[google7b9d1fa9972dd3b5.html] Psychologist in Squamish | Carla Petker, Ph.D. R.Psych.

About Carla

My Story


I strive to be flexible, imaginative and culturally sensitive in my practice. I have a particular interest in existential issues, emotion regulation, life balance, and self-compassion. I work with individuals from all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, body image, relationship issues, health and wellness, career planning, and, life and work stress. Both my master's and doctoral research focused on the self-care of psychotherapists. The valuable insight I gained from these studies on life balance is something I enjoy sharing with my clients.


I have over ten years of professional training and experience in psychotherapy and research, working in a variety of settings, including a youth assessment centre, and a

neurodevelopment clinic. In 2014, I  completed a CPA accredited internship in Professional Psychology at Memorial University, St. John's, NL. In June 2016, I completed my Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta, one of the few Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) accredited programs in Canada.

BC is where I was born and raised and my husband and I are happy to be back and putting down roots in Squamish. In my leisure time, I enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Sea to Sky corridor while walking my dog, hiking, or bike riding.


206 - 38142 Cleveland Avenue

Squamish, BC

Tel: 604-848-4477

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Photos of Dr. Petker by Nicole Gurney Photography