Dr. Jessica McLachlan

Dr. Jessica McLachlan

Dr. Jessica McLachlan

Ph.D., R. Psych.

Substance Use | Concurrent Disorders | Anxiety | Depression | Family Support

As a Registered Psychologist I provide individualized, evidence-based, and collaborative care. My therapy style is non-judgmental, respectful, and supportive; I understand and value the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship. 

Since completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, I have gained experience in a correctional institution, primary care settings, and a specialized addiction program. I have been fortunate to work with many different people; adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety and depressive disorders, substance use disorders, concurrent disorders, stress, relationship issues). 

I am certified in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) through the Center for Optimal Living in New York City. I have completed training in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), a therapy program for the family members or friends of individuals with substance use concerns. I am also credentialed through the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, a national organization that promotes research and training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). 

Although CBT is my primary orientation, my work is guided by the principles of harm reduction. I also have an interest in mindfulness-based interventions and draw upon other approaches when in line with the needs and interests of my clients.

I work with…

Individually with adults.

I treat…

Problematic substance use and mood concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress). I also work with family members who are struggling with a loved one’s substance use.

I use…

Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, and Community Reinforcement and Family Training.