Meet the staff at Barron & Associates Psychologists. We are a group of experienced psychologists and psychological associates offering a wide range of psychological assessments and treatments. Each staff member brings their own unique knowledge and experience to our office, allowing us to welcome children, teens, adults, couples, and families to our centrally-located office in Windsor for psychological services.
Dr. Melissa C. Barron, C. Psych.
Dr. Barron received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Windsor, both in Clinical Psychology. Her services include psychological treatments and assessments with individuals, couples, families and groups. Although she works with a variety of presenting issues, including adjustment, grief, anxiety and depression, her particular areas of clinical interest include crisis intervention and trauma therapies with military and emergency responders and their families.
Dr. Barron is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canadian Psychological Association, Ontario Psychological Association, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (Diplomate status), Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Dr. G. A. Fellbaum, C. Psych.
Dr. Jaime M. Arseneault, C. Psych.
Dr. Jaime Arseneault completed her Doctorate degree at the University of Windsor and she has been practicing with Barron and Associates since 2012. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. She offers assessment services (including learning disability, ADHD, Autism-Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental assessments) as well as individual, couples, and family therapy. She predominately uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches. However, she draws on a variety of therapy approaches and skills to customize treatment to the needs and goals of each client. Particular areas of clinical interest and training include anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, and parenting/behaviour management.
Dr. Chris Carreira, C. Psych. (Portuguese spoken)
Dr. Chris Carreira is a registered clinical psychologist in Windsor, Ontario. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Windsor. He went on to complete his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. He has worked as a limited license psychologist in Michigan since 2006. In addition to using a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach to treating individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, he also received specific training in working with couples and families. Recently, Dr. Carreira has been working with individuals diagnosed with trauma and stressor related disorders, such as PTSD and has given a number of presentations on the subject in his community. Having studied and worked in both the United States and Canada, Dr. Carreira brings with him a wealth of international and multicultural experience. He is bilingual in English and Portuguese.
Carlo Alberto Grandi, Laurea, C. Psych. Assoc. (Italian spoken)
After earning his Laurea (Master Degree in Psychology) at the University of Bologna (Italy), Carlo completed a 4-year program at the Specialization School in Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC, Italy). He is licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychological Associate, and provides services using insurance coverage and other third party payment solutions. Carlo provides assessment and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapeutic interventions to individual adult clients with a variety of psychological needs, such as phobias, anxiety, depression, relational-interpersonal, obsessive-compulsive, sleep-wake, personality, psychotic, trauma, and stress related issues, problems, or disorders. His services are offered in both English and Italian.
Megan Byron-Palenchuk, M.S., BCBA. RP
Megan received her training at Capella University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, as well as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Megan provides psychological services to a wide variety of individuals including individuals with special needs and their families. Megan works evening and weekend hours to support individuals who cannot attend sessions during a conventional nine to five working day.
Felicia Chang, M.A.
Felicia is a doctoral candidate in the child clinical psychology program at the University of Windsor, although she enjoys working with both children and adults. Felicia has been at Barron and Associates since 2014 where she provides individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She tends to draw from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, but tailors her approach to meet the needs of each individual client. Outside of her clinical work, Felicia conducts research relating to body image and disordered eating behaviours.
Dr. Natasha Whitfield, C. Psych. (Supervised Practice) (French spoken)
Natasha completed her PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, in Toronto, Ontario. She is a clinical psychologist under supervised practice whose areas of practice include; individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, she is available to complete psychological assessments. Her treatment approaches include but are not limited to psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, humanistic, art-based, play-based, and trauma-focused therapies. Natasha is able to offer services in English and French.
Jill Schroeder, M.Ed., RYT
Jill received her training at the University of Calgary and is pursuing her license as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Jill provides psychological services to a wide variety of individuals and is experienced in various areas of psychological assessment and counselling. Jill has completed training in both therapeutic yoga and play therapy.
Elisabeth Bistrev, Office Administrator
Elisabeth joined our team in 2012 and serves as the Office Manager for Barron & Associates.
She will be your first point of contact and help you to get set up in the system by completing intake information and coordinating your initial appointment. She will respond promptly and sensitively to your needs with commitment to client confidentiality.
Her varied responsibilities within the practice ensure that the process of receiving services from Barron & Associates will flow as smoothly as possible and that you’ll experience personal, efficient and comprehensive service.