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Oxford York


Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor, Mental/Physical/Spiritual Health, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), Sexuality, Chronic Illness & Pain, Trauma, Grief & Bereavement, Relationship Problems, Racial & Cultural Issues, Personal Development

Location: Greater Montreal Region (West Island), Quebec, Canada

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Prof. Dr. Oxford York has over 26 years of experience working in critical care settings and other healthcare related fields. Dr. York is a life-long learner, attentive and a reflective person who has been well informed and educated from life experiences. He has developed a profound comprehension and appreciation for the value of life to be lived within any state. Dr. York is someone who is disciplined, lives by his principles and prioritizes in maintaining a healthy self-care routine. One of Dr. York's core beliefs involve learning opportunities for growth and development by making new meaning of experiences that appear to be difficult or negative.


Dr. York has lived through many experiences and has witnessed the power of post-traumatic growth to create mental toughness/strength and better preparation for life. He has a particular philosophy of life that has been taught to him and personally developed through his 40+ years of studying various Chinese and Japanese martial arts.

"There is always a "choice" in every life challenge and always a "new gift" to be received in the end as your perspective changes" ― Dr. Oxford York, PhD

Since 2019, Dr. York has supported clients in developing healthy coping strategies with most of their critical life concerns and circumstances. He embraces complexity in cases and will work with you to find solutions to help ease concerns or that feeling of being "stuck". Dr. York is attentive, collaborative and adaptive in his unique way of connecting with clients to bring forth healing. In other words, he is willing and ready to walk with you, if you are willing and ready to slow down and take small baby steps in this new life journey together!

Key Strengths

Active Listener, Honesty, Loyal, Supportive, Reliable, Trustworthy, Builds Consciousness, Self-Awareness, Teaching, Research.

Areas of Expertise

•  Mental Health Private Practice

•  Community Mental Health

•  Home Health Care

•  Community Health Care

•  Critical Care Settings
•  Operating Rooms
•  Hospitals

•  Higher Education Settings

Employment Positions

•  Oxford York: Counseling, Psychotherapy & Spirituality Private Practice in Mental Health | 2019 to this day
•  Independent Education Consultant | Professor of Leadership Studies | Master Thesis Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor | 2010 to this day

Academic & Other Credentials

•  Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling & Spirituality | Specialization:
Family and Couple Therapy | Dual Degree | Ottawa & Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada | 2019-2021
•  Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Pedagogy | Harvard University BOK Education Center, Boston, USA | 2017-2018

•  Graduate Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy | Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada | 2014-2016

•  Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research – Healthcare Leadership &
| Dual Doctorate | UGSM Monarch Business School Switzerland & Universidad Azteca | Zug, Switzerland | 2010-2014

•  Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management | McGill University, Montreal, Canada | 2006-2007

•  Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience | McGill University, Montreal

•  Present Traditional and Modern Martial Arts Expert-Teacher | Canada, Japan, China, USA | 1982 to this day

  • Su Lim Hung Gar Kung-Fu – Gold Sash

  • Nihon Jujitsu – 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Karate-jitsu – 6th Degree Black Belt

  • Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu – Shodan

  • Muay Thai

  • Taewondo – 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Daitoryu Aiki Jujitsu – 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Heiho Niten ishin-ryu – 1st Degree Black Belt


•  Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

•  Certified Trauma Informed Professional (CTP)

•  Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP)

•  Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)

•  Registered Family & Marriage Therapist Associate (RFMT-Assoc.)

Professional Orders, Associations & Memberships

•  College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

•  Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

•  Quebec Counseling Association (QCA)
•  Canadian Association Marriage & Family Therapy (CAMFT)
•  International Leadership Association (ILA)

•  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

•  Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS)
•  Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)

•  Academy of Management (AOM)

Volunteer Work

President and Founder of Oxford York Cancer Circle (OYCC), a Canadian registered charity for young adults with cancer and other chronic diseases | Montreal and Ottawa, Canada | 2015 to this day

Awards & Honors

•  Recipient of the Monarch Gold Merit Medal For Exemplary Service awarded by UGSM Monarch Business School Switzerland | 2020
•  Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program (ACBSP) Doctoral Leadership Award | 2011
•  Ericsson Canada-Be-Well Top Wellness Provider Award
| 2009
•  Millennium Scholarship |


•  A Review of Supply Chain Management Practices: The Case of Botswana State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) | Springer | Apr 1, 2022

•  Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Review of How Spirituality is Assessed to Enhance Survivorship and Develop Meaning from the Experience | In Publication | Dec 7, 2022

•  Logotherapy Perspective on Spiritual Development | In Publication | Oct 20, 2022

•  Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Praxis Exploration on the Importance of Spirituality to Enhance Outcome and to Extend Life | Counselling and Spirituality | Jan 1, 2017


To advance knowledge and research in the area of spiritual assessment tools for 18-39 years old undergoing the experience of cancer (pre and post treatment). To be the first private family counseling practice specializing in chronic diseases and the impact of healing the family. To help individuals to live their best life in any state, stage or condition.

Research Interests

•  Spirituality and chronic disease management/recovery
•  Mental health during the trajectory of chronic diseases

•  Healing the family or couple during times of illness or death
•  Ethical decision making in end of life care
•  Death, dying and bereavement coping tools for families and couples
•  Near death experiences and spirituality
•  Complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and healing
•  Spiritual assessment tools for young adults
•  Cross cultural spiritual beliefs and practices for healing from mental trauma
•  Holistic approaches for maintaining the triad of mind, body and spirit

International Experience

Well travelled, culturally sensitive and international experienced professional.

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