Dr. Karen Grant
Dr. Grant has offered psychotherapy for over 20 years to individuals and couples with a wide variety of concerns. Some of these issues include depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, partner abuse, disordered eating, anger management, grief and loss, relationship conflict, and work-related stress. One area of specialty is treating people with PTSD and Dr. Grant has worked with veterans, first responders, medical personnel, mental health practitioners, victims of crime, and survivors of torture, among others. Dr. Grant has also provided clinical consultation and training to social service personnel in the areas of trauma treatment and vicarious trauma prevention. Another area that she is deeply interested in is diversity. Dr. Grant has many years of experience in issues concerning immigration stress and cultural adjustment, racism and prejudice, sexual orientation, and gender transition. Her primary clinical orientations are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, and Narrative; however she uses other approaches when appropriate. Dr. Grant received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and prior to joining Vancouver Island Psychological Services was in practice in Vancouver BC.