Ottawa Team

Daria Kolmogorova, B.Sc.

Your brain is a complex network of cells that work together to produce your unique self. Your brain’s sensitivity to damage and to psychological processes means that stressors can change the way that you experience the world. As a counsellor, I provide neuropsychological assessments for adults who would like to understand their cognitive strengths and weaknesses and the factors that influence these abilities.

During our first meeting, I will focus on getting to know you and the cognitive abilities that are troubling you. We will then meet to complete various standardized neuropsychological measures to better understand your cognitive abilities. Our final meeting will involve a feedback of your results and recommendations to help manage any difficulties that are impacting your cognitive functioning and wellbeing.

I am currently in my fourth year of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Ottawa. My clinical interests include the examination of cognitive abilities related to neurological conditions, such as head injuries and dementia, and to psychiatric disorders. I am also interested in helping people adjust to their new lives following a brain injury using scientifically-validated approaches such as cognitive rehabilitation. My clinical training has focused on psychodiagnostic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments and individual psychotherapy for adults. My training settings have included the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa, the Rehabilitation Centre of The Ottawa Hospital the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa. Prior to my doctoral degree, I also worked as a psychometrist in private practice where I administered neuropsychological tests for clients involved in medico-legal cases. In research, I am interested in behavioural neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and sex differences. My doctoral research is examining differences in how males and females react to immune stressors during puberty.

I am presently working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Coates, C.Psych., at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships. I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Society for Neuroscience, the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and the Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology.