Katharine Wojcik, MSc

Predoctoral Practicum Student

My areas of practice

I focus on applying evidence-based behavioural, cognitive, and interpersonal therapy techniques to treat a variety of mental health concerns. I have experience treating individuals presenting with trauma, anxiety related disorders (i.e., general anxiety, panic attacks), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depressed mood.

Previously, I worked with Rogers Behavioral Health in the United States where I provided both individual and group therapy services for individuals with co-morbid mental health conditions, including post traumatic stress disorder, substance use, and personality disorders. I have also worked with Vancouver Coastal Health in the BC Psychosis Program where I provided individual and group therapy.

At Changeways Clinic, I offer cognitive behavioural therapy for generalized anxiety and worry, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and stress related to daily living or life changes. My clinical work at Changeways Clinic is supervised by a registered psychologist, Dr. Nicole Dorfan.

My approach to therapy

My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients in multiple areas of their lives through a collaborative and hands-on change process. I am a strong believer in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and finding ways to work with clients to discover their strengths by creating an open and compassionate environment. I also work from a client-centered perspective and tailor my practice to meet the individual needs and goals of my clients.

I use cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as my primary therapeutic technique. With CBT, I work to examine the behavioural patterns (e.g., avoidance) which maintain negative thinking styles and overwhelming emotions. My aim is to work with you to change these patterns and help you develop ways to successfully handle difficult situations and emotions.

My background

I completed my B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2014, and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling at Marquette University in 2017. I am currently in my third year of the Ph.D. Counselling Psychology program at the University of British Columbia, working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Cox.

My doctoral program of research examines the associations between substance use and cognitive schemas among people with post traumatic stress disorder. My additional research interests focus on suicide and crisis intervention strategies and understanding the implications of social class in the therapy relationship.

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To make an appointment with Katharine Wojcik, please call Changeways Clinic at 604 871 0490 during office hours, or email us at clientservices@changeways.com.