Dr. Katherine Henderson, C.Psych.
Co-founder and Co-director
Dr. Henderson has been a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists since 2001. She obtained her Ph.D. from York University in 2000. Dr. Henderson was Clinical Director and Lead for Research and Program Evaluation for the Regional Eating Disorders program for children and youth at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for ten years. At CHEO, Dr. Henderson specialized in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and associated mood and anxiety disorders. She has trained numerous emerging psychologists and health care professionals. Dr. Henderson is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University and continues to be active in co-leading provincial and national research projects and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Henderson has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She believes in the inherent strength of individuals and families and believes strongly that therapy provides the ability to instill hope and correct past emotional wounds. She believes in the healing power of families and a strong therapeutic relationship with clients.
With Drs. Lafrance-Robinson, Delohanty, and Mayman, Dr. Henderson is developing emotion focused family therapy for eating disorders across the lifespan and emotion coaching for all parents.
To contact Dr. Henderson:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 201
Dr. Shari Mayman, C.Psych
Co-founder and Co-director
Dr. Mayman has been a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 2006. She has experience working in a variety of public settings, including the Montreal Children’s Hospital, The Allen Memorial Hospital, and Regional Children’s Centre of Windsor, Ontario. In addition, Dr. Mayman has worked in private practice in both Windsor and Ottawa. Prior to founding Anchor Psychological Services, Dr. Mayman was a staff psychologist at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for 7 years, where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and associated mood and anxiety disorders. She has trained and supervised many emerging psychologists and health care professionals and has stayed active in research since obtaining her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Concordia University in 2005.
Dr. Mayman is adept at treating a wide range of age groups and problems. She works with individuals, families, and groups, tailoring her approach to meet the unique needs of each client. At the root of her treatment philosophy is belief in the importance of developing a strong client-therapist relationship and in the power of children, youth, and families to harness their strengths to make real changes in their lives.
With Drs. Lafrance-Robinson, Delohanty, and Henderson, Dr. Mayman is developing emotion-focused family therapy for eating disorders across the lifespan and emotion coaching for all parents.
To contact Dr. Mayman:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 202
Dr. Hien Nguyen, C.Psych.
Dr. Hien Nguyen is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical developmental psychology at York University and completed her predoctoral residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Dr. Nguyen has worked and trained in a variety of settings, including community-based mental health centres, university clinics, and tertiary care hospitals. Dr. Nguyen’s research interests include resilience and developmental strengths among children and adolescents. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Nguyen currently provides comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments of children and youth. She also provides individual therapy to children and youth, as well as family and group therapy.
Dr. Nguyen has extensive experience working with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, across various age groups (early childhood to emerging adulthood), and presenting with a wide range of clinical, learning, and developmental difficulties. Employing approaches that are evidence-based and collaborative (e.g., CBT, DBT), Dr. Nguyen is guided by the belief that children and families possess the strengths and assets to not only manage difficulty, but to thrive. She believes that great change is possible within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship and supportive family environment. Dr. Nguyen offers psycho-educational assessment of children and youth to evaluate learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and gifted status.
As part of the team at Anchor Psychological Services, Dr. Nguyen is specialized in providing emotion-focused family therapy and emotion coaching.
To contact Dr. Nguyen:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 204
Dr. Sarah Jane Norwood, C.Psych.
Dr. Norwood is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology from York University in Toronto and completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Over the course of her training, Dr. Norwood has gained experience providing psychological services to children, youth, and families in hospital and community mental health settings. She has also co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research on body image, eating disorders, and emotion regulation at several international conferences.
Dr. Norwood offers psychological services to children, youth, and families. She offers individual and family therapy to those struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and eating disorders. Dr. Norwood also provides psycho-educational assessment of children and youth to evaluate learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and gifted status. Dr. Norwood tailors her approach to meet the needs of each client. She uses evidence-based approaches while helping clients to build upon their strengths. She works with individuals and families to build a strong therapeutic relationship and empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
As part of the team at Anchor Psychological Services, Dr. Norwood is specialized in providing emotion-focused family therapy and emotion coaching.
