Nicole Knon, M.A., C.Psych
Nicole Knon is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2011. She works with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum disorders, parenting difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, self-harming behaviour, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders and eating disorders.
Nicole is passionate about psychodynamic therapy, because it promotes insight and awareness into the patterns that pervade people’s lives. Understanding the roots and not just the symptoms with which individuals struggle, can also foster deep, meaningful and fulfilling change. She has a special interest in attachment theory, parent-infant/parent-child psychotherapy, as well as other evidence-based frameworks like Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotionally focussed therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other mindfulness-based approaches. The culmination of these models allows her to draw on and cultivate an individualized and collaborative treatment approach, which is foremost contained within a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space.
Nicole’s clinical training and professional experiences include psychology positions in outpatient and inpatient settings, private practice and community settings. Prior to joining Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group, she provided individual, group and parental therapy in a 90bed psychiatric hospital where she ran the DBT adult programme. She also ran her own private practice where she treated adults, adolescents, and couples. She spent her community service year at Tara Hospital’s Children’s clinic and inpatient ward; and her internship at Tara Hospital’s personality disorder ward which was primarily administered within a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy framework, as well as providing psychological support to the community clinics within South Africa’s poorer communities. All of this has afforded her a diverse range of experience across cultures, class and race.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, outdoors and mountain biking.