Will Birman

Psychology Resident

Will is in the final stages of completing his Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology, at Adler University (Vancouver, BC), currently holds a B.A. Honours in Criminology (with a concentration in Psychology) from Carleton University, and is registered with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.   He has 6 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, and psychoeducational assessment, having worked with children, adolescents, and adults across community mental health, college counselling, and private practice settings in Toronto, Vancouver, and Cleveland, OH.  Will has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, learning disorders, autism, grief/loss, relationship challenges, physical injury/chronic pain, substance abuse, personality complexities, and other common issues (i.e., transitioning to university, marginalization, self-esteem/social difficulties, “coming out” and identity consolidation).

Will’s therapy approach integrates psychodynamic/attachment-based and cognitive-behavioural/mindfulness interventions, supported by a relational, client-centred foundation designed to facilitate a space of safety, respect, recognition, authentic engagement, and development.