• 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 in Cognitive Behavior 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/)

Member of Canadian Obesity Network - Réseau Canadien en Obésité (CON-RCO)
(www.obesitynetwork.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 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 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.