Dr. Reid


Clinical Experience

  • Member College of Psychologists (1989)
  • Member British Columbia Psychological Association (1989)
  • Member Canadian Psychological Association
  • Registration # 0967

About Dr. Gordon Reid

I obtained my Hons. B.A. and Master’s Degree in Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, in 1987. But even with three degrees in Psychology I was only at the beginning.

For two years I worked as the Psychologist on the Acute Treatment Unit at the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario. There I worked with people suffering from delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, psychotic depression, mania — the full gamut of profound psychological disturbances. 

I learned many important things about compassion, tolerance for others experiences, respect and dignity for these sufferers, and the immense value of simply being with others.

When I came to Vancouver in 1989, I began working as a Psychologist at the Vancouver Health Department in Kitsilano. After a short while I started my own private practice and since then have worked almost exclusively with adults, either individually or as couples.

People come to my office because they are having experiences such as depression, anxiety, relationship disturbance and a host of other difficulties that they have not been able to solve for themselves.

Of the many things I have learned through these experiences, perhaps the most remarkable is how much courage the people I have been privileged to work with bring to our sessions. They have been wonderful teachers.

My primary focus therapeutically is with Mindfulness, though I am well versed in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and a wide range of other therapeutic approaches.  

Most people respond better at different times to one approach than another, and it has taken many years to understand what works best for whom.