Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in New Westminster, BC

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PACBC Dr. Maureen MacKinnon-McQuarrie
Psychologist, PhD, CPBC, 1618
Verified
Verified
Psychologists at the Psychoeducational Assessment Centre of BC, diagnose conditions noticed at​ school such as Learning Disability, Giftedness, ADHD, ASD, and Intellectual Disability. Our assessments reveal student's strengths & needs in language, executive function, social-emotional, memory, attention, reading, math & writing. Our MOE & DSM 5 diagnosis and recommendations for the IEP include evidence-based interventions, specialized materials, instructional differentiation, learning strategies, technology, and accommodations. We transform doubtful, stressed worriers into confident students who love learning.
(778) 860-4520
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Kelly Ranford
Counsellor, MEd, MCP, RCC
Verified
Verified
We sometimes find ourselves lacking in the opportunity to experience joy, creativity, meaning, and connection in our lives. At Ohana, we support the exploration of what it is that may be preventing you from being the person you want to be and healing in a way that allows you to have these experiences.
(819) 805-6863
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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David Ross
Counsellor, B Ed, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Get what you want out of life, improve old ways of doing things and have more connected relationships. As a counsellor in Delta and the Lower Mainland, my practice includes adults, teens and children of all ages who are struggling, and who would like to make their lives better while dealing with some of life’s frustrating issues. If you, or your family, are dealing with relationship, marital or work difficulties, depression, anxiety, career choices, grief, or other frustrations, we can try and find ways to make things better. I do believe each person knows the answer; talking to someone can help.
(343) 309-5951
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New Westminster, BC V3M
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Sarah Green Fisher
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
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4 Endorsed
Being a human being is complicated, and often difficult, and we all need understanding and support from other people. I work as a counsellor because I want to provide that support and understanding, and I want to help people find and reclaim power in their lives, even in the face things they cannot change. I work as a team with my clients to build on their skills and strengths, figure out what coping strategies might not be working for them anymore, and find new ways of coping and being in the world. I work with all kinds of clients, and I am particularly interested in supporting neurodiverse, disabled, and chronically ill clients.
(825) 502-5440
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Connect Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is anyone looking for support and help. It takes such courage to ask and seek out support. I see any clients who want to receive support. The first step is to reach out and connect and then we can go from there.
(604) 330-2258
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Julia Blackwell
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Along your journey of life it is normal for there to be moments of varying degrees of stress, worry, and emotion. Whether you are searching for deeper meaning, targeted goals, enhancing your strengths, or a sense of direction, there is a reason that brought you to reading this page.
(778) 771-3438
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New Westminster, BC V3M
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Sara Pun
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MMT, MTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is there a longing inside of you? A feeling you can’t quite name? Maybe it’s a cascade of emotion and you may feel too overwhelmed to understand or know how to process it. These emotions could be a sign of grief, sadness, anxiety, depression, or unhappiness with your current life circumstances. You may feel stuck and alone. My name is Sara and I welcome you here. With gentle guiding, I support you and your needs. My approach is person-centred and I use emotion-focused therapy and the expressive arts with clients. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and my role is to support you in a safe and non-judgemental space.
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Michael David De Jong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The focus of my work is with clients seeking therapy for anxiety (PTSD, OCD, driving anxiety etc...) and depressive disorders (depression, Bipolar, adjustment with depression) as well as individuals with ADD/ADHD I use a mindfulness based therapy called ACT for treating emotional issues and biofeedback and neurofeedback technology for working with clients who have ADD and ADHD. The rate I charge for therapy is $180.00 per hour, the rate recommended by the BC Psychological Association.
(604) 999-5809
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Penny Hyndman
RN
Verified
Verified
Women, men and children who want to stress less and sleep better. Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking early or not felling refreshed are all signs of poor sleep. My services can help you feel calmer, more focused, less anxious and more confident
(587) 815-0635
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Anthony De Lemos Kawka
Counsellor, RP, RCS
Verified
Verified
I provide counselling, psychotherapy and supervision services. My practice is guided by extensive experience working with people coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds as well as many years of serving the most vulnerable communities in Vancouver’s DTES. While my approach is integrative of modern theories and techniques, it heavily relies on Psychodynamic theories and practice. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a highly individualized treatment whose goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptom. It relies on the fact that our personalities are uniquely shaped by several developmental stages.
