Patricia Spens is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario and Nova Scotia, who has been practicing in the field of psychology for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1988 and then received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from Eastern Michigan University. She also completed a Master’s degree in Performance Improvement and Instructional Design from the University of Michigan in 2005. She has worked as a psychologist in several different community mental health agencies in the US and Canada. She has also worked in managed care and has been the clinical director of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Quebec. Most recently, she has worked in private practice as a clinical psychologist at Roth Associates in Psychology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and as the clinical psychologist at Quest-A Society for Adult Support and Rehabilitation. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Register of Health Providers in Psychology (CRHPP).
Patricia works with adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her wealth of knowledge and experience allows her to provide compassion and understanding to her clients. She has the ability to work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and anger, as well as relationship and work-related issues. She also has an expertise working with individuals who have issues with addictions and co-dependency, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. While she draws on evidence-based cognitive behavioural strategies, she utilizes various treatment modalities to suit each client that she serves.
Patricia also has expertise in Performance Consulting. She is able to work with organizations and business owners to improve any issues of performance within their organizations. As a Performance Consultant, she is able to develop and provide an individualized strategy that aligns with the organization’s or business owners’ mission.