Whether in a group setting or one-to-one, evidence shows that psychotherapy (sometimes called “counseling”) helps reduce symptoms and improve mental health. A clinical psychologist is more than a listening ear; the training and experience of a psychologist enables the clinician to listen and guide you in such a way that you develop new understandings and improved coping. Psychotherapy can help move us from illness to health; it can help us to stop harmful behaviours; and it can help us to become the people we truly want to be.


Psychologists, like Dr. Hook, use scientifically developed assessment tools, often in questionnaire format, to accurately understand you and to guide your treatment. A thorough assessment will enable your clinician to understand the many different factors that might be contributing to your current difficulties. This can include: biological influences like physical illness or medications, thinking patterns, temperament and personality, current social situation, family history, and more.


  • Internet addiction
  • Pornography / sex addiction
  • Problematic anger
  • Violent thoughts and behaviours
  • Compulsive behaviours
  • Abuse in relationships
  • Drug and/or alcohol addictions
  • Problematic sexual attractions
  • Navigating the justice system
  • Mood (depression and anxiety)
  • Personality conflicts / Personality disorders


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients


Managing anger is just one part of learning to manage and express your emotions. Dr. Hook has worked for many years, developing group and individual programs for anger management and helping individuals to understand and express their emotions in effective and healthy ways. By learning about the functions of anger and how to express it constructively, you can put this powerful and important emotion to work for you, versus against you. Don't let your anger hurt others or yourself any longer.


Sexual behaviour problems can take many forms. If your sexual thoughts or actions are having a negative effect on your life or on others, it may be time to seek help. Some of the sexual difficulties Dr. Hook has worked with include the following:

  • Pedophlia (sexual attraction to children)
  • Fetishes
  • Voyeurism (peeping; secret recording)
  • Sexual subcultures (ex. furries, BSDM, master-slave relationships)
  • Exhibitionism (flashing)
  • Confusion or discomfort regarding gender or orientation
  • Violent sexual behaviour
  • Pornography obsession/addiction
  • Hypersexuality