Hello and welcome to my practice. Please call me Cindy, if that works for you. I use pronouns “she” and “her” and I hope you’ll let me know which pronouns I should use for you. I am an experienced Registered Psychologist practicing individual therapy with people who feel depressed, anxious, who are dealing with loss or death, life transitions, trauma, abuse or assault, and most other mental health and wellness issues.
I am a white cisgender woman and settler of European origins. I know that I have much privilege in this world; I work hard to recognize my own blind spots and I support my clients in considering ways that their own marginalized and privileged identities are forces in their own experiences. I live and work on land that many Indigenous peoples have traveled, lived, and stewarded. I am learning about this land and I am committed to healing, reparation, and reconciliation for the harms to Indigenous peoples caused by colonization. I am also committed to forming a more inclusive and respectful world, aware of my own privileged identities and how these contribute to ongoing oppression of people. I am committed to action and allyship in establishing a safer world where human rights are upheld and where historical inequities and injustices are righted.
My Training and Approach to Therapy
I know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to helping people.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC #1899) and I have been in practice for over eighteen years. I have both a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology and I also have specific and ongoing training in Feminist Therapy, Trauma assessment and treatment, and practice from an anti-oppression and decolonizing framework. I integrate other psychotherapies (e.g. Humanistic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing) because I know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to helping people.
I aim to avoid labels and assumptions. I pay attention to what makes you unique and resilient so that we can build on your strengths and help you to live your life more the way you would like to be living it. I take time to learn about who you are and why you are coming to see me. I understand that people come to therapy for many reasons. Our bodies respond to stress and life experiences in lots of different ways and our early experiences can have a big impact on how we function as adults. Our physical and mental health are inter-connected and are impacted by our life experiences and social position with respect to race and ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, health and able-bodiedness, and so many other ways we are different as humans.
Supervision and Consultation for Mental Health Professionals
I also work with mental health professionals including psychologists, counsellors, social workers, and others to offer supervision and/or consultation related to your practice. I can provide individual case consultation (including consideration of specific ethical dilemmas), assistance with preparation for registration/licensure, professional development, and training and support on the art of self-care
Location & Fees
I practice only online via videoconference technologies which allow me to work with people all over British Columbia (I am not licensed to help people who live outside of the province). I usually have a 4-6 month wait list though sometimes the wait will be less; I try not to maintain a list longer than that. Please use the link below to contact me and I will let you know about the status of my wait list. If your name is on my wait list, I will contact you once space is coming available and we can speak together to see if my training, skills, and experience are a good match for what you are needing.
My regular fee is $225/hour. Because I believe that mental health treatment should be as available as physical healthcare, I have set up my practice with a sliding scale. This means that I see some people who are able to pay the full fee and others who are not able to and need a lower fee. If you need a lower fee, please think about what you believe is a reasonable amount for you to pay based on your circumstances and let’s talk about it when I contact you to consider working together.
For payment, I accept Interac (e-transfer payments) and check only (no credit cards). Please pay for your session at the beginning of the session — I cannot give you a receipt until I have received payment. Receipts can be used for reimbursement via most extended health benefits and/or for income tax purposes.
I am an approved provider for First Nations Health Authority which has a pre-determination application process for services that we should discuss when we speak by phone.
The best way to reach me is via email: DrCindyWeisbart@pm.me. Please send me a couple of sentences about your reason(s) for seeking therapy, your full name, and your phone number.