Ottawa Team

M. Myriah MacIntyre, B.A.

It takes great courage to address the challenges we face in our lives, and I commend you for taking this important step towards healing and growth. My passion lies in working with individuals of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults, providing comprehensive evidence-based assessments and therapy services. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and racial trauma. Whether you’re seeking support for yourself, a loved one, or your child, I am here to offer a safe and compassionate space where we can explore your unique experiences and work towards positive change. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, empowering you to overcome obstacles and achieve a greater sense of well-being.

I am currently a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa. As an Ottawa team member at CFIR, I will be supervised by Dr. Nalini Iype, C.Psych. My goal as a psychometrist is to accurate and insightful assessments that contribute to the understanding and improvement of individuals’ mental well-being.

With a diverse range of experiences, my areas of specialization in assessment and treatment in evaluating learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, and trauma-related disorders. Additionally, I have received training in evidence-based therapies, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, although my preference lies in employing an integrative approach that tailors treatment to each individual’s unique needs. Furthermore, I have undergone specific training in evidence-based cognitive assessments as well as racial trauma assessments, such as the UnRESTS, ensuring that cultural considerations are thoroughly incorporated into the assessment process. Ultimately, my primary objective in assessments is to provide accurate depictions of individuals’ strengths and areas of need, taking into account cultural considerations to provide a holistic understanding of their unique experiences.

In embarking on your assessment and treatment journey with me, you can expect a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and collaboration. From our very first session, my priority is to create a secure and supportive environment where you feel heard and understood. During the initial visit, we will work together to establish your therapeutic goals, and I will offer my professional insight on how we can effectively achieve those goals. As part of the process, I utilize evidence-based assessment methods to comprehensively and scientifically explore the underlying factors contributing to your struggles, whether it be anxiety, depression, or systemic racism. By gaining a deeper understanding of these challenges, we can tailor our treatment approach to address your specific needs. Overall, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect and work with you.

 I have received practicum training in various clinical settings, including the Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa and the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR).  Starting September 2023, I will be starting a practicum at the Royal’s Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program.

As a doctoral student, I am involved in various research projects pertaining to racial trauma, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and the interconnected experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ populations who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour). My research primarily focuses on the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy for treating racial trauma and race-based stress. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts Hons. degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor where I primarily researched racial discrimination for BIPOC university students in addition to psychological safety for Indigenous employees. Below are some of my most recent publications and scientific reports. 

Faber, S., Williams, M. T., Metzger, I. W., MacIntyre, M. M., Strauss, D., Duniya, C. G., Sawyer, K., Cénat, J. M., & Goghari, V. (In press). Lions at the gate: How weaponization of policy prevents people of colour from becoming professional psychologists in Canada. Canadian Psychology. Advance online publication.

MacIntyre, M. M. (2023). Letter to the editor. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

MacIntyre, M.M., Zare, M., & Williams, M.T. (2023). Anxiety-related disorders in the context of racism. Current Psychiatry Reports, 25(3).

Williams, M. T., Khanna Roy, A., MacIntyre, M., & Faber, S. (2022). The traumatizing impact of racism in Canadians of colour. Current Trauma Reports, 8, 17 – 34. [invited]

Williams, M., La Torre, J., & MacIntyre, M., M. (In press). Culture, race, religion and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In C. Lack (ed.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology, and Treatment, 2nd ed. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Williams, M.T., Faber, S.C., Abdulrehman, R.Y., MacIntyre, M.M., Harrison, T., Gallo, J., & Dasgupta, A. (2023). The Experience of Racism by Public Service Employees. Commissioned by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG).

I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Canadian Psychological Association, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) working group for the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association.