Dr. Melissa Lieberman
Dr. Cynthia Shih
Meet our Team
Dr. Melissa Lieberman is a registered clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and families in the Greater Toronto area. She has worked for over 15 years in both private practice and at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC). She provides assessment, consultation and treatment for a wide range of psychological issues including; eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, divorce, loss, and other emotional difficulties which can limit quality of life during childhood and adolescence. Dr. Melissa Lieberman uses a variety of therapeutic techniques including Family-Based-Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Dr. Melissa Lieberman received her Ph.D. at Concordia University in Montreal. She was the recipient of the Governor General Gold Medal Award for her research in the area of peer pressure, cliques and the development of eating difficulties in teens. She is a registered psychologist in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She maintains an evidenced based practice using therapeutic techniques shown to be effective in providing symptom relief and changes in long-term behaviour.
Dr. Cynthia Shih received her PhD in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University. She currently works at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she most recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology. She completed her internship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She has also previously received clinical training in other community agencies and private practices within the GTA. Dr. Shih has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are coping with mental health struggles related to anxiety, depression, suicidality and self-harm, trauma, eating disorders, chronic health conditions, relationship and family difficulties, and other general life stressors. She has worked with a diverse range of clients and is committed to providing culturally-sensitive and empathic care. Dr. Shih's practice recognizes that there are social, cultural, and systemic factors that contribute to the psychotherapy process. Her clinical practice integrates evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused therapies, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, attachment, and family systems approaches.
Rachel Kelly is a recent Psychology graduate from the University of Guelph, aspiring to complete her Masters and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She has previously volunteered at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she developed a passion for studying child and adolescent Psychology.