Dr. Joyce Isbitsky, Ph.D.,C.Psych.


Dr. Joyce Isbitsky established her independent psychology practice in Sault Ste. Marie in 1990. 

She has been registered as a psychologist in Quebec since 1980, having undertaken her undergraduate and graduate training in Montreal, at McGill and Concordia Universities, respectively, prior to completing a pre-doctoral internship at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. 

She completed post-doctoral training at the Plummer Memorial Hospital Department of Psychology.

She has worked locally at the, formerly, Algoma Child and Youth Services as well as consulting to the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma. 

Her Masters and Doctoral research on obesity in children and adolescents reflects a longstanding interest in the area of obesity and eating disorders.

 In her current practice, Dr. Isbitsky focuses predominantly on assessment and psychotherapy with adults.

She maintains competencies in the areas of clinical, counseling and health psychology and enjoys the challenge of working with a wide array of clinical problems and life circumstances as well as helping clients enhance their lives through “positive” psychology. 

She has provided clinical supervision for candidates at both the Masters and Doctoral level and has guest lectured to university students and medical personnel in addition to giving numerous community presentations.  

 She has volunteered locally and provincially, serving on the Board of Directors of Algoma University College, participating in various community initiatives promoting mental and physical health and serving four terms as Northern Director on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Psychological Association. 

She was a member of the Association’s Ethics and Policy Committee as well as serving on various Executive Committees.

She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and holds a certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.