Dr. Poole provides assessment and treatment for adults with a range of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related difficulties. Dr. Poole works with many common mental health difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, managing during times of uncertainty, and adjustment to life events. She also works with more enduring difficulties relating to the impacts of adversity and trauma.
As a clinician, Dr. Poole has a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental style. She supports her clients to make meaningful change in line with their values and to develop tools for coping with life’s many challenges. Dr. Poole offers a variety of evidence-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety difficulties, and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She also utilizes mindfulness-based interventions.
Dr. Poole completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Calgary and her predoctoral residency in London, United Kingdom. She completed supervised training in specialist services for complex and longstanding mental health concerns, addictions, and psychological assessment and consultation. Prior to joining the Vancouver CBT Centre, Dr. Poole practiced for several years as a registered psychologist in London, UK, where she worked across specialist Mood Disorder, Complex PTSD, and CBT services in the National Health Service (NHS). Dr. Poole has experience offering individual and group treatments, clinical supervision to graduate psychology students, and training and consultation to a range of mental health professionals. As a researcher, Dr Poole has investigated the effects of childhood adversity on adult mental health. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, presented at national and international conferences, and received provincial and federal funding for her work on this topic.