To contact Dr. Norwood:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 203
Shawna Melbourn, BSc. AHN, Registered Dietitian.
Shawna Melbourn is a Registered Dietitian (RD). Although she specializes in nutrition therapy for eating disorders, she works with people with a variety of nutrition-related concerns. Shawna is committed to working closely with individuals and families to navigate the sea of nutritional trends and gain confidence with eating and nutrition.
Over her twelve years of practice, Shawna has worked in a variety of settings including being the treatment team dietitian for the Eating Disorder Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Pulling from all her areas of nutrition expertise such as intuitive eating, weight concerns, sports nutrition, children’s eating challenges, Shawna offers a well-rounded approach to eating disorder treatment. She has presented at national conferences, schools, and universities about nutrition therapy for eating disorders.
She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a degree in Applied Human Nutrition in 2005 and has since been member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Shawna holds a certificate in Adult Weight management from The American Academy of Nutrition and a certificate in Motivational Interviewing.
Shawna is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor .
To contact Shawna Melbourn:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 206
Rimi Datta, Office Manager
Rimi has earned her Bachelor of Arts Honors degree at Carleton University in Criminology with a concentration in Psychology. She later went on to complete a postgraduate diploma in Event Management. Her diverse work experiences include administration, esthetics, event coordination and photography. Rimi’s motivation, desire to learn and outgoing personality are what make her a unique member of Anchor Psychological Services. With her many talents, she is able to meet the needs and wants of clients through hard work, and dedication.As part of the team at Anchor Psychological Services, Rimi will be handling all booking, scheduling and inquiries.
To Contact Rimi:
Phone: 613.722.7373 ext. 200
Dr. Lauren Humphreys, C. Psych.
Dr. Humphreys has been a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists since 2005. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2004. Dr. Humphreys offers psychological services to children, youth, adults and families. She provides therapy to those struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), problems with emotional regulation, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and low self-esteem. She uses evidence-based approaches and has particularly extensive experience in the provision of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).
Dr. Humphreys worked as a staff psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for 12 years. There she worked predominantly in the outpatient mental health service, including the DBT program. She has extensive experience in assessing and treating mood and anxiety disorders and co-leading DBT skills groups, and she has trained numerous emerging psychologists. In her work with individuals and families, Dr. Humphreys places an emphasis on establishing a strong client-therapist relationship and on harnessing clients’ strengths to facilitate positive change.
To Contact Dr. Humphreys:
Phone: 613.722.7373 ext. 207
Dina Skaff, BASc, BSc, Registered Dietitian
Dina Skaff is a Registered Dietitian (RD). She is a member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. A graduate of the Nutrition Sciences program at the U
niversity of Ottawa, Dina completed an integrated dietetic internship with rotations at community and public centres throughout Ottawa as well as the Ottawa Hospital, including the Regional Treatment Centre for Eating Disorders.
After obtaining her Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences, Dina gained extensive experience working with children, adults and families through her employment at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital. Dina worked as a clinical dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in the Eating Disorders program, where she provided nutrition therapy and support to children and their families. At the Ottawa Hospital, she worked as the clinical dietitian in the cystic fibrosis clinic, and in the inpatient cardiology and mental health units. She also worked in various other specialties including oncology and general surgery. Dina is experienced in supervising and training future dietitians and is a former Acting Practicum Coordinator and Clinical Professor in the Nutrition Sciences program at the University of Ottawa.
Dina works with clients and families with a variety of nutrition concerns. She specializes in supporting clients with eating disorders and with weight management, and is experienced in supporting clients with various nutrition-related issues. Dina adopts a client-centred approach to nutrition. She works with adults, children and families to facilitate positive changes and help improve their relationship with food.
To contact Dina Skaff:
Phone: 613-722-7373 ext. 208