About Birch Psychology
Dr. Birch is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered to provide psychological assessment and therapy services to adolescents and adults.
Throughout her training and since the completion of her doctorate at Dalhousie University in 2008, Dr. Birch has worked in various hospitals, treatment facilities, schools, prisons, and private practice settings. It is her view that careful assessment and treatment planning is invaluable, and she is dedicated to a scientist-practitioner approach in providing treatments that have proven effectiveness.
Dr. Birch is well-experienced in customizing treatments to meet unique client needs using the following therapeutic approaches:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT including mindfulness techniques)
- Humanistic Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
Dr. Birch has a passionate commitment to respect clients’ strengths and diverse backgrounds. She truly counts it a privilege to walk alongside others in their pursuit of improved wellness. Her approach is both caring and non-judgmental.
Dr. Birch has extensive experience providing treatments for a variety of difficulties including the following:
- Depression and Emotion-Regulation Problems
- Anxiety and Panic-Related Difficulties
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Chronic Pain
- Work-Life Balance Issues
- Life Transition Stress
- Low Self-Esteem
- Eating Difficulties
- Sleeping Difficulties
- Personality Disorders (e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder)
- Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors
- Anger and Relationship Problems
Dr. Birch has authored several academic journal publications and book chapters in the areas of addictions, anxiety, eating disorders, and forensic psychology.
In her spare time Dr. Birch enjoys community volunteering, swimming, biking, spoiling her pets, and relaxing with family and friends.