Dr. Jacqueline Doherty Chin is a Psychologist specializing in the assessment and/or treatment of youth aged 3-18 with diverse difficulties, including anxiety, anger, emotion dysregulation, depression, parenting challenges, adjustment issues, ADHD and behavioural challenges, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has worked in various settings, including hospitals, private practices, child welfare services, the Limestone District School Board and Youthdale Treatment Centres. She also completed her doctoral residency at the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), which is officially designated as one of the lead mental health agencies in Ontario.
Dr. Doherty Chin is a kind, gentle and dedicated Psychologist, whom clients consistently describe as someone who truly cares about her clients. She has always had a very special ability to connect with youth of all ages, helping even the most cautious or hesitant of youth feel safe, understood and unjudged.
Her work is inspired by several key philosophies. She respects her clients as unique individuals, with different experiences, beliefs and values. This motivates her to build on her Cognitive Behavioural orientation by also drawing from Dialectal Behavioural, play-based, Attachment-focused, and Narrative approaches. She also firmly believes in her clients as highly resilient individuals. She believes that people are not defined by their problems, and therefore aims to help families recognize and build on their existing knowledge and strengths.
Lastly, Dr. Doherty Chin believes in the protective power of relationships across multiple environments. In therapy, this inspires her to involve parents in the treatment of their child, where relevant and possible. In assessment, she makes every effort to translate assessment results into practical strategies to improve a child’s well-being at home and at school. The focus of her approach is to ensure that a child’s strengths and difficulties are seen through an accurate lens with compassion and understanding.
Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.