Clinical Team

Boaz Saffer

Lin Bao

Therapist (Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology)

Over the course of my training, I have had the opportunity to work with both youth and adults in addressing a variety of mental health challenges that they are experiencing, such as suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviours, difficulty with emotion regulation, interpersonal challenges, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety and depression. 

My therapeutic orientation follows a dialectical behavioural therapy framework, incorporating components of cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused as well as attachment-based treatment approaches. I prefer to adopt a collaborative approach in working with you, because I believe therapy is a chapter of your journey that I have the privilege to join, and I would like to walk the path with you as a team. I also believe that therapy works best when we have a strong relationship built on trust and respect, so I will always listen to you to understand your unique journey, be my genuine self with you, and work with you in finding the best way to support you in achieving your goals. 

Currently, I am in the final stages of completing my Ph.D. in the Clinical Psychology program at Simon Fraser University (SFU). I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from SFU as well, and I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics from McMaster University.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my puppies and listening to podcasts. I also consider myself a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but I do enjoy watching movies of all genres.

Qualifications:
4+ years of practice

Postgraduate Studies:
Ph.D., SFU (in progress)
M.A., SFU

Client Focus:
Adults
Adolescents

Specialties:
Anxiety
Self-harm, suicide
Emotion dysregulation
Trauma
Interpersonal challenges
Depression

Treatment Orientation:
CBT
DBT
Attachment-based treatment
Emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy

Language(s):
English
Mandarin

Location:
Yaletown

Availability:
Online