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- I have a training background that includes correctional/forensic psychology, health psychology, and adult community psychology. I use evidence-based therapy including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and mindfulness-based approaches.
- My general therapeutic work (e.g., helping people struggling with mood-related problems such as depression or anxiety) emphasizes the importance of awareness, behaviour, emotions, and relationships on mental health. My general therapy approach emphasizes increasing my patients' self-awareness and self-efficacy through evidence-based therapies. The goal is usually to develop the insight and skills base to help people live lives they like and want.
- I also help people recover from traumatic histories (e.g., PTSD, complex trauma), using evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy. The goal in this case is usually to integrate the trauma into one's life so that one can move on. I am registered with the BC crime victims assistance program; clients registered with this program have part of their therapy costs covered.
- I believe a strong therapy relationship is the most important ingredient in successful psychotherapy and work to support such a relationship with my patients.
- I have a background in forensic psychotherapy and assessments and worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for approximately five years; I can help individuals struggling with violence and sexual acting out as well as provide assessments of risk of reoffending. I have testified before the Supreme Court of BC.
Client Fee Individuals:
$200/hr for individual psychotherapy; $220/hr for assessments/consultation
For further information, visit Michael Sheppard's website.