Aiden Mehak is a doctoral student in McGill University’s Clinical Psychology program and an intern therapist at Connecte Montreal Psychology Group. Aiden holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ryerson University. Her doctoral research examines the relationship between the experience of “feeling fat” in individuals with eating disorders. Aiden’s other research interests also relate to eating disorders, including the intersection between perfectionism and eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia (an excessive focus on gaining muscle), and the emerging athletic “ideal” body type for Western women.
Aiden has conducted clinical work at the Counseling Centre of McGill’s Student Wellness Hub, the Anxiety Program at the McGill University Health Centre and the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In line with her research interests, Aiden has received training in providing therapy for individuals with eating disorders. In addition, she has experience with treating anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive spectrum symptoms, and distress related to perfectionism and academics. Aiden most often uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) methods, including mindfulness. She also has experience with techniques from dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT).
Outside of the office, Aiden enjoys powerlifting, breakfast food, crossword puzzles, and watching good TV shows.