Dr. Michael Mandrusiak is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree.
As a psychologist in B.C. since 2008, Michael has had extensive clinical experience working with adolescent and adult clients. Areas of practice include stress management, anxiety related disorders (social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias), depressive disorders, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, grief and loss, pain management, relationships, interpersonal conflict resolution, and career challenges. He is also known for his exceptional work in the areas of self-growth and development and institutional leadership.
In his clinical practice, Michael’s first goal is to create a safe, comfortable space and to provide a trustworthy and supportive presence to his clients. He cultivates a therapeutic experience that builds clients’ confidence and supports them in achieving their goals.
Michael skillfully draws from a range of effective, evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Clinical Hypnosis, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to his clinical work, Michael has held past roles as Faculty and Director of Clinical Training for masters and doctoral programs in psychology. He also served as Clinical Director at a well-established counselling practice and, more recently, held the position of Managing Director for Counselling, Student Health and Accessibility Services at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).