Dr. Rebecca Stead earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, where she also completed her Master’s degree. She completed her predoctoral internship at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, where she trained extensively in the assessment and treatment of adults and older adults with various complex mental health difficulties. During her time on internship, Dr. Stead worked primarily in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program, as well as the Schizophrenia Program and the Geriatric Psychiatry Program.
Dr. Stead’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioural therapy, but she also integrates aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and schema-focused therapy into her work with clients. Dr. Stead is client-centered and strengths-based in her approach and she strives to provide a non-judgmental, warm, and safe environment for her clients to make therapeutic change. At B & C Health, she provides empirically supported treatments for a number of mental health difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder), psychosis, insomnia, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and stress-related conditions. Rebecca also provides comprehensive psychological assessments of mood and anxiety related difficulties.
Dr. Stead’s distinctions include: (1) 2015-2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, (2) 2012-2015 Doctoral Research Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (3) 2011-2012 Master’s Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and (4) 2010-2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship.