Dr. Katelyn Gomes received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. She completed her predoctoral internship at St. Mary’s of the Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult Mental Health at Providence Care Hospital, and KidsInclusive at Hotel Dieu Hospital. During her predoctoral training, she specialized in assessing and treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as learning disabilities, and cognitive and emotional symptoms associated with brain injury. Some other professional experiences include positions at St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mental Health Outpatients Clinic in Thunder Bay.
At CBT Associates, Dr. Gomes provides assessment and treatment services for adults and couples. She provides treatment for relationship and marital difficulties, depression and low mood, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, stress, panic attacks, ritualistic behaviour, obsessive thoughts, and situational/life stressors. Dr. Gomes’ approach to therapy is personalized based on individual needs, and that of support, collaboration and empowerment. She has a caring attitude, open-mind, and inherent compassion that focuses on helping people build upon their strengths and move towards achieving and maintaining positive changes in their lives. Treatment sessions focus on exploring what is currently getting in the way of productivity, relationships and happiness, and developing skills to tackle future challenges with confidence.
In addition to working from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, she applies elements of Mindfulness, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) when appropriate. She believes in utilizing evidence-based approaches that are tailored to each individual’s needs.