Compass Clinic is excited to announce the opening of our satellite office in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. We are currently accepting new clients for Assessments to be added to our Vancouver Island Waitlist. Call us on 604.709.3515 and specify that it is for Nanaimo office.
Psychological and Support Services for Children, Youth & Parents
We’re a team of passionate clinicians who specialize in working with children, youth and adults using a developmental life-span approach to providing mental health services.
Explore. Discover. Achieve.
Call us at (604) 709-3515
Our Services at Compass Clinic
Help identify strengths, weaknesses, and alternative learning methods that may provide a better educational experience for children.
LEAP (Academic) Assessment
Children with medical, physical and developmental delays often have unique learning issues that can affect their schooling experiences and therapy, reducing quality of life and achievement.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. If you're not sure where to start, psychiatry is a good first step.
Many individuals and families find it difficult to know where to start and how to navigate assessment and treatment options. Booking a consultation appointment with a Registered Psychologist at Compass Clinic .
“Whole Life” Support to Children & Parents
Whole Life support is a developmental life span approach that addresses diagnoses made in childhood (e.g., ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities).
We have several Registered Clinical Counsellors and some Registered Psychologists who offer this service to support children, adults, couples and families who are experiencing personal difficulties.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Compass Clinic is proud to offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is a widely used and well-researched therapeutic approach commonly used to treat a variety of concerns.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Compass Clinic is proud to offer Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), a short term, 8-20 session-long treatment plan that helps clients improve problematic emotional states or interpersonal relationships.
Career counseling is designed to help with choosing, changing, or leaving a career. We help (1) identify potential career options & (2) devise a plan to help you reach your career-related goal.
Occupational therapy is one of Compass Clinic’s many services that help you achieve your full potential and independence in daily life. We assist you in both rehabilitation & a gradual return to activity
We happily provide an accurate assessment, diagnosis, and effective treatment to improve your quality of life and mitigate the impact of these problems on your day-to-day living.
Executive Functioning Tutoring
The term "executive function" (EF) pertains to the part of the brain that acts as a 'manager' or executive to help orchestrate what the brain is to do.
Psychology Services for Children in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and beyond
At Compass Clinic, we firmly believe that everyone has a pathway to success. We define success as knowing who you are, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. Success is also building and working on positive relationships within each environment we live (family, school, friends, colleagues). To that end, our exceptional team provides evidence-based practice in assessment, patient-centred therapy, and in-depth consultation. Our mission is to help find your or your child’s pathway to success.
Meet Our Practitioners at Compass Clinic
We’re a team of passionate clinicians who specialize in working with children, youth, and adults using a developmental lifespan approach to providing mental health services.
Charmaine Miranda - PhD, R.Psych
“If I had an hour to solve all the problems of the world, I would spend 59 of those minutes defining the problem.” ~
Rachel Weber - PhD, R.Psych
“And often enough, when we think we are protecting ourselves, we are struggling against our rescuer.
Jodi Yager - PhD, R. Psych
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~
Sandy Klar - PhD, R.Psych
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~
Linda Smart, MA, R.Psych
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~
John Lum - PhD, R.Psych
“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” ~
Gillian Watson, PhD, R.Psych
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you” ~
Antonia Dangaltcheva - PhD, R.Psych
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~
Caroline Buzanko – PhD, R. Psych
"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today." ~
Andrea Stelnicki – PhD, R. Psych
"Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver." ~ Brené Brown
Rita Dunn, Ed.D, R.Psych
"Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think"
- Dennis Greenberger Ph.D.
- Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Dr. Ali Eslami MD, PhD
“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
Sharon Blott, M.Ed, R.Psych
"Fairness does not mean treating everyone the same. Fairness means giving everyone what they need to succeed."
~ Rick LaVoie
Natasha Karim - MA, R. Psych
Greenly Ho - PhD 何浩茵 (臨床心理學博士)
“If your plan is for 1 year plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years educate children.” ~ Guan Zhong
Ryan Santin - M Ed., RCC
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~
Pino Leporace - MEd, MCC, RCC, CCC
“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly." ~ Carl Rogers
Alejandra Botia - MA, RCC
“No one else could ever be you. That is your superpower.” ~
Claudia Smith - RN
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~
Brianne Samson - MOT
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.” ~
Mary Morris - Clinical Psychology Intern
“Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people can change, and there is hope.” ~
Jessica Baraskewich, Clinical Psychology Intern
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” -
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
David Fainstein, Clinical Psychology Intern
"If We Treat People as If They Were What They Ought To Be, We Help Them Become What They Are Capable of Becoming” ~
Wenny Cheung, Med, RCC
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." ~
Laura Roy - MCP, RCC
“When people show you who they are, believe them.” ~
Jamie Hack, M.SC., RSLP
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~
Sarah Ehl, M.Sc., RSLP
Catherine Peciuch, B.Sc, RSLP
Darcie-Anne Bailey M.A.
Sandra M. Campbell, M.Ed.
Roopie Maan, B.A.
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~