Heather Morton, Ph.D., R.Psych

Dr. Morton completed her PhD in clinical psychology at University of British Columbia. She completed her predoctoral clinical psychology residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre where she received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She also received additional training working with Canadian Forces veterans, and members of the RCMP with PTSD and related difficulties. Dr. Morton’s clinical training experiences have also included placements in the UBC Psychology Clinic, BC Children’s Hospital, DBT Centre of Vancouver, Vancouver CBT Centre, Back in Motion Rehabilitation, and the Mood Disorders Unit at UBC Hospital.

Dr. Morton specializes in providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as other related difficulties including perfectionism, and difficulties with emotion regulation. She also provides Prolonged Exposure for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Morton is committed to providing evidence-based treatment. She primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, but incorporates other evidence based treatments (e.g. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing) in order to tailor treatment to the individual’s specific needs. Her goal is to provide short-term therapy by supporting her clients in learning new skills that they can continue to use independently. She has a warm and genuine style and her approach is active, collaborative, and goal oriented.