Dr. Ralph Lubbers
PhD, C. Psych.
You may be reaching for help because you feel trapped or lost, struggle with a problem or decision, or generally feel anxious and overwhelmed. I know that psychological support can make an actual positive difference. I am amazed by the strength of people who rise up and thrive despite crushing problems. With careful examination of your problem and circumstances, you can regain a sense of hope, control, direction, and purpose. I will work closely with you to help you understand the barriers you face, cope with strong emotions (e.g., despair, worried, frazzled), and set a course to make desired changes.
I use cognitive behavioral and client-centered approaches to treat depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, chronic health problems, relationship issues, workplace stress, and other emotionally troubling issues. I believe that positive change is possible by directly facing your emotional struggles and day to day problems. I work to help clients bring about desired changes through goal setting, active interpersonal support, and skill building.
After completing studies in theology and related work, I pursued a career in psychology. I am a registered psychologist authorized for autonomous practice by The College of Psychologists of Ontario. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and have been admitted to the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists (CRHSP). I am owner and clinical director at Advance Health. My areas of competency include clinical, counselling, and rehabilitation psychology with adolescents, adults, and couples. I provide assessment and treatment for psychological disability, trauma-related injury, and psychovocational functioning. Please contact me or one of the other clinicians listed on our website for help or more information.