Laura Paret, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist providing diagnostic assessment and treatment for a variety of difficulties that affect youth including mood, anxiety, learning, and behavioral issues.
Dr. Paret orients children, teens, and their families to the therapeutic process, working collaboratively with patients to develop treatment plans that will effect positive changes in their lives. She helps patients to achieve their goals by utilizing evidence-based practices including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Parent coaching interventions
During her PhD training, Dr. Paret provided assessment and consultation regarding children’s learning and behavioral needs across several school boards and completed an externship at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, working with adolescents with eating disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Afterward, she completed the Vancouver Coastal/Fraser Region Pre-doctoral Psychology Residency Program, accruing intensive experience in community-based child and youth mental health services. She then underwent a post-doctoral fellowship at Alberta Children’s Hospital where she trained as a medical psychologist managing the mental health needs of children and adolescents with neurological conditions, in particular, pediatric migraine and epilepsy. Currently, she consults extensively with faculty at several NYC private and public schools.
Education & Experience:
- Honours Bachelor of Science with Distinction from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
- Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- Published on the impact of psycho-social factors on anxiety and physiological stress responsivity (e.g., cardiac reactivity) in children and adolescents for her Master’s thesis
- Awarded a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant to conduct her doctoral research on mindfulness and self-compassion at Stanford University Psychophysiology Laboratory
- Received Canada Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for outstanding Doctoral Dissertation