Compassionate delivery of psychological treatments that work.
An important message to our patrons and fellow British Columbians:
As you know, serious concerns have been expressed about the COVID-19 pandemic. Wise Mind Centre has responded to the calls of the BC and federal government to practice social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19. We have been offering clinical services by phone and online (via a secure, video-conferencing link) since March 2020. This includes our clinical consultation, individual therapy, and group therapy sessions. There are more than 30 years of research showing that online therapy is as effective as face to face therapy for a variety of psychological concerns. At this time of uncertainty, our clinicians are committed to assisting those in need of emotional support and scientifically supported treatments. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, mood problems or any of the concerns described below, we are here to help. If you have extended health coverage for psychological services, this may be a great time to take advantage of it now. Our clinicians have increased our availability for online appointments and will be able to assist you quickly. You can book an appointment right away by going to our clinic's online booking page and check out our clinicians' availability by month.
Update on July 1, 2020 - With the concerted effort of all British Columbians under the guidance of the health authorities and Dr. Bonnie Henry, we are deeply grateful that we have flattened the pandemic curve. As BC has entered Phase 3 of the province's Restart Plan, some of our clinicians are considering a gradual return of in-person service at the office. All of our clinicians will continue to offer services online going forward but would consider in-person service based on clinical needs. Please check with your clinician for their availability for in-person service. To help protect the health of our clients, our clinicians and their families, we followed the guidelines set forth by WorkSafe BC and College of Psychologists of BC and developed a safety protocol for re-opening. You may view the protocol by visiting our Announcement-COVID-19 Safety Protocol page. We respectfully ask our clients not to have an in-person appointment should they experience any COVID-19 symptoms or have come into contact with anyone who have had COVID-19 symptoms within the past 10 days. You will not be charged a cancellation fee for these reasons. Simply contact your clinician to cancel or reschedule the appointment or to arrange for an online appointment. We have the same policy for all of our clinicians. We thank you in advance for your help to keep everyone safe.
Wise Mind Centre is a Vancouver-based psychology clinic that provides clinical consultation, assessment, and scientifically supported treatments to adolescents, adult clients, and loved ones of individuals suffering from mental illness. Our team is comprised of primarily psychologists who are regulated by the College of Psychologists of BC under the Health Professions Act. We help individuals struggling with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, substance use, eating problems, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, trauma, suicidal ideations, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. Our clinicians are experienced in providing evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Many of our clinicians also utilize mindfulness-based treatments in our service.
Why choose to work with a psychologist? Psychologists in general have approximately 10 years of post-secondary education, over 3000 hours of supervised practical training, a rigorous registration process, and the requirements of ongoing continuing education, maintenance of ethical standards and regular practice reviews.
Wise Mind Centre is also a clinical training site for advanced graduate trainees in clinical psychology programs at University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Adler University. We offer services provided by master-level and doctoral-level trainees working under the supervision of a registered psychologist for a reduced fee.