Candy MacNeil, M.Sc.

candymacneilCandy MacNeil
Psychotherapist, M.Sc.

I provide both individual and family therapy on an outpatient basis. With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, and fifteen years experience treating those diagnosed with an eating disorder, I offer services to men and women of all ages, and also treat those who don’t yet have a full blown eating disorder, but fear they are on their way to this devastating illness.

It’s not enough to eat normally or maintain an acceptable weight. To really recover we have to address the underlying issues.

The focus of my practice involves treating the entire person – addressing intrapersonal issues like low self-esteem and perfectionism; family problems; struggles with school or work, and interpersonal difficulties such as how to handle conflict in relationships, as well as the physical symptoms associated with an eating disorder. I believe it is not enough to simply eat normally or maintain a healthy weight – to really recover from an eating disorder (or prevent one from occurring) the underlying problems need to be resolved. This may mean working on depression, anxiety, addictions, unresolved trauma, or any other co-morbid mental illness that exists alongside the eating disorder. To address these complex issues I use a number of therapeutic approaches based on each client’s individual needs. These include Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I’ve also been incorporating the principles of neuroplasticity as the research mounts to support these interventions.

To learn more about my approach to eating disorders, find help for family and friends, or to take a quiz that will help you identify if you are at risk for developing an eating disorder, please visit my website,

To schedule an appointment, please call 519.760.3031 or email

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA USA
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy,
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Memberships
Member: Ontario Association of of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

Fifteen years treating patients (female and male, adult and adolescent) with eating disorders and other mental illnesses on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, in Canada and the United States.