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Dr. Jenni Clark
Registered Psychologist #2336

I am a UK qualified clinical psychologist, who relocated to beautiful North Vancouver with my family in 2014.  

I have almost 20 years of clinical experience supporting youth (14+) and adults of all ages with a wide variety of presenting concerns (such as anxiety or depression) particularly in the context of life transitions, including long-term physical health conditions.  My clinical practice is evidence-based at its core, and my goal as a therapist is support you to create and develop a life of meaning and value.  This may involve learning new skills and trying out new strategies or ways of responding in the here-and-now.  It may also involve exploring some of the life experiences that have shaped your understanding of yourself and the world up to this point, as well as taking time to figure out what’s important to you, moving forward.  Together, we will co-create a therapeutic approach that makes sense to you, however my theoretical orientation draws on the following models:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Informed (DBT skills)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

I take a compassionate, and person-centred stance in therapy.  My work is also firmly underpinned by my own values of anti-racism and social justice; my passion for creating inclusive spaces and my understanding that mental health and wellness are impacted fundamentally by experiences of discrimination.  

Education

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of East Anglia, UK

Doctorate in Psychology (PhD), University of St Andrews, UK

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA), University of St Andrews, UK

When I am not working, I can be found walking my dog in the North Van trails or raising my voice in song with my local choir.  I am wholeheartedly grateful for the opportunity to live, work and raise my family on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish and Tsleil Waututh peoples and I hold my responsibility as an uninvited guest on these lands central in all I do.