Welcome to Hummingbird. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you and provide you with some information on my background, qualifications and approach.
As a parent myself, I understand the challenges you face—particularly in today’s world. Once you have made the decision to seek support for your child and your family, navigating the options available to you can be overwhelming.
I’m here to help you and your child find the support and services that best meet your needs.
Your child deserves the best possible care
Whether your child is struggling in school, having a hard time making friends or is exhibiting harmful behaviour, he or she needs a caring, capable and trustworthy psychologist who will get to the heart of the matter. I will work directly with your child to assess their issues, propose a treatment plan and guide them along their journey towards a better quality of life.
You need a provider you can trust
With over 20 years of experience helping children and young adults achieve their goals, I approach each and every client with respect, care and empathy. Hummingbird is different. Trust is at the core of any relationship and I understand the importance of helping children feel comfortable and ultimately, develop a rapport with their psychologist. You can be assured that at Hummingbird Psychology, your child will meet with the same psychologist at each session and that you will have ample opportunity to ask questions and remain involved in the process.
Hummingbird takes a holistic approach
I founded Hummingbird from a desire to lead children, adolescents and their families on their journey towards a better quality of life. It does take a village to raise a child and the school environment forms a large part of that village. My experience working within the school system ensures I can work constructively with your child’s educators— as well as your family.
In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love and joy. This symbolism reflects my vision for Hummingbird Psychology and will guide the practice as it grows.
About Dr. Anita Burhanpurkar
Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) since 2003, Dr. Anita Burhanpurkar is licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario to work with children, adolescents and families. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Applied Developmental Psychology Program) from the University of Guelph in 2002.
Dr. Burhanpurkar is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of concerns affecting children and youth. She currently works for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, where she provides consultation to families and school personnel at the elementary and secondary school level, counselling to children and adolescents, as well as assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, behaviour disorders, and mental health problems. As a member of the Board’s Psychology Autism Consultation Service, she provides assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with specific training and certification in use of the ADOS-2.
In addition, Dr. Burhanpurkar knows how to deal constructively with community agencies through her work in post-secondary and community mental health settings.
As an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member, Dr. Burhanpurkar has been responsible for supervising graduate students who are training to become psychologists.
She is especially aware of the challenges encountered by students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and other developmental disorders as well as mental health problems in the school system, and ensures that her reports effectively communicate her clients’ needs for accommodation and support
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe