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Dr. Juliana Negreiros
(pronouns: she/her/hers)

Dr. Juliana is the clinic director and a Registered Psychologist passionate about mental health who works as a clinician, researcher, supervisor, trainer, consultant, and public speaker. Her clinical approach is characterized by compassion, understanding, and collaboration grounded in research and based on individual and family Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Juliana creates a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can openly express themselves and work toward meaningful change.

She has extensive research and clinical experience conducting psycho-educational assessments, working with schools, and developing Individual Education Plans and school-based interventions. For many years, Dr. Juliana conducted different studies at the B.C. Children's Hospital, which involved assessing neurocognitive and academic functioning in pediatric OCD. Also, early in her career, she worked as a school psychologist in a public school district.

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Juliana's commitment to helping young people extends beyond her clinic walls. In collaboration with Anxiety Canada, she was a lead developer of online resources and province-wide classroom lessons tailored to equip students to manage anxiety called EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) and MAPE (MAP for Educators). In addition, Dr. Juliana is an energetic and engaging speaker who has contributed to podcasts and speaking engagements nationally and internationally. She also has many academic publications and, notably, co-authored a book aimed at helping teenagers navigate uncertainty, published by New Harbinger.

Dr. Juliana supervises advanced Ph.D. practicum students, certified school psychologists, clinical counsellors, and early-career and highly experienced psychologists. 

EDUCATION

​Dr. Juliana holds a Master's and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation on neurocognition in pediatric OCD was recognized with multiple awards, including a Certificate of Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association

 

Since 2012, Dr. Juliana has collaborated with the B.C. Children's Hospital Provincial OCD Program (POP). She completed a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at POP, engaging in extensive research focused on neurocognitive and academic functioning in OCD as well as treatment outcomes. During her fellowship, Dr. Juliana also provided valuable school-based support to families, enhancing our understanding of how students with OCD function at school and identifying strategies to aid their school functioning. For further details on her research contributions, please refer to the Research section.

CERTIFICATION

Dr. Juliana is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2245) and has undergone specialized training in CBT for OCD and related disorders at the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), sponsored by the International OCD Foundation. Her expertise is further enriched by her training in ACT and Indigenous Cultural Safety in Mental Health.

She is a member of the following psychological associations:

 

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

​Dr. Juliana truly enjoys nature, hiking, canoeing, biking, dancing, and travelling. Above all, she values spending quality time with her family.

LANGUAGES

Dr. Juliana speaks English and Portuguese fluently.

SERVICES

Dr. Juliana provides in-person and online sessions from Monday to Thursday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

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