Bio

Dr. Carmelinda Longo

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Ph.D., C. Psych.

Some clients have learning, cognitive, behavioural, academic and emotional challenges which impact their functioning across home, school and work environments.

Having clients undergo a comprehensive neuropsychological, psychoeducational or psychological assessment can help them better understand their strengths and challenges and can lead to a proper diagnosis. I offer clients several recommendations with a particular emphasis on cognitive compensation strategies that can help circumvent some of their difficulties. In addition, with a proper diagnosis, clients can often receive the support they need from school or work.

I also provide psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and insomnia to children, adolescents and young adults using a primarily Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approach.

Dr. Longo completed her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa and spent two years completing a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at Community Head Injury Resource Services, where she worked primarily with adults with traumatic brain injury conducting neuropsychological and medical-legal assessments. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where she specialized in pediatric neuropsychology. She also completed clinical training at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Children’s Aid Society (CAS), Elizabeth-Bruyere Hospital and Lesley Miller and Associates.

Client Focus:

Child, Adolescents and Adults

Types of Therapy:

CBT, Mindfulness and Psychoeducational, Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessments

Issues:

Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Concussion, ADHD, Giftedness, Epilepsy, Brain Tumours, Stroke, Anxiety and Depression

More Than Just My Work:

“Everything has to evolve or else it perishes.” John Knowles, A Separate Peace