Dr. Trudi Walsh

Clinical Psychologist

I provide assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families and I have a particular interest in assessing and treating trauma-related disorders, such as PTSD, in military members, veterans, RCMP, and first responders. I also work with individuals across the lifespan who struggle with a variety of challenges including anxiety (GAD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety), depression, and OCD, as well as with parents regarding child and adolescent behavioural difficulties (ADHD, defiance). I am a registered Blue Cross provider.

Services Provided Cost Approx. Wait Time
Psychodiagnostic Assessment Varies by length of assessment (5 to 10 hours) at $220/hr 1-2 months
VAC Psychodiagnostic Disability Assessments and Reassessments Varies by length of assessment (5 to 10 hours) at $220/hr 1-2 months
Therapy Contact me for rate; sliding scale available not currently accepting new clients

Type and Cost of Services:

A comprehensive psychodiagnostic or VAC disability assessment will typically range between $1100 to $2200 (5 to 10 hours at $220/hour) depending on the referral question and the psychological measures required. A written report is included in the cost of assessment. Please contact me for my therapy rate; a sliding scale is available.

Methods of Payment:

Cash, debit, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted. Payment is due when the service is provided. Blue Cross direct payment is available.

How to make an appointment:

Contact reception at 613-228-1174 or by email at Dr.Trudi.Walsh@gmail.com
Appointments are available Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm.

Educational Background and Credentials

  • Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University (October, 2004)
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University (October, 2000)
  • B.Sc. Combined Honours Degree in Psychology and Biology from Dalhousie University (May, 1997)

Professional Affiliations and Additional Training

  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • Member of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)
  • Member of the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (IS-ART)

Therapeutic Approach

I strongly believe in the importance of establishing a positive and safe therapeutic environment and working collaboratively with clients to develop a treatment plan that will meet their individual needs and improve functioning and quality of life. My primary therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a type of therapy that looks at the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Related to this approach, I use Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of PTSD and Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD. I am also a certified Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner. For information about ART, please go to acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com. For helping parents manage child and adolescent behavioural challenges, my approach is primarily that of positive parenting and teaching behaviour management strategies to help parents promote their children’s social, emotional, and academic competence.

Clinical Experiences

As a clinical psychologist, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including the IWK Health Centre Mental Health and Addictions Program in Halifax, NS from 2004-2009; the University of Manitoba & Deer Lodge Centre Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic in Winnipeg, MB from 2009-2013; and the Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centre (OTSSC) and General Mental Health (GMH) programs at the Canadian Forces Health Centre in Ottawa, ON from 2013-2018. I have also held a number of leadership appointments including Psychology Practice Leader, Interim Clinical Leader, and Acting Program Manager for OTSSC and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. I have supervised psychology practicum students, interns, and psychologists under board supervision.