Macy Lai, Ph.D.

CREDENTIALS: Registered Psychologist
EXPERT: Psychology


Dr. Lai has been a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia since 1998 (BC01359). She graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University, one of the top ten programs in the United States. She studied under Dr. Howard Anthony Tinsley, a leading figure in field of psychological assessment. She has taught psychological assessment at the graduate level at the University of British Columbia and published journal articles. She has worked as a Psychology Advisor at WorkSafeBC for 14 years and has been a Psychology Consultant at BC Life & Casualty Company since November 2013.

She has been operating a private practice since 2000, providing evidence-based treatment and assessment with clients referred by insurance companies and attorneys. Her areas of expertise are treating and assessing depression, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain. She can conduct assessment and treatment in Cantonese as well. She is particularly interested in performing psychological assessment for readiness for return to work and fitness-for-duty for professionals for safety sensitive occupations.


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