Clinical Team

Tony Lapointe

Tony Lapointe

Therapist (Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology)

I am a third year Doctor of Clinical Psychology student at Adler University, Vancouver Campus. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychology (2000), am a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. In addition, I have a Bachelor of Arts in business administration (1996), a Master of Business Administration (2009), and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (2015).

My approach to therapy is strengths based, and person centered. The model of therapy I use most often is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that I augment with other evidenced based models as needed. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I am easy going and curious by nature who works collaboratively with others to improve their quality of life.

My work history includes working as a therapist and later team leader for residential addiction treatment programs. In my private practice, I have facilitated group therapy for domestically violent men, provided psychoeducational groups for impaired drivers, conducted suicide risk assessments with young adults, and have provided individual and couples therapy on a range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, LGBTQ issues, infidelity, sexuality, and men’s issues. I also worked as an executive director for a community based not-for-profit agency where I developed housing and mental health programs to meet community needs.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, golf, musical theatre, and travel (when allowed anyway).

Qualifications:
20+ years of practice

Postgraduate Studies:
Psy.D., Adler (in progress)
M.A., Providence University College
M.B.A., Trinity Western University

Client Focus:
Adults
Adolescents (16+)

Specialties:
PTSD
Men's Issues

Treatment Orientation:
CBT
Existential Therapy
Solution-focused Brief Psychotherapy

Language(s):
English

Location:
Virtual

Favourite Quote:
"Never waste a good crisis."
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