Dr. Trisha Kivisalu

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Dr. Trisha Kivisalu


Dr. Trisha M. Kivisalu, is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of B.C. (#2520). She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has extensive experience working to help individuals manage the experience of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment-related concerns, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Trichotillomania, Life Stress, Obsessions and Compulsions, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Academic stress and achievement demands, and Work-Life Balance concerns. She works to help support individuals build healthy coping strategies, healthy relationships, and effectively manage life’s challenges. Dr. Kivisalu’s approaches to therapy is integrated and includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Therapy is tailored to the unique presenting concerns of each person and incorporates best practices in treatment.

Dr. Kivisalu also provides couple's and relationship therapy. Dr. Kivisalu’s approach to couples and relationship therapy uses a combination of evidence-based treatments from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and basic principles of Gottman’s Couples Therapy to help individuals, and couples, understand their behaviors, underlying thoughts, clarify intentions, and focus on developing and enhancing effective relationship communication and healthy patterns of interaction. Couples therapy can be helpful to address healthy relationship communication, conflict resolution, sustaining a relationship through life changes or long-distance (such as returning to school, or changes in career/job placement or location), adjusting to marriage, adjusting to living together, or as a means to proactively discuss relationship parameters before marriage or the decision to cohabitate. Note that Initial couples’ sessions are 80 minutes in duration. Subsequent couples’ appointments are 50 minutes.

In her spare time Dr. Kivisalu enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a native of the Vancouver area and enjoys practicing yoga, engaging in exercise, playing golf, the arts (music, dance, theater), and spending time enjoying the outdoors in Vancouver and the surrounding area.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Kivisalu's current caseload is quite full and may not have openings for new clients. If you would like to be added to her WAITLIST to see her, please email trisha@wisemindcentre.com.

If you are a current client - to schedule an appointment, please email Dr. Kivisalu at trisha@wisemindcentre.com or use her online booking page.


"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. "

C.S. Lewis