Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Career Issues
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Job Transition
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Professional Burnout
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Somatic Approaches
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:Drsbaum.ca
"When we are no longer able to change a situation—we are challenged to change ourselves."
To have my clients take up the challenge to change—that is the power I try to help them achieve. I work towards creating an atmosphere of comfort, safety, compassion, and respect to facilitate this change.
I have over 30 years of extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. This experience includes many areas of challenges:
abuse - physical mental and sexual
I have an eclectic approach using various strategies to best meet the needs of each client. This begins with a foundation in psychodynamic theory. Cognitive behavioural , mindfulness,family and inter generational, relational, interpersonal and somatic strategies are woven in as necessary. I work both in a short term and long term timeframe.
The overall goal of therapy is to realize self understanding, acceptance, and esteem. The goal is to help clients function better in the world. The goal is to find purpose, meaning, and peace.
For clients who can’t face the workday, who are on stress leave and temporarily unable to function in their daily lives for psychological and/or physical reasons, I use additional resources. Working with rehabilitation organizations and insurance companies, I help my clients overcome their difficulties in functioning and facilitate their successful return to work.
I also work with clients as an executive coach to support them to move forward in their career or to create a new career path. Leadership development, working with challenging co-workers, skill enhancement, workplace balance, mentorship, handling change, networking and women's issues are some areas of skill development I support clients with.
As a registered psychologist, my fees are usually partly or fully covered by extended health plans and private health insurance. Employee assistance plans also cover registered psychologists. Psychological services are eligible as a health care expense on income tax.
I welcome your calls or emails for more information and would be happy to discuss your particular situation, assess your needs and determine how I may help you. If my services aren’t suited to meet your needs, I’ll refer you to another trained professional. My schedule is flexible, including sessions in the mornings and weekends—opportunities for you to review your situation, renew your approach and realize the benefits of self-knowledge and mindful actions.
After receiving a Doctorate and Master's in Counseling Psychology from UBC and working in the public and private sectors, I continued my commitment to professional development. Today I accomplish this through affiliations with monthly peer groups, a study group and via online courses, scientific meetings and conferences. My professional appointments include:
- Past president of Western Canadian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Association (WCPPA)
- Board member of WCPPA
- Supervising instructor for Counseling Psychology at UBC
- Oral examiner and supervisor for British Columbia College of Psychologists
- Developer instructor and mentor for SFU graduate diploma program focusing on cross-cultural issues
- FGI Shepell and other employment assistance programs
Client fee individuals:Etransfer or Credit Card accepted