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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering psychological services by secure video and phone. For more information about in-person services, please contact our clinic manager.

Buse Bedir

Buse Bedir

Buse Bedir

PhD Candidate

I am a senior level PhD student in Clinical Psychology, and I am currently completing a practicum at Bloom Psychology Clinic. I provide psychological services (i.e. assessment and treatment) to children, adolescents, families and adults under the supervision of Dr. Cardoso and Dr. Kingdon. I have experience providing psychological services to individuals who have anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, FASD, and executive functioning difficulties.

I take a client-centered and developmentally informed approach in my interactions with clients and aim to create a personalized therapeutic experience for each client. I incorporate well-researched treatment methods like Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Play-Based Therapies. I take a warm and emphatic approach that is strengths-based to allow clients to explore and address their challenges.

I have extensive training in Neuropsychology, which is study of the brain-behaviour relationship. I completed my B.A. (Honours) and M.Sc. at University of Victoria. I am currently completing practicum to finish my PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. Prior to this experience, I have provided psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments, and provided therapy services at the University of Victoria Psychology Clinic. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for all clients. I am passionate about the work that I do, and I am looking forward to meeting new clients.

Special Interests:

Mental Health Issues:

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Empath and Highly Sensitive Person
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Dissociation
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Social Anxiety
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Complex PTSD
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Chronic Pain
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder

Relationship Issues:

  • Bullying
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Boundaries
  • Parenting

Developmental Issues:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Aspergers
  • FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
  • Selective Mutism
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Executive Functioning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Self-Regulation
  • Tantrums

Psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Psychological Assessment:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Personality Assessment

Age:

  • Children (0-12)
  • Adolescents (13-19)
  • Adults

Insurance:

  • Extended Healthcare Benefits
  • Ministry of Child and Family Services (MCFD) – Autism Funding
  • Physicians Health Program (PHP)