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I'm a Registered Psychologist, located in British Columbia. I work with adults and older teens (age 16 and up) wanting to address a variety of life concerns including:

  • Anxiety

  • Phobia

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Panic

  • Challenges that can be associated with stress and life changes.

I offer evidence based therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), as well as Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, and draw on other approaches as needed. I tailor the approach to the needs of the individual, and strive to provide a warm, compassionate, collaborative, and caring space for clients. I've been in Private Practice since 2007. Between 2005 and 2018 I also worked in the BC Children's Hospital Eating Disorders Program.

Telehealth services allow you to meet with a psychologist from your own home, and get therapy in a convenient way. I use a secure video conference platform which is compliant with the Personal Information Protection Act of BC. I am required by law to provide therapy to only individuals residing in British Columbia, the province in which I am licensed. 

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I provide high quality virtual (telehealth) psychology services to people in BC

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I welcome self referrals, or referrals from other professionals. To make an appointment, please contact me at 604-518-6368; at that time I can answer any questions you might have.

Private psychology services are fee for service and are not covered by MSP. However, your extended health benefits may provide some coverage for Registered Psychologists; please contact your plan to clarify how much coverage you may have. 

Each therapy session generally lasts 50 minutes.

  • Fees are $235 per 50 minute session, and are payable at the end of each session; I accept cash, cheque, e-transfer, or credit cards.

Please note that a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations; late cancellations and missed appointments are charged at the regular rate.

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

Dr. Seuss

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Extensive Training

Psychologists are health care professionals with extensive education and training devoted to emotional health and well-being. On average, they have over nine years of post-secondary education, which includes practicum and/or internship experience. While in practice, they also continue to participate in continuing education to stay current.

Regulated Professional Standards

Unlike counsellors, Psychologists are regulated under the Health Professions Act and under rigorous ethical and professional standards set by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Registered Psychologists are permitted to use the designation “R. Psych.” after their names.

What do Psychologists do?

Psychologists are the only professionals extensively trained in psychological research, assessment, and treatment interventions. This training enables them to provide cost-effective and timely services contributing to renewed health for those troubled by psychological issues. Psychologists promote the building of attitudes and behaviours that are conducive to healthy lives and may prevent the development of serious illnesses. Some work with people and their environments to optimize their performance at work and play. Psychologists do not prescribe medications.

Make sure to look for the “R. Psych.” designation to select a qualified practitioner in your community and make sure he or she is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia

- excerpt from the brochure "Choose a Registered Psychologist"; British Columbia Psychological Association, 2009

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Academic Credentials

  • B.A. (Honours) University of Victoria (Psychology)

  • M.A. Univeristy of Manitoba (Clinical Psychology)

  • Ph.D. Univeristy of Manitoba (Clinical Psychology)

I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba in 2004. The University of Manitoba is accredited by the Canadian and American Psychological Association.

I regularly attend conferences and workshops to compliment and extend my graduate training.

I am a Registrant of the College of Psychologists of B.C. since 2005.

The College of Psychologists of B.C. is the regulatory body for psychologists in British Columbia. For more information, please visit their website:


     O’Brien, K. M., & Vincent, N. K. (2003). Psychiatric comorbidity in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: Nature, prevalence, and causal relationships. Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 57-74.   [abstract]

     O’Brien, K. M., & Le Bow, M.D. (2007). Reducing maladaptive weight management practices: Developing a psychoeducational intervention program. Eating Behaviors, 8, 195-210.  [abstract]

     Manley, R., O’Brien, K.M., & Samuels, S. (2008). Fitness instructors’ recognition of eating disorders and attendant ethical/liability issues. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16(2), 103-116.   [abstract]

     Coelho, J. S., Beach, B., O'Brien, K., Marshall, S., & Lam, P.-Y. (2019). Effectiveness of family-based treatment for pediatric eating disorders in a tertiary care setting. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 7(2), 105–115.  [abstract]

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901 Third Street West, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9


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