Dr. Alicia Valenzuela Perez, Dr. C.Psych.

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario and the Psychologist Order of Quebec. I am a certified EMDR therapist since 2008 . I use an integrative approach that revolves around the client's needs and values which combines perspectives and strategies from humanistic, dynamic, cognitive, systemic and multicultural therapies.

Education & Experience

I have more than 25 years of clinical practice in the public and private sector. I have extensive experience working with children, adults, families and immigrant populations dealing with diverse mental health and adjustment struggles. I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology in my native country Colombia. I did my thesis work studying the self concept of epileptic adults. Then, I migrated to Canada where I did a master's degree and my thesis work studying physical contact in the interaction of families with aggressive boys. After that, I did a doctoral degree in psychology and a research work exploring refugee children's psychological needs through storytelling therapy. Besides that, I have made specialized trainings in family and behavioural therapy, conflict studies and ethno-psychiatry. I have been working with the EMDR approach for 15 years and have had extensive experience working with trauma related difficulties.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Immigrants

Language

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield