Mr. Drexler Ortiz
Registered Clinical Counsellor #19016
Drexler Ortiz (he/him) completed his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2019 and subsequently became a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He is also a 4th year PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology – Lifespan stream at the University of Victoria. Drexler has worked extensively with children and teens with a range of developmental capacities (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities, autism) and mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma). Drexler believes that parents are fundamental to the healing process, and has supported parents by empowering them through parent consultations or therapy that focuses on strengthening their parenting abilities. Aside from his expertise in children and families, Drexler spends half his time working with adults of any age who seek therapy for a range of clinical and counselling issues such as mood, identity, and relationships.
Drexler uses an integrated approach to therapy based on attachment theory, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioural perspectives that are grounded in systemic and critical psychology. He recognizes how the people, cultures, and societies that influence a person over time may lead to mental health difficulties, and that given the right environment and resources, an individual can be empowered to make the best choices towards healing. Drexler is passionate about social justice in psychology and has expertise in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice. He has spent a significant amount of training to work with individuals from diverse and marginalized identities. His master’s thesis examined the mental health of religious immigrants, and his current doctoral research examines the intergenerational transmission of colonial mentality.
Drexler is available for play therapy, parent consultation, and individual therapy for children, teens, parents, and adults. He is happy to meet with anyone for a free 15-minute consultation to see if he is the right therapist for you.