Dr. Sarah Newth, R.Psych.
Dr. Sarah Newth is a Registered Psychologist (#1752) and Director at the North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic. She specializes in providing evidence-based therapy for the management of anxiety, worry, panic, depression, sleep problems and stress-related health issues. Dr. Newth is certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC). She works with children, teens or adults coping with Anxiety Related Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobias. She is a registered provider for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Veteran Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition, she provides treatment for Insomnia and Mood Disorders including women coping with post-partum depression or other perinatal mental health issues such as anxiety or stress associated with fertility issues, pregnancy and motherhood. Dr. Newth also works with parents/caregivers of children or young adults coping with anxiety and depression to provide training and support in helpful parenting/family strategies.
Dr. Newth is committed to best practice standards. She believes all her clients should receive access to treatments that have been shown to work in well-conducted scientific research. Her approach emphasizes standard Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment (CBT) in addition to specialized forms including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She collaborates with her clients to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Dr. Newth emphasizes helping her clients learn new coping skills to better manage and overcome common problems associated with anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma, low self-esteem or stress.
Dr. Newth received her PhD in clinical psychology from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She completed a one-year residency at UBC Hospital through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Dr. Newth has published research in the areas of anxiety, mood, stress and chronic pain. Dr. Newth was previously a member of clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC where she worked at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UBC Hospital. Her past work also includes serving as the Director of Programs for Anxiety BC. Dr. Newth has produced materials on evidence- based management of anxiety disorders among adults for the BC Ministry of Health and authored resource materials for the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. She is also the President/Director of CBT Connections (www.cbtconnections.ca), which provides training for clinicians and community based professionals in regards to evidence-based interventions for common mental health problems. Past and current contracts include provincial wide training for clinicians within the Ministry of Children and Family Development in BC, the Provincial Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Services in Saskatchewan and a broad range of training events for organization such as the BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs, School Districts and community based service agencies.
Dr. Newth also provides CBT via video-based technology and past contracts include providing Telehealth services to the community of Bella Coola, BC through the Vancouver Coastal Health Region. She is one of the trainers for the Practice Support Program for Physicians in the Fraser Health Region in regards to managing Depression or Anxiety Disorders in the primary care setting. Dr. Newth has served on a number of expert advisory committees including the Doctors of BC (British Columbia Medical Association) "Anxiety and Depression in Children and Youth Working Group" and the Ministry of Children and Family Development "Anxiety Strategy Advisory Group". She is one of the authors of the Family Physician Guide for Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Early Psychosis and Substance Use.