Marlene Taube-Schiff

Ph.D., C. Psych., R. Psych.

Director, Founder, and Psychologist

Dr. Taube-Schiff completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in 2005. She then completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Taube-Schiff then held positions in various academic teaching hospitals in Ontario, working with a wide variety of clients in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. She is one of the founding professionals of the Sunnybrook Intensive Services Program for OCD. This is the only residential treatment program for individuals with OCD in all of Canada. She currently remains on staff at Sunnybrook and is involved in consultation, supervision, education and research initiatives.

Dr. Taube-Schiff has been a Registered Psychologist for over 15 years and her clinical work has focused on the delivery of scientifically-supported treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, as well as a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. Her approach is grounded in the delivery of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), while integrating elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Taube-Schiff ensures every client she sees receives treatment that is tailored to their individual needs. She works with adolescents and adults throughout Ontario and British Columbia. 

Dr. Taube-Schiff is also involved in research on OCD and treatment effectiveness, quality of care issues and enhancing people’s motivation to make changes when undergoing treatment. She has over 25 scientific publications, including book chapters, and has presented numerous workshops and symposiums both nationally and internationally. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is a member of the Anxiety Canada Scientific Advisory Committee. She also holds Adjunct Faculty positions at York University and Ryerson University. Dr. Taube-Schiff is also engaged in a variety of teaching opportunities for OCD for clinicians across Ontario.  

Dr. Taube-Schiff’s practice, Forward Thinking Psychological Services, provides clients with the skills and tools they need to move ahead in their lives and achieve their goals, despite any distress they may experience. In doing so, individuals are able to move forward and get back the life they want to live.

Dr. Taube-Schiff is actively engaged in supervising associates at Forward Thinking Psychological Services. She supervises practicum students, psychology residents, advanced doctoral students as well as individuals completing their year of supervised practice. She is extremely passionate about teaching and always welcomes the opportunity to supervise interested therapists.