Dr. Arela Agako

Dr. Arela Agako completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McMaster University and is currently in the final steps of registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (This process is referred to as Supervised Practice and she is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Jones).  Throughout her training, Arela has gained competency in assessing and treating various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, insomnia, perinatal health concerns, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others. She has received training at multiple clinics within St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton including Women’s Health Concerns Clinic, Mood Disorders Clinic, Youth Concerns Clinic, Sleep Medicine Clinic, and the Borderline Personality Disorder Service. She also completed her predoctoral residency in Northern Ontario where she continued to work with clients with various mental health concerns. Arela has a warm and compassionate approach while also encouraging clients to make changes required to meet their goals. She uses an integrative approach to treatment using modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, emotion focused, acceptance-based and mindfulness approaches.

Ms. Agako can be reached directly at aagako@burlingtonpcs.com.

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