Dessy Marinova, PhD

1174 Eglinton W Toronto
Unit 5
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8

Narrative of Services:

I work primarily with children, adolescents, and adults who present with OCD and anxiety disorders.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I provide clinical diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, as well as therapy support for families of individuals with OCD related disorders. I utilize integrative and individualized treatment drawing from evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, exposure and response prevention, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. I accept referrals for individuals seeking treatment for their OCD and comorbid conditions, such as anxiety/mood, adjustment problems, and trauma-related disorders. I work with individuals from diverse cultural, religious backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Over the past 25 years, I studied and trained in Europe and Canada. In 2008, I completed a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo. I trained at CAMH, Sick Kids Hospital, and TDSB. I received more advanced training in the treatment of OCD through the BTTI Foundation. This includes courses, conferences, and workshops on OCD related disorders and consultations with the IOCDF Scientific/Clinical Advisory Board members. In my work, I strive to keep up to date with cutting-edge research and practice by continuously attending professional workshops, seminars, and peer consultation groups.