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Dr. Heather Fulton, R.Psych.


Dr. Heather Fulton is a Registered Psychologist (#2075) who takes a client-centered, individualized approach with people.   She knows growth and change require a collaborative, compassionate and judgement-free environment.  She uses the latest findings from research to select interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, to best help clients with a variety of issues, including: substance use, anger, worry, social anxiety, assertiveness, panic disorder, phobias, stress, depression, procrastination, adjusting to change, achieving personal goals, and increasing self esteem. Dr. Fulton works with people to not just address difficulties and stressors but to harness their own individual's personal strengths (even if they may not be aware of them at the time) to improve health and wellbeing overall.    

After growing up in Canada and the United Kingdom, Dr. Fulton graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Queen's University in Kingston, ON, and graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.   She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Group in Ottawa, ON.  

Dr. Fulton has numerous publications in the area of mental health problems including substance use (concurrent disorders).  She has presented at regional, national and international conferences about her research and cutting edge approaches to treating individuals with mental health concerns.  She is actively involved in teaching and supervising students and professionals in the use of CBT.  At the University of British Columbia, she is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology, a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, and an Instructor in the Department of Continuing Studies.  She also provides training workshops and consultation to health care providers and organizations through .  She is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. 

In addition to working at NSSAC, Dr. Fulton works at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.  This is a provincial, tertiary residential treatment centre for those with severe addictions and mental illnesses.  There she coordinates and evaluates programming, provides individual and group therapies, and supports staff education in evidence-based interventions.   

Outside of work, Dr. Fulton enjoys spending her time in the outdoors of BC, as well as with friends and family.  She moved to the Lower Mainland in 2012.