Welcome to the Vancouver CBT Centre. We are a group of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and doctoral psychology students with extensive and specialized experience in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). The Vancouver CBT Centre was originally founded by the clinical team from the former UBC Anxiety Disorders Clinic. We specialize in treating complex and severely disabling anxiety disorders, as well as clinical depression, eating disorders, and addiction.

Update on COVID-19 and its impact on services at the Vancouver CBT Centre (March 26, 2020)

In order to aid in reducing the spread of COVID-19, all psychologists and counsellors at the Vancouver CBT Centre are now providing therapy services by teletherapy (either by telephone or videoconference) until further notice. All teletherapy services are conducted through secure online servers. Should you wish to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists via teleconference, please contact us at info@vancouvercbt.ca

We provide evidence-based psychological treatment for anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety (also called hypochondriasis or illness anxiety), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

RESIDENTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC): As we are currently offering psychological services through teletherapy, we are happy to be able to offer this service to residents throughout the province, including cities in the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, the Kootenay, and Cariboo regions.

If you are understandably struggling to cope with the COVID-19 crisis in your daily life, we encourage you to check out some of the online resources available on the Anxiety Canada website (www.anxietycanada.com), including the following:
- Talking to your kids about COVID-19

- Coping with COVID-19 Town Hall 

- COVID-19: Balancing public health and mental health 

- what to do if you're anxious or worried about COVID-19



The Vancouver CBT Centre provides private (fee for service) assessment and treatment for adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, and associated problems. Our clinical staff all have specialized training in CBT, as well as in complex or severe anxiety and depression. We also offer CBT for eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating problems.
Please see a listing of the services that we offer


For more information about training workshops for mental health professionals on CBT and its application to various disorders, please visit our training website, the Vancouver CBT Training Centre.


Dr. Mark Lau of the Vancouver CBT Centre is proud to offer a number of workshops on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is a relatively new psychological approach originally developed to help individuals stay well after recovering from repeated bouts of depression. MBCT is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.MBCT combines the ideas of cognitive therapy for depression with meditation pactices from MBSR designed to cultivate mindfulness. Please see a listing of upcoming workshops here.