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Bio

Chanel Frank

Psychology Resident
M.Ed.

Life can feel overwhelming and beyond our capacity, especially when our self-doubts and fears get in the way of our daily living. I work to help you tackle these challenges in a way that fit you, your lifestyle, and goals for therapeutic change.

By utilizing psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches, I aim to understand your experiences by gaining your perspective on life. I strive to help my client recognize patterns in their thoughts, feelings, and core beliefs in order to offer insight into their present self and situations. I believe that everyone has the ability for change, but we must grant ourselves the power and agency to do so. When we shift this power from external factors and begin exploring our unique selves, we soon discover the ability to overcome our self-defeating patterns. I honour my client’s experiences and work with them to uncover their strength and resiliency to help facilitate desired change.

Through a safe, warm, and welcoming environment paired with an empathic, collaborative, and individualized approach, my goal is to create a unique therapeutic alliance as the foundation for therapeutic change to help you tackle life’s challenges, and help prevent later suffering and hardship.

Chanel is pursuing a Master of Psychology in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, and a certificate in psychological assessment, at Adler Graduate Professional School. She holds a Master of Education in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE, University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from York University. Chanel’s clinical experience includes conducting psychological assessments, interviewing, performing neurofeedback, and facilitating therapy workshops for parents. Chanel also has six years of teaching experience (including special education) working with children, adolescents, and their parents across school boards as well as with adults in post-secondary education.

Client Focus:

Children, Teens (13+), Adults

Types of Therapy:

Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, CBT, Psychoeducational and Psychological Assessments

Issues:

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, School/Learning Difficulties, Trauma

More Than Just My Work:

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy hiking, yoga, and horseback riding. You’ll often find me hanging out with my cat or in the kitchen exploring new recipes. At the centre of all of these, I am passionate about spending quality time with my family. I hope to one day create the family cookbook to pass on to generations!