Dr. Benedicte Blain, psychologist
Online bilingual psychotherapy for children and adults
and parental coaching
Waitlist currently closed
The current pandemic has exposed the already inadequate mental health care system for children in Ontario. COVID-19 has disrupted children from their routines, exacerbating pre-existing mental health conditions and creating a catalyst for new ones.
Many families were waiting for services at CAFCO prior to COVID-19 and, with an expected increase in demand, wait lists have grown exponentially across the province. CAFCO is no exception.
In order to address this, CAFCO has had to make the very difficult decision to temporarily close our waitlist.
For any urgent needs, please call the Child, Youth, and Family Crisis line, available 24-7 for families with children 0-18 years of age, at (613) 260-2360.
Dr Blain offers psychotherapy online for children and adults using research-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies.
She gives strategies
1) to cope with anxiety,
2) improve mood and
3) coach parents to manage the emotions and behaviours of their child.
Dr. Bénédicte Blain, works with children, adolescents and adults in English and French with various neurodevelopmental disorders, including :
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
learning disabilities (dyslexia and dyscalculia),
specific language impairment,
developmental coordination disorder
and nonverbal learning disorders.
She helps clients better understand the strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions cope with anxiety, to improve mood and behaviours as well as to facilitate their academic learning.
About Dr. Blain
Bilingual neuropsychologist for children and adults
Dr. Bénédicte Blain holds a Ph.D. in neuropsychology (clinical and research) from Université du Québec à Montréal and a training certificate in neuropsychology. She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her research led to publications, including a book chapter on child language development in childcare setting and a scientific article on the role of executive functions in the development of communication.
Since 2011, she works in neuropsychology with a clientele of children and adults with various neurodevelopmental disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabiliy, language disorders, developmental coordination disorder, etc.).
She began her practice in a clinic in Montreal specializing in neuropsychology (Cénop). In 2013, she continued her private practice in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Dr. Blain is currently part of an experienced and dedicated team of psychologists who provide services to children and their family.
The Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa (CAFCO)
320 Osgoode st.
Ottawa, ON, K1N 8C8