Rachael Lunt, Ph.D, R.Psych

Dr. Lunt received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida. She completed her clinical internship at the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she focused on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use, suicide, and the interplay between medical and mental health issues. Dr. Lunt specializes in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress.

Before joining the Vancouver CBT Centre, Dr. Lunt spent several years working as a Psychologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. At Walter Reed, she provided therapy to military service members and their families in the areas of adjustment, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders as well as coordinated several clinical trials of suicide prevention interventions.

Dr. Lunt has conducted research on obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicide, trauma, military mental health, and diversity issues in clinical psychology. She has published journal articles and presented her research at numerous scientific conferences on these topics. Dr. Lunt has also provided clinical trainings on risk management, suicide assessment, suicide prevention interventions, and posttraumatic stress disorder assessment.

Dr. Lunt believes that each person and presenting problem is unique. Her approach to therapy takes this into account while focusing on insight, thoughts, and behaviors. Identifying a client’s goals for therapy is central to the therapeutic process and she values collaborating with each client to develop and work to achieve his or her personal goals.

Dr. Lunt is a registered provider for the RCMP, Veterans and Canadian Forces (RP2038).