Appointments: Monday and Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Dr. Unsworth is a registered psychologist in the province of British Columbia who specializes in individual psychotherapy and assessments with adults. Dr. Unsworth completed her Masters (MA) with an Addiction emphasis, and a PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of North Dakota. She completed her predoctoral training and postdoctoral residency at the University of California in Davis, CA. Dr. Unsworth has worked and trained in a variety of settings across Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and California including: integrated care facilities, outpatient clinics, university counselling centres, Veteran Affairs Hospital, and in private practice.
A hallmark of Dr. Unsworth’s practice is the belief that we all have the potential for growth and the ability to enhance meaning in our lives. Grounded in person-centered principles, she uses an integrated therapeutic approach including techniques from Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies (CBT and ACT). She also draws from interpersonal and existential theoretical orientations. Dr. Unsworth emphasizes mindfulness concepts including non-judgment in her therapy, which she has seen to be particularly instrumental in her client work. Working on reducing resistance to unpleasant emotional experiences are integral strategies she practices with clients to increase acceptance of oneself and life’s challenges. She has a therapeutic style that is warm, understanding, and encourages growth through reflection and collaboratively working to change unhealthy patterns in one’s life.
Dr. Unsworth provides a range of treatment and assessment services. Areas of practice and interest include:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Trauma and Abuse, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Disordered Eating and Body Image
- Substance Use Disorders; Behavioral Addictions; Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Management of Health/Physical conditions such as Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Diagnostic, Personality, and Substance Abuse assessment; Fitness to Work/Disability