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Dr. Cha​ntal M​acDon​ald, PhD CPsych

I studied at the University of Manitoba and my research was in the areas of trauma and adult attachment. I completed my residency in clinical psychology at the Capital District Health Authority in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2011 and I was registered with the Psychological Association of Manitoba in 2013. 

I have been providing psychological services since 2004 and I have had the great pleasure of working with a wide range of people during this time. I worked at a psychiatric hospital providing psychotherapy to individuals with severe mental illness for 8 years. I opened my private practice, MasterMind Psychology in October, 2016 and I now work in the practice full time. 

Approach to Therapy

I am a Rogerian, or client-centred therapist. I believe that every person has the resources needed for growth, self-awareness, and self-direction within. I help my clients connect to these resources and to their "authentic" selves so that they may live a life that is personally meaningful and purposeful. 

I am well-versed in all four schools of psychological thought and I have experience with a great many therapeutic approaches (e.g., DBT, CBT, ACT, psychodynamic, existential etc). This always growing and integrated psychological awareness allows me to provide a holistic therapy experience tailored to the precise needs of my clients.

Dr. Damien Dowd, PhD CPsych Candidate Register

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba after completing my residency at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 2010, I have been providing psychological services in various capacities in both the public and private sectors.

Approach to Therapy

A general goal I have as a psychotherapist is customizing my approach to the unique personality, needs, and concerns of my clients. I provide therapy for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, death anxiety, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic approach integrates client-centered, existential, and psychodynamic psychotherapies. In addition, I have been trained in and use a variety of other approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness. 

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