Dr. Jasmine Mahdy completed her PhD in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph. She has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) in Toronto, Ontario and an internship at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, specializing in child and adolescent clinical and health psychology.
Dr. Mahdy has experience doing assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, behavioural challenges, emotion dysregulation, suicidality, self-harm, adjustment and coping with chronic illness/pain, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, and stress management. She has been trained in a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as attachment and psychodynamic approaches.
Her research is in the area of nonsuicidal self-injury and is focused on reducing stigmatizing responses towards people who self-injure. In her work, Dr. Mahdy aims to take an open and empathic approach to understanding a person’s experiences so that an applicable and focused plan for treatment can be implemented.