Dr. Clare Kordyback
Dr. Clare Kordyback earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021 and completed her doctoral internship/residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Centre (UTHSC), as a St Jude Children’s Research Hospital pediatric psychology intern. During her internship, she gained experience at both a pediatric hospital, working with oncology and hematology patients, and a pediatric developmental disability clinic, providing assessment and behaviour therapy to children with diverse needs. Across her graduate training, her research and therapeutic interests have focused on assessment and intervention for children re-entering the school system (e.g., after a chronic illness, with a new diagnosis, change in family dynamics, switching schools etc.,). When working with clients, she takes focuses on identifying their strengths to best support them at home, with friends, and in school.
Throughout her doctoral training, she has provided therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents with a wide range behavioural, academic, and mental health concerns. She uses a strength-based approach, which identifies and focuses on a child’s strengths and uses them to mitigate areas of struggle through coping skill acquisition, play, and talk therapy. She has provided individual and group therapy with clients from diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns, using a skills based approach in a variety of settings.
Outside of work, Dr. Clare Kordyback is often found enjoying time with her dog, grooming or riding her horse, trying new foods, and spending time with loved ones.