We provide assessment and treatment of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, learning challenges such as ADHD and learning disorders, and family issues such as parent-child conflict.

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We help parents get perspective on common parenting issues in order to better position themselves with their children as they go through the difficult process of growing up.

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Dr. Russell is a popular public speaker and workshop leader; he has presented to parents, students and educators across Canada. His workshops are informative, lively and interactive. 

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Russell Psychology is a private clinic located in downtown Toronto. We offer psychological services to children, teenagers and adults, as well as consultation and supervision to educators and clinicians. We provide psychological assessments, psychotherapy, and parent guidance.

Dr. Russell is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Dr. Alex Russell

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Ms. Pauker completed her PhD in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at OISE at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Sharon Pauker

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Drop the Worry Ball: Parenting in the Age of Entitlement

How do you avoid being a helicopter parent-and raise well adjusted, truly independent children? In an age of entitlement, where most kids think they deserve the best of everything, most parents are afraid of failing their children. Not only are they all too willing to provide every material comfort, they’ve also become overly involved in their children’s lives, becoming meddlesome managers, rather than sympathetic advocates. In Drop the Worry Ball, authors Alex Russell and Tim Falconer offer a refreshing approach to raising well-adjusted children who are also independent and unafraid to make mistakes.

Drop the Worry Ball is full of common-sense strategies for parents worn out from worrying about their kids. One of the smartest parenting books on the shelf. A must read.”

Jennifer Kolari

Author of Connected Parenting