Dr. Tiberiu Mahu
Dr. Tib Mahu, Ph.D, Candidate Register
Tib (Ioan Tiberiu Mahu; he/him) is scheduled to receive his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University in September, 2022. During his final year of training, Tib has completed a one-year residency with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. In his graduate training, he provided therapy and assessment services to adults presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain and other chronic health conditions, psychosis, complex trauma, PTSD, complex grief, relationship difficulties, and other related issues. He has worked in several clinical and academic settings, including speciality outpatient services, university counselling centres, and in randomized-controlled trials. Examples of specialty outpatient services include Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational and Trauma Stress Support Centre (OTSSC), Saskatoon Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic, Royal University Hospital Clinical Health Psychology (RUH CHP), and Connections Service (NSHA). Tib has experience conducting assessment and psychotherapy with first responders (e.g., law enforcement officers), active-duty military members, and veterans. His graduate research on personality and substance use has been published in several academic journals.
Tib has an integrative approach to psychotherapy that is client-centered and focuses on the role of painful and often avoided emotions. He will work collaboratively with his clients to explore their goals in therapy and gain a better understanding of the unhelpful thinking patterns, emotions, and behaviors that limit their ability to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Tib’s aim is to empower his clients to challenge and overcome the obstacles that emerge from these patterns. He has training in multiple different models of psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Tib is currently engaged in additional post-graduate training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
In his spare time, Tib enjoys exploring Nova-Scotia’s landscape and hiking trails, rock climbing, and riding motorcycles. He is committed to life-long learning and is looking forward to helping his clients on their journey to a life worth living.