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Dr. Rosalind Monteith

I first moved to and fell in love with the West Coast in 1998 and since then have always considered it home. So now, after spending eight years in Melbourne, Australia I am thrilled to have settled with my family in beautiful Campbell River.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Psychology - Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Science - Counselling Psychology
  • Registered Clinical Counselor #13265

Specializations


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug and alcohol misuse and abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Stress

Serving:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group therapy
  • Workshops for children and adolescents addressing interpersonal safety and healthy relationships

Approach


I strongly believe that the therapeutic process is one of partnership where therapist and client work together to achieve a common goal- the emotional wellness of the client. This partnership is built on mutual respect, unconditional support and positive regard on behalf of the therapist and an understanding that at all times the client is in control of the process and outcome of therapy.

My principle approach to therapy is psychodynamic. Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person's present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client's self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior with an aim to greater satisfaction with life and peace of mind.

Other therapeutic models and theories used include Attachment theory, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Experience


Prior to moving to Campbell River I worked as a psychologist in private practice in Melbourne, Australia. I have applied for registration as a psychologist in BC and I am currently registered as a Clinical Counsellor.

In both my practical training and my professional career I have worked with a diverse group of individuals with a wide variety of presenting issues. As a result I have strong practical and theoretical foundations in a number of therapeutic models and have excellent skills in individual, and group counselling; I am also an experienced facilitator and presenter. Additionally, I have considerable experience in report writing, including Victims of Crime reports, reports for court and mental status reports.

I have experience working with a variety of populations and find great satisfaction in helping people through difficult times and challenges, fostering positive change and developing greater confidence to meet future challenges. I have worked as a member of treatment teams and in a number of different settings including private, residential, medical, community outreach and outpatient facilities. This has helped to develop my capacity for making timely, well-informed treatment decisions and my ability to be flexible in working with whatever is presented at any given time.

Give me a call...

I'm looking forward to meeting with you!