Dr. Firestone is the Clinical Director of the Firestone CBT Clinic, which she founded to expand on her passion for helping others not only by working with her patients, but by teaching and mentoring others in her field.
Dr. Firestone holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University. She has provided evidence-based services to adults and adolescents in the areas of clinical and health psychology for more than 15 years in various hospitals and private clinics in Ottawa and Toronto, including the Centre for Cognitive Therapy, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and North York General Hospital.
As an accomplished clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Dr. Firestone has settled into her true passion over the past 13 years, working exclusively in private practice in her home town of Ottawa. She is a warm and collaborative psychologist who is highly effective at helping people make changes to their lives. Although she works with a variety of mental health issues, she is best known for her treatment of anxiety, mood, and eating disorders. Dr. Firestone loves her work and is motivated to keep up with the latest developments in clinical practice so that she can provide the best possible service to her clients.
Dr. Firestone has published in scientific journals, received several awards for her research, taught university courses and given various talks over the course of her career. Outside of work, Dr. Firestone keeps busy with plenty of sports, reading, travel and adventure, but mostly by enjoying time with her young family.
MEET OUR TEAM
Clinical Psychologist (Supervised Practice)
Dr. Kirstie Kellman-McFarlane
Dr. Kellman-McFarlane is a psychologist in supervised practice who is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She joined the Firestone CBT Clinic to pursue her passion in providing warm, collaborative and evidence-based treatments that help people live more enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
Dr. Kellman-McFarlane holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has received extensive clinical training in the provision of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety and mood disorders. Due to a special interest in OCD, Dr. Kellman-McFarlane completed a number of training experiences specifically in this area, including a practicum at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Kellman-McFarlane most recently finished her pre-doctoral residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she completed rotations in the Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services and Work, Stress, and Health programs.
Dr. Kellman-McFarlane’s approach to therapy is primarily cognitive behavioural, while integrating complementary perspectives and techniques from interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. She is dedicated to providing scientifically proven treatments that honour each client’s unique world views, experiences, and goals. Dr. Kellman-McFarlane has published in scientific journals and received multiple fellowships in support of her research. When she is not working, Dr. Kellman-McFarlane loves cooking, volunteering with animals, travelling, and reading.
Ph.D. Candidate (Clinical Psychology)
Carolyn Mirotchnick, M.Sc.
Carolyn Mirotchnick, M.Sc. is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology residency at University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research and at The Ottawa Hospital. She is excited to be joining the Firestone CBT Clinic, where she will be able to provide effective and evidence-based psychological care for a broad range of presenting problems.
Carolyn works with adolescents and adults and has a special interest in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She has treated eating disorders at the Ottawa Hospital and at South Vancouver Island.
Carolyn’s main theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioural therapy, but she also has experience with dialectical behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing. She is bilingual and is able to provide services in French. In her free time, Carolyn loves spending time in the sun, exploring different places, and trying local foods.