Dr. Marion Ehrenberg
The Zen Building, 402-1121 Fort Street
Phone (Work): 250-384-6471
WELCOME TO MY BCPA PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE!
Selecting a psychologist is an important step, and I hope this summary will help you to make an informed decision about whether you would like to contact me. I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (CPBC #1028) with more than 25 years of clinical experience in private practice and other settings, including hospitals, outpatient mental health units, and specialty clinics. I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, and completed my one-year residency at Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital in Ontario (now called Grand River Hospital); both programs are accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. I also spent many years training doctoral-level psychologists of the future and leading a clinical psychology training program at the University of Victoria, where I still serve as a Professor Emeritus. I love practicing psychology, and I continue seeking learning opportunities and continuing education that might be helpful in my work with clients.
At present, I am welcoming adults of all ages to my practice. Every new client is seen for a two-hour intake assessment that includes a discussion of the individual's concerns and goals, history, background information, and possibly some psychological testing. The intake assessment is a collaborative effort that helps us lay out an evidence-based therapy plan and is individualized to the client's personality, needs, and preferences. I draw on various therapy techniques, including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, and psychodynamic approaches. Some clients seek my services for a more in-depth psychological assessment, also called a psychodiagnostic or mental health assessment. A client who chooses this more comprehensive psychological assessment might be an individual who has tried out other counselling and treatment approaches but has not made the progress they had hoped for and feels there are questions about their psychological functioning that remain unanswered. They may wish to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, including the possibility of being offered a precise diagnosis and something more specific in terms of treatment and health management directions. Sometimes clients refer themselves for these in-depth assessments, and at other times family physicians, psychiatrists, or other healthcare providers may refer them to me. I might also hear from a concerned family member who calls to scope out my services.
I am not a neuropsychologist; I am not qualified to assess traumatic brain injuries, ADHD, learning, or neurocognitive concerns. I can take diagnosed neurocognitive problems into account for developing a treatment plan and other recommendations; I also screen for neurocognitive-type concerns and let you know if I feel you might benefit from a neuropsychologist assessment.
If you would like to contact me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you, answering any questions you might have, and welcoming you into my practice. If I think another psychologist may be a better fit for you and your needs or has a particular specialty area that might benefit you, I will discuss those options with you. The most important thing is receiving the best psychological service for yourself.
November 10, 2023. I am not accepting new clients, and my waitlist is currently also full. I anticipate opening my waitlist to new referrals at the beginning of 2024. When emailing me, kindly indicate if you are looking for a psychological assessment only OR psychological assessment and treatment OR you may not be sure. PREVIOUS CLIENTS who wish to return for additional services will be fit into the schedule as quickly as possible. Thank you!
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Primary Areas of Practice
Adjustment to chronic pain_illness_disability
Anxiety Disorders - Other
Adjustment to Brain Injury
Separation/Divorce - Adjustment to
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)