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Dr. Andrea Araujo, PhD, RCC
Neurofeedback Therapist Registered Clinical Counsellor
Dr. Andrea Araujo, RCC holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Dr. Andrea originally started her career in Psychology earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. Her training includes a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, and her thesis work on trauma treatment for sexual abuse was published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (2008). Her doctoral work at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goias in Brazil (PUC-Goias) focused on the acculturation process in immigrants and was published as a book in 2018. Dr. Andrea was a sessional instructor in the Psychology department at the University of British Columbia, her alma mater, for the course Socialization: Media Content and Effects, which took an in-depth look into how the use of digital media and screens affect our development and relationships from childhood onwards. She is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Dr. Andrea acts as Director of Neurotech for Psy Integrated Health, Inc., an integrative health management services organization, and practices at Empower Health center in Vancouver, BC. At Empower Health, she conducts QEEG assessments and neurofeedback training and supervision. Dr. Andrea has conducted her own research on the use of neurofeedback for addiction recovery, which was presented at the UBC 2020 Women's Brain Health Conference.
Dr. Andrea provides a variety of assessments, psychotherapy and treatment planning for children, youth and adults at ABLE Developmental Clinics. Areas of assessment include psychoeducational, ADHD, intellectual disability, mood disorders, and personality, among others. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, and addiction, and provides training in psychoeducational processes such as behavioural intervention and social skills improvement. Dr. Andrea utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, amongst other therapy types and encourages and supports the development of each clients' potentials and weaknesses into strengths.