RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0799
Dr. McFadden completed her undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island and she holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Elizabeth’s clinical practice includes providing assessment and individual therapy for adults facing a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, caregiver stress, sleep difficulties, and finding work/life balance. She currently works full time in private practice and has previous experience in a variety of settings (interdisciplinary health teams, hospitals, university counselling services, and the public school system). She has extensive experience working with Veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.
Dr. McFadden’s approach to treatment is client centered and shaped by the importance of relationships, particularly the partnership between the client and the therapist. Her strengths lie in her ability to genuinely connect with clients and to help them recognize their own strengths and abilities in reaching their goals. Dr. McFadden recognizes that every individual, including herself, has beliefs and a way of understanding life that are shaped by a unique set of personal experiences and cultural variables (e.g., gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual, socioeconomic, etc.) She is committed to continued self-study and to listening with an open mind to make her practice accessible to people across various backgrounds.
Dr. McFadden’s process in therapy is to draw from a range of tools across treatment methods in order to suit the needs of the individual. She makes use of techniques that have been supported by research where available. She has extensive training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and has expanded on this foundation with training in mindfulness and acceptance based therapies, interpersonal and emotional regulation skills, motivational interviewing and EMDR.