Couple Psychologists

As a service to the public, LRPA is pleased to provide the following directory of London and Area Psychologists. Each of the individuals listed below is a current member of LRPA and registered to work with couples.

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  • Dr. Sandra McKenzie
    McKenzie Zayed

    I founded the psychology practice of McKenzie Zayed in 2005. We are a group of Doctoral level, registered Clinical Psychologists who provide comprehensive services for children, adolescents, and adults. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy, and parenting guidance. We also offer professional supervision and consultation, and we provide a range of services for university, hospital, and agency-based programs. At McKenzie Zayed, daytime and evening appointments are available and health care plans are accepted.

    I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders), personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, attentional difficulties (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), loss/grief, chronic pain/illness, sexual concerns, disturbances in eating and/or sleeping, and relationship difficulties.
    I have worked full-time in private practice for over 18 years. In working with you, my approach will be both thorough and highly tailored to your specific needs. As your therapist, my ultimate goal will be to help you make whatever changes are necessary to alleviate distress and to allow for a richer and more fulfilling life.

    For more information about my work and about our practice, please visit our website at www.mckenziezayed.ca.

    Website: www.mckenziezayed.ca
    Phone: 519-432-6200
    Email: info@mckenziezayed.ca
  • Dr. Peter Barnett

    I have been a registered clinical psychologist since 1991, with experience working with adults in individual and couple therapy since 1987. With 30 years experience, I am very familiar with treatment approaches that include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and insight-oriented or exploratory therapy.

    The clients I see come looking for help with problems such as anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. In the initial assessment, we try to decide whether to focus directly on your symptoms, such as anxiety, anger or sad mood, or on the underlying issues that give rise to the symptoms. These issues can include a history of trauma, problematic family relationships, or poor self-esteem. Together, we decide what treatment approach would be best, based on your goals.

    I do not keep a waiting list and I can usually schedule you for an appointment within a couple of weeks. If that is not possible, I will talk with you about the nature of your problem and suggest alternative resources.

    Website: www.londontherapy.ca
    Phone: 519-858-2493
    Email: pbarnett99@rogers.com
  • Dr. Kelly Benn
    Benn Psychological Services

    I work with a broad range of clientele from the community, as well as individuals referred by medical/health professionals. I also do considerable medical/legal work (both plaintiff and defence), vocational assessments, and have appeared in court as an expert witness. Clinical issues commonly include: anxiety, depression, chronic pain/illness, head injury/cognitive disruption, PTSD, phobia, Dissociative Identity Disorder, relationship issues, grief, anger management, low self-esteem, stress, child/adult trauma/victimization, etc. My theoretical approach is eclectic with main influences of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, and dynamic/self-psychological theory. I am also trained in provision of EMDR therapy and CPT for trauma. I provide individual and group format services for adults in the areas of clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology and with children in the areas of health and rehabilitation. I am also certified in vocational assessment services.

    Website: www.bennpsych.ca
    Phone: 519-433-3733
    Email: dr.benn@bennpsych.ca
  • Dr. Richard Zayed
    McKenzie Zayed

    I received my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed my Clinical Psychology Residency at London Health Sciences Centre. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario (Western University). I am registered as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am the President of the London Regional Psychological Association and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.

    I have acquired a broad range of professional experience at a variety of locations, including the London Health Sciences Centre, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. I have received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and of complex developmental trauma and its consequences, including attachment disturbances and disorders, dissociation, struggles with sexuality, and personality disorders.

    Maintaining a diverse professional life is important to me. Our private practice is my main professional focus and I have been in practice for over nine years. I devote the majority of my private practice time to working directly with patients. Additionally, through our practice, I am involved in teaching, supervision, and community consultations/presentations. Outside of our practice, I provide psychological services at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), a provincial tertiary care mental health centre for children, adolescents, and families, where I am the clinic lead for the Relational Trauma Services. I also hold the position of Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario (Western University).

    All of my professional pursuits allow me to help nurture growth in other human beings, and I find that particularly true of my clinical work. I deeply respect the strength and courage required to move beyond personal difficulties and limitations, and to seek out growth and development, and I value the role I can play in that process. What I appreciate the most about our practice is our sharing of these values. We work very well together as a cohesive and collaborative group.

    Website: www.mckenziezayed.ca
    Phone: 519-432-6200
    Email: info@mckenziezayed.ca
  • Dr. Lisa Destun
    Dr. Lisa Destun & Associates

    I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and have been a registered clinical psychologist since 2002. I established my private practice at that time, and have since brought on numerous associates to form a group practice devoted to individual therapy for adults, and couple therapy.

    My approach is an eclectic one, incorporating aspects of psychodynamic, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based and solution-focused therapies. While our practice helps clients with a wide range of issues (depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, recovery from abuse, stress management, personal development), my own area of particular interest is couple therapy. Couples typically come to therapy looking to improve their communication (especially around conflict), heal from affairs, deepen their emotional connection, or change longstanding patterns of dysfunctional relating. Helping couples reconnect and feel close again is by far the most rewarding part of my job.

    In addition to my clinical work, my time is spent supervising the psychologists in training who are in the practice at any time, teaching and giving workshops, and providing supervision/mentoring to psychology students, particularly in the area of intimate relationships and couple dynamics.


    Website: www.drdestun.com
    Phone: 519-670-6188
    Email: info@drdestun.com