About Dr. Carpenter

Dr. Naomi Carpenter is a registered Clinical Psychologist who provides psychotherapy and assessment services to adults and couples. She has experience providing evidence-based psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. Dr. Carpenter has worked with clients struggling with various difficulties including worry and anxiety (e.g. social, generalized, illness), panic symptoms, obsessions and compulsions, traumatic events, symptoms of depression, perfectionism, self-criticisms, overwhelming emotions, and difficult life transitions in important life areas (e.g. school, work, relationships).

Treatment Approach & Style

Dr. Carpenter takes an integrative treatment approach, tailoring the treatment plan to meet her client’s unique treatment needs and preferences. She works from a client-centered foundation and strategically integrates various evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy.

Dr. Carpenter also provides couples therapy using Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples. Her aim is to help partners develop greater understanding and empathy towards each other for improved connection and reduced distress.

Dr. Carpenter values providing a supportive, non-judgemental and collaborative style to develop a safe space for clients to explore their concerns, gain greater self-awareness and work toward their goals. Her aim is to help clients decrease their level of distress and develop a healthier way of relating to themselves and others for improved well-being and functioning in important life areas. Dr. Carpenter also integrates the Christian faith into the treatment approach for client’s who request this.

Availability & Fees

Daytime and evening weekday appointments are available.

Psychological services are often covered by Extended Health Insurance Benefits Plans. Please check with your insurance provider.


Dr. Carpenter received her Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from York University in 2017. She also completed her Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology in 2012 and Bachelor’s of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Specialized Honours Psychology at York University in 2010. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Clinical training

Dr. Carpenter has received clinical training in various settings since 2011, including hospitals, private practices, and community mental health centres. Specifically, she has experience working at Brampton Civic Hospital in the Adult Day Treatment Program, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton in the Mood Disorders Program, at St. Michael’s Hospital Sumac Creek Family Health Team, and the York University Psychology Clinic.

Dr. Carpenter’s has been active in research throughout her graduate training. She has published articles in scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Carpenter was awarded the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Scholarship for her doctoral research and the Excellence in Psychotherapy Research Clinical Area Award at York University.

Dr. Carpenter’s research area focused on psychotherapy process and outcome. Specifically, she examined the relationship between a client’s expression of emotion and narrative in psychotherapy and the impact on treatment outcome.

Dr. Carpenter’s experience in psychotherapy research has informed her clinical skills when working with clients and enhanced her understanding of her client’s experience in psychotherapy sessions.

Angus, L. & Carpenter, N (2017, September). Working with narrative in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Implications for Practice. Society for Psychotherapy Research, UK & European Chapter 4thjoint conference. Oxford University. Oxford, UK

Angus, L., Bryntwick, E., Carpenter, N., & Macaulay, C. (2014, April). Healing Stories, Changing Lives: An Integrative Approach to Working with Narrative-Emotion Integration Markers for Enhanced Treatment Outcomes. Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference with Innovative Therapeutic Practices. Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Toronto, ON

Carpenter, N., Angus, L., Bryntwick E., & Macaulay, C. (2014, March). Analyzing Moment-by-Moment Narrative and Emotion Processes in Psychotherapy.Brampton Civic Hospital. Brampton, ON

Carpenter N., Angus L., Paivio S., Macaulay C., Khattra J., Bryntwick, E., & Barnhart R. (2017, June). Contributions of narrative-emotion process markers Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma: Imaginal Confrontation vs Empathic Exploration Interventions. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, ON. June 20-23, 2017.

Carpenter N., Angus L., Paivio S., Macaulay C., Khattra J., Bryntwick, E., & Barnhart R. (2016, June). An exploratory examination of narrative and emotion integration processes in two Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma interventions: Imaginal Confrontation & Empathic Exploration. Paper presented at 32ndAnnual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration Conference in Dublin, Ireland, June 16-18, 2016.

Angus L., Carpenter N., Macaulay C., & Khattra J., (2015, June). “If those tears could talk, what would they say?”: Transforming the Meaning of Emotional Pain for the Articulation of New Story Outcomes.Paper presented at the 46thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research., Philadelphia, USA

Carpenter N., Angus L., Paivio S., Bryntwick E. (2014, June). A Moment by Moment Approach to Assessing Narrative and Emotion Integration in Emotion-Focused

Therapy for Trauma: The Narrative-Emotion Process Coding System.Paper presented at the Society for Psychotherapy Research 45thAnnual Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark Carpenter, N., Angus, L., Paivio, S., Boritz, T. & Bryntwick, E. (2012, June). The Impact of

Narrative and Emotion Integration to Treatment Outcome in Emotion‐Focused Therapy for Trauma: A Pilot Study.Paper presented at the Society for Psychotherapy Research 43rdInternational Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, USA

Carpenter, N., Angus, L., Paivio, S., Boritz, T., & Bryntwick, E. (2011, November). Contributions of Narrative and Emotion Integration to Treatment Outcome in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma.Paper presented at the 28thAnnual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Carpenter, N., Angus, L., Paivio, S., & Boritz, T. (2011, September). Facilitating Narrative and Emotion Integration in Emotion-Focused Therapy of Trauma: Impact on Treatment Outcomes. Paper presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Meeting. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Khattra J., Angus L., Macaulay C. & Carpenter N. (2018) Narrative-Emotion Process Markers in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

Angus L., Boritz T., Bryntwick E., Carpenter N., Macaulay C., Khattra J., (2017). The Narrative-Emotion Process Coding System 2.0: A multi-methodological approach to identifying and assessing narrative-emotion process markers in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research.

Carpenter N., Angus L., Paivio S., & Bryntwick E. (2016).Narrative and Emotion Integration Processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma: An Exploratory Process-Outcome Analysis.Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies.

Angus, L., Boritz, T. & Carpenter, N. (2013) Narrative, emotion and meaning making in psychotherapy : From theoretical concepts to empirical research findings. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

Angus L., Lewin J., Boritz T., Bryntwick E., Carpenter N., Greenberg L. & Watson-Gaze J. (2012). Narrative Processes Coding System: A Dialectical Constructivist Approach to Assessing Client Change Processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression. Research inPsychotherapy : Psychopathology, Process and Outcome.


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Daytime and evening weekday appointments are available.

Dr. Carpenter is offering secure virtual appointments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. All sessions are by phone or video only at this time.


Dr. Naomi Carpenter

503-7700 Hurontario St., Unit 222 Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
Tel: 647-339-2339
Email: info@drcarpenter.ca

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