As an experienced clinical psychologist, I devote my work to helping people build resilience, heal the wounds of their psyche, and live meaningful lives. I do this through evidence-based psychotherapy integrated with an existential-spiritual approach. The heart of my approach is cognitive-behavioural therapy, a practical and effective approach, but I do this with a keen awareness that every person is a soulful being on a quest to live a life that is purposeful and meaningful. Therefore, I integrate CBT with existentially and spiritually rich modalities such as person-cantered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and spiritual formation. Just as the ancient Greeks understood the psyche as the mind and spirit animating the body, I view personhood as a holistic phenomenon and seek to care for the whole being through the tools of psychotherapy.

My professional experiences have lent to a clinical skill set in the intersection of psychology, integrated primary care, and spirituality. A graduate of the University of Southern California and Wheaton College Graduate School, I completed pre- and post-doctoral training at Meier Clinics, an integrated partial hospitalization and outpatient facility in Chicago. I was the supervising psychologist of DuPage Community Clinic, an innovative grassroots-supported clinic dedicated to providing free integrated medical care to the indigent uninsured in western Chicago. Since immigrating to Canada in 2009, I have simultaneously served on faculty at Trinity Western University in Langley and run a busy group practice dedicated to provision of quality psychological care through therapy and assessment services. I am a psychologist-at-large and consultant to an insurance company, offering assessment services to clients in rural British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alberta. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#1903), the National (US) Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Selected publications:

Balthazart, J., Jones, S.L., and Kwee, A.W. (2016).  “Is homosexuality biologically based?” In B. Slife and E. Gantt. (Eds.), Taking sides: Clashing views on psychological issues (19th edition expanded). New York: McGraw Hill.

Kwee, A.W., and Hoover D.C. (2008). “Theologically-informed education about masturbation: A male sexual health perspective,” Journal of Psychology and Theology 36(4), 258-269.

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