Christina is especially interested in:
Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Helping parents support their autistic child(ren)
Assisting with Family and Parenting difficulties
Conducting comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments
Christina sees clients in the Burlington and Milton clinics, as well as virtually. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical Developmental Psychology Program at York University. She enjoys working with school-aged children, adolescents and parents.
Ms. Carrier has over six years of relevant experience working with children experiencing anxiety, mood challenges, emotion regulation and peer relationship issues. She has also worked extensively with autistic children and adolescents. In addition to her work with children, Christina has a keen interest in helping parents who are seeking to learn how best to support their child(ren).
A behavioural specialist, Christina most often uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in her work. She also applies elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mindfulness-based strategies when indicated by the client’s needs. Christina believes that therapy should be tailored to meet the needs and goals of the client, and seeks to help clients build on their unique strengths.
Prior to commencing her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology, Ms. Carrier completed a Master’s of Science in Community Health, specializing in Addictions and Mental Health, at the University of Toronto. Christina received certification as a Registered
Behavior Technician (RBT) in 2019, and has also completed clinical training in psychological assessments through the York University Psychology Clinic, The Child and Adolescent Psychology Centre, as well as another private practice setting.