Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Intimacy Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Adolescent Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems
- Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.drjoanneduma.com
Dr. Duma is a registered psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
She has extensive experience treating a wide variety of clinical issues including:
- relationship/interpersonal difficulties
- history of abuse
- post-traumatic stress
- concerns regarding spirituality
- stress management
- trauma recovery
- divorce and seperation
- life transitions
Dr. Duma works with adults as well as adolescents and older children. Her theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic, though she draws on psychoanalytic and attachment theory, as well as family systems. She prefers to work using an encompassing approach that is sensitive to the particular concerns of the client, offering both in-depth, long-term as well as short-term therapy. Her approach also utilizes a number of treatment techniques from other modalities such as cognitive-behavioral and emotion-focused therapy, depending on the client's needs.
Dr. Duma would be pleased to answer any questions you might have regarding her practice.
Dr. Duma received her Doctorate in Counselling from the University of Toronto
in 1992, and her Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria
Her clinical internships included Toronto East General Hospital (Day Treatment
Program), The Hincks Delcrest Treatment Center, and the Psycho-Educational (Counselling)
Clinic at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of
Dr. Duma has over fifteen years experience working in private practice as well
as with employee assistance programs. She has also worked as a therapist at the
Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto.
Professional Associations and Memberships
-College of Psychologists of British Columbia (01119)
-British Columbia Psychological Association
Please call to inquire about fees. Psychological services by registered psychologists
are usually eligible for coverage, in whole or part, by extended health plans
and private health insurance. Other possible sources of funding include employee
assistance plans as well as Workers Compensation, Crime Victim Assistance and
The Insurance Corporation of B.C. It may also be possible to claim psychological
services as a health care expense on your income tax.
Confidentiality is strictly upheld. Information may be released to other professionals
only with your written consent.
Client fee individuals:Please contact me to inquire about fees.