About Dr. Avni

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I’m a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta.  I’m a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. I specialize in individual therapy for teenagers, young adults, and adults.

I’ve provided psychological counselling services for fourteen years in a variety of settings in British Columbia and Alberta, including elementary and middle schools, post-secondary counselling centres, psychiatric hospitals, the Workers’ Compensation Board, WorkSafeBC, occupational rehabilitation settings, and numerous community mental health agencies. I’ve worked extensively with adolescents and adults from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including clients from non-majority populations (e.g., immigrants, refugees, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ, etc.).

Teaching has been a key part of my professional identity for a number of years. I have delivered talks and workshops for non-profit agencies, schools, and private sector businesses on topics such as clinical hypnosis, diversity in the workplace, providing career counselling for immigrant professionals, communication skills, and anxiety and stress management. I taught relaxation and education classes for four years for two vocational rehabilitation companies. During that time, I worked primarily with individuals who were on a medical leave from work and experiencing emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, effects of trauma, work-related stressors, and/or family related stressors. Currently, I’m teaching Faculty with the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching health care professional clinical hypnosis skills, where I teach hypnosis and energy psychotherapy techniques at member meetings and workshops.

I was in private practice for five years with offices in Surrey and Coquitlam before I moved to Kamloops in September 2016 where I continue providing psychological assessment and treatment services in my private practice.

PhD Counselling Psychology- University of Alberta
MSc Counselling Psychology- University of Calgary
BA Honours Psychology and Extended Minor in French- Simon Fraser University

Professional Licenses
Registered Psychologist – College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2261)

Contact me today for a free, confidential 10 minute telephone consultation to discuss how I can help you live a calmer, healthier life or to book an appointment.

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