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Midtown Psychological Services

Registered Psychologist, Yonge at Eglinton in Toronto

About the Team

Midtown Psychological Services is a professional psychology practice in Midtown Toronto (Yonge & Eglinton), specializing in clinical, counselling and school psychology. It’s our mission to provide comprehensive diagnostic services and compassionate evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment to individuals and families in the midtown community and remotely throughout the province of Ontario.

We are committed to excellence in our work and participate in ongoing training, supervision, and professional consultation. It’s also always a particular pleasure to welcome the next generation of talented psychology students and interns to train in our clinic.

At Midtown Psychology, we strive to maintain a global perspective at the intersection of gender, economics, culture and race.  We strive to share values of respect, inclusion, honesty and professional integrity, humility and non-judgment, personal growth, and lifelong learning. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Donna M. Reist, PhD., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Pronoun: She/her

It has been my pleasure to provide over 30 years of counselling, psychotherapy and assessment services; working in private practice, community organizations, schools, and corporate settings. During this time I have cared for a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural and sexually diverse backgrounds.

I have worked extensively in the areas of depression, anxiety, physical and sexual trauma, addictions, personality disorders, family and relationship difficulties, crisis management, and career related stress. My associates and I are also trained and licensed in providing standardized psychological and psychoeducational diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults.

I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, licensed to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and organizations. I was educated first at York University, where I received a Specialized Honours in Psychology. I then received my Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

As a registered psychologist, I am committed to lifelong learning and a high standard of care. I participate in ongoing professional training that is evidence based and relevant to the needs of my patients. In accordance with the regulations of my College and the Canadian Psychological Association, I abide by all ethical standards and quality assurance guidelines.

Dr. Donna Reist, PhD., C.Psych. Registered Psychologist
Dr. Donna Reist
Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations

My professional affiliations include active memberships in the following organizations:

College of Psychologists of Ontario
Registered Clinical, Counselling and School Psychologist
Discipline Committee Member

Canadian Psychological Association
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section

Ontario Psychological Association

Angela Massey-Garrison, PhD., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Practice in School & Clinical Psychology

Pronoun: She

Dr. Angela Massey-Garrison is a registered member (supervised practice) of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is a certified teacher in Ontario (OCT). Her interest in working with children at risk began in the classroom with a focus on special education and teaching gifted students. Moving out of the classroom, Angela obtained her master’s degree and began working in Psychological Services at the TDSB. With research interests in second language learning and early risk factors in writing, she completed her Doctorate in the School and Clinical Child Psychology Program at OISE / the University of Toronto. Having spent several years in the classroom, working in school psychological services, as well as over 5 years with Midtown Psychology, Angela has developed a compassionate, evidence-based practice built on a solid understanding of the learning and emotional needs of children. She is available to assess your child’s learning needs as well as to help them with the emotional challenges they may be facing.

Angela Massey Garrison
Dr. Angela Massey-Garrison
Registered Psychologist
(Supervised Practice)

Elizabeth McFarlane, M.Ed., OCT

Office Administrator

Pronoun: S/he

Ms. Elizabeth McFarlane is a retired school principal, member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and the Ontario Principals Council (OPC). She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto and a Master of Education from York University. During her time as a school principal,  Elizabeth was dedicated to supporting the special needs of students.  As a specialist in Special Education and with additional qualifications in English as a Second Language, she regularly chaired IPRC committee meetings and administered Special Education Classrooms, including learning disabilities, autism, developmental delays, behaviour classrooms, and primary diagnostic classes.  Elizabeth also brought environmental awareness to every community she worked in and was a strong proponent of the TDSB peer conflict managers and restorative justice programs.

As the office administrator at Midtown Psychological Services, Elizabeth brings senior administrative oversight to the practice, with a special emphasis on supporting parents and children visiting our school psychology clinic. Please visit our contact page for more information about how to contact Elizabeth.

Elizabeth’s Office Hours:

Monday: Leave message
Tuesday: 10-4
Wednesday: 10-1
Thursday: 9-12
Friday: Leave message

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