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. 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 and have completed a Master of Sciences Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

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

    I am a partner in the psychology practice of McKenzie Zayed. We are a group of Doctoral level, registered Clinical Psychologists who provide comprehensive services for adults, adolescents, and children. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy, and parenting guidance. We also conduct specialized trauma and attachment assessments. Additionally, we offer workshops and presentations on various topics within the field of Clinical Psychology, and we provide clinical supervision and professional consultation services. 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 19 years. In working with you, my approach will be both thorough and highly tailored to your specific needs. 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.

    Website: www.londontherapy.ca
    Phone: 519-858-2493
    Email: pbarnett99@rogers.com
  • Glen Havenga
    Haven Psychological Services

    At Haven Psychological Services we strive to help adults, adolescents and children discover and explore emotional, cognitive, learning and behaviour difficulties. Through Psychotherapy (adults only) and Psychoeducational Assessment (children and adolescents only) we work together to initiate change and healing.

    PSYCHOTHERAPY: Let me guide you through emotional and social change so that you can achieve improved mental health and live a more authentic and positive life. Engage with me in a collaborative process of self-discovery and exploration of social and personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. Let's initiate change and healing together, and discover insights into your psychological functioning so that you can live a more authentic and positive life. I tailor treatment to the needs of each individual or couple.

    ASSESSMENTS: Psychoeducational Assessment provides insights into presenting cognitive and learning difficulties and informs and guides recommendations and decision making strategies. My reports directly address and meet the requirements school boards have for developing individual education plans (IEP) including making accommodations and/or modifications and providing supports and tools if required.

    Glen Havenga is a registered psychologist in London Ontario providing psychotherapy/counselling and psychoeducational assessments (incl. psychological and educational assessments).

    Website: www.havenpsychservices.com
    Phone: 2264480360
    Email: glen@havenpsychservices.com
  • 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
  • Dr. Karen Scarth
    Scarth McKillop Professional Psychology Professional Corporation

    I use a client centered approach informed by attachment theory. I rely on a variety of models and techniques including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, experiential, and insight-oriented. I have an extensive background in trauma work as well. With young clients I use play and art therapy techniques to facilitate expression. I see clients who experience difficulties with depression, stress, anxiety, intimate relationships, and parenting. I work with many individuals who are dealing with traumatic experiences ranging from accidents to child abuse. I provide couples counselling as well as treatment to children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and social/peer issues.

    Website: www.scarthmckillop.ca
    Phone: 519-679-5148
    Email: karen.scarth@rogers.com
  • Dr. Richard Zayed
    McKenzie Zayed

    I am a partner in the psychology practice of McKenzie Zayed. We are a group of Doctoral level, registered Clinical Psychologists who provide comprehensive services for adults, adolescents, and children. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy, and parenting guidance. We also conduct specialized trauma and attachment assessments. Additionally, we offer workshops and presentations on various topics within the field of Clinical Psychology, and we provide clinical supervision and professional consultation services. 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, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, attentional difficulties (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), loss/grief, chronic pain/illness, disturbances in eating and/or sleeping, and relationship difficulties. I also 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. Based on my expertise in these areas, I recently expanded McKenzie Zayed to include more extensive and specialized trauma and attachment services.

    Maintaining a diverse professional life is important to me. Our private practice is my main professional focus. Outside of our practice, I hold an Adjunct Professorship in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario (Western University), and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. All of my professional pursuits allow me to help nurture development in others. I deeply respect the strength and courage required to move beyond personal challenges and to seek out growth, and I value the role I can play in that process.

    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