Dr. Nardeen Awadalla holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree and has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC. She has vast experience in community mental health, government, and medical settings both in Canada and the United States. Nardeen works with individuals, 19 years and older, and couples.
Nardeen is heavily involved with social justice initiatives, program development for counsellor training, and supervising master’s level counselling students. This wide range of experience has helped her understand the core components that contribute to individual and systemic wellness, regardless of context.
Her clinical practice is based on evidence-based treatments and she has a particular interest in interpersonal neurobiology. In Nardeen’s work, she has discovered that early experiences create a template for how we see ourselves, others, and the world. Thus, unhealthy or traumatic experiences and systemic barriers may elude a life that is fulfilling. Nardeen uses her expertise to help clients overcome such challenges that interfere with relationships with partners and family, performance in the workplace, and self-confidence.
Nardeen’s areas of focus include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and relationship issues with youth, adults, and couples. Her counselling style is relationally oriented, attachment-based, and experiential – she strives to know who you are and how you experience the world. She understands that therapy is not always easy and requires courageous vulnerability. Therefore, she works collaboratively with individuals and couples to compassionately explore patterns that impact people’s lives.