“There is no health without mental health”. – World Health Organization

Psychological Therapy

Pure Lifestyle provides both diagnostic, assessment, and treatment services to a broad range of people, ranging in age, gender, sexuality and culture. We also offer both individual and some specific group treatment as well, with examples of the areas we work with noted below:

Generalized Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Perinatal and Post Partum Anxiety

Health Anxiety

Agoraphobia & Claustrophobia

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Fear of Flying

And other specific phobias

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Life stress & coping

Grief counseling

Depression and difficulties with mood.

Shy Bladder (Paruresis)

Sexuality & Sexual Identity

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Abuse in Sport

Body image and self-esteem

Sexual Dysfunction such as Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, etc.

Couples work

School avoidance

Childhood behavioral difficulties

Childhood Enuresis/Encopresis

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Coping with Learning Disabilities

ADHD / Executive Functioning Difficulties

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Our Psychologist

Dr. Chad Graves
Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D

Dr. Chad Graves received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed his clinical internship training at the Student Counselling Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combing elements from Client-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, and Gottman psychotherapy. He also incorporates the principles of Ericksonian philosophy into his work. Dr, Graves applies techniques from these various models of psychology in a flexible, tailored manner depending on his client’s needs and preferences. In working with his clients, he adopts a strength based, solution focus with an emphasis on strengthening the client’s self-efficacy and evoking their empowerment over their lives. He views psychotherapy as a collaborative process whereby his clients are the expert of their own experience and are coached to take an action state that evokes a sense of intentional control. His clinical background comprises of a diverse mix of assessment (psychodiagnostic, learning disorders, couple, career) and treatment working with diverse populations in community, hospital, university, and primary care mental health settings.

Dr. Graves has extensive training and experience providing services to adults & adolescents across different modalities of psychotherapy(individual, group, couple). He provides specialized treatment for a board spectrum of diagnostic issues, including difficulties with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma; as well as concerns related to emotional regulation, identity, grief, martial discord, and career indecision.