Dr. Nicole Carson
Dr. Nicole Carson is a registered psychologist with declared competencies in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. She provides assessment and therapy services for the Concussion treatment program as well as the Psychological Health, Acquired Brain Injury and Healthy Aging and Dementia Services. Her approach to client care is empathic, evidence-based and individualized to meet client goals.
Dr. Carson obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology, from York University. She received comprehensive training during her graduate studies at Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Baycrest Health Sciences. Her predoctoral residency was completed at Vancouver Coastal Health, where she received further neuropsychological, psychological and rehabilitation training in Vancouver-area academic hospitals. Her work at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver focused on assessment, psychological intervention and cognitive rehabilitation of concussion and acquired brain injury (e.g., moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumour). In addition to her role at Toronto Brain Health, Dr. Carson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, where she provides neuropsychological assessment for acquired brain injury.
Dr. Carson has a long-standing passion for working with older adults experiencing healthy aging and neurodegenerative conditions (mild cognitive impairment and dementia). She has extensive experience providing neuropsychological assessment, psychological treatment and cognitive rehabilitation to older adults. She additionally provides psychological support for caregivers of older adults experiencing cognitive and functional changes. Dr. Carson completed formative clinical training, as well as her master’s and doctoral research at Baycrest. She has published peer-reviewed research articles on memory intervention and cognitive assessment and continues to be active researching these areas.
Dr. Carson is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is registered to provide assessment and treatment across all adult ages (18-90+). She is also a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.