Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath provides psychological services for adults, youth and children focusing on all forms of anxiety including panic, OCD, generalized and social anxiety, depression and PTSD. Parenting in all of its aspects is a special interest. He has extensive experience in health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Dr. McGrath uses a collaborative approach and brings the best science to bear on the challenges he helps people with.

To reach Dr. Patrick McGrath directly, please phone 613-230-4709 ext. 0066 at 437 Gilmour Street 2nd floor

Psychologist Expertise

Areas of specific interest to Dr. McGrath include:


  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Child relationships including in separation and divorce
  • Co-parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Intimacy in relationships
  • Trauma of all sorts
  • PTSD
  • Sexual anxieties and dysfunction

  • Anxiety (all forms)
  • Depression
  • Behaviour problems
  • Parental separation and divorce
  • School adjustment
  • Pain Therapy

Dr. McGrath’s psychotherapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioral (CBT). His clinical training has included traditional behaviour therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and third wave CBT.

Dr. McGrath was born and raised in Ottawa. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD from Queen’s University in Kingston.

He was a senior psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for a decade and has been a Professor in Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax for 3 decades. He founded the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Dalhousie and has been a Vice President in the two health authorities in Nova Scotia.

Dr. McGrath is known worldwide for his research on child pain. In the last decade, he has focused on developing, evaluating and disseminating e-health interventions in child and adult mental health.

Dr. McGrath has received many awards and recognitions for his work including being an Officer of the Order of Canada and receiving the Governor General’s Award for innovation. He is registered as a practicing clinical psychologist in Ontario and in Nova Scotia.