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.


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


MA in Psychology from University of Chicago

Registered Psychologist





  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Postpartum Depression
Trauma Care
  • Emotional Abuse

I have experience in:

  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Coming Out
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Dyslexia
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Issues
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychological & Medical Concerns
  • Psychological Conditions Program
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Transformations Program
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Workplace Stress

My treatment approaches:

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

Assessment services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Gifted/Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • Psycho-educational Assessment
  • Return to Work Assessment