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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 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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