Anneesa Singh, M.A.
Life can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming, and childhood and adolescence are no exceptions. Childhood can bring a range of challenges, such as difficulties managing emotions, maladaptive thinking patterns, and behavioural difficulties that may result in social, emotional, academic, or familial challenges. Making the decision to seek help is not an easy one, and if you are reading this, congratulations on taking this important first step.
I provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing a wide range of mood, anxiety, behaviour, adjustment, and family issues. I work collaboratively to provide a safe, secure, and respectful space for children, adolescents, and families to engage in the therapeutic process. I work with a range of culturally and linguistically diverse families and to deliver care that meets the unique needs of each client.
During our first appointments together, we will collaboratively consider and clarify goals for treatment. I will also conduct an evidence-based comprehensive assessment that will allow for a greater understanding of your unique strengths and challenges, factors that may be underlying and maintaining challenges, and how your personal strengths can be harnessed to help you achieve your goals. Once in the treatment phase of therapy, we will work collaboratively to address ongoing issues, with you determining the pace and content of discussions.
I have extensive experience providing assessment and intervention services in school and clinical settings throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including a mental health hospital, a children’s mental health centre, the Toronto District School Board, and multiple private practice settings.
I am currently earning my doctorate in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Toronto. I obtained an HBA in Psychology and Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2013, an HBSc in Mental Health Studies and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2018, and an MA in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2020. I am an active member of the Better Behaviours Service team at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). I have published journal articles, presented papers, and held workshops on children’s mental health. My research examines cognitive and emotional factors that underlie and maintain behavioural difficulties in children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder. At the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR), I work under the supervision of Dr. Brent Mulrooney, C.Psych.
- Adolescent Psychology
- Anger & Emotion Regulation
- Anxiety & Stress
- Attention Deficit & Learning Challenges
- Child Psychology
- Depression, Mood & Grief
- Family Psychology
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Trauma Psychology & PTSD
- Emotion(ally)-Focused Therapy (EFT, EFFT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI, MET)
- Play Therapy
- Relational Therapy