Dr. Sandra Stewart
Dr. Sandra Stewart was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her long interest in the neurosciences led her to earn an Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. She followed this with a Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of Guelph and obtained her doctorate from the University of Waterloo in 1990, specializing in clinical neuropsychology and biopsychology. Her first clinical postgraduate position was at the London Psychiatric Hospital in London, Ontario and she completed her clinical internship there, working with a diverse patient population and engaging in clinical research. She then accepted a staff Psychologist position at the North Bay Psychiatric Hospital in North Bay, Ontario in 1993 and remained on staff until 2005 when the hospital was closed. She was able to focus on both research, clinical practice and leadership positions while employed there, as well as devoting some time to her private practice. From 2005 to 2014 she engaged in a blend of academic research, leadership and clinical practice roles at the Northeast Mental Health Centre and later, the North Bay Regional Health Centre before transitioning to full-time private practice and consultation work. She has been able to continuously blend her interest in research with clinical practice throughout her professional career and continues to conduct research, having over 22 academic publications, mainly focused in the areas of neuropsychology and diagnostic imaging (EEG, QEEG, MRI, CT, fMRI) with a variety of patient populations. Since 1994 she has also taught a variety of psychology related university courses at Nipissing University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology. In line with her interest in population health statistics and clinical research, she earned a diploma in Health Informatics from McMaster University in 2015. She continuously attends a variety of clinical training opportunities to always provide current evidence-based clinical practice interventions.
Dr. Stewart’s full-time private practice in North Bay, Ontario concentrates on working with trauma-related disorders, particularly with Military Veterans, serving Military members, First Responders and others affected by trauma. She also treats a range of other disorders, with a keen interest in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the practice of psychotherapy, applying the principles of neuroscience and neuroplasticity to treatment interventions.
Dr. Stewart also serves as an independent examiner for lawyers and insurers, conducting both clinical psychological and clinical neuropsychological examinations. She also provides pre-employment assessments for a variety of first responder professions. Regardless of the referral source, she is committed to conducting fair and impartial assessments.
Dr. Stewart is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists, the Ontario Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Counselling Psychologist.