RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0819
Dr Szpunar currently works in private practice. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous positions in community clinics, university centres and hospitals in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Dr Szpunar has had the opportunity to provide individual, family and group therapy to clients with a broad range of clinical issues, personal concerns, and stressors including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress and relationship concerns.
Dr Marlena Szpunar has a MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She has extensive training and experience in various treatment modalities, including Attachment-focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic/ Mentalization-based treatment.
Dr Szpunar believes that an accepting and comfortable atmosphere is essential for therapy to work well. She prioritizes being attentive, responsive and collaborative while tailoring her approach to each client’s unique needs and hopes for their future. She is invested in developing a deep understanding of where her clients are coming from and facilitating their process of moving towards their goals.
Dr Szpunar has a genuine concern for her clients’ well-being and feels very fortunate to partake in this important and meaningful work.