Julia Daki, Child Psychologist

When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize your desire - Paulo Coelho

I would like to share my story...

Becoming a helping professional has always appealed to me. When I completed my Bachelor’s degree, I was exploring different career options and decided to volunteer at a community centre. There I had a chance to assist in individual therapy sessions with Alex, a 7 year old boy who had recently lost his mother. When I first met Alex, he was angry, withdrawn and would bounce from one activity to the next. Over time he had learned to interact well with others and improved his attention span. Most importantly, Alex began to smile again… It was this experience of helping a child start a new life that prompted me to pursue my graduate studies at McGill and to eventually become a child psychologist.

Now I can contribute to the well-being of many children and families, and I am very grateful to life for giving me this opportunity. My work is rewarding in many ways. I enjoy observing children’s natural tendency to regain their emotional balance when provided with the right kind of support. I admire the strength and courage of children in distress, as well as their trust in life and in others. But most of all, I rejoice when children and their parents begin to laugh together. This lets me know I am fulfilling my mission.

If you need help and would like to discuss your child’s unique situation, please call me at (514) 704-1307.

Credentials

I received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. I am licensed with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ).

Therapeutic Approach

In my work I use the solution-focused approach. This therapeutic model highlights people’s existing strengths and past successes in problem resolution. I also use play therapy and art therapy techniques in my work with children and some adolescents.