Dr Francine MacInnis, PhD


Dr. MacInnis is an exceptional psychologist whose warm and bubbly personality will instantly put you at ease. Her down-to earth approach, sound clinical judgement, and sincere kindness, are exactly what you need to feel comfortable and at ease in her presence… very important when discussing matters of the heart! Because of her excellent clinical skills and exceptional training background in Clinical as well as Industrial/Organization psychology, she specialises working with clients across the lifespan – late teens, young professionals, parents, and retirees, on issues such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship skills, personal growth, and enhancing emotional wellbeing. A gem of a person with the expertise to match!

    University-level Training in Psychology:

  • 20+ years of professional experience
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • MA in Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • BA in Psychology, McMaster University

    Trained in Scientifically-Based Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Emotion-focused Couples therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness approaches

    Industrial/Organizational Workplace Expertise:


  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Evaluation and Coaching
  • Change management
  • Workplace Intervention

    Specialized Training for the Treatment of:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work-related stress
  • Work-life balance
  • Life transitions
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Professional development

    Qualified to Practice Psychotherapy, Counselling, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology:

  • Licensed Psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, OPQ#10176-04

Dr. MacInnis is a seasoned psychologist with 20 years of professional experience. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Her research was in “positive psychology” which challenged traditional views of what makes people “well” and satisfied with their lives and urged professionals to develop methods not only to help people find relief for distress (very important) but also on helping people find joy, meaning, and purpose in their lives (also important!). Since the time of her research, this field has truly flourished as have people who have applied these positive practices.

Dr. MacInnis has worked in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, universities, government, consulting, private practice and with a wide breadth of private and crown corporations. She is licensed with l’ordre des psychologues du Québec to practice clinical and organizational psychology. The areas she specializes in include: work-related stress, burn-out and career development, relationship issues and decisions, personal and team leadership, dealing with change and transition, developing personal insight, acceptance, and confidence (about values, emotions, style and relationships) to improve engagement, relationships, quality of life, and achievement.

Dr. MacInnis’ style could be described as positive, collaborative and empathic. She believes that people grow and thrive when they experience a relationship based on trust, respect, honesty and genuine acceptance and appreciation of the whole person (all qualities because everyone has strengths and things they are working to improve). She also believes that knowing and enlarging strengths is as important as gaining control over the traits or habits that may getting in your way. Most importantly, Dr. MacInnis believes that you are “in charge” of your life and that it is most important that we work together on what’s most critically important to you, that you would like to focus on, that you feel will have the most impact for you. She is there to guide and support you, provide tools and help you build insights and techniques to engage in your life more effectively. We can even laugh, connect and enjoy the journey together.

Book with Dr. MacInnis

Call 514-319-1744 or use the form below.

Still have questions?

I’d be happy to provide you with any information that could help you make an informed decision about whether or not therapy with me would be the right choice for you. Choosing a therapist is a personal decision, and I’d be happy to assist you in making that choice. I look forward to hearing from you!