Gabriela Ionita

Position: Instructor

Department: Psychology/Social Science

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: NW

Office Phone:


Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Counselling Psychology, McGill University
  • M.A., Counselling Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • B.A., Psychology Honours, Simon Fraser University
  • R. Psych (BC College of Psychologists)

Academic and Professional Profile

Gabriela Ionita has taught at both private and public universities over the past 6 years and is now a faculty member at Douglas College. Her research has focused on the factors related to successful outcomes in psychotherapy and the implementation of evidence-based personalized care in therapy.

Gabriela has also been working as a clinician for over a decade, helping children and youth overcome a variety of mental health issues. She has worked in community, hospital, and private settings and currently works in private practice in North Vancouver.

Teaching Concentrations


  • PSYC 3375
  • PSYC 4370

Research/Clinical Activities

Research Interests: Practice Research Networks; Psychotherapy Process Research; Progress or Outcome Monitoring in Psychotherapy; Factors Impacting Therapy Outcome; Childhood Development.

Clinical Interests: Child and Adolescent Therapy; Anxiety, Depression; OCD; PTSD; Self-Injury; ADHD; Family Interactions; CBT; Narrative; Play, Sand, and Art Therapy.

Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2021-22: YES

Professional Affiliations and Community Service 2019 - present, Member, College of Psychologists of BC

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, Biking, Swimming, and watching Netflix

Selected Refereed Publications:

Ionita, G., Fitzpatrick, M., Tomaro, J., Chen, V., & Overington, L. (2016) Challenges of using progress monitoring measures: Insights from practicing clinicians. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(2), 173, DOI: 10.1037%2Fcou0000122

Ionita, G., & Fitzpatrick (2014). Bringing science to clinical practice: A Canadian survey of psychological practice and usage of progress monitoring measures. Canadian Psychology, 55(3), 187-196, DOI: 10.1037/a0037355

Knowls, M., Ionita, G., Tomaro, J., & Fitzpatrick, M. (2016). Progress Monitoring Measures: The interaction of clinician initial motivation with selection and maintenance issues. Psychology 7(3), 444-458, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2016.73046.

Overington, L., & Ionita, G. (2012). Progress Monitoring measures: A brief guide. Canadian Psychology, 53 (2), 82-92, DOI: 10.1037/a0028017

Ross, D. F., Ionita, G., & Stirman, S. W. (2016). System-wide implementation of routine outcome monitoring and measurement feedback system in a national network of operational stress injury clinics. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(6), 927-944, DOI: 10.1007/s10488-016-0749-y