Everyone experiences life differently. Gaining a greater understanding and awareness can be a challenging and profound process. The therapy offered by Dr. Hardt focuses on working together through the various challenges that emerge. She appraises each patient’s circumstances, providing individualized tools designed for healing, restoring and empowering. Her professional approach is collaborative and strength-focussed. The wealth and range of her experience offers an expansive approach to treatment. Through an engaging and encouraging environment, she endeavours to assist each patient in creating a positive resourceful state, enhanced quality of life, and a lasting motivation to thrive. Dr. Hardt is dedicated to extending the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, current knowledge & innovation, compassion and consideration. Aligned with efficient online mental health care throughout Ontario & Quebec…Dr. Hardt stands for Effective Connected Care.
Dr. Susan Hardt holds three degrees from the reputed University of Montréal; a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Psychology as well as a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology targeting both research and intervention. She has been a member in good standing of the Order of Psychologists of Québec since 1996 as well as a current member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Hardt is a provider for Badge of Life, Boots on the Ground, Beyond The Blue, the Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services division, the NIHB, the Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program for OPPA members, the Peel Regional Police Employee & Family Assistance Program (E.F.A.P.) as well as a preferred community provider for Niagara Regional Police Service members.
Dr. Hardt assisted in various projects including those involving victims of violence through women’s community shelters, supervising within the Big Bother and Big Sister organization (Centraide) & supporting victims of crime through Victim Services. Throughout the years, various collaborations included the implementation of the Emergency Medicine Volunteer Program at the Mitchell Emergency Department at the University of Chicago Hospital as well as a research assistant at the Early Childhood Initiative Program at the Susan Golden Meadows laboratory in Chicago. Dr Hardt also joined efforts with Dr. Spencer Kelly in his research with children in the field of communication as well as assisted in the area of immunology and transplantation within the Cardiac Surgery department at University of Chicago Hospital. In the years spent in Montreal, Dr. Hardt served within the acute care psychiatric inpatient units at the Montreal General Hospital as well as assisted at the Douglas Hospital Emergency & Eating Disorder Units.
Using an integrated approach, Dr. Hardt offers individualized and eclectic treatment modes founded on evidence-based principles. She incorporates a distinct combination of methodologies; a conceptual perspective integrating pertinent treatments. These include Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotion Focussed (EFT), Interpersonal (IPT) as well as Psychodynamic therapies, each component adjusted for maximum clinical effectiveness in targeting mental health and well-being. Concurrently, Dr. Hardt provides a secure therapy platform(PHIPA & PIPEDA compliant) with the goal of reaching optimal functioning for each patient. Short & long-term therapy services are available.
Please note that while the online health cloud therapy platform selected by Dr. Hardt integrates the required encrypted protection for the privacy and security of information, email communication, in general, does not include the same stringent standards for privacy as her virtual office platform.
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