About Our Team

Meet Our Professionals

Dr. Bonnie T. Seidman, C. Psych.

Clinical Psychologist and Owner

Dr. Seidman received her Ph. D in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University in 1992 and was registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 1994. Dr. Seidman has experience working in both public and private settings, with individuals who have experienced a wide range of mental health challenges. She has worked in outpatient psychiatry in general hospitals, in psychology departments at maximum and medium security correctional institutions, and for employee assistance programs. Dr. Seidman opened her private practice more than 20 years ago and founded Onward Psychology and Neurofeedback in 2012. Dr. Seidman strives to help adults cope with and manage mental health issues and move toward an improved quality of life.

Dr. Seidman has experience working with diverse populations. She is a Medavie Blue Cross Health Service Provider who works with members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans, First responders and the RCMP. Her extensive experience working with the military, veterans and their families, has made her a prime point of contact within the Kingston community. Dr. Seidman also works with people who struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, attention and focus problems, PTSD, substance use and misuse, life transition issues and work stress. As an advocate for women’s wellness, she strives to help women work through, resolve and overcome a variety of challenging life issues.

Dr. Seidman offers a thoughtful integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and adjuncts to psychotherapy, in conjunction with her clients’ needs and goals. Adjuncts to psychotherapy can include neurofeedback brain training, meditation, mindfulness and gentle yoga. Dr. Seidman is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance.

Dr. Seidman is sensitive to the differing wants, needs and challenges of her clients. She works with individuals on a case-by-case basis, developing a treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each client. Dr. Seidman believes in the importance of fostering a strong therapist-client relationship, an alliance well known to correlate with positive outcomes. Dr. Seidman endeavors to help clients access their inner strengths and resources in order to make genuine, positive, life-affirming changes in their lives.

To learn more about Dr. Seidman’s qualifications and experience, please visit her LinkedIn page.

Hayley Batson

Psychology Assistant and Neurofeedback Trainer

Hayley Batson was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario and completed her degree in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College. Hayley has dedicated years to offering services (including counseling) to at-risk youth in both detention and community settings. She has a non-judgmental, personable and professional approach to client interaction. Hayley aims to provide support for individuals by encouraging behaviours that lend to improved cognitive and social functioning. Hayley hopes to grow within her role at the Clinic and in the neurofeedback brain training community. She enjoys cooking, a variety of sports, spending time with her family, and hiking with her dog.

Kristina Brady

Casual Neurofeedback Trainer

Kristina Brady was raised in Kingston, Ontario and is currently completing her thesis on Trauma Informed Care in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program at St. Lawrence College. Kristina aspires to obtain her Bachelor of Education and work with Indigenous youth in northern Canada. Kristina has always had a passion for helping others and has experience in a variety of mental health and education settings. She enjoys camping, hiking, and trying new things.

Crystal Wiens

Casual Neurofeedback Trainer

Crystal Wiens is a casual, backup Neurofeedback Technician at Onward. She is currently completing an Honours Bachelor Degree in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College. Crystal previously worked in the health care field as a pharmacy technician. She has numerous volunteer experiences with people suffering from psychological problems and mental and physical disabilities at psychiatric hospitals, group homes and educational institutions.

Crystal’s long-term goal is to practice behavioural therapy as a registered therapist, working particularly with people who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is very interested in the field of neuroscience and finds neurofeedback brain training and its benefits a fascinating area of mental health care.