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Jamie D. Brooks she/her

M.Sc., C.Psych.

Psychologist/Clinical Director

Jamie Brooks provides Psychological Services in the areas of assessment, counselling, and clinical psychology in Ontario. As Clinical Director of Westboro Psychology, she oversees all aspects of the practice; ensuring a high quality and coordinated approach to treatment.


Jamie began her career as an algebra teacher and residential counsellor at The Grove School in Madison, Connecticut; a boarding school for adolescents with psychological and learning difficulties that prevented them from thriving in the traditional academic setting. Jamie obtained a Master of Science Degree in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in June 2004. During the 2004/2005 school year, she participated in a one-year internship as a School Psychologist under the supervision of school board affiliated psychologists in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Jamie relocated to Ottawa in September 2005 and continued providing psychological services under the supervision of an Ontario licensed psychologist, completing her full licensure with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in June 2012.


Jamie is the founder and clinical director of Westboro Psychology and a co-founder of COPE Well Groups, an Ontario-based organization that provides DBT-informed group therapy services and workshops to children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and professionals. Jamie practices independently as well as provides consultation and supervision to psychologists, candidates for registration as psychologists, psychotherapists and psychometrists.  She views her leadership roles as an opportunity to make a positive impact on the Ottawa community through providing Ottawa residents with a variety of quality clinical services in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

Jamie is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and has served as a Director of the Friends of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health for several years. Jamie provides philanthropy to various organizations that promote the mental well being of the Ottawa community including Hopewell Eating Disorders Support, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Ottawa Children's Business Fair, and Christie Lake Kids. Beyond her armchair, Jamie is passionate about nature, animals, music, art, paddling, and yoga.  

Areas of Focus

Jamie's psychotherapy practice emphasizes self-compassion and connection, using an integrative approach (including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy). Jamie’s current psychotherapy work focuses on treatment for:


  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Obsessions and Compulsions

  • Perfectionism

  • Stress Management

  • Interpersonal Relationship Issues

  • Self-doubt and Low Self-esteem

  • Challenging Life Transitions

Therapeutic Style

Jamie's therapy practice uses an integrative approach to provide treatment for adolescents and adults, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy 

  • Psychodynamic

Jamie's assessment practice uses an evidence-based, non-judgemental, and realistic approach; designed to help the client develop greater understanding of the behavioural patterns and cognitive style that influence day to day functioning.  Jamie has 20 years of experience administering and interpreting psychological testing measures as well as providing guidance to clients for follow-up interventions. Jamie’s current assessment work focuses on evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults with learning and behavioural style differences such as:


  • Reading Difficulties

  • Writing Difficulties 

  • Mathematics Difficulties 

  • Language Difficulties 

  • Gifted Abilities

  • Attention Disorders 

  • Planning, Time Management & Organizational Difficulties

  • Memory Difficulties

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