My name is Jeffrey Letourneau and I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I completed my degree in Psychology and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout my training I gained clinical experience in a variety of settings (including medical and hospital based clinics, community clinics, and private practice), and received extensive training in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, work-related stress, loss and grief, addiction issues, and sleep disorders.
For my final year of training, my partner and I moved on up (and over) to Edmonton, Alberta. It was there that I completed my residency at the Millard Health rehabilitation centre and worked with clients that experienced physical injuries and traumatic events on the job. I stayed on with the company for three more years after that (despite Edmonton's notorious winters) and worked in the psychological consulting department before accepting a position as a provisional psychologist on the traumatic injury program. Here I completed assessments and treatment with first responders, corrections workers, and other individuals that witnessed or experienced significant injuries or violence on the job. This was a demanding position full of challenging clinical issues but it was also very gratifying to see my clients improve and get their lives back after experiencing significant traumas.
It was over the last couple of years that my partner started thinking about making a change in her own career and we were so excited when she was accepted into a design program in Toronto. Of course, that was before the logistical challenge of moving more than 3000 km away started to sink in. But after much thought and discussion we made our plans, said our goodbyes, packed our things, and drove east to Toronto. We arrived in September of 2014 and I opened my practice in the east end of Toronto a few months later.
As a licensed psychologist in Ontario, I have met rigorous standards of practice and I am required by law to deliver professional services competently and ethically. I am accountable for my professional activities through my provincial regulatory body, the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). My practice is guided by the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (Canadian Psychological Association) and the Standards of Professional Conduct (CPO). I also hold membership with the Ontario Psychological Association.