C0-Founder, Umbrella Mental Health Network
Dr. Allison Reeves earned her PhD in clinical and counselling psychology at the University of Toronto. She is currently registered as a clinical and forensic psychologist in Ontario.
Dr. Reeves incorporates all aspects of health (mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and physical) into recovery and healing. Her therapeutic approach considers structural oppression and she is honoured to work primarily within LGBTQ+ as well as Indigenous communities.
Dr. Reeves’ integrative approach draws from Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has worked with clients on a variety of challenges, including: trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse & addiction, questions of gender and sexuality, self-esteem and others.
Dr. Reeves also provides diagnostic and assessment services, including:
- Psychiatric diagnostic assessments
- Personality assessments
- Cognitive assessments
- Legal assessments
- Accident assessments
- Immigration assessments
Dr. Reeves’ academic research has focused on healing for groups facing systemic oppression. Her research has looked at sexuality and sexual health, as well as mental health supports in trauma recovery. In 2013 she earned a national research award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research for her research on the unique healing needs of men in trauma recovery.
In addition to her work with Umbrella Mental Health, Dr. Reeves works part time at a community clinic and teaches university courses related to mental health and wellness.
Dr. Reeves is a registered provider with First Nations and Inuit Health through Health Canada and offers services to Indigenous clients covered through extended health benefits.