Dr Nancy Prober

Dr Nancy Prober

My Approach to Treatment

First and foremost I believe that treatment is a collaborative process. Together we will come up with a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. I bring my training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, Prolonged Exposure (an effective CBT treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Ecopsychology to my work.

I believe that we cannot force ourselves to think or feel differently, even if these thoughts and feelings cause pain. However, we can engage in different actions. With new actions and experiences, different thoughts and feelings have the opportunity to emerge. For those interested in learning more about this approach and ACT in general, check out Dr. Russ Harris’s book “The Happiness Trap” or his website at www.thehappinesstrap.com.

My Background

Originally from Winnipeg, I received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Masters in Social Work from the University of Hawaii, and after some time working in community mental health, completed a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) at Chicago’s Illinois School of Professional Psychology. My work experience includes the following: providing psychological services in Northern Manitoba; 8 years working with veterans, military and RCMP at Operational Stress Injury Clinics in Winnipeg and Vancouver; creating and facilitating group therapy for anxiety and depression at an outpatient mental health program; and working in a return-to-work oriented psychotherapy program.

Over the years, I developed my interest and expertise in assessing and treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, other problems with anxiety like social anxiety and excessive worry, depression, stress management, and adjustment to life changes.

More recently, I have been pursuing training in the field of Ecopsychology. This field is concerned with the inter-relationship between humans and the “more-than-human” world. Research shows that spending time with nature has significant mental health benefits. Ecopsychology has insights into behaviour change strategies for those wanting to deepen their connection to nature and create a life that is both personally and environmentally sustainable.

In addition to my clinical work, I supervised psychology interns, developed and presented talks on trauma and the health benefits of nature, provided consultation on trauma-related disorders, participated in program development for the national network of OSI Clinics, and worked as the Clinical Coordinator of the Winnipeg and BC OSI Clinics. I am also a Certified Supervisor for Prolonged Exposure Therapists through the Centre for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

My voicemail is at our clinic’s second telephone number, 604 872 0450.

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To make an appointment with Dr Prober, please call Changeways Clinic at 604 871 0490 during office hours, or email us at clientservices@changeways.com.