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Dr. Sumin Na
PhD Level Clinician
Dr. Sumin Na completed her PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria. She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at Vancouver Coastal Health and received training at UBC Hospital working with individuals with severe mood disorders and psychosis, and at St. Paul’s Hospital, providing therapy to those struggling with chronic pain, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions.
Dr. Na works with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties including, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and those with chronic pain and health conditions. She also has expertise in providing culturally responsive therapy to individuals from diverse backgrounds including immigrants, refugees, and those who identify as LGBT. Dr. Na uses an integrative approach to therapy using cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies to provide interventions that best fits with each client’s needs. She strives to establish a collaborative, warm and compassionate relationship with each client. Dr. Na currently works part time at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre to provide psychological assessment and therapy to immigrants and refugees.
Matthew A Wakefield
M.A. Master-Level Clinician
M.A. Master-Level Clinician
Registered Clinical Counselor
Michelle is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC with over 18 years experience providing mental health treatment and assessment to children, adolescents, and parents. She has worked in clinical settings such as community mental health and family counselling centres, schools, post-secondary, and employee family assistance programs. Michelle has led psycho-educational and therapy groups as well as provided consultation and training to parents, schools, and mental health professionals on supporting children and youth with behavioural difficulties.
Michelle has extensive training in using DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in working with clients and families. Michelle has experience dealing with a wide range of issues including: •Mood Regulation •Anxiety •Depression •Parenting Challenges •Child/Adolescent Behavioural Problems •Anger •Self Esteem •Trauma •Grief and Loss
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running, weight training, and doing yoga, along with spending time with her son and family. Michelle has lived and worked in Latin America and the Caribbean and enjoys learning about other cultures.
Education: • University of Victoria: Master of Education in Counselling Psychology • University of British Columbia: Diploma in Guidance Studies • University of British Columbia: Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education • University of Victoria: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Klint is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is trained in and has experience with conducting psychological assessments and cognitive behavioural therapy in anxiety-related disorders and depression. His doctoral research is on conditioning processes that contribute to and maintain social anxiety.
Karen studied nursing and psychology at the University of British Columbia. She has been a psychotherapist at Vancouver General Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry for over 20 years and has had the privilege of working with a wide range of adults including those managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, PTSD, and complicated bereavement. She is the former clinical lead of the DBT program there. Karen also considers herself the lucky mom of two great human beings.