Professional Lisa Thouas2018-08-03T12:41:25+00:00

Birch Wellness Professional

Dr. Lisa Thouas
Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lisa Thouas is Registered Clinical Psychologist who received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba, and completed a Doctoral Internship with the Correctional Services of Canada.

Qualifications

Education: University of Manitoba, Master (M.A.)
and Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Internship: Correctional Services of Canada

Regulatory Body: Psychological Association of Manitoba (PAM)

New Client Portal

For your first appointment with Dr. Thouas you will be asked to complete forms (see link on this webpage) as well as some measures (completed in the office before the appointment). Dr. Thouas will then meet with you to discuss your concerns and symptoms. If applicable, she will provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations will be discussed. At the end of the appointment, you will collaboratively discuss how to best implement treatment.

If you are a new client and have scheduled an appointment with Dr. Thouas, please access the documents to print, complete, and bring to your first appointment here:

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Contact Information:

Name: Dr. Lisa Thouas, C. Psych.
Phone 204-505-0325 ext. 104
Fax: 204-505-0327
Email: Dr.Thouas@gmail.com

Profile Information

Dr. Lisa Thouas is a Registered Clinical Psychologist that provides psychological assessment and treatment services to adults, adolescents, and children.

Dr. Thouas has a special interest in working with two specific populations:

(1) Adults who

a. have experienced a traumatic event, including those who have been diagnosed with acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

b. experience distressing symptoms of anxiety (e.g., fear of situations/objects, phobias), physical symptoms of anxiety, excessive worries.

(2) Children and adolescents who

a. experience symptoms of anxiety such as excessive worries, physical symptoms of anxiety, fears of certain objects (e.g., needles) or situations (e.g., social situations, being separated from a loved one, attending school, going to bed at night), or symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

b. experience sleep difficulty (e.g., difficulty falling asleep independently, frequent night waking)

Dr. Thouas has specialized training and experience in several treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and in trauma-specific treatments including Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Dr. Thouas received her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She has experience in working in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital, and forensic settings. Additionally, she worked for the Southern Regional Health Authority as the supervising psychologist (psychological consultant) to Community Mental Health workers.

Dr. Thouas is a registered member of the Psychological Association of Manitoba (PAM), of the Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) and held the position of Early Career Psychologist Representative on the Manitoba Psychological Society Board from 2013 until 2017.

Therapy Notes

Prior to a first appointment with Dr. Thouas you will be asked to complete forms and measures. She will then meet with you to discuss difficulties you have been experiencing, and if applicable, will provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. At the end of the meeting, you will collaboratively discuss how to best implement treatment in a way that works with you.

Services Offered

Dr. Thouas is a registered provider with Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB), Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), Canadian Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Health Care Employee Benefit Plan (HEB), among other organizations. If your services are being paid for by a third party and you are unsure as to whether they will fund your sessions with Dr. Thouas, please feel free to call and inquire.

Referrals Accepted from the following:

Physician or Specialist Referrals: Physicians and other health care professionals may submit a referral by emailing Dr.Thouas@SimplyPsychology.ca or faxing the referral to (204) 505-0327, Attn: Dr. Thouas. Alternatively, a physician is welcome to contact Dr. Thouas directly at (204) 505-0325, ext. 104 to discuss referrals.

Patient Self-Referral: Individuals who would like to call to make an appointment are welcome to do so by calling (204) 505-0325 ext. 104. Please note that psychological services are covered by most private health plans, and may be income tax deductible. A physician referral may be required in order to access the coverage.

Referrals from Organizations: Organizations such as those listed below (among others) may submit a referral by faxing the information to (204) 505-0327, Attn: Dr. Thouas.

* Canadian Forces (CF)

* Health Care Employee Benefit Plan (HEB)

* Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)

* Manitoba Teachers Society (MTS)

* Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

* Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

* Victim Services

* Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)

* School psychologists or school guidance counsellors

* *Among other organizations

List of issues addressed in treatment:

  •   Adjustment disorder
  •   Acute stress disorder
  •   Anxiety disorders
  •   Depression
  •   Generalized anxiety or excessive worry
  •   Mood disorders
  •   Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  •   Panic disorder
  •   Parenting
  •   Phobias (e.g., needles, heights, water)
  •   Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •   School-related anxiety
  •   Separation anxiety
  •   Sleep difficulty (e.g., insomnia, childhood difficulties with falling asleep   independently)
  •  Social anxiety
  •  Trauma Save

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