Dr. Juliet Donald
Registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Juliet completed her education and training in Australia at the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney and was awarded the 2007 University Annual Postgraduate Research Conference prize for research.
After graduation, Juliet worked in child disability and at-risk youth services, as well as maintaining a private practice. In 2010 Juliet left Sydney to work internationally with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders.
Since 2015, Juliet has lived in Toronto, runs a private practice, and holds roles with MSF Canada, Canadem and Ads Up Canada.
Juliet has a focus on trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. She works with adult clients and has a special interest in the mental health and well-being of humanitarian aid workers.
Médecins Sans Frontières
At Doctors Without Borders, Juliet is the Manager of the Psychosocial Care Unit (PSCU), which provides psychological support to MSF Canada staff both internationally and in Canada.
Juliet is the Duty of Care Specialist for Canadem.
Ads Up Canada
Juliet is the Executive Director of Ads Up Canada, a registered charity in Canada working to provide resettlement assistance to refugees affected by Australian offshore processing on Nauru and Manus Island.
Juliet is an EMDR-trained clinician. In November 2017 and February 2018, she completed Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). In February 2020, she completed an Advanced EMDR training in Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy.
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In December 2017, Juliet undertook Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) training for couples with Les Greenberg.
Juliet is engaged in ongoing education and has completed further training in Critical Incident debriefing, global health challenges and overcoming concurrent mental health and substance misuse concerns.
Juliet is based in Leslieville, in the East end of Toronto. Her services remain mostly virtual at this time. Face-to-face services may be available upon request though they can not be guaranteed.
As a registered psychologist in Ontario, Juliet’s fees are covered by most extended health care benefits plans.
Her fee for psychological services is $250 per session for an individual and $275 per session for a couples’ session or family session. Each session is 50 minutes long.
Juliet is a registered mental health care provider under the Health Canada First Nations and Inuit Health Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program and Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP). To see if you are eligible for coverage under this program, please consult the Guide to Mental Health Counselling Services.
As an Immigrant and Settler on this land, I wish to acknowledge that the land where I live and work is the traditional territory of the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation, Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Huron people. As a psychologist, I wish to acknowledge the historical and ongoing psychological harm caused by colonization, systemic racism and the residential school system in Canada. As a mental healthcare provider, I honour the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous people and communities in Canada and the importance of creating space for truth-telling as part of the healing journey. I pledge to support this healing journey by working with leaders and communities to remove barriers and improve access to culturally appropriate mental health care.
As an Australian-trained psychologist, I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land now called Australia. I pay respect to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the place now called Sydney, where I lived, worked and trained as a mental healthcare provider. As a Psychologist and as an Australian, I acknowledge the deep cultural and psychological harm caused to Indigenous Australians through colonization, systemic racism and the forced removal of children and separation of families, honouring the survivors of the Stolen Generation and all members of the oldest continuous living culture in the world.