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Everyone Deserves Access to Mental Health Support

To increase access to counselling for clients without extended health benefits, doctoral practicum students offer reduced cost counselling at $75 per session and accept a limited number of clients at no cost


Sam O'Brien, BA
Doctoral Practicum Student

Starting September 2023 - accepting referrals now.

Hello! My name is Sam, and I am a third-year Psy.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. I am passionate about working authentically and collaboratively with clients to enhance their mental health, well-being, and life satisfaction. I enjoy utilizing an intersectional, strengths-based approach, which holistically considers one’s overlapping, diverse identities and assets. Ultimately, I aspire to help clients become the best, most fulfilled version of themselves. 


During my therapy training at North Shore CBT, I am excited to work with youth (8+), young adults, and adults. I hope to engage in counselling and diagnostic assessment for various mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and self-compassion.


I am being trained in the following approaches:


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Inference Based CBT for OCD (I-CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Techniques

Person-Centered Therapy 


When I’m not working, you can find me practicing yoga or frolicking in the mountains – trail running, mountain biking, or snowboarding! 


Sam will be training under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Campbell, RPsych

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