Dr. Rick Miners, R. Psych Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Rick Miners completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Concordia University and is a Registered Psychologist. His previous studies include engineering at McGill University. He has practiced psychology for 18 years in English and French and is most widely known for his support (therapy, assessment) of children, families and adults facing diverse personal, neurodevelopmental or educational challenges or crises. In his assessments, he specializes in learning disabilities, ADHD, autism and mental health. In his therapeutic work, he uses an integrative approach, drawing primarily upon family systems, mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioural and Indigenous focusing-oriented modalities.
Dr. Rick has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, researched and taught mindfulness, presented at international conferences, and formerly served as an organizational speaker, university lecturer and structural engineer. He has obtained formal training in psychedelic psychotherapy, experienced MDMA-assisted psychotherapy first-hand in a healthy volunteer study, and was a sub-investigator and research therapist for MAPS’ international multi-site study of post-traumatic stress. Rick’s longstanding passion is Indigenous ways of understanding and healing. He interned in a Native American treatment centre, trained in Indigenous complex trauma, and has participated in or supported numerous Indigenous ceremonies and rites.
Rick’s experiences have impressed upon him the importance of compassionate awareness, balance and connection, and the view that therapy, when approached with abiding presence and skills, can be a sacred ceremony. Dr. Rick’s integrity, kindness and humour provide a safe, supportive and encouraging space for clients to understand, integrate and transform experience. In keeping with Indigenous medicine wheel teachings, Dr. Rick’s mission is to bring together the healing traditions of all peoples for the benefit of all peoples.
Rick and his wife have been together for over 20 years and are the proud parents of two amazing teenagers. His interests include enjoying the outdoors, music and the arts with friends, reading, bike riding, mediation, yoga and little league soccer.
Rick has training and experience in the following types of therapies:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Family Systems Therapy
- Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy
If you have any questions about booking please contact our Wellness Coordinators at 604.336.2844
Book with Dr. Rick Miners today, if you are experiencing:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder / Complex Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Learning Disabilities