Dr. Virginia Boquiren, PhD, CPsych.
Dr. Virginia Boquiren is a clinical psychologist and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University, Illinois, USA. She completed her predoctoral internship at Vancouver Coastal Health, in the Health Psychology specialty track.
Dr. Boquiren works with clients who are experiencing a variety of anxiety and depressive difficulties. In addition, she helps individuals who are coping with various psychosocial stressors, including low self-esteem and self-confidence, body image issues, self-criticism, relationship issues, work stress, grief and loss of loved ones, as well as challenges in living with chronic illness. Continuing to learn and refine her clinical skills is a mainstay of her clinical career, which she does through participation in numerous conferences and workshops. She is currently training to further develop her clinical skills in the areas of sexual health and Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT).
Dr. Boquiren aspires to provide evidence-based treatment, working primarily from a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) framework. She is also trained in dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, as well as in providing psychoeducation and supportive group psychotherapy. She strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment, in which her clients can explore the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of their behaviour and empower themselves to work towards their goals.
Dr. Boquiren is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.