"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."
Bryant H. McGill
Welcome to my clinical website! My name is Dr. Frank Fedde (NS#R0903) and I have been assisting Adults, Couples, Families, and Children with their challenges since 2005. I practice as an Associate of Genest MacGillivray Psychologists.
I have a special interest in Chronic Pain, PTSD & Anxiety, Burn-out & Stress Coping, Hypnosis, Sleep Management, Procrastination, and treatment-resistant Depression.
TRAUMA, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION
I have been specializing in the treatment of Chronic Pain, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression for the past 10 years. I was Senior Psychologist at the Canadian Back Institute in Surrey (BC) and Chief Psychologist at the Centre for Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Treatment in Tutzing, Germany. In this capacity, I treated clients after severe workplace injuries and head trauma. I offer EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and have extensive experience treating fire fighters, police officers, prison guards, and assault victims.
I recognize the immense psychological demands that first responders and trauma victims suffer and try to provide each client with the most effective preventative and therapeutic interventions to help reduce symptoms.
CHILDREN, TEENS, AND FAMILIES
I also enjoy the unique energy of helping Children age 11+, Teens, and Young Adults reach their full potential. Whether problems arise at home, in school or with friends, my goal is to function as an ally to the family by facilitating communication, bundling resources, and guiding parenting to fit the individual needs of the child. By working for major paediatric university clinics and hospitals in the US and Germany, I gained over 15 years of assessment and treatment experience in helping children who suffer from various behavioral and emotional concerns.
I started my clinical and research career in 1999 at the Catholic University of Eichstaett (Germany), finishing with a Graduate Degree in Intercultural Social Work. After being awarded the Fulbright Fellowship by the US State Department and the German Foreign Ministry, I moved to Portland (USA) to complete my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark. In 2006, now a doctoral student at the University of Memphis, I was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award and graduated in 2009 with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Since then, I have been invited to speak on chronic pain and workplace injury treatment at national and international conferences. In an effort to lend my expertise to the improvement of public safety, I served from 2016-19 on the BC Ministry of Public Safety Driver Fitness Advisory Council. Currently, I am serving on the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) Board of Executives.