I am a registered psychologist who specializes in the cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. My dissertation involved creating a measure of childhood perfectionism and investigating the relationship of perfectionism to other psychological problems in children.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. My Master’s Thesis further developed a scale used in the forensic assessment of personal injuries.
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Current clinical practice
Vancouver Private Practice: I provide individual therapy and assessment services to adults, adolescents and children.
Residences for Independent Living Society (False Creek): I provide supportive counselling to adults with disabilities in an assisted living environment, encouraging and promoting wellness and an independent lifestyle.
Selected Previous Clinical Experiences:
North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic, North Vancouver, BC.
Clinical Resident in Psychology at the University of British Columbia Hospital/Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. I completed rotations in the UBC Anxiety Disorders Clinic, St. Paul’s Eating Disorders Clinic, and Vancouver General Hospital Short Stay Program.
Outpatient Psychiatry Department, University of Louisville Hospital.
Anxiety Disorders Research and Treatment Center at the Noble H. Kelly Psychological Services Center, University of Louisville.
Depp, C.A., Woodruff-Borden, J., Meeks, S., Grettarsdottir, E., & DeKryger, N. A.(2005). The phenomenology of non-clinical panic in older adults in comparison to younger adults. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 503-519.
O’Brien, L. M., Mervis, C. B., Holbrook. C. R., Bruner, J.L., Smith, N. H., McNally (DeKryger), N. A., McClimment, M. C., & Gozal, D. (2004). Neurobehavioral correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in children. Journal of Sleep Research, 13, 165-172.
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) - Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group
British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)
Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC) - Founding Member