Dr. Kevin Corney
Being a psychologist, who is also a married father of two, I understand life is often a balance between acceptance and change. Being a member of a consultation team, I also understand the value of having trusted others in your life.
I believe being a male therapist can help in this field: I've experienced connecting with male clients and their unique challenges, and I've also experienced working with female clients who have been poorly or outright abusively treated by some of the men in their lives. Being a compassionate and supportive male in their presence is often quite healing for these clients.
Since first entering the mental health field in 2006, I have been honoured to share in the stories of clients as they sought help to make important changes in their lives or to accept difficult circumstances with more self-compassion. In my current capacity as a registered clinical psychologist, licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (license number 6088), I continue to work with adolescents, young adults, and adults who are best attempting to navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, relational, transitional and other painful challenges of living.
I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of New Brunswick, and a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island. I work with three primary approaches: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have also been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto.
I have had clinical training in a number of settings including:
Broadview Psychology, a private Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) clinic in Toronto where for nearly three years I worked individually with adults and adolescents who struggled with mood, anxiety, behavioural, borderline personality, trauma and relationship challenges. I also co-facilitated adolescent, young adult, adult and parent DBT skills groups. In addition, I acted as the alternate supervisor for one of our psychologists completing their year of supervised practice at the clinic, supervised assessment work for a doctoral candidate who was completing an additional practicum at the clinic, and was a member of weekly team consultations.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (adult inpatient, day-treatment and forensic rotations). I completed my doctoral residency at this psychiatric hospital in Whitby, focusing on clients struggling with more severe depressive, anxiety, personality, relational, schizophrenic and psychotic challenges as well as significant behavioral and emotional regulation issues. I conducted diagnostic, personality, memory, mood, and malingering assessments, as well as helped conduct risk assessments for forensic inpatients. I co-facilitated DBT, CBT for Psychosis, and Mindfulness skills groups, and co-created an 8 weeks Men’s Issues group. I also supervised a graduate student who was completing their primary practicum at the hospital.
I have had additional clinical training at a psychiatric adolescent day-treatment hospital program, community mental health agency, university counseling centre, hospital oncology department, career counseling agency, and a number of private practices in Toronto. I work both short term and longer term in weekly and biweekly therapy, depending on your needs and the goals we come up with together.
My research interests while at university covered a range of topics, including: depression, health recovery, anxiety, trauma, best practice for mental health therapists, gender, spirituality/religion and self-awareness strategies.