About Us

DR. SANDRA THOMPSON – practicing in our Cranbrook office

Dr. Thompson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the University of Manitoba. She completed her predoctoral residency with the Edmonton Consortium in Clinical Psychology from 2004-2005 with major rotations in Pediatrics and Brain Injury and a minor rotation in Forensics. She then worked with children and families with Child and Youth Mental Health in Cranbrook from 2005-2010. During this time, Dr. Thompson provided mental health assessment and treatment to children aged 6-19 years. In 2010, Dr. Thompson accepted a position as a Developmental Psychologist with the University of Manitoba, Clinical Health Psychology at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg from 2010-2011. In this role, she conducted child and adolescent assessments, provided group and individual intervention, and consulted to the Child Development Clinic. From 2011-2017, Dr. Thompson was employed as a Rural Psychologist working with both adult and child populations, consulting to the mental health programs in the rural health care region. As part of her role, Dr. Thompson completed specialized training as a clinical lead in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), provided psychological assessments and treatment (both individual and group), and supervised pre-doctoral residents in their last 6 months of their rural residency.

Dr. Thompson can see individuals across the age range: child, adolescent, and adults. Her areas of expertise are in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, stress management, adjustment to disability, psychoeducation, parenting, and grief. She has particular experience in the treatment of childhood anxiety and depression in adults. Her modalities of treatment include mindfulness, CBT, DBT, IPT, CPT, solution-focused, and humanistic approaches. She can provide child cognitive assessments for the diagnosis of learning disabilities and other possible diagnostic queries.