JORDANA (YARDEN) LEVY
B.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Jordana Levy is currently training to become a clinical psychologist and neuropsychology at McMaster University under the co-supervision of Dr. Suzanna Becker and Dr. Margaret McKinnon. Jordana’s research focuses on the recovery of trauma-related disorders through focusing on everyday lifestyle factors such as aerobic exercise, neurofeedback training, and mindfulness training. Jordana has previously pursued her clinical training at the Clinical Neuropsychology Services and Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
At the Bear Psychology Trauma Practice and Traumatology Institute, Jordana is involved with the following services for PTSD
- Psychological assessments
- Individual therapy
- Group-based therapy
Jordana uses a gentle approach focusing on learning how to feel safe within one’s body following the aftermath of a traumatic event drawing incorporating gentle mindfulness exercises. Additionally, she has received comprehensive training in cognitive remediation therapies such as goal management training and traditional psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and emotional regulation strategies. Jordana believes that learning how to feel secure within one’s body following a traumatic experience is essential to pave the path for post-traumatic growth and recovery.
Ms. Levy is a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at York University. When she provides services at Bear Psychology or Trauma Practice, it is while under supervised practice with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych and Anna Kozina, M.A., C.Psych.