Nathalie Sagar, MA, Ph.D.(c)
SENIOR CLINICAL ASSOCIATE
Ms. Sagar is a senior clinical associate with six years of experience providing assessment and treatment services to children and youth. When conducting assessments, her goal is to develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the child. This helps parents and teachers tailor supports to build on the child’s strengths and implement targeted strategies for areas of need. Throughout the assessment, fostering comfort and connection is her priority. She is committed to collaborating with children and parents to make the assessment process as easy and engaging as possible.
Ms. Sagar is currently in the final stages of completing a doctorate in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of British Columbia. In 2022-2023, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health. Prior to this, she worked as a certified school psychologist, consultant, and doctoral practicum student in a variety of clinical settings in British Columbia including hospitals, private practices, schools, and community-based clinics. In these settings, she conducted a wide variety of complex psychological assessments for children and youth with varying needs and abilities, including psychoeducational and social-emotional assessments. All of Ms. Sagar’s work is done in collaboration with and under the supervision of Dr. Julie Wallis.
Ilana Shiff, MA
DOCTORAL PRACTICUM STUDENT
I am Ph.D. level practicum student in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program at York University. I work with children and youth with a range of emotional and behavioural concerns as well as their parents. Through my work, I aim to create a safe, warm, and collaborative environment to support my clients in meeting their goals. I have experience helping clients and their parents manage concerns related to mood, ADHD, challenging behaviours, and selective mutism. I also have extensive training in conducting psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments. My past clinical training has included placements at the York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC) and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH).
Alexandra Basile, PhD.
VIRTUAL SERVICES FOR TEENS
Dr. Basile (she/her) is a clinical and school psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her scope of practice includes work with children, adolescents, and their parents. Dr. Basile completed her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Her clinical training and employment experience include work at several school boards, hospitals, and clinics including the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Markham Stouffville Hospital, and private practice. Dr. Basile’s breadth of clinical experiences has given her exposure to many modalities of both treatment and assessment for a variety of mental health needs. Her experience in school psychology provides her with a unique perspective of the challenges that parents, and their children experience not only at home but in meeting their social, emotional, and cognitive needs within the greater context of their community. Dr. Basile takes pride in tailoring treatment to individual needs by integrating learning and cognitive profiles into the application of developmentally appropriate interventions. She strives to provide a nonjudgmental and supportive space to establish a positive therapeutic relationship with her clients. Dr. Basile works from a cognitive behavioural therapeutic (CBT) orientation and integrates a variety of evidence-based approaches to best meet client needs.