Insight Psychological Therapists - Charlotte McGinnis

Charlotte McGinnis
Charlotte McGinnis, Registered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor and Area Supervisor for Effectus Program, MA, (She/Her)

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and a history of trauma. I also enjoy working with athletes experiencing difficulties with performance, anxiety and depression. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology from the University of Chicago. I have specific training in DBT, CBT, Mindfulness based therapies, Attachment Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Couples Therapy, which allows me to draw from many modalities in my work with clients.

More About Charlotte McGinnis

I have been described as easy to talk to, warm, accepting, and empathetic. I use a client-centered approach to therapy and am passionate about helping my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe my role, in the therapeutic relationship, is to provide a client with skills to cope with their challenges and to provide feedback towards a deeper understanding of their experience. I draw on many therapeutic approaches in my work but I mainly work from an attachment perspective and employ many mindfulness skills. I welcome and respect individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

I am a mom to three young girls and am passionate about living an active and well-balanced life. My husband and I are ‘foodies’ and enjoy exploring and cooking new cuisines. As a family, we love to spend as much time as possible outside hiking, biking, golfing, playing at the playground, exploring nature, and barbecuing. Before becoming a psychologist, I attended university on a golf scholarship and was named an Academic All-American for my academic and athletic success.

A QUESTION:

When did you know you wanted to become a psychologist?

The main thing that drove my interest in becoming a psychologist was watching someone close to me, who had a very traumatic childhood, go through the therapeutic process and move from a place of high distress and suicidality to a much more grounded, happy and fulfilled place. Witnessing her resilience and the power of healing through therapy had a profound effect on me and made me want to be part of that process

Qualifications

MA in Psychology from University of Chicago

Registered Psychologist

Affiliations

CAP

CPA

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Effectus (Cognitive & Performance)
  • Arts Performance
  • Sports Performance
  • Sports Psychology
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse

I have experience in:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Changes in Health
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Coming Out
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Dyslexia
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Executive Performance Program
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Food or Eating Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Graduation
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Child
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Loss of a Preterm Child
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Pornography Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Self-Harming
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sports Performance
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trans Counselling
  • Transformations Program
  • Trauma
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Workplace Stress
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Affirmative Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Crucible Approach Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Assessments for Learning Disorders
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Cognitive and Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Return to Work Assessment