Melanie Joly, Child Psychologist

Dr. Mélanie Joly is a clinical psychologist licensed in both Québec and Ontario. She is a member of L’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Joly completed her doctoral degree in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University and her clinical residency in a program hosted by the University of Toronto.

Dr. Joly has experience working with children, teens, and young adults who have anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, low mood, interpersonal challenges, and emotional dysregulation. She also has experience working with school-aged youth who are intellectually gifted and/or have challenges related to an ADHD or Autism diagnosis.

Dr. Joly completed her residency at the Youthdale Treatment Centres and a large school board in Toronto. She previously trained in the Day Treatment Program at the Jewish General Hospital and the Gender Variance Program at the Meraki Health Centre in Montréal.

Dr. Joly has experience conducting psychological assessments, individual therapy, and parenting consultation. When working with parents, her interventions are influenced by relationship- and strength-based approaches. She also integrates evidenced-based interventions from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

At The Secure Child, Dr. Joly offers individual therapy and parent consultation. She is passionate about helping youth discover their identities, navigate the different pressures of adolescence, and strengthen their interpersonal relationships. She also enjoys working collaboratively with parents and helping them learn new ways of responding to their children’s emotional needs and challenges.


Languages: English, French