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.
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 specializes in the Gottman method for couples therapy and also provides adult psychodiagnostic assessments including PTSD.
Dr. Yakovenko works with clients in a tailored way, unique to each individual, 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.