expertise in working with children and their families to better understand and overcome a variety of challenges stemming from learning, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. She works collaboratively with school teams and health professionals to ensure a coordinated approach to treatment.

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Learning disorders
  • Developmental trauma
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Parent-child relationship difficulties

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-focused therapies
  • Attachment-based therapies

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)


  • Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.), School and Clinical Child Psychology – the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), School and Clinical Child Psychology Clinical Psychology – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honors, Psychology, University of Victoria

Current Professional Positions

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

Past Professional Positions

  • Oshawa/Woodbine Psychological and Counselling Services
  • IWK Health Centre, Preschool Paediatric Psychology Service,
  • Saanich Child & Youth Mental Health

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