Dr. Jill Firestone, C.Psych.
Dr. Jill Firestone graduated from Queen’s University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, on the Dean’s Honour list. She completed her graduate work in Clinical Psychology at York University, where she received her Master of Arts in 2003, and her Doctorate in 2008. During her graduate training, she completed clinical practice at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), North York General Hospital’s Mental Health Program, and at York University’s Psychotherapy Clinic in Toronto. Dr. Firestone did her pre-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in 2007, where she completed rotations in the Youth Psychiatry and Mood Disorders Programs, and trained extensively in assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological issues.
Dr. Firestone received several awards for her graduate research, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Health Professional Student Research Award, and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. She was nominated for Best Master’s Thesis at York University. Dr. Firestone was also a co-investigator for a large Heart and Stroke Foundation research grant, co-authored several scientific papers and presentations, and taught a third year undergraduate course on Health Psychology. Her doctoral research was a randomized controlled trial that investigated the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention among cardiac patients.
Dr. Firestone is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has provided psychological services at the Ottawa Centre for Cognitive Therapy since 2005. She has a special interest in providing services for adolescents and adults, using a theoretical approach based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She currently provides services for a variety of mental health issues, including eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression/mood disorders, and personality disorders. She is known for her warm, empathic, and collaborative style.