Katherine Wincentak, Supervised Therapist
Katherine Wincentak is finishing her Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University this Fall, where she has also earned her Master’s degree. Throughout her training and career, Katherine has worked in diverse settings including school board, hospital, outpatient, and private practice settings. She recently completed her predoctoral residency through the Nova Scotia Health Authority, with rotations in anxiety disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
At B&C Health Kids, Katherine provides assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents presenting with learning, attentional, or behavioural difficulties, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, selective-mutism, and post-traumatic stress. In her practice, Katherine is dedicated to working collaboratively with children and their families while applying cognitive-behavioural and trauma-focused interventions. Katherine has a special interest in working with children and adolescents who present with both a learning or developmental disorder in addition to mental health concerns.
Katherine also continues to hold a research position at York University where she has been committed to leadership in program development, community collaboration, and knowledge mobilization. She has co-authored peer reviewed papers on adolescent social development and teen dating violence. She has also presented her work at international conferences, speaking on the capacity of young people to demonstrate resilience after experiencing significant adversity. At this time, Katherine is contributing to initiatives aimed at improving the welfare of stigmatized or vulnerable youth in the Greater Toronto Area.