Hello. My name is Dr. Stephanie Margolese, but my young clients often refer to me as Dr. Stephanie. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessing and treating pre-school aged children, school-aged children, young adolescents, and older teens. Of course, when you work with children, you are also working with their parents and the entire family!
The clients I work with come to me with all kinds of problems, ranging from anxiety, worries, OCD, and fears to depression, low self-esteem, attention deficit, hyperactivity, sleep issues, learning and academic problems, peer and family relational issues, poor social skills, anger management issues, temper tantrums, and other behavioural, developmental and emotional problems. Helping children and teens overcome their challenges and thrive as individuals is one of my greatest rewards.
In addition to my mission to help children and adolescents reach their full potential, I have discovered a passion for writing and collaborating on therapeutic resource books for children. You can see more about the books I’ve authored or contributed to on my Dr. Stephanie’s Book List page.
My Educational and Clinical Training Background and Experience:
After obtaining my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at McGill University in 1994, I completed my Master of Arts degree in 1996 followed by my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2002 at Concordia University. Although most of my training has been in Montreal, I spent one year completing my pre-doctoral internship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. I have been a member in good standing of the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ) from the fall of 2001.
Since graduating from university, I have been a full-time staff psychologist in the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Department at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). My roles as a psychologist on the multidisciplinary team are to: (1) conduct psycho-diagnostic assessments of children, adolescents and their families; (2) conduct psychological testing (e.g., cognitive, academic, attention, adaptive functioning, socio-emotional functioning, personality testing); and (3) offer therapy and different modalities of treatment (e.g., individual psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy for adolescents, parent-child therapy). For over the past 15 years, I have supervised and taught psychiatry residents, pre-doctoral psychology interns, field placement students, and summer practicum students.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and an Assistant Professor (Professional) in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science at McGill University. Moreover, I served as Co-Director of Education and Training for the Psychology Division at the JGH from 2006 to 2013.
To date, I have always maintained a small private practice. Please email me for more information.