Zone B, Level 6, Room 300 (B6-300)
Children’s Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario


Telephone: 519-685-8144

Fax:  519-685-8393

Our Program

Our Psychology staff provides service to children cared for as inpatients or outpatients by many Children's Hospital teams such as:

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Metabolics/Genetics
  • Epilepsy Surgery

All of our service providers have graduate level training in Psychology. Our Psychologists and Psychological Associates are registered members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  As a teaching hospital we train residents from the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium, and practicum students who are undertaking graduate studies in Psychology.

What do we do?

Assessment and Diagnosis

We offer Neuropsychological and Psychological assessment and diagnosis

Neuropsychological assessments:

  • can be completed for a child with an injury or disease of the central nervous system
  • focus on language, problem solving, attention, memory, and academic skills, as well as behavioural and emotional functioning
  • are used to monitor the effects of brain injury or medical treatments
  • assist with academic, rehabilitation and vocational planning

Psychological assessments:

  • can be completed for a child and/or parent who is experiencing cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioural symptoms related to the child's medical condition

We offer psychological treatment to assist children and families with:


We offer:

  • consultation for hospitalized children whose cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioural symptoms are affecting their medical care
  • education for staff and trainees about neuropsychological, cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues in children with chronic illness and their families
  • collaboration with schools and community agencies to address the needs of children with serious and chronic medical conditions


Some of our staff have developed research programs and participate in research studies.  Examples of research include psychological and neuropsychological late effects in survivors of childhood cancer; social skills development in children with cancer; quality of life in children with brain tumors at end of life; and neuropsychological sequelae in children with acquired brain injuries

How to Obtain a Referral

Talk to your Children's Hospital physician or treatment team member.  Some services may have a waiting list.
Children who have mental health concerns not related to a medical condition may be eligible for services through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program

Our Team

Dr. Danielle Cataudella Psychologist Inpatient Consultation Liaison, Oncology
Dr. Jennifer Crotogino Psychologist Chronic Pain
Dr. Andrea Downie Neuropsychologist Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery
Dr. Sabrina Freund Neuropsychologist ABI, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Genetics/Metabolics
Dr. Erica Gold Psychologist Neurology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes/ Endocrinology, and other medical outpatients
Ms. Lorraine Janzen Psychometrist Oncology, ABI, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Genetics/Metabolics
Dr. Abirami Kandasamy Psychologist Chronic Pain
Ms. Ann Klinck Psychological Associate School Liaison for Oncology
Dr. Cathy Maan Psychologist Inpatient Consultation Liaison, Oncology
Ms. Alexandra McCreery Medical Secretary  


Resources & Links

Canadian Psychological Association for public information and quick facts

College of Psychologists of Ontario

Ontario Psychological Association

Ontario Association of Psychological Associates

London Regional Psychological Association

Psychology at London Health Sciences Centre

London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium

LHSC Child and Adolscent Mental Health Care Program