Dr. Ava-Ann Allman is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Ava completed her PhD at McGill University where her research was focused on risk factors for developing schizophrenia. Most of her clinical training was in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but she integrates aspects of a number of different schools of therapy including mindfulness-based therapies and acceptance and commitment therapy in her clinical work. She has worked with populations ranging from children to adults, and she is especially interested in working with adolescents and young adults.
Psychology is a passion for Ava. When she is not doing therapy she teaches a number of different psychology courses to CEGEP and undergraduate students. In her courses she tries to not only inform the students, but to stimulate their curiosity and excitement by showing them her enthusiasm for the field. The students are also an inspiration for her: seeing them handle the stresses of school, work and their personal lives, all while trying to figure out who they are and where they would like to go, helps her every day in both her clinical work as well as her life in general.
When she is not working, Ava enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and dancing. And of course, Netflix!