Dr. Kelly Weegar (she/her) provides assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and families for diverse needs such as anxiety, trauma, grief, mood concerns, emotion and behaviour dysregulation, learning and developmental difficulties, parent-child relationship issues and support with difficult life circumstances. 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, often combining different evidence-based (research supported) therapeutic tools to address those goals. 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 completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and has trained in a variety of hospital, school, and community-based settings. She is registered as a clinical psychologist in autonomous practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. To remain current on developments in mental health care for children and youth, she continues to attend training workshops and other professional development opportunities.
Dr. Weegar also has a keen interest in educating others about trauma and its potential effects on children’s well-being and functioning. Beyond her clinical work, she provides training workshops about child maltreatment and related topics to a variety of audiences, including school-based professionals and other mental health practitioners.