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"Leslie's personal style, calm, gentle, and careful insights zeroed in on our communication difficulties in such an expert way, that we could understand the areas of difficulty, without laying blame.  We came away with much to think about and try to practice.  There was no glossing over the issues, we were left feeling that you had exposed the weak areas, but we still felt good about the session, and each other. A heartfelt thanks".

"Leslie carefully and methodically unraveled our challenges for us and enabled us to see our situation, our difficulties and most importantly how love can enable us to work through these minefields. We always felt safe with Leslie. She was wise in guiding us and bringing us back to each other for strength and comfort. Our gratitude is immeasurable. It can be summed up in one work: SUCCESS" 

"Leslie brings many gifts to the profession, including well-honed clinical skills that are rooted in an elegantly integrated theoretical perspective and an unwavering commitment to ethical practice. Leslie offers clients authentic warmth and transparency, along with a high degree of professionalism." 




Professional Registration and Credentials 

MA. Clinical Psychology (Antioch University)
MSc. Psychiatry (McGill)
BA. Psychology (McGill)

Registered Clinical Counselor: British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
Registration #3958 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy - BC Division Associate Member #129371

A note about my perspective on education and ongoing professional training: 

I hold three post graduate training degrees in the field of psychology and I strive to support and continually bring value to my clients through a) Reading and researching of new information and material (ie. INSIGHTS Journal of Clinical Counselling; Family Therapy Journal, etc) b) Participating in ongoing supervision, discussion and training with my collegues (i.e. biweekly and monthly supervision groups) and c) Through attendance and participation in conferences and trainings. Below are some of my additional activites that contribute to bringing you value to our sessions and the therapy work: 

Additional credentials and certification 

PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) 
                                                  Cognitive Behavioral Marital Therapy cerification

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
                                                Trauma therapy specialty and cutting edge treatment modality

2014 Training Conferences 

2014 April "Emotion Focussed Therapy" - Les Greenberg (Ottawa) 

2014 May "Collaborative Couple Therapy" - Dan Wile (Oakland California) 

Other conferences

2010 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference  - Altanta Georgia   (4 days) Conference theme - "Marriage - Societal and Relational Perspectives"

2011 British Columbia Marriage and Family Therapy Conference  - Vancouver BC   (2 days) Conference theme - "Internal Family Systems with Couples" (Dr. Richard Schwartz) 

2013 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference - Portland, Oregon (4 days) Conference theme "Raising Vibrant Children"

Ongoing Professional Development and Training Opportunities

2012 April Dr Larry Rosen "Envisioning the Future" - 2 day training - Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver BC Training theme - "The Psychology of Technology: Understanding to Technology and Media Impact Mental Health Across Generations"

2012 April Dr. Besel Van Der Kolk, World Renowned Trauma Psychiatrist/Specialist  - 2 day Trauma training  - Justice Institute, New Westminister BC Training theme - "New frontiers in trauma treatment" 

2013 April Dr Nancy McWilliams, International Psychodynamic psychotherapist, author, researcher and professor - 1 day training -  Richmond General Hospital Clinical Day training, Richmond BC. Training theme - "
Mental Health - An endangered concept?"  

2013 September Dr Michael First, "Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)  - 1 day traning - Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver BC.Training theme - "Highlights of the new DSM V"

Leslie Malchy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in private practice in Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. She works with couples, families, adults, individuals and children in long term or short term therapy and brings over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Leslie holds two Master degrees: A Master of Science in Psychiatry from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. She is currently a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors (RCC #3958) and the British Columbia Division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Leslie's areas of expertise are Relationship/Couple Therapy as well as Family Therapy. Her specializations include pre-commitment counseling and couple communication. She also specializes in adults struggling with childhood sexual abuse and trauma. 

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Leslie has been a researcher in the field of mental health, publishing articles in several academic journals. Leslie has presented at national and international conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Addictions, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Tobacco Cessation, Homelessness, Harm Reduction, and Knowledge Translation.

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