Dr. Derick Valadao


Dr. Valadao earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo where he also completed his Master’s degree. Over the course of his graduate training and early career work, Dr. Valadao has developed a comprehensive background in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders like depression and PTSD. He completed his predoctoral residency at the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium where he completed rotations at the London Operational Stress Injury Clinic and the Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare London. He has also received additional training through Grand River Hospital and the University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research and Training. In his practice, Dr. Valadao has learned to apply a breadth of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions to treat members of the local community and has worked to flexibly incorporate elements of other treatment approaches including dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance-based orientations. Dr. Valadao’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment that helps his clients feel understood and empowered to share and work together towards their unique and individual treatment goals. Dr. Valadao’s distinctions include: (1) 2015-2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, (2) 2014 CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award, (3) 2014-2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, (4) 2011-2014 Doctoral Research Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, (5) 2010-2011 Canadian Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


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