Heather McDonald is a graduate of the University of Guelph, obtaining her M.A. in the Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis program. She is currently a Psychological Associate under Supervised Practice, working under the supervision of Dr. Linda Bream and Ms. Rose Freigang.
Heather has worked at Norfolk Psychological Services since 2006 where she completes comprehensive psychological assessments for children and teens related to learning, attention, development, social-emotional issues, temperament, and gifted learning. In the past, Heather also worked as a psychological services consultant in two local school boards, as well as coordinated numerous research projects and co-facilitated children’s mental health groups through the Chedoke Child and Family Centre and McMaster University in Hamilton. Heather also provides parenting consultations and treatment to children and adolescents.
Heather has extensive knowledge in the areas of childhood development, parent-child relationships, attachment, parenting, and temperamental variances, along with specific developmental issues, including ADHD, anxiety, discipline, and aggression across the preschool, school-age and adolescent years. She strives to help parents better understand their child’s temperament, personality and learning style and particularly enjoys working with children who are highly sensitive, shy, and anxious.
Heather, who was born and raised in Guelph and attended the French Immersion program here, lives with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going for walks and spending time with her family.