Get to Know Dr. Tyler Brown
I am a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta. I completed an honours bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Calgary before completing master’s and doctoral degrees at McGill University, specializing in clinical and health psychology. I completed my residency training at the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen Site, with rotations at the Chronic Viral Illness Service, the Psychosocial Oncology Program, and the Balfour Mount Palliative Care Unit. After receiving my doctorate, I completed three years of additional training as a postdoctoral fellow with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, focusing on supporting the psychological well-being of individuals affected by cancer. I have provided psychological services in various settings including private practice, a university psychology clinic, and multiple hospital outpatient clinics.
In my private clinical practice, I provide individual psychotherapy for adults in the broad areas of loss and life transitions. Consequently, I offer clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with chronic or life-limiting illnesses, grief and bereavement, self-esteem, and men’s psychological health. In addition, people often consult with me to address existential, spiritual, and religious concerns such as death and dying-related distress, issues related to freedom, choice, and responsibility, and uncertainty about meaning in life. My work incorporates psychodynamic and existentially oriented psychotherapies as well as other evidence-based approaches, including cognitive processing and exposure techniques, according to individual goals and needs.
While private clinical practice is my priority, I am also involved in many other professional activities. For example, I am a program leader for Wellspring Cancer Support Alberta. In addition, I serve as a research committee board member for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. I am also a research affiliate for the University of British Colombia’s Men’s Health Research Program. My work has been presented at numerous conferences and in peer-reviewed academic publications. I also maintain membership with the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.
“We are all meaning-seeking, meaning creating creatures and when we experience the loss of meaning, we suffer.”
- James Hollis