Anna MacKinnon

Registered Psychologist

South Location - Telehealth

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Anna MacKinnon, PhD., has over 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds, with complex social and medical histories. Her areas of practice include anxiety and mood difficulties, emotion regulation, social and behavioural difficulties, sleep problems, disordered eating, chronic pain and health-related problems, grief and trauma, as well as parenting stress and distress in pregnancy and postpartum.

Anna MacKinnon

Dr. Anna, as many families know her, uses evidence-based approaches and techniques in both assessment and treatment. Her primary modality is cognitive-behavioural, although she incorporates self-compassion, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills, motivational interviewing (MI), relationship-focused interventions and emotion-focused parenting strategies. She also provides gender affirming care and uses a trauma-informed framework.

Anna received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and research at the Jewish General Hospital from 2011-2018. During this time, she completed training in CPA-accredited programs across Canada including at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre Children’s Hospital, as well as in schools, community, and family practice centres. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and University of Calgary from 2018-2022. She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal and full-time researcher at CHU Sainte Justine. Her studies focus on risk and resilience for perinatal mental health problems and early childhood development. She also conducts clinical trials of intervention programs for psychological distress and parenting.

Dr. Anna can provide care in English & French, via telehealth only.