VPC TEAM

Dr. Alex Watkins

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Alexandra (Alex) Watkins is a Registered Psychologist and joins our team after rigorous training at the University of South Carolina and Harbour UCLA Medical Centre. Concurrently she provides services to children and families the HEAL Clinic with Fraser Health. She is known for her compassionate approach and ability to see each individual family member’s perspective, while balancing the needs and functioning of the family as a whole.

 

SERVICES

Dr. Watkins provides evidence-based treatments such as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics(CBIT). These interventions are complemented by her additional training in numerous other parenting -based training programs such as: Mindful Parenting, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Reflective Parenting and Post-Traumatic Parenting. Dr. Watkins is deeply committed to community-based interventions and programs and her practice centres prominently around helping children, youth, adults and families to function, connect and interact with kindness and compassion.

Some of the life situations that Dr. Watkins provides consultation and therapy/counselling for include:

  • Child, teen trauma assessment and recovery
  • Depression assessment and treatment
  • Anxiety assessment and treatment
  • Parenting Consultations
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Identity development, self-understanding and growth
  • Child refugee integration and support
  • Pre/Post adoption support
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Infant Parenting (fostering socio-emotional development and the parent-infant/child relationship in the early years [0-3])

Dr. Watkins is also passionate about sharing her knowledge through teaching graduate students and training therapists in the Triple P method of parenting. She is additionally a volunteer Roots of Empathy instructor in the community helping young children recognize and express emotions and develop empathy for others.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • College of Psychologists British Columbia (CPBC)
  • British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)

 

Address
Dr. Watkins provides services to clients at our Vancouver office.
Education
University of South Carolina - Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology
University of South Carolina - Master's in Clinical-Community Psychology
University of Victoria - Bachelor's of Science in Psychology (Honours)