Diane Strub, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Dr. Diane Strub calls the seaside city of Vancouver home, enjoying its inspiring nature and central location for international and local travel, which she avidly partakes in whenever she can. Dr. Strub obtained her bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Psychology and Criminology, pursued her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, and completed additional M.A. and Ph.D. specializations in clinical forensic psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Strub is an expert for the Courts in British Columbia where she provides pre- and post-disposition forensic assessments as well as treatment in forensic settings. She values working in multidisciplinary settings where she collaborates with colleagues from various health professions, and has enjoyed supervising clinical psychology students, medical residents, and junior colleagues throughout her career.
Dr. Strub understands that people may feel a little nervous before starting therapy. She provides a therapeutic environment which is transparent, supportive, flexible, open, and non-judgmental. She meets her clients wherever they are in their personal journey, whether they wish to address difficult emotions, understand themselves better, cope with stressors, or take active steps towards change. She approaches her work with curiosity, warmth, compassion, and a healthy sense of humour.
Dr. Strub integrates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with other validated psychological approaches and techniques (such as acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, humanistic, exposure, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, trauma- and attachment-based approaches) to provide each client with the best possible treatment, customized for their unique needs. She treats clients who experience anxiety, procrastination, perfectionism, transitions to new stages of life (such as university, young adulthood, retirement, career change, separation, moving), and mood difficulties such as depression, grief or trauma. Dr. Strub also treats non-neurotypicality, ADHD, self-esteem, sleep, interpersonal problems, challenges at work and burnout.
At CRUX, Dr. Strub offers online services through easy-to-use technologies like Zoom. She provides therapy to adults (19 years of age or older) from diverse age groups, backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, identities, and sexual orientations. Dr. Strub is a licensed psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists British Columbia. Psychologists who are fully registered in other Canadian jurisdictions (such as British Columbia) can provide online services to residents of other provinces. Dr. Strub works with clients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia. Dr. Strub is bilingual in English et en français. She also understands the basics of some other languages, such as Italian, German. For a copy of Dr. Strub’s CV, click here.