Alex Porthukaran works at Flourish providing assessments and therapy. His approach is strengths-based and client-centered, focusing on helping children thrive by using and developing the skills that they have.
Alex received his B.Sc. degree with Honours in Psychology from the University of Alberta (2014) and his M.A. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University (2017). He is in the final year of the PhD program at York. His research has spanned developmental issues that children face and he has worked with the Hospital for Sick Children and Surrey Place for these projects. His dissertation is focused on the way children with Autism Spectrum Disorders develop their communication, language and social skills.
Alex has completed placements at various training centers including the Toronto District School Board, Sunnybrook Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. He has conducted psychoeducational, psychological and neuropsychological assessments with children who have learning difficulties, attention issues, mental health difficulties, intellectual disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He has received training in ASD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome and trauma.
Alex is currently completing his doctoral residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Child Youth and Family Services and the Adult Neurodevelopmental Service. Alex has a good understanding of the various resources and services available in Toronto for a variety of concerns and is always ready to advocate on behalf of the families with which he works.
At Flourish On Queen, Alex will be providing psychological services under the supervision of Dr. Ed Roldan.