Registered Psychologist -- not seeing clients --
I am a BC Registered Psychologist with over 30 years of experience as a therapist for children and adults. I use research-supported approaches to help clients discover the most effective path toward greater health, understanding, resilience and the ability to use their strengths to overcome areas of difficulty.
I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, selective mutism, trauma, grief, loss, stress, ADHD, adjustment to life transitions, family and parenting issues.
You may contact me at email@example.com
or follow the Contact link on this site.
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About Dr. Graham
Shirley Graham is a B.C. registered psychologist (#1478). She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UCLA, with a concentration in Clinical Child Psychology. She has worked for 30 years with adults, children of all ages, and families, successfully helping with issues such as anxiety, phobias, panic, selective mutism, depression and mood disorders, trauma, grief, loss, managing health problems, family and parenting issues, educational and attention issues, life transitions, and situational distress.
Dr. Graham worked for a decade at Westshore Child and Youth Mental Health, offering therapy to children and youth with significant mental health concerns. She has supervised numerous psychology interns, and for this work has been given Adjunct Professor status by University of Victoria.
Therapy with Children
Play is the language of the child, and child therapy inevitably involves play, which helps to increase a child's trust and sense of being seen and heard. Research supported CBT-based tools to help
children with mood, behavior,
self-regulation or social skills are offered in the context of play.
Therapy with children includes guiding parents in how best to support change for children at home.
Play is training for the unexpected.
The Opposite of play is not work.
It's depression. - Brian Sutton Smith
Dr. Graham works with warmth and compassion, helping each client find the most effective way to meet goals and address difficulties. Therapy is a unique gift, co-created by therapist and client. Within a caring environment, clients explore how past experience, present awareness, and future hopes can be transformed to shape life to its optimum.
Dr. Graham draws on approaches shown by research to be effective, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, behavioural approaches, mindfulness-and-acceptance-based approaches, interpersonal therapy, play based therapies, parent-child approaches, solution-oriented and trauma-focused approaches.
Contact Dr. Graham to discuss fees for therapy.
or phone 1-250-537-9795
SHIRLEY GRAHAM IS on a 2 year sabbatical and is NOT SEEING CLIENTS OR ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
Consider using the search option on the BC Psychological Association's website to find available psychologists.
100-323 Lower Ganges Rd., Salt Spring, BC V8K 2V4
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein