Areas of practice
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Grief and Loss - General
- Self Harming Practices
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Adolescent Issues
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Dissociative Disorders
- Suicide Ideation / Survivor
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
Counselling practice website:www.dbtvancouver.com/
Dr. Wagner is a registered psychologist in British Columbia and Director of the DBT Centre of Vancouver.
Dr. Wagner assists adolescent and adult client's struggling with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, and other disorders. He does so using evidence-based psychological approaches such as cognitive-behavioural, behavioural, and dialectical behavioural therapies (DBT). He worked for two years as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Marsha Linehan, who developed DBT, and has specialized training in working with persons who are having difficulty managing intense emotions and other complex problems including suicidality and self-harm.
Dr. Wagner helps people through weekly individual therapy sessions; weekly group therapy sessions that involve learning important new skills in the areas of managing your attention (mindfulness skills), managing and coping with emotions (emotion regulation skills), dealing effectively with interpersonal situations (interpersonal effectiveness skills), and tolerating emotional distress (distress tolerance skills); and telephone consultation.