Michael Bucovetsky, Psy.D.

I am a licensed psychologist whose main area of interest is working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have a passion for psychological evaluations and I provide therapy as well. As a clinician, my goal is create a warm, caring, and safe environment, in which a collaborative approach is used to understand and enable my clients to achieve their full potential.

I specialize in providing psychological assessments to individuals across the lifespan (2 1/2+ years). I have a wealth of experience conducting comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. These types of assessments are very useful in identifying an individual’s strengths and challenges, developing an understanding of their learning or personality style, evaluating the appropriateness of educational placement, and determining if supplemental services and/or accommodations are needed. Furthermore, such evaluations help to identify cognitive and academic abilities, as well as possible learning disabilities, developmental delays, and underlying mental health problems.

I also particpate in the Joint Admissions Testing Program (JATP). Please visit the new and revamped JATP website (www.jatp.org) in order to obtain all of the necessary information and learn how to complete the registration process. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the application process.

Therapeutically, my approach to incorporates behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques via individual, family, and group therapies. Common problems facing the children and adolescents I typically work with include attention deficits, disruptive behavior problems, anxiety, depression, school performance, interpersonal difficulties, and family conflict.

I received my Psy.D. from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Atlanta Campus. My graduate school training enabled me to work with an array of children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disabilities. Specifically, I worked extensively with children diagnosed with various cancer and blood disorders. I also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In fact, this placement allowed me to reconnect to my childhood roots given that I was born and raised in Canada. Overall, as a result of my graduate school training and clinical experiences, I have gained a solid understanding and knowledge of issues related to pediatric psychology.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, playing ice hockey, reading, and spending time with my wife and two children.

I look forward to the opportunity to working with you. Go Habs!

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