Igor Yakovenko, Ph.D.

RPsych (Registered Psychologist)

  • Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
  • Gender: Male
  • NSBEP Reg. # R0902

Dr. Igor Yakovenko holds a PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical residency at Yale University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, where he has an active research program in addiction and co-occurring mental health problems, supervising clinical psychology and psychiatry students.

Dr. Yakovenko’s primary areas of clinical expertise lie in adult mental health, addiction, and couples therapy. He uses a combination of cognitive-behavioural, motivational, and mindfulness therapies to create tailored evidence-based treatments (i.e., treatment approaches proven to be effective through research) for a variety of conditions. Dr. Yakovenko has extensive expertise in the treatment of addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD and trauma, pain, behavioural issues, coping with stress, self-esteem issues, anger management, chronic impulsivity, emotional disturbance, grief, family conflict, psychosis and personality disorders. In addition, he has Level 2 training in the Gottman Method for couples therapy, which is one of the most evidence-based approaches to strengthen relationships. Dr. Yakovenko also provides adult psychodiagnostic, personality, and behavioural assessments, which may be used to confirm a variety of issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, maladaptive personality patterns, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Yakovenko works with clients in a tailored way, unique to each individual or couple, to try to understand how they can have more fulfilling and happy lives. He views psychotherapy as a safe, trusting, and collaborative space to engage in healing and create new possibilities. For him, the end goal is to build capacity for self-reflection such that therapy is no longer needed to maintain healthy habits.

Practitioner Particulars

Private Practice

Dartmouth Psychological Services Inc.

Suite 1050, Queen's Square
45 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth NS  B2Y 2N6
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Igor Yakovenko, Ph.D.’s Availability

By appointment.

Supplemental Notes

Will direct bill to insurers.