Ratings for Dr. Catharine Munn
The negative reviews below are hard for me to understand. Dr. Munn is incredibly kind, patient, and gave me hope when I didn't have any. She tries very hard to help and also expects you to try hard to get better and doesn't just prescribe pills. At least this is my experience. I am grateful for what she did for me. Sure it would have been great to see her more but there are lots of students who need help. Thank you Dr. Munn
I saw Dr. Munn after a traumatic experience, and her solution was to offer me a prescription, and suggest that I consider dropping out of school. When I tried telling her how I wanted to proceed, she didn't listen to what I had to say, and was very unhelpful. She never remembered who I was, and was always in a rush to get me out of her office. I ended up stopping seeing her, and seeing a counsellor & my family doctor instead. Both of them believed in me 100%, and we came up with a solution together that suited my needs. If I had continued seeing Dr. Munn, she would have ruined my University career, and I wouldn't have gotten the help I actually needed.
Dr. Munn is a great psychiatrist and the only one at Mac. It's true she can't always see people or see them regularly but she is up front about that - that's why she wants you to see a family doctor or counselor too. Those making negative comments may not had experience with psychiatry in the community - I have had lots in hospital and out. She did the most thorough assessment I've ever had and took me OFF meds - then worked out a new plan with me with other treatments + meds. This is how it is supposed to work but never has for me before. I'm very grateful and doing much better now thanks to her.
She's got a lot of patients, I guess, so it's very difficult to get consistent appointments with her, and also the other counsellors/psychologists/doctors in the clinic are...rather...not so great? It varies. Always wait for appointments, but nowhere near as much as other psychs. So that's nice. But she withholds information. I mean even if it's not relevant, I'd like to know. I didn't know about some dxs until I went to another doctor in the clinic and he reviewed my file out loud. IDK she's the second best psych i've seen. but that doesn't really say much.
She was acted like her word was the law, she would talk down to me if I tried explain why I felt her suggestions wouldn't work for me, she doubted everything I said...it's always "how do you know that's happening" when I was describing the abuse I was going through...like my word meant nothing..just because I'm depressed and have negative thoughts doesn't mean I completely lose the ability to perceive things correctly...she was terrible..basically messed up my life
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