Dr. Erin Beettam
Dr. Erin Beettam is a child and adolescent psychologist who has been practicing in hospital, educational, and community mental health settings for almost 10 years. She enjoys working with children, youth, and parents as a practitioner, an educational consultant, and clinical supervisor. She completed her training in pediatric psychiatry at both the Douglas Mental Health Institute and the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, where she lives.
Her specialized clinical interests include treating anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, body image and eating disorders, interpersonal effectiveness skills development and emotion dysregulation in youth. She also enjoys providing parent coaching and school supports for youth facing challenges that impact on schooling. Her therapeutic approach emphasizes pragmatic problem-solving skills, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and attachment-informed parenting solutions.
Erin’s approach and orientation are sensitive to the impact of trauma on everyday functioning as individuals, and within family systems. She is deeply passionate about applying the essential pillars of DBT to everyday life. Her approach strongly emphasises parents and teens working together to create more harmony in their families and more balance in children and adolescent’s lives. It is Erin’s desire to be a collaborative, intentional, ally working in solidarity with other members of the new Black Psychology Section of the CPA. Erin spends her time off from her practice partying with her 2 children, spouse, & dog. She tries to practice mindfulness while gardening, sewing, cooking, & watching tonnes of Marvel movies.