Dr. Dana Costin, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Dana Costin is a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and full-time Professor in the Child and Youth Care degree program at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, where she primarily teaches courses regarding Counselling, Abuse, Trauma, Professional Practice, and Relational Practice and Intervention with Children and Youth. Since 1999, Dr. Costin has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma; children exhibiting sexualized behaviours; adolescents who have sexually offended; youth in conflict with the law; children and youth dealing with emotional, social, behavioural, and mental health concerns; and their families. Dr. Costin regularly provides consultation, training, workshops, and conference presentations regarding clinical assessment and treatment, and she has co-authored several book chapters and documents related to her work. Dr. Costin maintains a private practice in the Toronto area and regularly conducts court-ordered Section 34 assessments, as well as provides assessments and consultation for various Children’s Aid Societies. Additionally, Dr. Costin consults to various programs in and around the Toronto area: Turning Point Youth Services, Youth Connections Residential Program, and the Hospital for Sick Children’s Tele-Psychiatry Program. Several times per year, Dr. Costin provides training at the Ontario Police College in the Investigating Offences Against Children course. Dr. Costin is also qualified as an expert witness in the area of childhood trauma/abuse and family violence. Dr. Costin believes strongly in strength-based approaches to assessment and counselling with children, youth, and families, as well as collaborative, interdisciplinary, and evidence-informed practice. Dr. Costin lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.

Community Collaborations

Schuler Counselling & Consultation has fostered long standing, close community collaborations and partnerships for its clients and family members. Community networks with psychiatry, educational, developmental, orthopedic and sports medicine, residential and other outpatient mental health services help to support a continuity of service for all clients within our clinic.