ADHD Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Sarah Erwin; High Esteem Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ambitious and driven, but doubting every step that you take? Are you a go-getter who finds that the only place you’re “getting” to is one where you feel anxious, stuck, and unfulfilled? If so, you probably feel pretty frustrated and discouraged. That's why I'm here: to help those struggling to feel confident and self assured in their lives, relationships, and at work. I also love working with people who are new to therapy and folks with adult ADHD . In 50-minute virtual sessions, we work together to unpack the things that are bothering you, resolve distress, and move forward toward your goals.
(365) 607-0303
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Ryan Santin Counselling and Consulting Services
Counsellor, RCC, MEd, CYC
Verified
Verified
My personal and my professional experiences guide me to educate, advocate for and support families and individuals who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD , anxiety, learning disabilities and conduct/behaviour related problems. I provide counselling, consultation and coaching to individuals, families and school staff. The doctor who has inspired my practice most significantly is Dr. Seuss. He wrote "If you judge a fish on how well it climbs a tree, it lives its life thinking its stupid".
(866) 205-5272
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Vancouver, BC V5L
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Vilija Petrauskas
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, BC currently providing assessments for children and adolescents (ages 7 - 18 years). I conduct psychoeducational assessments for concerns related to learning (e.g., dyslexia, math learning disability), attention difficulties (e.g., ADHD ), or giftedness. I am also board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), including a subspecialization in pediatric neuropsychology, and also provide neuropsychology assessment services. Services are provided in English.
(365) 801-4204
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Vancouver, BC V6K
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Mary Kwan
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Verified
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD , Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
(604) 330-4682
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Vancouver, BC V5P
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Hadas Av-Gay
MEd, MA, PhD
I help people manage their stress and achieve successes even though they may have been experiencing symptoms of ADHD , learning difficulties, or struggling with conflicts at work or in family relationships. My clients learn to regulate their emotions and build on their strengths. They learn how to use their mind and heart to establish new healthy habits. I coach individuals and families to bring more balance, clarity, and harmony into their homes and relationships.
(778) 901-2084
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Sam Marie Fischer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in adult ADHD , but welcome clients from all backgrounds to work with me.
I like working with clients who are ready to change, even if they are not sure exactly what they want to change yet. I enjoy helping people define what a "good," or "better" life would look like for them, and exploring - and, conquering - blocks to achieving this. Sometimes, this involves going backwards, and exploring past patterns. Other times, it is about moving forward. We define this, together. I welcome all to work with me. As a mixed race (Jamaican/German), bipoc, queer, and non-binary therapist, I love serving members of my community. I also enjoy helping people overcome blocks to creativity and business.
(873) 300-5931
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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Kevin Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSW, RCC, RSW
Verified
Verified
ADHD Coaching • Relationship Coaching • Walk and Talk Therapy • Virtual Couples Therapy • Affordable Online Therapy • Career Coaching • Motivational Coaching • Addictions Counsellor • Virtual Chat Therapy • Crisis Counselling • Clinical Supervision for New Therapists and Students.
Learn how to clear our your life clutter and reassess, navigate through tough times, set goals and take your power back, and increase self-awareness. My name is Kevin Barry, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Registered Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health & Substance Use. I am currently a coordinator at the new Surrey Mental Health & Substance Use, Urgent Care Response Centre. In 2016, I co-founded Inspirit Health Group which is a successful integrated health clinic located in Downtown, Vancouver. In 2017, I started Walk and Talk therapy for my clients.
(778) 998-8867
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Vancouver, BC V6M
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Healing Waves Counselling
Counsellor, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in ADHD .
I am a registered clinical counselor with the BCACC and a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in a variety of areas. I specialize in trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief & loss, anxiety, depression. I incorporate mindfulness practices in my sessions and can help with other wellness issues for both individuals and couples. I strive to provide a counselling space that fosters safety, encourages growth, and supports each individual’s innate healing potential. I am a white, straight, cisgender Belgian settler. I value allyship with Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ community.​
(587) 410-4231
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Vancouver, BC V5V
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Sandy Dietrich-Bell
Registered Social Worker, CCC, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You can learn to better manage adult ADHD or heal wounds from confusing, unfair, or hurtful experiences.
Are you having a hard time focusing on daily tasks? Do you lose track of time or zone out? Are you struggling more than usual lately? Would you like to just be better at life? You can find your Ataraxis. Ataraxis is "the absence of mental stress/anxiety; peace of mind, tranquility; a state of peace & quiet". Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? We all experience times when it's difficult to show up as our best selves, which can get discouraging after a while. Whether you're impacted by adult ADHD , difficult life experiences (big or small), or grieving a loss, you can find your footing and feel more in control of your life.
(506) 308-1863
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Focused ADHD Counselling + Coaching
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
The purpose of individual and ADHD counselling is to enhance your well-being, resilience and confidence.
Procrastination, overwhelming thoughts and depression drag people down and make life more complicated. These ongoing stresses have profound effects on our well being and quality of life. Identifying your needs, prioritizing your efforts and creating greater personal alignment can allow us to feel more success. Through mindful connection, tangible goals and greater understanding, we can find focus and freedom together.
