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DARLENE WALKER, Ph.D., C.Psych.

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Child and Adolescent Assessment, ADHD, Learning, Anxiety

Dr. Darlene Walker received her doctoral degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. Following her internship, she completed a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has worked in both hospital and community-based mental health settings. Dr. Walker is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Dr. Walker’s primary area of practice is neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. Dr. Walker has assessed many children with learning concerns and chronic health conditions, including individuals with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Communication Disorders, as well as children with chronic health conditions such as CNS vasculitis, Neurofibromatosis Type I, Sickle Cell Disease, Epilepsy and other seizure disorders, cancer and stroke. In addition to private practice, Dr. Walker continues to provide neuropsychological services at Sick Kids through the Metabolics & Genetics program. For more information about assessment, go to her website at www.darlenewalkerphd.com.

In addition, Dr. Walker provides evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents and families. This includes helping individuals cope with anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, adjustment issues and health-related concerns. She draws from a variety of treatment models when working with children and adolescents, including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal and creative therapies. Dr. Walker also provides family therapy, using both solution-focused and family systems models in her practice.

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