Dr. Colleen Merrifield

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Merrifield is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (University of Waterloo) and completed her residency at the University of Ottawa and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. She has experience providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and related therapies (mindfulness, emotion regulation skills, assertiveness training) and has worked in a range of outpatient and inpatient settings. <Read More>  

Dr. Randi McCabe

Ph.D., C.Psych.

​Dr. McCabe is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She is the  Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and Psychologist-in-Chief at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. She is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University where she is the CBT Anxiety Module Coordinator for the Postgraduate Psychiatry Psychotherapy Program. <Read More>

Dr. Robert Ferguson

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Ferguson is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He is a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. Dr. Ferguson works with adults, adolescents, and couples. <Read More>

Lindsay Szota


Lindsay Szota received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2017 from the University of Western Ontario. Her graduate research focused on predictors of negative thinking styles in depression. <Read More>

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Jennifer Denney

 M.Psy., R.P. (Qualifying)

Jennifer Denney is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with specialized training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She received a Masters of Psychology from the Adler Professional School of Graduate Studies in Toronto. She provides CBT for adults with a range of presenting concerns including anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic, generalized anxiety/excessive worry, specific phobias), obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, trauma, depression and related issues including stress, low self-esteem and relationship concerns. <Read More>

Dr. Karen Zhang

​​​Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Karen Zhang is a registered Psychologist in Ontario with specializations in Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology for adults. She offers psychological services for adults with a range of presenting concerns including mood, anxiety, coping with medical illness, insomnia, work/school/relationship stressors, trauma, grief and bereavement, emotional difficulties, and self-esteem related concerns. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based care in a compassionate and warm environment.

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Meet our Professional HCCBT Staff

Dr. David Grant

Ph.D., C.Psych. 

Dr. Grant is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who provides CBT to adults with mood, anxiety, and alcohol- and substance-related disorders.  <Read More>

Dr. Eleanor Donegan

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Donegan is a Registered Psychologist in Clinical and Health Psychology. Areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults and adolescents, anxiety or depression related to reproductive milestones (pregnancy, postpartum, menopause), and the management of chronic pain. Dr. Donegan also works part-time at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton in the Women's Health Concerns Clinic and the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre.<Read More>  

Dr. Taylor Hatchard

​Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Hatchard is a Clinical Psychologist in Supervised Practice while completing his licensing year with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, gender dysphoria, posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual dysfunctions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and emotion regulation difficulties for adolescents and adults. Dr. Hatchard also works as a staff psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in the Mood Disorders Program and the Youth Wellness Centre. ​​ <Read More>

Dr. Elmar Gardizi

​PhD, C.Psych.

Dr. Gardizi is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario, with a specialization in the practice of clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology with adults and seniors. He received his Honours Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience and minors in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto.

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Dr. Jenny Hewitt

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Hewitt is a Registered Clinical Psychologist specializing in CBT for adults and adolescents with anxiety and mood-related concerns. She has over 10 years of experience in private practice and hospital settings. <Read More>

Katie McCabe​​

Social Worker

Katie McCabe is a registered Social Worker with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  She is also a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.Currently, in addition to her role at the HCCBT, she holds positions as a social worker at the Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and as a part time assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.  <Read More

Dr. Brenda Key

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Brenda Key is a registered clinical psychologist with expertise in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, insomnia and general stress.  She has specialized training in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. She is an assistant professor at McMaster University and the former chair of communications for the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.  

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Dr. Laura Katz

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Laura Katz is a Registered Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Psychologist. She provides cognitive behavioural therapy to adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as for chronic pain management and coping with chronic illness.  <Read More>