Clinical and Health Psychologist, Director
Locations: Mississauga, Toronto
Dr. Byrne is the founder and Clinical Director at Connect Cognitive Therapy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in 2006 – the only Clinical Psychology program in Canada with the prestigious PCSAS accreditation. Dr. Byrne has been a Registered Psychologist in Ontario since 2009.
Dr. Byrne offers genuine warmth and a non-judgmental, casual style that quickly allows clients to feel at ease seeking help. He provides psychotherapy for adults (18 years and over) with a broad range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, managing stress and insomnia, or dealing with challenging medical conditions such as cancer.
Dr. Byrne is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.
After obtaining his Ph.D, Dr. Byrne completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He then completed a second post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Dentistry (MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Hospital) in New Jersey. Dr. Byrne has 10 years experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator. This has included seven years experience working as a Psychologist at Credit Valley Hospital (Trillium Health Partners). He also tutors medical students at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, University of Toronto.