(778) 767-5826
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Nicole Crouch
Art Therapist, MA, CCC
Nicole Crouch (she/they) is an Art therapist (MA) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) who specializes in child, adult and family counselling. I offer counselling and support for anxiety, depression, neurodivergence ( ADHD , ODD, OCD, etc), chronic pain and traumatic injury, addiction, trauma, grief; Art-based play therapy for children; Arts-based processing and skills development for youth. I offer art therapy as a practical set of tools that leverage the creative process to explore and move through physical and mental barriers to health, peace and happiness.
(819) 307-8903
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Pablee Wong
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC currently providing autism assessment and psycho-educational assessment. I also assess attention difficulties ( ADHD ), learning disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia), and intellectual disability. Services are provided in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
(604) 200-0521
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Vancouver, BC V6N
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Andrea J. Araujo
Counsellor, PhD, BCN, RCC
Verified
Verified
Araujo include: 1) Neurofeedback: Full brain map QEEG assessments, neurofeedback treatments (focus on ADHD , Autism, Mood disorders, Complex trauma/PTSD, Peak performance), Biofeedback/HRV training, 2) Counselling and Psychotherapy, and 3) Psychoeducational Assessments through ABLE Developmental Clinics.
Dr. Araujo holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback, a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), and mental health services provider for FNHA and VAC. Her goal is to relieve the suffering and symptoms caused by imbalances in the brain using neurofeedback as a treatment modality in conjunction with psychotherapy. She specializes in addiction, ADHD , anxiety, autism, concussion/traumatic brain injury, depression, memory loss, PTSD/complex trauma, and sleep problems in adults and children. Neurofeedback can also be used to improve peak performance, meditation, and lessen pain and inflammation in the brain.
(778) 719-5660
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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ADHD Assessments, Therapy and Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Do you want to learn ways to thrive with ADHD ? Imagine creating an ADHD friendly lifestyle where you are able to focus on the things that are most important to you while completing those life goals that align with your values. Are you looking for tools, strategies, and support in the areas of emotion and cognitive regulation, motivation, planning, organization, and task initiation? Are you struggling with procrastination, motivation, organization, and overwhelm in the home, at work, and in relationships?
(343) 307-8261
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Next Step Online Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You can manage unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behaviours; feel less anxious and more able to relax; and gain control of your life. Take the next step toward feeling more calm and confident. Understand how adult ADHD or difficult experiences play a role in your life so you can set goals and practice tools that work best for you. Members of 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities welcome.
(343) 308-0749
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Mary Jia
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
3) ADHD treatment for children, involving families and schools, specifically children's social development.
People are not their diagnoses even though these labels can sometimes be informative. I prefer to get to know you. Specifically, what do you want out of therapy? What is currently working for you, not working? What brings you in to see me in this moment? I believe that therapy is not only about reducing our suffering, but also finding meaning and fulfillment in our lives. It is about getting to know ourselves, parts that we love, parts that we are afraid of, parts that we don't yet understand. People are also not things that need to be "fixed", instead, this is a place for healing, self-compassion, and growth.
(226) 602-4720
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Not accepting new clients
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Spencer Walker
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with neurodivergent people with conditions such as ADHD , Autism and Learning Disabilities. Although these differences can be an asset in many situations, individuals may have difficulty navigating a world not necessarily designed for them. Feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and low self esteem may linger from years of feeling misunderstood or being under-equipped in social, school or work settings. Exploring your strengths, obstacles and goals allow you to take charge of your mental health and work with your difference rather than against it.
(587) 405-3108
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Vancouver, BC V6B
Not accepting new clients
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Julia Olsen
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ECPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in counselling for adults living with ADHD / ADD , high-functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome and highly sensitive people (HSP). With over 12 years clinical counselling experience, I have a deep understanding of the specific struggles related to ADHD and high-functioning autism, so we can get straight to the core issues. Sessions are free of judgement and confidential. I work with adults interested in uncovering blind spots, exploring details, seeing challenges and issues from new perspectives, and building awareness in order to make the most their daily lives. Please visit my website for more info about how I work.
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Vancouver, BC V7Y
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Cecilia Cheung
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to feel better by processing, healing and growing in a gentle and creative way? Would you like to understand how adult ADHD or challenging relationships play a role in your life and get to the underlying cause of what's not working? Each person's experience is unique and I honour your individuality in the therapeutic space. I invite you to collaborate and feel empowered in therapy and your life outside it.
(867) 768-5374
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Alex Leslie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, MSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
With over 10 years of experience, I’ve had great success in helping neurodivergent people ( ADHD , autism, giftedness) have more satisfying relationships.
Do you wonder if you’re the only one around who experiences the world with the intensity you do? Depending on how stressed you are, it may feel like you’re on alert or like you’re living in a soundproof glass box, cut off from others. You may have a hard time focusing on conversations with co-workers and family. You might have been told you’re "oversensitive" or have "no filter.". You may be feeling frustrated with yourself for not being able to get things together and just move forward, but the pandemic has made everything harder, and it feels like there are always too many moving parts. You want for a space to talk this through.
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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ADHD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

Are there specific medications for ADHD?

Medications to treat ADHD are generally stimulants, the most common are Adderall and Ritalin. There are two categories of stimulants: Amphetamines include Adderall, Dyanavel, Vyvanse, and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates include Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin, Quillichew, Quillivant, and Metadate. Non-stimulants and antidepressants may be used as an alternative if stimulants aren’t effective or viable for a particular patient.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.