Dr. Mary Motz
Dr. Mary Motz
Clinical Psychologist, Early Intervention Department, Breaking the Cycle

Dr. Mary Motz is a Clinical Psychologist at Mothercraft’s Breaking the Cycle (BTC) program and an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at York University. Since obtaining her degree in clinical-developmental psychology at York University, she has been working as a clinical psychologist with infants, young children and their mothers who are at risk for maladaptive outcomes due to issues related to maternal substance use and mental health difficulties, trauma, family violence, and poverty. Dr. Motz is on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Teams at BTC and Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Dr. Motz was a previous Post Doctoral Fellow at the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research. In collaboration with Dr. Debra Pepler, Dr. Motz has led the program evaluation and research at BTC and has supervised numerous research and clinical practicum students. Her research focuses on mechanisms which support women with complex needs to engage and utilize relationship-focussed intervention services to foster their own well-being, as well as the development and mental health of their infants and young children.


Mothercraft, Early Intervention Department, Breaking the Cycle
860 Richmond Street West, Suite 100
M6J 2S9