As a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, I am licensed to provide psychological services including diagnostic assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. My higher education began at York University where I received a Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours) in Psychology. I then received my Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Toronto. In accordance with the regulations of my College and the Canadian Psychological Association, I abide by all ethical standards and quality assurance guidelines.
It has been my great pleasure to provide well over 20 years of professional services in public, private and corporate settings. For many years I worked as a consultant for the Toronto District School Board where I provided consultation services and psychological assessments to children and adolescents with developmental, learning and behavioural challenges. I have worked extensively on Individual Placement & Review Committee (IPRC) panels and I continue to advocate for struggling students.
In my work with adults, I have worked extensively in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, personality disorders, family and relationship difficulties, crisis management, career related stress and mental health promotion. I am trained and experienced in providing a wide variety of psychological assessments for adults including assessment of learning and diagnosis of clinical disorders. For more information, please see my adult services site at drdonnareist.com.
Ms. Angela Massey-Garrison is a valued associate with extensive training and experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She became a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and then obtain additional qualifications in special education. She worked for 8 years as a special education teacher, assisting students with learning and behaviour challenges, as well as gifted learners.
During her work as a special education teacher, Ms. Massey-Garrison completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from York University, followed by her Master of Arts in School and Clinical Psychology from OISE/University of Toronto. She then moved out of the classroom and into Psychological Services at the Toronto District School Board. For 5 years she provided psychoeducational consultation services to teachers and families as well as comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents. She is extensively trained and experienced on how to best assess learning needs and to determine follow up strategies and interventions to help students reach their potential.
Ms. Massey-Garrison is currently completing her Ph.D. in School and Clinical Psychology at OISE/University of Toronto. She maintains her registration with the Ontario College of Teachers and is an active student member of the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Ontario Psychological Association. Ms. Massey-Garrison works under my supervision in accordance with the requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Dr. Donna Reist, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Ms. Angela Massey-Garrison, B.Sc.,
B.Ed., MA, OCT