Dr. Lindsay Borovay
Registered clinical psychologist and Director of Borovay Psychological Services
Dr. Lindsay Borovay is a registered clinical psychologist and Director of Borovay Psychological Services. She has been working in the private practice setting since 2008. Dr. Borovay is committed to enhancing the well-being of children, adolescents, adults, and families by addressing their emotional, behavioural, academic, and relational needs. She uses evidenced-based approaches and works from a “whole child/individual” and systems perspective to address the presenting concerns; it is important to understand the emotional experience before behavioral outcomes can be addressed. Dr. Borovay’s approach builds connection that helps foster resilience by positively impacting neurological, social, and emotional well-being. Dr. Borovay recognizes that parenting and managing relationships can be
challenging. She understands the complexity of having to regulate oneself and manage personal stressors, while simultaneously having to care and support loved ones. In her work, Dr. Borovay strives to address caregivers’ struggles in their attempt to parent, overcome obstacles in their children's academic/social milieu, and in their professional/personal lives. These struggles are compounded by the presence of anxiety, depression, learning disabilities & ADHD, to name a few. She offers psycho-educational and psychological assessment and treatment for individuals and their families.
Dr. Borovay received her Bachelor's Degree (Honours) from Queen's University and her Master's Degree and Ph.D., from McGill University. She has worked both within the hospital and school setting. Her previous work experiences at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) have provided extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with various psychological and psycho-social difficulties. Dr. Borovay has also worked within the school system, at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, where she provided assessment, intervention, counselling and consultation to teachers, parents, and students at both the elementary and high school level.
Dr. Borovay maintains memberships in national, provincial, and local psychological associations and keeps up to date on current developments in the field by regularly attending post-graduate educational workshops and lectures.
The Choice Point: Moving Toward Who and What is Important in Your Life
Saturday April 5 | 2:00pm - 3:45pm EST
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Borovay will help participants identify what it is that drives them, and who and what is most important to them as a parent, as a professional, and as a person. Close attention will be paid to the “stuff that shows up"; that is, the emotions and negative experiences that can move us away from engaging in the satisfying family relationships and professional endeavours we really want. By identifying our "hooks" or "blocks", we can learn to recognize our triggers, and the short- and long-term implications of a life focused on moving away from "the stuff that shows up" rather than a life focused on moving toward who and what is important to us.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Identify priorities and important relationships
Identify barriers to accessing and developing these relationships
From an acceptance and commitment theoretical approach, participants will explore how they can practice psychological flexibility, that is continually choosing to move closer to what is important to them, even when “stuff” shows up.
Creating a parent/family vision tree from the Matrix that is created.