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Dr. Sharon Agar, R.Psych.


Dr. Sharon Agar is a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia (CPBC #1587).  She provides cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to clients suffering from panic attacks, social anxiety, chronic worry, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, habit disorders, grief, sleep difficulties, burnout, and depression.  She can also provide skills training in a variety of areas, including stress management, problem-solving, decision-making, assertiveness, and anger management.  Overall, she strives to improve a client’s quality of life, by first setting specific goals in collaboration with the client, and then building skills to achieve these goals.

Dr. Agar received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University.  She has been providing therapy since 1993, when she began working at the Anxiety Disorders Unit at UBC Hospital.  Early in her career, Dr. Agar worked as a Psychologist at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.  She has also held the position of Acting Director of the UBC Psychology Clinic, which provides training for students in the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at UBC.  More recently, Dr. Agar worked as a Psychologist at HeadWise Rehabilitation, where she conducted psychovocational/neuropsychological assessments.