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Dr. Dylan Gatner, Therapist


Dr. Dylan Gatner is a therapist at the North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic who has applied for registration with the College of Psychologists of BC. He is experienced in assessing and treating a number of mental health difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders. He has training and expertise in treating social anxiety, depression, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Gatner also provides treatment for anger, emotion dysregulation, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and life stresses. In addition, he has an interest in working with athletes hoping to improve mental health or performance problems.

Dr. Gatner helps clients build individualized treatment plans to reduce mental health difficulties while helping to improve strengths and achieve life goals. He takes an evidence-based approach to therapy, which usually takes the form of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). He also builds in strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based interventions, and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).

In addition to his private practice at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic, Dr. Gatner works for BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services where he provides treatment and court-ordered assessments for individuals who have mental health and legal difficulties. In this position, he provides clinical services to remote communities on Vancouver Island and the Interior of British Columbia.

Dr. Gatner has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences. He has received a number of nationally recognized awards for research and teaching, and he has provided guest lectures for psychology courses at Simon Fraser University and to athletes on topics related to sport psychology. He continues to conduct research focused on risk assessment, treatment, and management in forensic mental health services.

Dr. Gatner received his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University’s Clinical Psychology Program. He completed a Canadian Psychological Association-accredited predoctoral residency with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) in Ontario. During this residency, he completed clinical rotations in sleep medicine, forensic psychology, and at the SJHH Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic. His clinical training has also included placements in community outpatient mental health clinics and inpatient settings in the Lower Mainland. In his off time, Dr. Gatner enjoys being involved in sport, especially running and basketball. He also spends his time cooking and spending time outdoors with friends.