Dr. Horvath is a clinical and forensic psychologist, as well as an EMDR therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Dr. Horvath is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre for Resilience (OCFR), a mental health centre for childhood trauma and dissociation, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families in Ottawa and surrounding regions. Dr. Horvath’s focuses in particular on working with those struggling with disruptive behaviours, self-regulation, attachment, and sexual behaviour issues related to histories of adverse childhood experiences, complex developmental trauma, adoption related issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, high-conflict parenting dynamics, and involvement with the child welfare, family court, and criminal justice systems.
Dr. Horvath has been qualified as an expert on attachment, the impact of disruption in the context of child welfare and adoptions, and the importance of sibling relationships by the Child and Family Services Review Board of Ontario. She is frequently invited to consult, develop, and deliver trainings in the areas of trauma and attachment to child welfare agencies, community agencies, and mental health professionals. Dr. Horvath also conducts court-ordered assessments (Custody & Access, Parenting Capacity, Forensic Risk Assessments).