Dr. Krista Kiiffner

School and Clinical Psychologist

I provide comprehensive assessments for school age children and post-secondary students with a focus on Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Giftedness, AD/HD, and social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. I provide therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. I also provide professional trainings and workshops to parents, school staff, and mental health professionals.

Services Provided Cost Approx. Wait Time
Psychological/Psychoeducational Assessment $2500 3 months
Therapy/Counselling $200/hour 3 months
Professional Development/Parent Workshops $200/hour contact for details

Type and Cost of Services:

A comprehensive psychological/psychoeducational assessment costs $2500 and includes an initial parent interview/intake, telephone interview with teachers, testing, written report, and assessment results feedback meeting. Consultation is also provided regarding the development or revision of Individual Education Plans (IEPs). My therapy/counselling rate is $200/hour.

Methods of Payment:

Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, debit, and e-transfer are accepted. Payment is due when the service is provided.

How to make an appointment:

Contact me directly at 613-228-1174 ext. 155 or by email at kkiiffner@gmail.com.
Appointments are available Friday evenings and Saturdays. Approximate wait time for therapy and assessment is 4-5 months.

Educational Background and Credentials

  • Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 2002
  • Ph.D. in Psychology (2001)
  • M. A. in Psychology (1994)
  • B.A.(Hon) in Psychology (1992)

Professional Affiliations and Additional Training

  • Member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Member of the Association of Chief Psychologists of Ontario School Boards
  • Violence and Risk Assessment Level 1 Trainer
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Trainer

Clinical and Therapeutic Approach:

I am a registered School and Clinical (child and youth) Psychologist. I provide comprehensive Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessments for school age children (elementary to secondary grades) and post-secondary students (college and university). My areas of focus include: Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Giftedness, AD/HD, and social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Having worked in the Psychology Department of a School Board for the past 20 years, I have a thorough knowledge of the types of services, accommodations, modifications, and supports available to students with learning and/or social, emotional or behavioural functioning difficulties. I also have extensive experience consulting with parents, school staff, and community agencies/professionals in developing treatment plans for children and youth. I provide group and individual therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. I also provide psycho-education to their parents to assist them with understanding their child’s anxiety, how families can get stuck in a worry cycle, and how they can foster their child’s ability to take action and approach anxiety provoking situations rather than avoid them. I provide professional trainings and workshops to parents, school staff, and mental health professionals in the areas of: Anxiety, AD/HD, Executive Functioning, Learning Disabilities, Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Clinical Experiences:

I have worked in the Special Education Department of a school board for two decades and have been the Supervising Psychologist for the Psychology Department for the past 15 years. For the past 15 years, I have also worked part-time in a private practice in Perth, Ontario providing therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety, and conducting Psychological Assessments for adults to support Ontario Disability Support Program applications (ODSP). I have provided educational workshops to parents at the JDN Centre for Children in Perth, Ontario that provides services to families with children with AD/HD and Autism. I have also provided educational workshops to parents and staff of various private and public schools, and community organizations in the Ottawa area. I have taught undergraduate courses in the Psychology Department at Carleton University (e.g., Theories of Personality, Cognitive Development). I have supervised several candidates going through the registration process with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and I supervise school psychology practicum placements of Ph.D. candidates from the University of Ottawa.