Dr. Nina Mafrici, Ph.D., C.Psych
Clinic Co-Founder/Director, Psychologist
Dr. Nina Mafrici is a registered clinical psychologist who obtained her Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. She works with adolescents and adults facing various mental health challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, perinatal issues, self-harming and suicidal behaviours, interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and personality disorders.
Dr. Mafrici’s approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practice, individualized to clients’ unique symptoms, goals, strengths, backgrounds and preferences. Her primary therapeutic modalities include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Mafrici adopts a holistic conceptualization of her clients’ needs. She seeks to understand how symptoms present and interact within various domains of a person’s life, and how they are shaped by their unique lived experiences, relationships and histories. She further helps identify and build upon clients’ strengths, while empowering them to make meaningful change. She strives to create a collaborative, genuine, and empathic relationship with clients, which she views as instrumental to the success of therapy.
Dr. Mafrici’s clinical training and professional experiences include psychology positions in outpatient, inpatient, day hospital, private practice and community settings. Prior to opening TPWG, she provided individual, group and parent therapy within a private comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program. She completed her psychological residency at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences with rotations in the inpatient psychiatric unit and outpatient women’s perinatal clinic. Further, she has longstanding clinical and research interests in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and body image issues, and obtained her clinical training from the Eating Disorders Program at SickKids Hospital. Over the past ten years, she has presented and published on topics involving risk and protective factors pertaining to girls’ and women’s body image and eating disorders, as well as the intersection of social power and privilege within girls’ and women’s embodied experiences and mental well-being. Dr. Mafrici is an active and passionate advocate for greater access to mental health resources within the GTA, and serves as a clinical consultant across several organizations supporting their youth, including Canada’s National Ballet School, Rosalie Hall and Abiona Centre (formerly Massey Centre and Humewood House).
Outside of work, Dr. Mafrici enjoys keeping busy with her two children and beloved cat, Leo; exploring new cuisines; and travelling with friends and family.