We are dedicated to helping you feel better as quickly as possible and have extensive training in cognitive therapy for the treatment of anxiety, OCD and stress.
christine korol, ph.d., registered psychologist
Christine knows what anxiety feels like firsthand and wants to help children and adults quiet their minds and find relief from their suffering.
She has personally overcome panic attacks and general anxiety when she was a student and continues to thrive with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you are suffering from anxiety, OCD or insomnia, Christine knows how scary and embarrassing it can be to talk to someone about all of your fears and to ask for help. You don’t need to worry that Christine will think you're weird or crazy because she has been there herself.
Christine is also a psychologist in the Department of Psychology at BC Children's Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in Department of Psychology at UBC. Previously, she was the Program Lead for Kelty's Key - Online Therapy Service at Vancouver Coastal Health and Inpatient Psychiatry at Vancouver General Hospital. She is particularly interested in the use of technology in mental health services.
COLLEEN CANNON, PH.D., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
Depression, anxiety, stress, grief, shame, relationship, and family of origin challenges can be overwhelming and dominate your wellbeing. Colleen can help you sort out what you're already trying that is working and not working, learn skills that will help create change, and put you and your values back into the driver's seat in your life. Her clinical approach is focused on helping people understand what they can change in the short, medium, and long term to feel better and move forward - gently and at a pace that is comfortable for you. Colleen has had a dynamic career in clinical psychology for over 15 years, working with people struggling to manage the stress of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, cardiac conditions, pain, disordered eating, and weight management.
In addition to her individual practice, Colleen has taught countless groups stress management and skills for managing depression and anxiety, integrating humour and day-to-day examples to help keep it all "real". When she's not working in private practice Colleen works at the Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital, and is the co-founder of Craving Change Inc, Canada's #1 cognitive-behavioural intervention for problematic eating.
Francois Botha, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Francois is passionate about helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression or addiction. He has overcome social anxiety himself and is eager to help others free themselves from the barriers that stop them from living the life of their dreams.
Francois also works in Inpatient Psychiatry at Vancouver General Hospital and at Kelty's Key - Online Therapy Service at Vancouver Coastal Health.