• 2013 to present

    • Clinical Lead on Hoarding Education and Action Team (HEAT), assisting families affected by the disorder, and collaborating with other stake-holders on Vancouver Island.

    • Despite the distressing fact that Mental Health is still grossly underfunded in Canada, I am privileged to be able to collaborate with many dedicated professionals in both the public health care system and in my private practice.

 

 

DR OCHS PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Registered Psychologist #1580 in British Columbia (www.collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca/)

CACBT-ACTCC certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

(http://cacbt.ca/en/index.htm)

Member of Canadian Fertility and Andrology Association (www.cfas.ca/)

Member of British Columbia Psychological Association. (www.psychologists.bc.ca/)

CLINICAL HISTORY

 

  • 2002 to 2005

    • Member of a group practice in Victoria. I was also consulting to medical clinics, and teaching courses in psychology and statistics at UVIC and Royal Roads University respectively.

  • 2005

    • Began consulting for clients of the Victoria Fertility Centre

    • 2005

    • Began consulting for clients of the Victoria Fertility Centre (now PCRM-VFC) who are considering the use of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies). There are many interesting aspects to providing counselling in this rapidly evolving area of medicine, and I truly enjoy working with these clients.

    • who are considering the use of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies). There are many interesting aspects to providing counselling in this rapidly evolving area of medicine, and I truly enjoy working with these clients.

  • 2005 to 2011

    • Full time Registered Psychologist at Island Health, developing and supervising group therapy programs, and providing individual CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).

  • 2011 to present

    • Part-time work at Vancouver Island Health, focus on Anxiety Disorders, treatments and consulting to various programs within Island Health.

    • Building a private practice focused on OCD, Anxiety (GAD, Panic, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety, Hoarding), and ADHD assessment.