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About Me

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with over 14 years of experience in independent practice. I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults, clinical supervision to other mental health providers, as well as clinical training workshops to other practices and organizations.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University, a program accredited through the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. I interned in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, accredited by the American Psychological Association. I then completed a clinical and research Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard with the Victims of Violence Program under the supervision of Dr. Judith Herman, working with survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

In addition to my private practice work, up until more recently, I worked as a clinician in a teaching hospital where I received awards for Excellence in Psychology Leadership (2013) and Exceptional Contribution to Psychology (2017). There, I held the position of Internship Director, overseeing APPIC training of the hospital’s psychology interns and the hospital’s reaccreditation of the internship program by the Canadian Psychological Association. Over the years, I have supervised a number of trainees, at the practicum level, for internship, and for the year of Supervised Practice. I have also previously worked in community-based settings and as contract faculty. I believe in being attentive to how the social world can affect us. My research interests include social determinants of health; sexual trauma; and the service needs of trans people, and their partners and families.

About Me

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with over 14 years of experience in independent practice. I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults, clinical supervision to other mental health providers, as well as clinical training workshops to other practices and organizations.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University, a program accredited through the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. I interned in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, accredited by the American Psychological Association. I then completed a clinical and research Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard with the Victims of Violence Program under the supervision of Dr. Judith Herman, working with survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

In addition to my private practice work, up until more recently, I worked as a clinician in a teaching hospital where I received awards for Excellence in Psychology Leadership (2013) and Exceptional Contribution to Psychology (2017). There, I held the position of Internship Director, overseeing APPIC training of the hospital’s psychology interns and the hospital’s reaccreditation of the internship program by the Canadian Psychological Association. Over the years, I have supervised a number of trainees, at the practicum level, for internship, and for the year of Supervised Practice. I have also previously worked in community-based settings and as contract faculty. I believe in being attentive to how the social world can affect us. My research interests include social determinants of health; sexual trauma; and the service needs of trans people, and their partners and families.

Colorful Book Spines

Select publications:

  • McIntosh, C. & Brown, N. (forthcoming). Psychotherapy with trans and gender diverse people. In G. Gabbard (Ed.), Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments (2nd ed). American Psychiatric Association Publishing. 

  • Brown, N. (forthcoming). Intimate partner violence. In A. Goldberg & G. Beemyn (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. SAGE Publishing. 

  • Kallivayalil, D., Levitan, J., Brown, N., & Harvey, M.R. (2013). Preliminary findings from a qualitative study of trauma survivors in treatment: Changes in personal narratives. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22 (3), 262-281. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2013.743942 

  • Brown, N.R., Kallivayalil, D., Mendelsohn, M., & Harvey, M.R. (2011). Working the double edge: Unbraiding pathology and resiliency in the narratives of early- recovery trauma survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4(1), 102-111. doi: 10.1037/a0024969 

  • Brown, N.R. (2010). The sexual relationships of sexual-minority women partnered with trans men: A qualitative study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 561-572. doi: 10.1007/s10508-009-9511-9 

  • Brown, N.R. (2009). "I'm in transition too": Sexual identity renegotiation in sexual-minority women's relationships with transsexual men. International Journal of Sexual Health, 21, 62-78. doi: 10.1080/19317610902720766

About Me

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with over 14 years of experience in independent practice. I provide psychotherapy and assessment services to adults, clinical supervision to other mental health providers, as well as clinical training workshops to other practices and organizations.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University, a program accredited through the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. I interned in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, accredited by the American Psychological Association. I then completed a clinical and research Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard with the Victims of Violence Program under the supervision of Dr. Judith Herman, working with survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

In addition to my private practice work, up until more recently, I worked as a clinician in a teaching hospital where I received awards for Excellence in Psychology Leadership (2013) and Exceptional Contribution to Psychology (2017). There, I held the position of Internship Director, overseeing APPIC training of the hospital’s psychology interns and the hospital’s reaccreditation of the internship program by the Canadian Psychological Association. Over the years, I have supervised a number of trainees, at the practicum level, for internship, and for the year of Supervised Practice. I have also previously worked in community-based settings and as contract faculty. I believe in being attentive to how the social world can affect us. My research interests include social determinants of health; sexual trauma; and the service needs of trans people, and their partners and families.