Mariani and Associates

Agency Description

Established in 2011, Mariani and Associates is a clinic based in Sudbury, Ontario specializing in the provision of psychological services for individuals of all ages and their families. Mariani and Associates is proud to support every individual who comes through our doors. We are flexible in tailoring our approaches to the individual differences of each and every client. We are committed to excellence in the provision of evidence-based interventions. Our services have helped many clients with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, First Nations and Metis, clients who identify as LGBTQ2+, individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities, first responders, and military veterans.

Our team consists of doctoral-level psychologists, Master’s level clinicians, and experienced administrative staff. We also take pride in identifying our clinic as a training facility and we welcome many graduate-level psychology students and medical students to learn valuable clinical skills and/or to attain research experience.

At Mariani and Associates, we work collaboratively with various multidisciplinary teams and agencies, including physicians, allied health professionals, schools, rehabilitation companies, insurance companies, law firms, WSIB, RCMP, Veteran’s Affairs Canada, and other employers to identify the sources of an individual’s psychological difficulties and to coordinate personalized treatment plans to support a return to optimal well-being, and to foster growth and adaptation. Our catchment area ranges from Parry Sound to Timmins, and from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay. Video and telepsychology options are available to support clients who live in more rural communities in Northern Ontario.

 

 

Therapist Descriptions

 

Dr. Stephanie Price, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Price, a clinical psychologist at Mariani and Associates, has completed her Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Alberta, and attained her M.A. in Applied Psychology and
B.A. in Psychology from Laurentian University. She has also received specialized training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Brock University. She completed a pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology with children and adults with developmental disabilities at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto. Past training and clinical experiences include Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, Parkland District School Board in Edmonton, St. Albert Public School Board in St. Albert, Counselling and Psychological Services at the University of Alberta, and in various private psychology practices in Sudbury and Edmonton.

Dr. Price has a broad scope of practice; she has competence in the following disciplines with individuals across the lifespan (infant to adults):

• Mood and anxiety disorders
• Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Trauma
• Delays in growth and development
• Learning difficulties
• Behaviour problems, interpersonal and social skill problems, and adjustment to life changes
• Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Price has particular interest and training in dual diagnosis and working with individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Michelle Bascom CYW, clinical associate

Ms. Michelle Bascom a clinical associate at Mariani and Associates. Ms. Bascom has an educational background in Child and Youth Development and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). From 2005 to 2021, Ms. Bascom supported individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in both recreational and clinical settings. She has worked as a behavioural consultant and as an instructor therapist with Child & Community Resources, and as service navigator team lead with Autism Ontario. Ms. Bascom is actively involved in the community, such as participating in working committees and French language services.
At Mariani and Associates, Ms. Bascom provides individual and group treatment to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. She also provides parent training and consultation, and assistance with system navigation.
Ms. Bascom is fluent in French and English.

Edel Hill, M.A., clinical associate

Ms. Edel Hill is the latest addition to our team. Ms. Hill is currently completing her post-Master’s experience and training to register as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She practices under the direct supervision of Dr. Stephanie Price and Dr. Matias Mariani. Ms. Hill graduated from Dublin Business School University in 2019 with an M.Sc. in Applied Psychology, with research focused on the effects of the relationship between a lecturer’s instruction and behaviours and students’ learning in the classroom. She previously completed a B.A. in Psychology from the National College of Ireland in 2015 and published research on Happiness, Self Esteem and Overall Life Satisfaction.

Ms. Hill completed training in Neurorehabilitation (Level 1) through the Ontario Brain injury Association (OBIA) and has experience working with adults with acquired brain injuries. She has also received training on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Ms. Hill’s role at Mariani and Associates consists of providing individual and group psychotherapy to children and adolescents. She also conducts standardized psychological testing on children, adolescents, adults with known or suspected neurological, psychological, and/or behavioural problems.