Toronto Team

Dr. Megan Dann, C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)


It is said that the hardest part is starting, and here you are. I commend you for your courage in considering therapy. I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey to decreased emotional distress, improved quality of life and relationships, healing, growth, balance, confidence, and fulfillment.

My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I prioritize providing a safe space where you feel heard, accepted, and valued, allowing you to explore inner struggles, learn, heal, and grow. I value your privacy and confidentiality. Together we will build a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, safety, and respect.

In my clinical practice, I use a holistic, integrative, biopsychosocial approach that embraces unique aspects of your identity with sensitivity and empathy. Having lived in multicultural hubs such as Toronto and Miami, I have developed cultural sensitivity and humility that I bring to my work with individuals from all walks of life. I tailor my treatment approach to meet the unique needs of each of my clients.

I work primarily with adults dealing with a wide range of mental and physical health challenges including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, medical trauma, chronic illness, chronic pain, women’s health concerns, sleep difficulties, eating disorders, stress, substance abuse, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. I help couples with communication, conflict resolution, and difficulties related to intimacy and trust.

I provide a variety of assessments including psychodiagnostic assessments, and comprehensive psychological assessments for trauma and dissociation, personality and interpersonal functioning, immigration and refugee, couples, and substance use.

My treatment approach is person-centered, trauma-informed, motivational, and strengths-based. I incorporate scientific, evidence-based interventions including psychodynamic-attachment, existential-humanistic, emotion-focused, cognitive- behavioural, systemic, and mindfulness. I am proficient in the delivery of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Our initial sessions focus on developing an understanding of your concerns and establishing a direction and pace of therapy that feels right for you. We will also identify achievable goals and develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your concerns. I conduct a thorough assessment to identify the factors that are contributing to your difficulties and provide my professional opinion with my suggestions for evidence-based interventions that I believe will best meet your needs.

I completed my Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical Health Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. I have also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and an Honours Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from University of Toronto. Over the last five years, I have provided clinical services in healthcare and community mental health settings including University of Florida Health Sciences Centre, Trauma Resolution, and Integration Program, and Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Clinic.

I have gained extensive clinical experience working with adults with a history of childhood abuse, complex trauma, sexual trauma, and domestic violence through a trauma-informed lens. In the health sphere, I have worked on various hospital rotations including Psycho-Oncology, Chronic Pain, Women’s Health, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, and Solid Organ Transplantation which has prepared me to work with individuals with complex medical presentations. I am particularly interested in the relationship between trauma and health. My more recent research has highlighted the unique psychosocial challenges faced by individuals with rare illnesses, and appropriate supports.

Outside of the therapy room, I have guest lectured, held seminars, and hosted professional events to enhance training and collaboration among interdisciplinary healthcare professionals. I have also provided supervision to doctoral and master’s level students in Clinical and Health Psychology. I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and American Psychological Association (APA).

With me, I believe you will receive the professional care you deserve. I am here for you, and I would be deeply honoured to embark on this journey, with you.

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