Dr. James Brazeau, Psychologist
Successful therapy requires a positive and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. Therefore, I believe the first step in working with people is establishing this relationship. Once I have a good understanding of people and their struggles I am then in the best position to draw on my knowledge on how to best help them. I draw extensively from scientific research to ensure that clients are provided with effective and efficient therapy sessions. My primary approach to working with individuals is through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In addition, I draw from other modalities as is appropriate, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness approaches, and Systems approaches.
I completed my Honours B.A. in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I then completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I have worked in various clinical settings including a community-based treatment programs for youths and adults with a variety of mental health problems , a residential assessment and treatment program for adolescents, a residential substance abuse treatment program, and a classroom-based treatment program. Throughout my academic career I published several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, conducted professional training seminars, and has made presentations at several national and international professional conferences.