Dr. Sumin Na

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Dr. Sumin Na, R.Psych.

About Me

Dr. Sumin Na is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2444). 

Approach and Values

Dr. Na uses an integrative approach to therapy using cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). She provides treatments that are evidence-based and that tailors to the needs of each individual. She believes that the foundation to therapy is a collaborative, warm and compassionate relationship.

My Education

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, where she 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. She has worked in hospitals, community mental health and university counselling centres in Montreal and Toronto.

My Expertise

Dr. Na works with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties including, depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, emotion dysregulation and those with chronic pain and health conditions. She also works with individuals struggling with life transitions, relationship and work-related stressors, and those looking to build their emotional resiliency. She has expertise in providing culturally responsive therapy to individuals from diverse backgrounds including immigrants, refugees, and those who identify as LGBT.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change

Carl Rogers

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself

Thigh Nhat Hanh

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