Dessy Marinova PhD
I provide clinical diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments, individual therapy, as well as parent counseling. In my practice, I work primarily with children, adolescents, and adults who present with OCD and anxiety 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 Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. As part of my doctoral studies, 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 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.