Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss - General
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Sleep Difficulties-Adults
- Stress Management
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness approaches
- Pain Management
- Relaxation Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.perspectivesclinic.com
I am a registered psychologist who practices clinical and health psychology in Vancouver, BC. I achieved my Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. My professional interests have focused on the complex relationships between mental, emotional, and physical health. Since 2002, I have provided psychological services to university students, medical patients (heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, transplant), and individuals dealing with sleep problems, life stressors and emotional concerns (depression and anxiety disorders).
Our emotional well-being can affect our physical well-being and vice versa. My clinical and health psychology practice focuses on this mind-body relationship. I offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help adults and older adolescents manage emotional concerns such as depression, stress, anger, and anxiety. I also assist individuals and their family members cope and live better with physical health conditions (e.g., heart disease, chronic pain, etc). My mission is to work with clients to enhance well-being and quality of life by introducing strategies to reduce distress and improve resilience to life's stressors.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where my role as a psychologist is to work with each client to assess their areas of concern, address barriers to making change, and to develop a tailored treatment plan. I also view therapy as an active process in that the work of therapy occurs not only in session but also between treatment sessions in the changes that clients make in their daily life.
The treatment I offer is evidence-based, meaning that these methods have been scientifically studied and shown to be effective. A main treatment goal is for each client to gain the tools and skills needed to become their own therapist.
What do Psychology Services look like?
The initial session involves a clinical assessment of the client's concerns, personal history, mood, and coping skills. The assessment consists of a clinical interview and completion of standardized tests. This process will guide the development of a tailored treatment plan.
Psychology treatment sessions are then offered to address concerns identified during the assessment. Clients will be asked to reflect on their goals for therapy at the start of treatment. Treatment may involve strategies to examine and change unhelpful thinking patterns, education, biofeedback, relaxation training, exposure therapy, coping skills training, and mindfulness based approaches.
For your convenience, methods of payment accepted include cash, debit, and credit card. Many extended healthcare plans provided coverage for services provided by a registered psychologist.
I appreciate that therapy can be expensive. We can discuss frequency of therapy sessions to best balance your treatment needs and financial situation.
For More Information:
Links are available on my website to free and helpful resources on depression, anxiety, pain, heart disease, and information on how psychology can help.
Client fee individuals:$225