Dr. Kaley Roosen, PhD., C.Psych.
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Prior to working at TPWG, Dr. Roosen worked within a private practice supporting those with comorbid mental health diagnoses. She also completed her Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where she provided diagnosis and treatment for adolescents and their families struggling with eating disorders including binge eating disorder, health issues, weight-based discrimination, anxiety, depression, bullying, school avoidance, self-harm and trauma. Dr. Roosen completed her psychological residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, which provides individual and group-based Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and the Women’s Program, for those with complex trauma. Dr. Roosen also received clinical training from CAMH’s Concurrent Disorders – Eating Disorder and Addictions Program, Toronto General Hospital’s Cardiac Health Psychology and Behavioural Cardiology Program, York University’s Psychology Clinic, North York General Hospital’s Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Program and the Pembroke Regional Hospital’s Community Mental Health Program.
Dr. Roosen is passionate about providing disability-affirming care as a disabled therapist herself. She frequently collaborates with researchers, health care professionals and educators on the importance of understanding how ableism (or discrimination towards disability) impacts mental health and healthcare. Dr. Roosen’s own research examines disordered eating and body image in disabled women. She provides education and consultation on disability and mental health, disordered eating and trauma to healthcare providers and researchers. Furthermore, she actively prioritizes intersectionality in her work, providing trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and Health At Every Size lenses to everything she does. She currently also provides Disability/Chronic Illness and Body Liberation Support Groups through Sheena’s Place.
Outside of work, Dr. Roosen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly her sassy daughter, escaping into a good work of fiction, swimming in lakes and listening to Lizzo.