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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. Our doctoral students in training also offer reduced cost assessments, please call to enquire.  

Sam O'Brien, Doctoral Student

Sam O'Brien, BA
Doctoral Practicum Student

Hello! My name is Sam, and I am a 3rd-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, holistic approach that considers one’s diverse identities and strengths. Ultimately, I aspire to help clients become the best, most fulfilled version of themselves. 


During my practicum training at North Shore CBT, I am excited to provide psychological assessments and counselling services. For assessments, I primarily provide psycho-educational assessments for youth (7+) and adults. These assessments help identify your strengths and weaknesses and provide relevant recommendations to achieve your academic and personal potential. For counselling, I enjoy working with  youth (14+), young adults, and adults on various mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and relationship challenges. 


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 

Psycho-Educational Assessment

Psycho-Diagnostic Assessment


When I’m not working, I am likely practicing yoga or frolicking in the mountains - 

trail running, mountain biking, or snowboarding! 


I am training under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Campbell, RPsych

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