Dr. Denise E. Hall (Psy.D.) CCC. RRP.
Dr. Denise Hall has worked for 30 plus years as healthcare and social services professional. After being employed in the banking and retail sectors she attained a Social Services diploma in 1981 and her first job in the field was as a college program assistant in the college pre-employment programs. She then worked as a child care counsellor in an alternate school in Hope, BC. In 1986 she moved to the Lower Mainland becoming a Special Services to Children worker. She trained as a Family Therapist at Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Institute and she then accepted a position as as a Family Life Educator/Program Coordinator and Family Therapist/Clinical Supervisor in a substance treatment centre for adolescents and their families. After leaving the position, she was employed as an Employment Counsellor and then a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant working with injured workers and becoming certified as a Registered Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (RRP).
In that role, Dr. Hall worked with insurance companies, unions, employers and workers in a number of industries to provide safe and durable return to work outcomes. During this time, she completed a BA in Communications (2000, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC), and then a M.A. of Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, BC and Chicago Il. (2007). Dr. Hall is a Canadian Certified counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
In 2008 Dr. Hall began a private practice in the Yaletown area of Vancouver focusing on vocational rehabilitation and psychotherapy. She also worked part time at Dr. Peter Centre a facility for clients with HIV/AIDS. In 2013 she earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Southern University in Irvine, CA including participating in an internship in a Multidisciplinary pain management program. She managed a private practice with injured workers and private clients focusing on pain management, trauma treatment, PTSD, including anxiety and depression, career development, workplace health, and vocational assessments.
Presently Dr. Hall is practicing part time as an occupational health specialist performing personal injury medical legal vocational assessments, vocational consulting and counselling, and psychotherapy for work related issues. She is also focusing on non-fiction writing including preparing her book of articles for publication. Her recreational pursuits include Yoga, reading, travel and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Hall has two grown children and two grandchildren, and lives with her cats Marcus and Tara, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.