Andrea Scerbe, MA, PhD Student

“I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient

because each has a unique story.”

– Irvin D. Yalom

I offer my clients a safe and comforting space to open and engage in guided self-reflection. I enjoy helping them discover unique personal strengths to overcome barriers, attain balance and mental well-being.

My Approach

My theoretical perspective is integrative. I believe in a more flexible approach, one that addresses my client’s most pressing issues, builds on their strengths, and moves them towards their goals. I strongly believe that a client will obtain the best results when therapy is tailored to their situation and personal preferences. In my approach, I use elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, humanistic therapies, and mindfulness-based approaches. I integrate evidence-based practices in all of my therapeutic work.

Professional Background

I am a Ph.D. Student in the final year of my 5 year Doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology. Presently, my therapeutic work is supervised by Alexandra Froese, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist (#927).

My training has been focused on assessment and counselling for children, teens, adults, and aging clients. I provide treatment for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, sleep difficulties, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I also practice in the areas of grief and loss, stress, major life transitions, and relationship concerns. Other areas of my professional interest include neuropsychological assessment, cognitive assessment, psycho-educational assessment, and aging.

Aside from my clinical work in private practice, during the last several years, I have served in both community and academic positions. Most recently, I worked as a clinical consultant to the Catholic School Division in Saskatoon. Supporting youth’s mental health in this position was a deeply rewarding experience. I have also taught psychology courses at the University of Saskatchewan as a sessional lecturer, and took part in several research projects focused on aging and health. Teaching and research work inform and inspire my clinical practice.

Additional Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

The Pain Paradox: Mindfulness/Compassion-Based Approaches for Complex Trauma

Mental Health for All: Therapeutic Interventions for Individuals with Dual Diagnoses (Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders)

Social Anxiety: Current Research and Clinical Recommendations, Psychology Education and Research

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Standard First Aid & CPR/AED