Dr. Kathy Lewis

About Me

I am a registered psychologist with specialized training in clinical and forensic psychology.
I completed my undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia and my graduate
training at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

I have experience working with individuals with a wide variety of psychological concerns
and in a range of settings. I am a registered treatment provider for the RCMP, Veteran’s
Affairs Canada, and the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

My training is cognitive-behavioural and I have a strong belief that your unique needs
must determine the goals and pace of treatment. As a result, we will work together to identify
the specific research-based skills that will work best for you and lead to concrete
improvement in your daily activities.

My practice in now mainly virtual using secure telehealth platforms. Occasional in-person appointments can be made available if we decide that is necessary and safe.

Q: What will happen during treatment sessions?
A: During the first session we will discuss what made you decide to attend treatment at this
time and identify what issues are causing you the most distress. We will then set some
initial goals. In subsequent sessions, we will focus on the development of practical skills
that you can use to improve your daily functioning and discuss the thoughts, feelings,
and behaviours that continue to be of concern for you. We will also continue to review
and revise your goals as needed.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: As of August 1, 2023 I charge $235 per hour, which is the standard rate for psychologists in BC. Many people
have extended health coverage for psychological services – to find out more, just ask
your human resources department for information about your benefit package. Typical coverage
is $500 to $1000 per year. If you are referred by a third party, such as an insurance company,
usually you will not be charged for services as the third party will cover those costs.