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, eating disorders, concussion and 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. 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 is a Livingston fellow and has been honoured with a number of awards including the Corneel Award and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award.

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.