Hello Everyone! I am honoured to have a chance to meet you through the words and works described on the Dawson Psychological Services website.
To introduce myself, I am a clinical psychologist in Victoria, British Columbia, with over two decades of experience supporting children, youth, and adults in the process of healing mental and emotional health conditions. To avoid confusion for those who feel the gender of their therapist is important, I use he/him pronouns.
My practice is informed by formal training in Neuroscience, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Body-Focused Therapy, Animal-assisted Therapy, and most recently, Psychedelic Integration Therapy.
Over several decades of practice and training, I bring personal experience with Transcendental Meditation, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, and Holotropic Breathwork to my practice. These practices take the form of a holistic healing approach rooted in Eastern practices and confirmed by Western science. In the past year, I have taken training in Psychedelic-assisted Therapy with Therapsil and Numinus. For more info, visit my page on psychedelic integration therapy.
I am also a devoted animal-lover who loves to hike with his partner and two wonderful dogs. With my partner, I co-founded the Warm Hearts Pet Safe Havens Association, a registered Canadian charity devoted to helping British Columbia transition houses provide shelter for pets belonging to survivors of domestic violence. Because I feel strongly that pets have suffered alongside those who are experiencing violence, I donate a portion of my business income to Warm Hearts Pet Safe Havens.
If your life is out of balance, call (855) 782-6583 for an appointment now.