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Justin Dubé, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist (Supervised Practice)


Dr. Justin Dubé is a Clinical Psychologist in supervised practice working under the supervision of Dr. Natalie Michel, C.Psych. at Connect and Thrive Psychology.

Dr. Dubé supports adults & couples.

Training & Experience

Dr. Dubé completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Toronto and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University. His pre-doctoral residency was in the adult psychopathology track at the Charleston Consortium, which is run through the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While there, he completed rotations in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinical Team, the Couples and Family Clinic, the Hollings Cancer Center Tobacco Treatment Program, and the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinic for Emotional Disorders. Dr. Dubé has also trained at leading mental health care facilities in Atlantic Canada and in Southeastern United States, including the Nova Scotia Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, and the Institute of Psychiatry at MUSC.

Dr. Dubé’s doctoral training education focused on combining clinical science and practice to improve mental health and client care. As a predoctoral member of a nationally funded research agency, he worked alongside patient-partners to build capacity for sex and gender-based science in health research, codeveloping resources to foster inclusive research programs. His doctoral research focused on the intersection of emotion regulation and sexual well-being among romantic couples. He has disseminated his research through 14 scientific journal articles and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He continues to collaborate on research in the areas of romantic relationships, emotion, and sexual health. Dr. Dubé’s published studies can be found here.

Client Goals & Concerns

Dr. Dubé works with clients with a broad range of goals and concerns, including:

  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety and worry, social anxiety, specific phobias)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression and low mood
  • Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Self-esteem and self-worth
  • Relationship distress
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Problems with emotion regulation
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Insomnia

Dr. Dubé also has specialized training in providing evidenced based care to Military Veterans, including Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) for relationship distress and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD.

Therapeutic Style

Dr. Dubé works from a non-judgemental, collaborative, and person-centered stance, organizing interventions according to a client’s unique context, readiness to change, and life goals. His approach to treatment is rooted in cognitive-behavioral and behavioral frameworks. He uses strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to facilitate meaningful and lasting change for his clients. Importantly, Dr. Dubé appreciates that change is hard. Therapy–– facing fears, trying new behaviours and learning alternate coping skills––can often feel uncomfortable. He also believes that we hold values and aspirations that help to motivate us when the going gets tough. So, to make the hard work of therapy worthwhile, Dr. Dubé collaborates with each client to uncover their values and what makes their unique life meaningful. He then works alongside his clients to identify and overcome barriers to living their meaningful lives.

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Written Exposure Therapy (WET) for PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance-Based Interventions
  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

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