Dr. Valerie Vorstenbosch

Co-Director of Waterloo Psychology Group

Population seen: Adults

Dr. Vorstenbosch practices in the areas of clinical and counselling psychology. She works collaboratively with her clients and provides a supportive environment that builds on clients’ strengths. Her therapeutic approach is primarily based on cognitive behavioural principles and includes elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She has a special interest in perinatal mental health and enjoys working with individuals experiencing difficulty during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as with the adjustment to parenthood.

Dr. Vorstenbosch provides evidence-based assessment and treatment to adults with various psychological concerns, including:

• Perinatal mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety and depression)
• Anxiety and other stress-related concerns
• OCD and related disorders
• Trauma-related disorders
• Depression

Dr. Vorstenbosch serves as an Adjunct Faculty Supervisor with the University of Waterloo and she enjoys providing clinical supervision to graduate students who are training to become registered psychologists. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship through Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, which offers specific expertise in the assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (e.g., OCD, hair pulling, skin picking, and body dysmorphic disorder). She previously worked as a staff psychologist at Homewood Health Centre and received training through the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton; Work, Stress and Health Service and Mood and Anxiety Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and Investigating Methods to Prevent, Assess, and Care for Trauma Lab at Ryerson University.

Professional memberships:

  • Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)

  • Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT)