Drs. Doering, Torrance-Perks, Drugovic, Lawrence, Aquino and Associates

  Who are we?

Our practice was founded in 1991 by Dr. Deborah Baar and Dr. Robert Doering and currently has five Partners and two Associates. Clients may request a registration number with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, areas of competency, and details of training for any member of the practice.

Dr. Robert Doering (Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1981) offers consultations, individual psychotherapy and couples therapy, and supervises associates offering a variety of psychological services. He has many years of clinical experience as a psychologist within this practice and  in other mental health settings. Bob has trained extensively in mindfulness practice and often draws on this to enhance the benefits of psychological interventions. He also offers mindfulness coaching and teaching, either one-one or in a class (see Basic Mindfulness Waterloo). To register for a mindfulness class with Bob, call (519) 884-3305 or email glebecentre@wlu.ca.

Dr. Julie Torrance-Perks (Partner, 2001) received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo and started working for the practice in 1997. She has worked at the Grand River Hospital (Child and Family Centre), the Toronto Hospital and the University of Waterloo Psychology Clinic. She provides assessment, treatment, and consultation for adults, couples, adolescents, and children. She also provides supervision to Psychologists and Psychological Associates. She has a special interest in wellness training and the use of hypnosis to treat chronic pain, anxiety, and habit disorders.

Dr. Mira Drugovic (Partner, 2003) received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in 2001 and started working for the practice in 1995. She has worked at the Alberta Children's Hospital, the Child and Family Centre and Adolescent Services at Grand River Hospital, Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, Lutherwood Assessment and Clinical Resources Centre, and Health Services and the Psychology Clinic at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Drugovic provides assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Dr. Kathy Lawrence (Partner, 2014) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996 from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (Pasadena, California). She has worked in a variety of settings, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Peel Children's Centre, Lutherwood Children's Mental Health Centre and Grand River Hospital. Dr. Lawrence provides assessments, consultations and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Her interests include the mental health sequelae of trauma across the lifespan, refugee mental health, mental illnesses in adolescents and the use of cognitive-behaviour therapy as a primary treatment modality.

Dr. Jennifer Aquino (Partner, 2017) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo in 2014. She joined the practice in 2013 after completing her clinical pre-doctoral residency at the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium (LCPRC). She has trained in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including the Centre for Mental Health Research University of Waterloo, Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and Regional Mental Health Care, London. Dr. Aquino provides treatment for mood, anxiety and thought-disorders, including: depression, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias and general stress management. She works with adolescents, adults and couples, providing psychotherapy, psychological assessments and consultation.  Dr. Aquino also leads CBT groups for the treatment of anxiety.

Ms. Debra Barrie (Associate) joined the practice in September, 2015 after completing her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa. She will be applying for a Certificate of Registration authorizing Supervised Practice following the completion of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor in the spring of 2016. She has trained in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, Windsor Regional Children’s Centre, Children First, Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism, and the Psychological Services and Research Centre at the University of Windsor. Ms. Barrie provides assessments, consultation, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their families. She has special interests in CBT for anxiety, Tourette's, family therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Raymond Cardey (Associate) graduated with his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) in 1980 and became registered as a Psychologist in Ontario in 1981. Prior to joining the practice in 2017 he has trained and worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including, Weyburn Psychiatric Centre, Saskatchewan; Harding House Child and Family Centre, Regina; Grand River Hospital (Child and Family Centre; Pediatrics; Young Adult Program); Wilfred Laurier University Counselling Services; Conestoga College Student Services; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Chedoke Child and Family Centre, Hamilton; Lutherwood Mental Health Services; Waterloo Region District School Board; and Waterloo Catholic School Board. He has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses for the University of Saskatchewan, Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. His primary interest is providing psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic and consultation services for children and adolescents.

Kathryn Miller (Clinical Intern) received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2015 and is in the final stages of completing her PhD. She has worked in various community and hospital settings including the University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment, Toronto General Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital. Kathryn has extensive training in both cognitive and psycho-diagnostic assessment and group and individual therapy with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, mood and eating disorders.