Our Psychologists

Dr. Cheryl Ainsworth, PhD, R.Psych (1680)
Although Dr. Ainsworth began her career as a classroom teacher, she soon discovered that she was more interested in how people learn than what they learn. This notion applies not only to academic learning, but also to life-long learning. In other words, change and growth continue throughout the life span. It’s never too late to learn new ways of thinking about ourselves, our relationships, and our behavior. As a Registered Psychologist, her primary areas of interest and expertise are psychological assessment and counselling. With over twenty-five years’ experience as a school psychologist, she is trained in the assessment of learning, behaviour, and intellectual disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and giftedness. She is well-acquainted with learning theory and special education policies and procedures in BC at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, and is skilled in conducting psycho-educational assessments with children, adolescents and adults. In the area of counselling psychology, her interests include mood and anxiety disorders as well as vocational, family, and couples counselling. Her primary counselling approach is cognitive behavior therapy, however; she do not subscribe to the view that “one size fits all." Dr. Ainsworth's practice is strongly influenced by attachment theory, mindfulness, and neuro-science, and she adapts her approach to suit individual clients. she is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based approach effective for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Areas of Interest
Psycho-education assessments, Learning/Intellectual Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship
Location
Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley
Persons Served
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
Dr. Gurmeet Singh, PhD., R.Psych (1106)
Dr. Singh has been working with youth mental health for the majority of her career and bring this specialty and expertise to her private practice. She has a special interest in developmental and behavioural problems and provides services in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
Areas of Interest
Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Anger, Traums/PTSD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Turette's Syndrome, Parenting, Sexual orientation (LGBTQ), Emotional and behavioural problems
Location
Abbotsford
Persons Served
Men, Women, Youth and Children, Couples, Families
Dr. Martin Phillips-Hing, PhD, R.Psych (1361)
Dr. Phillips-Hing is a Registered Psychologist (#1361) in the province of British Columbia and has been in private practice since receiving his Ph.D. in 1998. For 11 years he served as the Clinical Services Consultant to Peace Arch Community Services (PACS) – now named SOURCES – in White Rock (also since 1998). PACS is a non-profit community service organization which operates a number of programs within the White Rock/South Surrey area. He has provided clinical supervision and consultation to the PACS outpatient fee-for-service counselling team, the government-funded Addictions program and to two child and adolescent residential treatment facilities working with families that are at-risk and have been referred by the Ministry of Children and Families. Since 2007 he has provided group therapy to offenders throughout British Columbia for the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. Prior to 1998 he was a Psychologist with the Correctional Service of Canada for approximately 2.5 years. During this time, he provided individual therapy, crisis intervention, risk and intake assessment & critical incident stress debriefing primarily at Kent Maximum Security Institution. He has intentionally tried to gain a wide range of clinical experiences in different settings over the years. Dr. Phillips-Hing believes that these experiences have helped him clearly define the needs, feelings, thoughts and fears that are perhaps most common to all of us… simply because we are human. For example, we all have similar underlying needs for belonging, affection, empowerment and meaning. This approach leads to a more balanced perspective on psychological health and to greater compassion and empathy for others.
Areas of Interest
Depression, Anxiety/Stress, Anger, PTSD/Trauma, Domestic Violence, Addictions,
Location
Abbotsford, Langley
Persons Served
Men, Women, Youth, Children, Couples, Families