(226) 457-3416
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New Westminster, BC V3M
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Gal Rozen
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients who come from a variety of backgrounds, and specialize in trauma recovery and neurodiversity. I’m passionate about helping people identify their own strengths and resources in overcoming the challenges that life throws at us. It’s important for me to provide my clients with a safe space to explore their feelings and thoughts. In this way, I work with my clients collaboratively to help them gain new tools that they can take with them outside of the counselling room.
(581) 807-0240
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New Westminster, BC V3L
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Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
To understand and identify the complex patterns involved in our thoughts and behaviours, limiting ourselves to the labels of perceived symptoms (i.e. diagnoses) blinds ourselves to the true human experience. Through a high degree of curiosity, of intrigue, and of empathy we are able to subvert these expectations together and identify what may otherwise be missed lying just under the surface, the hidden and uncomfortable truths that are causing us distress.
(647) 490-1919
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New Westminster, BC V3M
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Sonia Pietravalle Art Therapist
Art Therapist, MA, AT, CATA
Verified
Verified
I have been working with youth and young adults for over 10 years in educational settings. My work has primarily focused on those with learning disorders , mood, attention, motivational, peer and relationship issues. I provide support to those undergoing life transitions, dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress. I use a client-centered eclectic approach which uses expressive art therapy, mindfulness and somatic based techniques aimed at repairing disconnection between the mind, body, and the outer world. Art therapy is particularly useful when words can sometimes feel limiting or restricting.
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Surrey, BC V3R
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Thrive Kids
Licensed Professional Counsellor, PhD(c) , MA, BA, BEd, RTC
Verified
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We work with children with early childhood developmental concerns, attachment, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, eating disorders, learning disorders , ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
Parenting is one of the most fulfilling yet challenging jobs that one can have- and it does not have to be done alone. I a firm believer of accessing your " people" so that you and your child can feel a sense of support and well-being. If you are here, you are considering someone to be part of your support system and I would be honoured to be one of your "people." At Thrive Kids, we work with children and youth to support their psychological well-being and help them to do their best emotionally, socially and academically so that they can THRIVE. We are here to hold space for all of you.
(709) 800-1792
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Coquitlam, BC V3B
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Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, Rp, PsyD(c
Verified
Verified
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you & your child, breaking down each part of the program.
(778) 401-0808
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Burnaby, BC V5H
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Vancouver Child Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
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Dr. Limbos is a registered psychologist who specializes in child psychology, working with children, youth and their families. Our objective is to help children realize their full potential through psychological assessment and treatment. Dr. Limbos has a broad range of experience in clinical and school psychology and will conduct a comprehensive assessment, and formulate a treatment plan for children who present with issues including the following: learning disabilities, giftedness, developmental/intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, behavior difficulties, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem, divorce, and substance abuse. Dr. focuses on providing timely and professional services for children, adolescents and their families.
(604) 210-1829
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Tammy Ough
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Verified
I began my career as an educator and counsellor working working in the public school system for the past 16 years. I have worked with families and youth at the middle school and high school level. I have gained extensive experience helping families face many different challenges such as learning disabilities, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, drug addiction and PTSD.
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Surrey, BC V3R
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Dana Townsend
Counsellor, BAEd, RTC
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and have a passion for supporting young people on their journey to becoming the best versions of themselves. I work with children and youth who are having challenges with being able to focus, have ADHD/ADD, self esteem issues, experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, as well as those with learning disabilities. My goal is to develop a deep connection with every person I work with, allowing my clients to feel safe in what may be a vulnerable space. I will ensure that every person who steps into my counselling room feels accepted and non-judged.
(226) 400-5511
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Coquitlam, BC V3J
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Tania Pollard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
Verified
Does it feel like layers of stress, pressure, anxiety, and tension are starting to pile up on you? Are the struggles becoming harder to cope with? I can help. I have 12 years of experience supporting clients as they overcome various challenges and difficulties. I am excited, dedicated, and passionate about helping clients discover their goals, reduce their suffering, and find their way to a better life.
(437) 747-2852
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Christopher Jones
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for help with a problem can be very intimidating! It may help you to know that our work together will always be based upon YOUR values and goals and a shared understanding of the problem. I use cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based methods to help people who struggle with unpleasant feelings, problem behaviors, or under-functioning. I'm a huge fan of ACT Therapy, which helps you to notice and disentangle from unhelpful thoughts, notice and accept diffiuclt feelings, orient to the present moment and commit to actions that move you towards what you want in life - towards your values!
(866) 644-7982
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Port Moody, BC V3H
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Education and Learning Disabilities Counsellors

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.