Vanessa Zayed holds an Honours Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Neuroscience & Mental Health from Carleton University, and a Master's in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. She is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Neuropsychology (Psy. D) at the Université de Montréal and will be starting her doctoral internship at Y2CP this Fall under the supervision of Dr. Charles Leclerc. Her dissertation in normal and pathological ageing is looking at characterizing subjective language complaints, specifically word-finding complaints, in patients who have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), under the supervision of her co-directors Dr. Simona Brambati (CRIUGM) and Dr. Maxime Montembeault (UCSF).
Vanessa has over 10 years' experience working in the mental health field. Her work experience includes both research and clinical work, having assisted at the Royal Ottawa's Institute of Mental Health Research, as well as having worked as a Relief Counsellor at Empathy House of Recovery. Vanessa offers psychometric services, both in English and French, to clients such as children, teenagers, adults, as well as elderly populations.