Dr. Beverly is the founder and director of arbutus psychology. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (License # 6672). Dr. Beverly is licensed to work with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of health and clinical psychology.
Dr. Beverly embraces a holistic approach to treatment that recognizes the important connection between mind and body. She employs various evidence-based treatments to guide intervention and support individuals in the promotion of mental health and wellness, including: mindfulness, interpersonal processing, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Beverly has received specialized training and has expertise in treating ANXIETY in children and adults (e.g., generalized anxiety, specific fears, social anxiety, health/medically related anxiety, etc.). Dr. Beverly also works with children and families to provide support for OCD, tic disorders and emotion regulation difficulties.
Dr. Beverly's therapeutic style is engaging, authentic and warm. She offers clients genuine positive regard so they know they are being heard. Clients are encouraged to be active collaborators in the therapeutic process with the intention of building insight, deeper self-awareness and noticeable improvements in mental and physical wellbeing.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Beverly also conducts sessional teaching at the University of Guelph. She provides supervision to psychology students in their final stages of PhD work and enjoys supporting students in their development of proficiency in delivering evidence-based treatments. She has also provided engaging and comprehensive training in Motivational Interviewing through workshops, and consultation to organizations including Hamilton Health Services.
Dr. Beverly completed both her Masters (2008) and Doctorate degrees (2013) in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at the University of Guelph. She trained at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and she completed her external residency at Eastern Health in St. John's Newfoundland. She worked for several years in the medical psychology program at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver before moving back to Guelph and founding arbutus psychology!
Tyler Pritchard is completing his PhD in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Guelph. He currently works under the supervision of Dr. Beverly.
Tyler’s practice is guided by various evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. Tyler has supported children, young adults, and their families with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns such as anxiety, mood, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and motivation to engage in health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, exercise). He hopes to help those he works with live a meaningful life, guided by their values.
In addition to his clinical work and studies, Tyler has served as a sessional instructor at the University of Guelph. He has a keen interest in research methods, statistics, and the philosophy of science. His dissertation focuses on understanding the unique mental health needs of individuals living in rural regions. Outside of work, he practices self-care through exercising, spending time with his family, and enjoying a cup of black coffee.
Tyler completed his MA at Carleton University and BA (Hons) at Memorial University. In addition, he has worked with the Upper Grand District School Board, McMasters Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Rita Abdel-Baki is a doctoral student in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program at the University of Guelph. She currently works under the supervision of Dr. Beverly. Before beginning her PhD, Rita completed her MSc in McMaster University’s Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour Program (Research and Clinical Training Stream), and her MA in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph. Her research goals are to better understand parental self-efficacy in parents of autistic children.
Rita provides evidence-based care while pulling from different modalities including emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked with children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and emotion regulation difficulties. Rita takes a strengths-based, compassionate, and developmental approach. In all of her clinical work, Rita aims to support the wellbeing and self-esteem of children and adolescents.
Rita has trained at the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Guelph, the Halton District School Board, and McMaster Children’s Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Program. In her spare time, Rita likes to read memoirs, cook, and collect plants.
Lauren graduated in June 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and earned her Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in December 2012. Lauren completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and is an active yoga teacher in her community.
As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lauren's goal is to help clients feel and look your best. She doesn't believe in diets or quick fixes; she believes in living a healthy lifestyle. This not only requires that clients learn how to make healthy choices, but how to eat mindfully and trust yourself with all types of food.
Lauren is dedicated to working closely with her clients to teach and motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss mindful eating strategies and create customized nutrition and fitness programs that fit with their life.
In her spare time, Lauren loves spending time outdoors or cooking with her family and friends. She aims to find time for physical activity every day and and loves doing at-home workouts or leading yoga classes!