Dr. Richard Zayed

I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed my clinical psychology residency at London Health Sciences Centre. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario (Western University) in the areas of trauma and dissociation. I am registered as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. I have served as treasurer, vice president, president, and past president of the London Regional Psychological Association. I have also served as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I have acquired a broad range of professional experience at a variety of locations, including the London Health Sciences Centre, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. I have received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and of complex developmental trauma and its consequences, including attachment disturbances and disorders, dissociation, struggles with sexuality, and personality disorders. Based on my expertise in these areas, I recently expanded McKenzie Zayed to include more extensive and specialized trauma and attachment services.

Maintaining a diverse professional life is important to me. Our private practice is my main professional focus. I have worked in our practice since 2007, and have been a partner in our practice since 2014. I devote the majority of my private practice time to working directly with patients. Additionally, through our practice, I provide supervision and consultation, and conduct clinical workshops and presentations. Outside of our practice, I hold adjunct professorships at the University of Western Ontario (Western University) in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry) and the Department of Psychology.

All of my professional pursuits allow me to help nurture growth in other human beings, and I find that particularly true of my clinical work. I deeply respect the strength and courage required to move beyond personal difficulties and limitations, and to seek out growth and development, and I value the role I can play in that process. What I appreciate the most about our practice is our sharing of these values. We work very well together as a cohesive and collaborative group.

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