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I'm Colleen Rainey

Doctoral Student

Scope: Therapy

Colleen is a PsyD student in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. She obtained a Master of Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Adler University in 2020, and a B.A. (Hons.) from Carleton University in 2009. Her research interests involve the exploration of transdiagnostic features, such as issues with emotional regulation, and how they contribute to mental health. Colleen is particularly interested in factors that affect women’s mental health, and how they intersect with personality and dispositional traits.


Colleen discovered her love for clinical psychology during her undergrad when she worked with outpatients at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, assisting with mood disorders research. After moving to Vancouver, she worked in human resources as an organizational coach, supporting corporate employees in achieving their performance-related objectives. After witnessing a general increase in mental health related problems after the Covid-19 pandemic, Colleen returned to school to pursue clinical psychology. Her most recent experience involves conducting psychodiagnostics and psychoeducational assessments with youth and young adults from underserved populations. 


Colleen enjoys the art of good conversation, getting to know and understand the human psyche, in all its variation and complexity. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys reading memoirs and non-fiction, being in nature, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.  

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