Dr Adrienne Wang
How can I help?
The idea of talking to a professional about personal struggles can be an uncomfortable and intimidating one for many people. My role is to provide you a compassionate and respectful environment to explore difficult issues, and to work collaboratively with you to address them.
I specialize in helping adults with various concerns such as obsessions and/or compulsions, chronic worrying, social anxiety, panic attacks, health anxiety, perfectionism, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., hair-pulling, skin-picking), phobias, depression, and stress associated with academic/work demands and life changes. I also have a special interest in working with expectant and new mothers who experience anxiety and/or depression.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also incorporate elements of CBT variants (ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; DBT: Dialetical Behavioural Therapy) that offer additional therapeutic means.
I believe in empowering my clients to better manage their difficulties by helping them build on their personal strengths and learn tools designed to meet their unique needs.
I am a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia. I am also certified in CBT by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
I completed my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Brunswick. I received specialized training in treating anxiety disorders and related conditions during my practicum at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton), and during my residency at the Anxiety Disorders Unit (UBC Hospital). Throughout my residency, I also received training at Vancouver General Hospital in emergency inpatient psychiatry and the treatment of complex pain.
Prior to my private practice, I worked as a cognitive behaviour therapist at the Vancouver General Hospital’s Cross-Cultural Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, where I provided assessments, individual treatment, and clinical training.
In addition to my clinical practice, I was the Program Director of AnxietyBC, a non-profit organization devoted to increasing the public’s awareness of and access to evidence-based resources on anxiety disorders.
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To make an appointment with Dr Wang, please call Changeways Clinic at 604 871 0490 during office hours, or email us at email@example.com.