Clinic Director, Psychologist
I am a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. The focus of my clinical practice is on providing trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and culturally sensitive psychological services. I have specific interests in supporting second-generation children of immigrants to navigate conflicts related to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and cultural value conflicts. I also have a special interest in working with survivors of honour-based violence. I completed my doctoral training at the University of Toronto where my research focused on examining the impact of bicultural stress, cultural value conflicts, ethnic identity, and acculturative stress on disordered eating in Arab-Canadian women.
My lived experience as a member of multiple marginalized communities inspired my dedication to research, clinical and community work focused on understanding the impacts of experiences of oppression and marginalization and providing culturally responsive psychological services.
I am committed to social justice and advocacy efforts in psychology. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and am the Chair of the Social Justice Committee at the OPA. I regularly consult with clinicians on the provision of culturally responsive psychological services and have acted as a consultant and advisory board member for organizations that serve marginalized communities.
Dr. Dina Buttu & Associates was founded in 2014. It Is my honour to continue to provide culturally responsive psychological services in the form of individual assessment, treatment, supervision, and consultation.