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Who is Dr. Illsley?

For over 25 years, Dr. Illsley has continued to hone her therapy skills and weaves cognitive-behavioral, developmental, attachment-based, neurological, mindfulness and somatic approaches into her therapy. She prefers to work collaboratively with her patients and focus on “what is working” in their lives, as well as what is not.  Her therapeutic expertise lies within the areas of:  anxiety and mood difficulties (i.e., dysregulation), relational/developmental trauma, chronic pain, stress and coping, relationship issues, parental support and child management. ​Dr. Illsley completed her undergrad at Concordia University and received her Master’s and PhD from McGill University. She further completed a Post-Doctorate in Pediatric Psychology at Montreal Children’s Hospital and taught at McGill. Since 1995, Dr. Illsley has worked privately with adults, children and families and consulted at hospitals, schools and development centers. Her research focuses on parent training and the treatment of children with behavior problems. She is also published in professional journals and has presented at national and international conferences.

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