Dr Melody Ashworth

Dr. Ashworth utilizes an integrative approach to treatment incorporating elements of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioural and play-therapy-based modalities.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in School and Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Ashworth completed her predoctoral internship at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre where she primarily trained in the areas of assessment and treatment of adolescents, trauma, and complex developmental trauma. She also has experience working with children and youth with various cognitive, emotional, medical and physical disabilities at Surrey Place Centre. Along with her work at the practice, she works as a psycho-educational assistant at the Toronto District School Board providing psychoeducational assessments and consultation to elementary and secondary schools. She has considerable research and clinical experience working with teachers and paraprofessionals to help support children with mental health and behavioural difficulties within classroom settings. Her dissertation examined training teachers in a positive and proactive classroom management approach which focused on fostering teacher-student relationships and the development of self-regulation and prosocial skills in students. Dr. Ashworth is a registered psychologist in Clinical and School Psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.


e-mail: mashworth@thewillowcentre.com
phone: 416-250-1540 x 23