Ellen Jopling, M.A.
Work Days: Mondays
Ellen is in the final year of her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia, prior to residency. Her priority is to create a warm and fun environment in which her clients can feel empowered to live their lives to the fullest. Her approach to working with youth and their families is grounded in a cognitive-behavioural framework, and she draws on additional evidence-based approaches including dialectical, emotion-focused, and values-based techniques. Ellen’s practice is grounded in a strength-based perspective that incorporates the strengths and resources of youth and their families to facilitate meaningful growth.
Using a collaborative approach, Ellen works with youth experiencing difficulties with anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation, low mood, and adjustment and coping difficulties. Ellen is the author of 16 peer-reviewed journal articles and is an active member of several psychological associations including the Canadian Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. During her PhD, she has completed practica at BC Children’s Hospital (Mental Health, Medical Psychology), Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, and the UBC Psychology Clinic. Ellen practices under the supervision of Registered Psychologists at Cornerstone.