Dr. Rana Pishva

Dr. Rana Pishva C. Psych provides psychological services in English and French to children, adolescents and adults. She provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment. She offers services to individuals with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma and dissociation, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse, parenting difficulties, postpartum issues, and infant mental health. She conducts mental health assessments, as well as Parenting Capacity assessments (CFSA S.54) and Custody and Access assessments (CLRA S.30).

Psychologist Expertise

Areas of specific interest to Dr. Pishva include:

  • Adult psychotherapy
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Adult attachment
  • Child/adolescent attachment
  • Parenting issues
  • Post-partum depression and anxiety
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress disorder
  • Complex trauma disorders
  • Mental health assessment/psychodiagnostics
  • Custody and access assessments

Dr. Pishva aims to support clients in developing adaptive coping strategies and self-understanding, and to help them build self-efficacy and confidence to reach their personal goals. She is committed to providing evidence-based interventions that match the client’s needs and goals in a collaborative and kind therapeutic environment.

Dr. Pishva started her studies in psychology in Montreal, completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, and her clinical internship in Thunder Bay. She is committed to using research-based interventions, and is trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, as well as attachment-based and trauma-informed interventions. Her formalized training includes: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Attachment-based parenting (Circle of SecurityTM) ), Dyadic Developmental Therapy (DDP-Level 1); Stein Hauer Guidelines for Assessing Parent Capacity (APC1), Advanced Issues in High Conflict Child Custody Cases, and Infant Mental Health training (IMH-101). She continues her professional development through consultation and supervision, directed readings of the research literature and by attending educational and training workshops.

Dr. Pishva is open to the supervision of individuals undergoing the process of Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (i.e., Supervised Practice members).