All services are provided by Dr. Robert Selles, a Registered Psychologist in the province of British Columbia (#2352).
As a settler in the city of Vancouver, Dr. Selles acknowledges that he occupies traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
Knowledge & Expertise
Compassion & Connection
Dr. Selles received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and completed clinical residency at Brown University. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Provincial OCD Program at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital.
Training and collaborating with leaders in the field and working across outpatient, intensive, and inpatient settings, Dr. Selles has extensive clinical expertise in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns and is a specialist in the areas of OCD, anxiety disorders, tic disorders, and BFRBs.
Dr. Selles has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles regarding these conditions, their impacts on youth and families, and optimal approaches to treatment. These contributions have been cited over 1500 times.
As a therapist, Dr. Selles values building collaborative relationships with clients that help them feel supported and empowered. Like all humans, he struggles with difficult experiences, makes mistakes, and needs support from others. The concepts and skills he shares through therapy are the same he uses to manage challenges in his own life as he seeks to be present, living authentically and engaged.
Helping people find and prioritize their passions in ways that enhance their quality of life is also important to Dr. Selles. In his own life, he values time with loved ones and is passionate about recreation, exploration, creative expression, and the environment. Dr. Selles enjoys making music, hiking, photography, cycling, and learning new skills, in his free time.
In addition to his work with HeadQuarters, Dr. Selles serves as a scientific advisory committee member for Anxiety Canada and is a clinical instructor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of British Columbia.
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Schuberth DA, McMahon RJ, Best JR, McKenney K, Selles RR, Stewart SE. (2023). Parent management training augmentation to address coercive and disruptive behavior in cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.
Selles RR, Best JR, Lu CM, Soreni N, Bullard C, Farrell LJ, Mathieu S, Stewart SE. (2023). Challenges of insight assessment in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: Initial results and clinical considerations from a measure development study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
Selles RR, Naqqash Z, Best JR ... Stewart SE. (2021). Effects of treatment setting on outcomes of flexibly-dosed intensive cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric OCD: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.