Dr. Nina Mafrici, Ph.D., C.Psych
Clinic Co-Director, Psychologist
Dr. Nina Mafrici is a registered clinical psychologist who obtained her Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. She works with adolescents and adults facing various mental health challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, prenatal and postpartum disorders, self-harming behaviour, interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and personality disorders.
Dr. Mafrici’s approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practice, individualized to clients’ unique symptoms, goals and preferences. Her primary therapeutic modalities include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Mafrici adopts a holistic conceptualization of her clients’ needs. She seeks to understand how symptoms present and interact within various domains of a person’s life, and how they are shaped by their unique lived experiences, relationships and histories. She further helps identify and build upon clients’ strengths, while empowering them to make meaningful change. Overall, she strives to create a collaborative, genuine, and empathic relationship with clients, which she views as instrumental to the success of therapy.
Dr. Mafrici’s clinical training and professional experiences include psychology positions in outpatient, inpatient, day hospital, private practice and community settings. Prior to Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group she provided individual, group and parent therapy within a private Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program. She completed her psychological residency at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences with rotations in the inpatient psychiatric unit, where she assessed and treated individuals with psychosis and severe mood and anxiety disorders; and the outpatient women’s clinic, where she treated individuals with postpartum depression and anxiety. Further, she has longstanding clinical and research interests in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and body image issues, and obtained her clinical training from the Eating Disorders Program at The Hospital for Sick Children. She has presented and published on topics involving risk and protective factors pertaining to girls’ and women’s body image development. In recent years, these interests have expanded to encompass women’s experiences in the prenatal and postpartum period. Within this realm, Dr. Mafrici is committed to promoting awareness, as well as increasing access to mental health support for individuals experiencing the emotional challenges associated with pregnancy, birth and new parenthood.
Outside of work Dr. Mafrici enjoys keeping busy with her two young children, spending time with friends and family, cooking and travelling.