Dr. Kelly Weegar (she/her) provides assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and their caregivers. Her practice focuses a wide range of cognitive, academic and social-emotional challenges, with specialties in neurodevelopmental conditions like autism, as well as trauma and grief. Dr. Weegar’s approach is strength-focused and integrative. She strives to foster nurturing, genuine, and empowering relationships with her clients, children and their caregivers alike. She works collaboratively with her clients to set goals that are tailored to both strengths and needs. Dr. Weegar also places a lot of importance on strengthening diverse family and social connections for all of the children and youth she works with.

Dr. Weegar earned her B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa, with training in a variety of hospital, school, and community-based settings. Her research training focused on educating others about trauma and its potential effects on children’s well-being and functioning, particularly in school settings. Dr. Weegar also has a keen interest and ambition to improve autism screening and assessment, as well as access to neurodivergent-affirming care more broadly, both in her own practice and in the community.

Dr. Weegar is registered as a clinical psychologist in autonomous practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Weegar provides guest lectures and case consultations about autism and trauma, including with other community mental health providers and those in training.