Megumi Iyar

Megumi Iyar
Ph.D., C.Psych. — Psychologist


Dr. Iyar is registered psychologist with College of Ontario Psychologists. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, her expertise spans adult mental health, health psychology, and rehabilitation. Dr. Iyar’s therapeutic practice is deeply rooted in a collaborative and client-centered methodology, emphasizing a treatment approach that is both personalized and reflective of each client’s unique needs. Her approach is characterized by warmth, compassion, and a trauma-informed perspective, aiming to create a safe
space for clients to explore and grow.

In her sessions, Dr. Iyar focuses on establishing therapeutic goals that resonate with her clients’; aspirations, leveraging a strengths-based strategy to foster resilience, autonomy, and positive behavior change. Clients are guided through a process of self-discovery, gaining insights into their challenges, learning effective coping mechanisms, and practicing new behaviors that enhance well-being. Dr. Iyar’s proficiency covers a wide array of psychological conditions, from anxiety and mood disorders to complex cases involving neurological and medical health issues. She brings over a decade of experience in clinical research, particularly in eating disorders, and is skilled in a variety of evidence-based treatments including CBT, ACT, DBT, and motivational interviewing.

Her academic background includes undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of British Columbia, culminating in a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Dr. Iyar’s pre-doctoral accredited residency in Clinical Psychology complements her practical experience with a strong foundation in research, notably in motivational interviewing and health care innovation. Her work not only contributes to the field through clinical practice but also through national and international presentations, underscoring her commitment to advancing psychological care through evidence-based methods.