Mary Polychronas, Psychologist and a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ) and the American Psychological Association (APA), graduated from McGill University, where she was trained in Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology. She has experience in counseling and teaching in a variety of settings since 1987. She specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and offers individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults.
Her areas of specialization include; Anxiety Disorders and Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Attention Deficit with or without Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), Behavior Disorders, Behavior Management, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Relationship issues, Sleep, Self-Esteem, Substance Abuse, Work related issues including Reintegration/Progressive return to work.
She has worked with individuals with special needs; Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Intellectual/Learning disabilities. Having worked with multi-challenged individuals of all ages, she has planned and implemented individual and group instructions regarding behavior/anger management, daily living skills, academic modifications as well as vocational training in Supported Competitive Employment Settings.She provides support to families and consults with organizations as needed.
Mary has lectured at both the College and University level in the Department of Education and Department of Psychology. She has written articles on many different topics and has presented workshops to both professionals and general public.