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ABOUT DR. BRUCE MONKHOUSE

 

Bruce is a Registered Psychologist with a Doctoral Degree in counselling and a Master’s Degree in political science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has been working as a psychologist for over 30 years in a variety of clinical settings including law enforcement, mental health, military, schools, and intercultural organizations.

 

Bruce’s experience has primarily been with adolescents, adults, and families.

 

Most recently Bruce has been focusing on the issues that clients are experiencing with regard to trauma, mental health concerns and substance abuse.

 

Bruce very much emphasizes the need to build on strengths as well as assist the client in developing the skills required to handle specific issues and concerns. Bruce utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and evidence-based approach to both treatment and assessment.

 

Bruce has made it a priority to provide services to those individuals who have experienced significant stress as a result of COVID. The increased stress experienced by first responders including nurses, psychologists, social workers physicians and ancillary professionals is an important area that needs to be recognized and dealt with by way of effective psychological treatment.

 

As well many families are also experiencing significant emotional and psychological concerns as a result of uncertainty with regard to schooling, employment, and physical health.

 

Bruce was born in Burnaby British Columbia and adopted by a family at which point he moved to Victoria where he lived for a number of years and then moved to Edmonton where he attended graduate school. He returned to Victoria in 1996 and has been here since that time. Bruce’s passions include animal welfare, travel, and environmental stewardship.