Who are we?

Belfon Psychological Services aims to improve the mental health functioning of clients through the provision of evidence based practices in clinical psychology. We are committed to enhancing the wellbeing of children in their homes, schools, and communities.

Dr. K. Belfon (Director, Psychologist)
Dr. Belfon received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph, and is a registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. His areas of practice include Clinical Psychology with children, adolescents, and families. He provides both assessment and therapeutic services at BPS. Dr. Belfon’s orientation is primarily behavioral, using cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy with young people, who have a variety of presenting concerns (e.g., mood disorders, anxiety disorders, disruptive disorders, trauma related disorders, obsessive compulsive related disorders, mood/anxiety/behavior related to autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, as well as problems related to adjustment, separation/divorce, bereavement, and stress).

Dr. Belfon has more than 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings. In addition to his role as the director at BPS, Dr. Belfon is the Clinical Lead for Durham Region at Kinark Child and Family Services. Dr. Belfon has previously worked as a staff psychologist at both Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and Kinark Child and Family Services. He has previous experience working with children and youth in psychological services capacities at Syl Apps Youth Centre, the Toronto District School Board, and several private clinics in the greater Toronto area. Additionally, he has experience teaching courses at both the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and Ryerson University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Psychology Foundation of Canada. His research interests address chronic community violence, as well as the mental health needs of young people in custody and detention.
 
Dr. Rudolph Drummond (Psychologist, associate)
Dr. Drummond is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. He obtained his doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology from Northern Arizona University. His areas of practice include Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Forensic Psychology with adults, adolescents, and families. Dr. Drummond has more than 15 years of progressive clinical experience in various inpatient, community, and forensic mental health settings. He delivers evidence-based assessments and treatment services to adult and adolescent clients presenting with a range of mental health, emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems. These include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, anger, and relational problems. Additionally, Dr. Drummond has developed and facilitated various treatment groups for anger management/emotional regulation, substance abuse, sexual offending, domestic violence, and social skills.
 
Dr. Chantal Regis (Psychologist, associate)
Dr. Regis is a Registered Psychologist who earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph.  Dr. Regis works with children and teens providing psychotherapy, psycho-educational assessment services, and counselling. In addition to private practice, Dr. Regis is a staff psychologist at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Her orientation is integrative including psychodynamic play therapy, cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural, and interpersonal process modalities. Her research interests are in the area of women's health including disordered eating and premenstrual syndromes.

Kamal Jagdev (Registered Social Worker, associate)
Ms. Jagdev is a Registered Clinical Social worker with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including outpatient mental health and inpatient treatment.  Ms. Jagdev has experience providing assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and youth with a variety of therapeutic needs including mood and anxiety disorders; self-harm and suicidal behaviours; aggression and trauma. Ms. Jagdev has training and experience providing Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and parenting support for children and youth with mental health needs.  Ms. Jagdev is a compassionate therapist who tailors her interventions to the needs of her clients.  She is skilled in utilizing creative strategies to engage her clients in session. In her free time, Ms. Jagdev enjoys yoga, getting outdoors and spending time with her children.
 
Andrea Knowles (Registered Social Worker, associate)
Ms. Knowles received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Her areas of practice include individual, family and group therapy with children, adolescents, and families. In addition to her role as Intake Coordinator and Therapist at BPS, Ms. Knowles has worked as a Therapist at Kinark Child and Family Services for the past twelve years. She primarily delivers behavioral treatments, including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as trauma-focussed treatments. Ms. Knowles has also had previous experience working with children and youth in a social work capacity at Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and the Children’s Aid Society. Additionally, Ms. Knowles has previously worked in the field of education.  

What services do we provide?

Psychological Assessment:

We provide comprehensive psychological assessments that address social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and academic functioning. This service aids children and adolescents, as well as their caregivers and schools, in better understanding their mental health and learning needs. When appropriate, diagnostic opinions and individualized recommendations for intervention are provided.

Psychological Consultation:

We offer targeted mental health evaluations, providing families with immediate feedback regarding further diagnostic assessment and/or treatment direction. Consultative services are also offered to families seeking counsel or education regarding their child’s mental health. Consultations do not include an assessment of learning/academic needs.

Intervention:

We provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy. We use the core elements of a range of evidenced based practice to help meet the specific needs of children and adolescents (e.g., Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Who do we work with?

We work with children aged 6-18, who are having difficulties with mood, anxiety, disruptive behavior, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, social development, and learning. We believe in the importance of working together with families, and we regularly involve caregivers in treatment and assessment when it is possible to do so.

What to expect?

At Belfon Psychological Services our aim is to make our services easily accessible, and to provide a welcoming environment in which children and families feel comfortable participating in the process.

  • To start, you will be contacted by our staff within 24 hours of calling or submitting an online referral to arrange an initial consultation appointment with our intake coordinator via telephone
  • Following your intake, our administrative assistant will schedule your first appointment with one of our clinicians
  • At your initial meeting with your clinician, a detailed plan for further assessment or intervention will be developed with you
  • We are currently accepting new clients, and there is no wait time for most of our clinicians!

How to Access/Refer?

Request an appointment:

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For Professionals:

Professionals please download our Referral Form and send it to us by fax

Are we covered by OHIP?

 Our services are tax deductible, but are not covered by OHIP. Fees are in line with posted rates by the Ontario Psychological Association. Clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for reimbursement depending on the insurance provider.
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Contact Us:

Email: info@belfonpsychology.com
Phone: (289) 660-2703
Fax: 1 800 253 2397

Address:

#3-109 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, ON L1T 3A6

 

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