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Dr Blain, Ph.D., C.Psych, Neuropsychologist

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Taking new clients for neuropsychological assessment in English and French for children and adults aged 6 to 60 (her wait list for psychotherapy is currently closed).

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.). 

Dr Blain offers psychotherapy online or in person

1) to cope with anxiety,

2) improve mood and

3) coach parents to manage the emotions and behaviours of their child. 

 Dr. Blain’s approach to therapy is collaborative.  She uses a variety of evidence-based treatments tailored to the client’s objectives such as

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

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 doctoral dissertation focuses on communication skills (pragmatics) and regulation of new and complex behaviors (executive functions) of children aged 4 years old and the relationship between the two.  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.

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.

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Dr.  Narvaez Linares, Ph.D. C.Psych.
Psychologist

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Taking new clients for neuropsychological/psychoeducational assessment in English and French to children and youth aged 3 to 19 (his wait list for psychotherapy is currently closed). In addition, Dr. Narvaez Linares offers developmental assessments (e.g., autism spectrum disorder). He also provides psychodiagnostic assessments (e.g., anxiety and ADHD) in Spanish. 
 

In therapy, he provides services in English, French, and Spanish to children and youth (up to 19 years old) struggling with

1) anxiety and

2) mood disorders.

With youth, he offers support with stress management interpersonal challenges, to those who are gifted/twice-exceptional (e.g., social skills, anxiety performance), ADHD and/or executive functioning management, and youth being part of the LGBTQIA2+ community.

While his primary theoretical orientations are cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), he integrates perspectives and techniques from other types of therapy. As part of treatment, he also applies neurobiological and multicultural perspectives. He is known for his warm, approachable and authentic style.

Dr. Narvaez Linares is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec OPQ) in Clinical and School Psychology with children, youth and families. He is currently working on obtaining his competency in Clinical Neuropsychology. He pursued pre- & post- doctoral training in different community clinics, hospitals, and School District.

 

 Dr. Narvaez Linares continues to publish in scientific journals, present at conferences, and teach at the university level. He volunteers with organizations promoting youth leadership, citizenship, and human rights advocacy. In addition, he is part of different local and national committees promoting psychology training.

 

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Laila Kokenberg-Gallant, B.A. in psychology
Practice Manager and Psychometrist

 
 
  1. 60-minute intake interview that takes place online

  2. 2 x 2.5-3 hours testing sesssions in person at 323 Chapel, Ottawa

  3. 90-minute feedback session will be carried out online

  1. Neuropsychological assessments are charged $225/hour for up to $3,500

  2. Psychotherapy is $200/hour

*Insurance for most federal employees may covert up to $2000

Neuropsychological Assessment Ottawa

How much

How it works

Neuropsychological assessment

Dr. Bénédicte Blain and Dr. Navaez Linares work with children (6+), adolescents, and adults (up to 19 for Dr. Navaez Linares) in English and French with various neurodevelopmental disorders and medical conditions, including :

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),

Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia and Dyscalculia),

Specific Language Impairment,

Giftedness,

Intellectual Disability,

Tourette syndrome,

Developmental Coordination Disorder,

Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NVLD),

neurobehavioral disorder due to prenatal alcohol exposure (NDAE), 

sensory processing disorder,

epilepsy,

traumatic brain injury, and

brain surgery.

They help clients better understand their strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions to cope with anxiety, to improve mood and behaviours as well as to facilitate their academic learning.

Psychoeducational Assessment Ottawa

psychotherapy

Dr. Bénédicte Blain and Dr. Navaez Linares offer psychotherapy online or in person

1) to cope with anxiety,

2) improve mood and

3) coach parents to manage the emotions and behaviours of their child. 

Dr. Blain welcomes children, adolescents, and adults who speak either English or French. Dr. Blain’s approach to therapy is collaborative.

She uses a variety of evidence-based treatments tailored to the client’s objectives such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Navaez Linares provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) services in English, French, and Spanish to children and youth (up to 19 years old). With youth, he also offers support with stress management and interpersonal challenges, to those who are gifted/twice-exceptional (e.g., social skills, anxiety performance), ADHD and/or executive functioning management, and youth being part of the LGBTQIA2+ community.

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Contact US

323 Chapel St 205
Ottawa, ON, K1N 7Z2

admin@dreblain.com

613-209-2806

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