From regional school boards and hospitals to private practices and independent psychological service providers, our team is prepared with an array of tools to help you and your family with your mental health concerns. We are also committed to helping the professional development of psychology students. As such, we act as supervisors for graduate students and early career psychologists. They gain valuable experience and hands-on knowledge in the diverse field of psychology.
For your assessment or treatment, you will see either a registered psychologist or one of our experienced clinicians under the supervision of one of the psychologists. All of our practitioners work under the obligations and responsibilities set out by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (www.cpo.on.ca). This ensures that you receive the best possible service from your clinician. If you have any questions about these responsibilities, please see the College of Psychologists of Ontario website or call our office.
Click on the names below to read the bio of our team members!
- Dr. Daliah Chapnik
- Dr. Caryn Moulton
- Dr. Rachel Horton
- Dr. Kristin Thornback
- Dr. Beverley David
- Akanksha Sharma
- Cassandra Wyers
- Other Clinicians
Dr. Daliah Chapnik, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Daliah Chapnik is a founding partner of The CAP Centre whose practice focuses on psychological assessment of children and adolescents from toddler to university age. She received a Diploma in Child Study from The Institute of Child Study in 1990. After several years as an elementary school teacher, she earned her Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto in 2003. A former consulting psychologist to a number of children’s mental health agencies in York Region as well as the York Region District School Board, Dr. Chapnik brings a range of experience to her work at The CAP Centre. She provides comprehensive assessment services including gifted testing and identification of learning, attentional, autism-spectrum, behavioural, and social-emotional disorders.
Dr. Caryn Moulton, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Caryn Moulton is a founding partner of The CAP Centre and has several years experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She earned her Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr. Moulton has worked in several children’s mental health agencies and school boards. Using her extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Dr. Moulton’s practice focuses on psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. Her clinical focus includes, but is not limited to, anxiety and mood disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, and family/parenting issues.
Dr. Rachel Horton, Ph.D., C.Psych
Dr. Rachel Horton earned her Ph.D. from York University in 2013 and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the area of Clinical and School Psychology working with children, adolescents, and families. She has trained at a number of children’s mental health agencies including Thistletown Regional Centre, Integra Foundation, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Surrey Place Centre and has received specialized training in infant mental health and attachment. At The CAP Centre, Dr. Horton provides comprehensive assessments and evidence-based therapies to children, adolescents, and their families dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, learning and attention difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, behavioural and social challenges, as well as parenting, attachment, and family issues.
Dr. Kristin Thornback, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Thornback earned her Ph.D. from York University in 2016 and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the area of Clinical Psychology working with children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Thornback has trained at Kindercare Pediatrics, Markham Stouffville-Hospital, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (now The SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Peel Children’s Centre. Dr. Thornback provides comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of difficulties including anxiety, anger, attention deficits, behaviour problems, depression, parenting concerns, complex trauma, and social/relationship difficulties. Her approach to therapy is integrative, incorporating components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Emotion-Focussed Family Therapy (EFFT).
Dr. Beverley David, Ph.D., C. Psych
Dr. Beverley David is registered Clinical Psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She trained extensively in the UK and received her Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 2013 from The University of Birmingham. Her first Ph.D. was in Sleep Research (Insomnia) and her M.Sc. in Health Psychology thesis focused on communication during cancer. Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. David was employed by Birmingham Children’s Hospital UK where she supported patients, families and the systems around them. She has a history of research and lecturing; has published in peer review journals, presented at international conferences, featured on a television documentary (Inside the Children’s Hospital) and has authored CBT-I self-help booklets for Insomnia.
Dr. David has experience working across the lifespan with a variety of presentations, applying an integrative approach. She draws from Systemic, Family and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassionate Focused Therapy, brief psychodynamic and Attachment approaches . She continues to support clients presenting with: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Obessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Grief, Anger, Pain, Unexplained physical symptoms, Adjustment difficulties, Attachment difficulties.
Akanksha Sharma, M.A., Ph.D. candidate
Akanksha(A.K.) is a doctoral student in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University. She has trained at a number of settings including the McGill Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic, the McGill University Health Centre, Summit School, and the English Montreal School Board. Akanksha is currently supervised in the provision of evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families using cognitive behavioural therapy and other approaches. Her experience includes Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Social Skill Deficits, and behavioural challenges.
Cassandra received her B.Sc. from McMaster University in Psychology and a graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health Counselling. At The CAP Centre, Cassandra conducts the initial assessment & therapy intake interviews, corresponds with clients regarding administrative issues, and manages all other office matters.
We also have several psychologists and clinicians working at The CAP Centre under the supervision of Dr. Chapnik and Dr. Moulton. These clinicians conduct psychoeducational and social-emotional assessments as well as providing Cognitive-Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, play, narrative, and family therapy for children, teenagers and families coping with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, aggression, behavioural issues and family dynamics. We also provide social skills training for high-functioning children on the Autism Spectrum.