​Please note I am currently accepting new clients and able to see people via secure video technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am a doctoral level registered psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. I have devoted my career to providing the highest quality of treatment for adults who have mood and anxiety disorders. 

Education

I completed my PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Calgary in 2006, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I did my predoctoral residency in the Calgary Health Region, where I received intensive supervision and experience in the assessment and treatment of major depression, anxiety disorders, and severe mental illness. I worked for many years in Alberta Health Services in Adult Mental Health. I relocated to Edmonton to open a private practice in 2014. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary.

Research

I have conducted research on the prediction of relapse to depression and the mechanisms behind cognitive therapy (why does it work and how?).  I have co-authored chapters on CBT for depression and anxiety. When I conduct therapy, I draw upon my scientific knowledge and utilize interventions that have good empirical support, to increase the likelihood that treatment will be successful.

Tailored Support

As a therapist, I bring warmth, empathy , and understanding to my sessions. My approach to CBT is flexible, creative, and highly individualized to suit your needs. I conduct CBT from a case-formulation approach, meaning that I carefully tailor my interventions to suit the unique circumstances of each client. I have observed many people overcome difficult obstacles, become better able at coping with stress, and develop hope for their futures. It takes great courage to come for therapy. My goal is to support and coach my clients to develop the skills to improve their mood, anxiety, and quality of life.  

Specialization

I am a certified Cognitive Therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), an association that promotes excellence and high quality standards in CBT. I have specialized knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adults (age 18-65). 

I treat a wide scope of problems that range in severity.

I treat issues such as:

  • low self-esteem
  • relationship problems
  • difficulty coping with life stress
  • perfectionism

I can also treat disorders such as:

  • Major Depression
  • Specific Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder (health anxiety)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Trichotillomania
  • Adjustment Disorder. 

I am not specialized in the treatment of addictions. I also do not do couples therapy. I am able to see late adolescents (e.,g age 17) but I am not specialized in treating children. 

Publications

Original Manuscripts

Singer, A. R., Addington, D. E., Dobson, K.S., & Wright, C. (2014) - A pilot study of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in early psychosis. Cognitive and behavioral practice, 21, 323-334.

Singer, A. R., & Addington, D. E. (2009) - The application of cognitive therapy for command hallucinations. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 73-83.

Singer, A. R., & Dobson, K. S. (2009) - The effect of the cognitive style of acceptance on negative mood in a recovered depressed sample. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 471-479.

Singer, A. R., & Dobson, K. S. (2007) - An experimental analysis of the cognitive vulnerability to depression. Behavior Research and Therapy, 45, 563-575.

Book Chapters

Singer, A. R., Dobson, K. S., & Dozois, D. J. A. (2008) - Generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. (Chapter). In M. A. Whisman (Ed.), Cognitive Therapy for Complex and Comorbid Depression. New York: Guilford.

Singer, A. R., & Dobson, K. S. (2006) - Cognitive behavioral treatment (Chapter). In F. Andrasik (Ed.), Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology: Volume 2. (p. 487-501). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Contact Me

How can I help?

I am happy to answer questions that you may have about my services and costs at any time.