Tsipora Arnold, B.A. Specialized Honours, Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology

Tsipora Arnold is in the final stages of completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She draws upon several different approaches, including emotion-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based techniques such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help clients achieve their unique set of goals. Over the course of her training, Tsipora has provided therapy for individuals wanting to explore patterns within their family, friendships and dating/couple/marital relationships. She also works with clients who want help dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness, chronic pain, illness, injury, personal or work-related stress, life transitions, spiritual/existential issues, and loss/grief.

Tsipora’s interest in psychoanalytic theory and practice led her to pursue her doctoral internship at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, where she received focused clinical and academic training. As she believes that engaging in the therapeutic process requires tremendous courage, she strives to provide a safe and empathic therapeutic environment to help clients gain insight, overcome challenges, and make meaningful life changes.

Tsipora has trained in a variety of hospital settings in Montreal, including the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where she provided assessment and treatment for a wide variety of relationship and sexual issues (including genito-pelvic pain disorders), as well as for individuals and couples wishing to enhance their overall sexual well-being.

For over a decade, Tsipora has been involved both academically and clinically in the field of chronic pain and rehabilitation. She gained clinical experience at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, where she provided both individual and group psychotherapy, alongside an expert multidisciplinary pain management team.  Tsipora is also a certified clinical provider of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), an evidence-based rehabilitation program that aims to prevent or reduce the impact of disability following illness or injury. 

Tsipora has co-authored a book chapter on the psychological treatment of pain, as well as several peer-review articles in the areas of pain and placebos, and the psycho-physical determinants of pain-related disability.  She was an Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technion and the University of Haifa.

Tsipora is fluent in Hebrew.