Katerina Rnic, Ph.D.

Dr. Katerina Rnic received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She completed her pre-doctoral residency with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, where she focussed on CBT for individuals with chronic and comorbid mental health disorders and individuals coping with medical illness.

Dr. Rnic has extensive training in CBT for mood and anxiety disorders and for individuals with health concerns. She completed specialized training in assessment and therapy for adult outpatients and inpatients across a variety of settings, including medical units, hospitals, intensive day treatment programs, and tertiary care clinics. Among others, these include the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Service at Sheldon Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, Mood Disorders Unit at St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care London, and the Behavioural Medicine Service at Victoria Hospital in London.

Dr. Rnic is committed to evidence-based practice. She uses a solution-focused, collaborative approach to help clients meet their therapy goals and lead more fulfilling lives. Dr. Rnic’s style is warm and validating and she maintains a nonjudgmental, compassionate stance. Treatment is tailored to meet clients’ unique needs – Dr. Rnic uses CBT while integrating other evidence-based approaches as appropriate, including mindfulness meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Dr. Rnic is also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where she conducts treatment-relevant research on the ways in which stress and cognitive, emotional, and biological factors contribute to depression. Dr. Rnic has published over 25 articles and book chapters, including chapters in handbooks for scientists and practitioners of CBT. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and her work has been featured in Forbes and Psychology Today. She has received awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.