Meet Dr. Edwards

Introduction and Specializations:

Dr. Kim Edwards is a registered clinical and health psychologist in the Province of Ontario and State of New York. Dr. Edwards specializes in repetitive behavior disorders (e.g., Tourette Syndrome, trichotillomania (hair-pulling), excoriation disorder/dermatillomania (skin-picking) and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Dr. Edwards also has expertise and experience in helping individuals with (a) chronic pain and somatic symptoms (e.g., headaches), (b) specific issues with relationships, jobs, and transitions to new roles, (c) low mood, and (d) coping with stress, uncertainty, loneliness, and COVID-19. 

She is one of only two Canadian Psychologists who can certify other health care professionals in Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT) – the behavioural treatment for tic disorders. Dr. Edwards is also a specialist in complex cases and has successfully helped numerous youth and adolescents who have experienced limited success with other mental health practitioners.

Education and Experience:

Over the past ten years, Dr. Edwards has delivered over 60 conference presentations and invitational lectures. She has also helped develop evidence-based workshops, videos, games, manuals, mobile apps, and resources for teachers, clinicians, parents, youth, and camp counselors about mental health, repetitive behaviours, resilience, and positive psychology.

In her spare time, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, travelling the world, trying new restaurants in Toronto, and keeping physically active (hiking, yoga).

Dr. Kimberly R. Edwards, Ph.D. C.Psych.

Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist
Child + Adolescent + Parent + Family

“Fun” Facts about Dr. Edwards

Slide The last books she read were “Dear Zoo” and “Little Blue Truck”… to her son. Slide Her favourite trip was her honeymoon in South Africa. Slide If she could eat one meal for the rest of her life it would be pizza. Slide If she were not a psychologist, Dr. Edwards' dream job would be a therapeutic clown. Slide She spent 6 years volunteering as a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

Dr. Esther Direnfeld, Ph.D. C.Psych.

Registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist
Adolescent + Adults

Meet Dr. Direnfeld

Introduction and Specializations:

Dr. Esther Direnfeld is a registered psychologist in the Province of Ontario with a practice in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Direnfeld works with adolescents and adults with a wide range of challenges, including acquired brain injury, ADHD, and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Education and Experience:

After completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria, Dr. Direnfeld completed her predoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at Hamilton Health Sciences, where she focused on providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and treatment to adults with acquired brain injuries, other medical concerns, and to those with difficulties managing other areas of their health, including mood, anxiety, adjustment to chronic illness, and sleep. She has since continued providing assessments and intervention to adults and adolescents with acquired brain injuries and mental health challenges.

“Fun” Facts about Dr. Direnfeld

Slide She has lived in five different cities Slide She loves tiger tail ice cream