Dr. Patricia McGarry-Roberts, Ph.D.,C.Psych.


Dr. Patricia McGarry-Roberts is originally from Sault Ste. Marie and has been practicing as a Psychologist for over 25 years.  After years studying in Ottawa she returned to the Soo to be with family and provide services to the community.

She obtained her doctoral training from the University of Ottawa and clinical training originally at Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and in forensic assessment and treatment in the Ministry of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Sault Ste. Marie.  She worked under the guidance of Dr. Glenn Bauberger, Dr. Dr. Gary Keleher and Dr. Joyce Isbitsky early in her career.  

Dr. McGarry-Roberts continues to update training over the years in the competencies of adult psychological assessment and adult treatment in clinical, counseling and forensic psychology. She is well versed in CBT, DBT, mindfulness therapies, EMDR, and Biofeedback.  

 Dr. McGarry Roberts has an established a BIOFEEDBACK Center in her practice, which offers several forms of biofeedback shown to be effective treatments for several mental health issues.  She received her training from and continues to consult regularly with Dr. Inna Khazan, Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychiatry Harvard Medical School.

Dr. McGarry-Roberts treats mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, stress, trauma, parenting challenges, psychological aspects of pain and provides services to populations including Veterans, First Responders, law enforcement, Indigenous Peoples, Students, private citizens, professionals, some WSIB and some MVA patients. Medical referrals are not necessary.  Dr. McGarry Roberts is also part of the Algoma University health care team providing psychological services to AU students:https://www.algomau.ca/student-life/health-service.

Dr. McGarry Roberts  stays involved in opportunities for performance and sports related activities. In September 2017 she was part of the Mental Health branch of the Medical Team for the world renowned Invictus Games in Toronto with Military Personnel Athletes from the world over. She was also involved in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games as a Psychologist on the Host Medical Team, the first time the games have included a Mental Health Team in Pan Am Games history.  She has also been involved in supporting local golf enthusiasts and was a member of one of the Toronto Marathon's psychologist support team, the well known Psyching Team which also has it's history linked  to the New York Marathon.   She continues to support both of her daughters in their Triathalon and National Level Power Lifting sports.  She has a son, nephew and close family friends who are currently serving in Canada's Military.  Dr. McGarry Roberts has taught a number of psychology courses at the University level and has given a variety of workshops and lectures in the community.  She makes her home in Sault Ste. Marie, is mother to three great young adults, supporter of yet another and loves sharing life with her partner in the great outdoors.  

Since 2005 she has enjoyed private practice in the community, developing a network of health care professionals to help provide patients and clients with the best mental health care and endlessly advocating for access to psychological services, especially in the north.  She is endlessly advocating for more health professionals, especially psychologists and psychological associates to make their home and practice in Sault Ste. Marie. 

She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association and enjoyed involvement for 5 years in provincial psychology as the Director of Professional Practice & Competencies for the Ontario Psychological Association  and as a member of the Public Education Committee.   She is also a member of EMDRA Canada, EMDRIA , ONTABA, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.