Our Team

Miglena Grigorova, PhD

Neuropsychologist, Founder of MNC Clinic

Dr. Grigorova is a neuropsychologist/psychologist, member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ). She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from McGill University (accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and the independent Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System). Her clinical background is diverse – Dr. Grigorova trained in developmental neuropsychology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She has completed a clinical internship in geriatric neuropsychology at the Memory Clinic, Jewish General Hospital, and another internship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Epilepsy clinic. She was a post-doctorate fellow at the Neurology Department of Boston University Medical School. Dr. Grigorova's research is in the area of psychoneuroendocrinology – or the study of how brain and hormones interact to affect behaviour. She was interested in how steroid hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone) affect working memory in women. Dr. Grigorova works with children, adults, and their families. She has taught child development and clinical assessment courses at McGill University and Vanier CEGEP. Dr. Grigorova is an accomplished speaker and continues to give conferences, workshops and presentations to other professionals, corporations, teachers, and parents. 

She loves the outdoors and is an amateur photographer. Check some of her photos out here

Tamara Glen Soles, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Tamara Glen-Soles is a psychologist and member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ).  She is the founder of The Secure Child centre, a center that offers treatment and support for children and their families. Dr. Soles works with families dealing with a wide range of issues including frequent crying, sleep challenges, behaviour or learning problems, anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, foster placements, child abuse, and trauma. Dr. Soles works from the perspective of attachment theory and incorporates the latest research related to the neurobiological bases of behaviour. She uses a strength-based approach to help each family determine what works for them. Evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and parent training models are incorporated to treat specific challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, school refusal, and phobias. Dr. Soles has extensive experience working with families from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and works closely with families to provide culturally sensitive services. Dr. Soles is also a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, based on certification through the International Association for Infant Massage- Canada. Dr. Soles is a lecturer at McGill University and a researcher at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital.

 

Check here webiste here The Secure Child 

Tia Ouimet, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Ouimet is a psychologist and member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ). She obtained her doctoral degree in School and Applied Child Psychology at McGill University, and completed her clinical training in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital as well as in the Intensive Psychiatric Adolescent Program of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Ouimet has worked with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a range of difficulties (anxiety, depression, learning disorders, eating disorders, ASD, grief, emotion regulation and behaviour difficulties, ADHD, sleep difficulties) across settings such as hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centres, and private practice. Currently, she works in the private sector at The Secure Child as well as the Montreal Neuropsychology Centre, and in the public sector in the Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre of West Central Montreal (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montreal). Dr. Ouimet’s approach is grounded in evidence-based practice; her therapeutic interventions integrate science and research with clinical expertise and practice. She works from a cognitive-behavioural framework, and incorporates mindfulness- and acceptance-based principles as well as techniques from parent coaching models in order to tailor treatment to each child and their family.

Vivian Akerib, M.A.

Neuropsychologist

Vivian Akerib is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in Neuropsychology and member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ). She obtained her degree at Concordia University and did her clinical training at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, the Jewish General Hospital Family Psychiatric Institute, and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She possesses clinical and research experience from pre-school aged children to seniors in healthy development and also with various neurological and psychiatric conditions.

 

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Vanessa Iacono, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Iacono is a psychologist and member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University, and completed her clinical training across various departments at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Children’s Hospital, and Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. She currently works in the private sector at the Montreal Neuropsychology Centre and The Secure Child.

Dr. Iacono has helped children, adolescents, and families struggling with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, chronic pain, peer/family conflict, and school stress. She also works closely with parents seeking to strengthen the parent-child connection and adopt a fresh perspective on discipline. Dr. Iacono takes a strengths-based approach to encourage resilience and foster well-being and healthy functioning. She was trained within a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework, but uses an integrative approach in practice to create tailor-made psychotherapy experiences. Interventions are carefully selected based on the current evidence-base and unique needs and goals of each client; aspects of mindfulness, dialectic-behaviour, and child-directed play therapies may therefore be incorporated into treatment.

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