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As you are reading this profile, you are probably considering counselling, or maybe you or a family member needs an assessment. Or, you are making decisions about which counsellor might be right for you. When you feel comfortable with your therapist, it not only helps you feel good about treatment, it also means that you have a better chance of improvement overall. Please check out my website for further information about the services provided by me and other therapists in my practice. We provide counselling and assessment for children, teens, couples, and individuals.
I am a registered psychologist (#1777), with specialized training in clinical and forensic psychology. I work with adults only. I completed my BA at Simon Fraser University, and my MA and Ph.D. at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. I provide therapy and assessment services to individual clients, as well as insurance companies, lawyers, and Corrections Canada. I am also a clinical supervisor at my alma mater, SFU, where I assist with therapy training of psychology graduate students.
About my clients
I've worked with clients who have a wide variety of psychological, health, and life problems. Common concerns are depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I also have a number of clients who are coping with chronic illness, pain concerns, and issues such as learning disabilities. Another speciality is working with individuals on disability leave and assisting them in returning to work. Many of my clients are people who usually function very well, but who are struggling to cope with a specific issue.
In addition, I am an approved treatment provider for ICBC, and the RCMP and Canadian military.
I work specifically with adults, but other therapists in my practice, Dr. Kimberly Stringer and Mahima Jacob, provide excellent couples, teen, and child counseling services. Their profiles can also be viewed on Counselling BC. We also provide assessment services, including ADHD and learning disability diagnoses for children and teens, and disability and medical-legal reports for adults.
My treatment approach:
As a cognitive-behavioural therapist, I take a practical, positive approach in sessions. In the first session, we would discuss the reasons that you have chosen to come for therapy, and start to develop some initial goals. Early on, my focus is on working with you to help you feel better as fast as possible, while also developing some longer-term strategies for feeling better overall.
The length of treatment varies, of course, depending on the concerns you have and your goals for treatment. However, six to ten sessions is typical for many of my clients.
I do try to ensure that we are likely to be a good fit if we speak on the phone prior to booking the first session. If for whatever reason I am not the right therapist for you, I am happy to provide you with referral information.
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For further information, visit Rachel Mallory's website.