About Dr. Libben

Maya1 (1)Dr. Maya Libben is a registered psychologist (#2167) in the province of British Columbia, and the founder of Libben Psychological Associates Inc. She conducts individual psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment with adults. Dr. Libben’s areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, depression and concussion / traumatic brain injury. She works with people in their late teens through to the geriatric population.  Her strengths-based and interactive approach to psychotherapy draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives with a primary focus on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Dr. Libben works collaboratively with her clients to develop an integrated approach to treatment that is tailored to the particular life goals and interests of her clients.

Dr. Libben completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and received her Ph.D in clinical psychology from McGill University. She completed clinical residencies and practica at a number of major hospitals including the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute, the Jewish General Hospital and the Douglas Hospital. Following her Ph.D., Dr. Libben completed a post-doctoral degree at Harvard Medical School, through the department of psychiatry. She has been honoured with awards and funding from a number of agencies including the Livingston Foundation, the Corneel Foundation, the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Libben is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. She teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate level and supervises students in their clinical training. Dr. Libben is the director of the PLAN (Psychopathology Lifespan and Neuropsychology) Laboratory at UBCO and maintains an active program of research in clinical- and neuro-psychology. To find out more about Dr. Libben’s research click here.